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Name(s): David K Mcsweeney David Mcsweeney during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Surrey, England
Course:
Date: 20-22 August 2010
PADI Instructor: Josh Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   The calm but passionate Josh helped overcome the anxiety, felt very easy and he made each dive a wonderful experience.

Great reefs with excellent visibility and variety of aquatic life.

Privileged to become an open water diver!
Instructor comments:   The King of DSDs finally got certified!




Name(s): Aaron B Coleman Aaron Coleman during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Townsville, Australia
Course:
Date: 25-27 September 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Good course, instructor was friendly and professional. No problems encountered

Good dive sites, large range of marine wildlife displayed.

Instructor comments:   Too easy!




Name(s): Bill Job Bill Job during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Xiamen, China
Course:
Date: 29 September - 1 October 2010
PADI Instructor: Josh Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   Instructor very clear, easy going, thorough, so I felt well prepared for each dive. No surprises which was very nice.

Was all I had hoped for. No shark or large fish sighting, but swimming in multiple schools of fish was unbeatable. Very satisfied

Pool chlorine could be lowered for more pleasant 1st day experiences.
Instructor comments:   Bill's only problem is he'll have to wait till next holiday to dive again. Made learning to dive look easy, which it is.




Name(s): Felicia JX Lin Felicia Lin during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Singapore
Course:
Date: 30 September - 2 October 2010
PADI Instructor: Simon Steger-Lewis
OWSI-471303
Student comments:   Fun and interesting. An eye opener to the marine world. Simon is a very patient instructor. He explained and demonstrated till we understand and could do the techniques. He made this course very enjoyable and less scary.

The best marine life I got to see were lion fish and squid. Interesting I have only seen them on TV and now I am able to see them up close.

Instructor comments:   Very nervous on the first dive but relaxed and improved buoyancy brilliantly so that by dive 3 she needed no assistance.




Name(s): Attila Homoki Attila Homoki during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Singapore
Course:
Date: 21 October 2010
PADI Instructor: Josh Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   I've enjoyed the course and the invaluable help and support from Josh! Thank you!

Instructor comments:   Attila has taken 1 month to finish the course but he only needed 3 days! DSD to OW, next stop AOW.




Name(s): Freya Dastur Freya Dastur during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Bombay, India
Course:
Date: 31 October - 2 November 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Very good, lots of fun, very peaceful and helpful.

I liked the last dive, loved the disco fish

Thank you Justin!
Instructor comments:   Had small problem with the tank, controlling buoyancy, but compensated well on the last dive, great company for 3 days, well done Freya.




Name(s): Melanie B Gregory Melanie Gregory during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Pretoria, South Africa
Course:
Date: 3-5 November 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Great personalized service, all Dive The World employees friendly, efficient and more than willing to help. What a pleasure! Personal instructor made the course run very swiftly and very enjoyable.

Racha Yai - Bungalow Bay ( North + South ) - very cool. Ko Bida Nok, Ko Phi Phi Lei, Shark Point - Awesome!

Hooked on diving! Thank you.
Instructor comments:   Melanie had no problems from start to finish, very confident all the way through. Easy course for me. Congratulations Melanie.




Name(s): Angus W Tye Angus Tye during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Caulfield North, Australia
Course:
Date: 8-10 November 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Justin was very friendly, easy to communicate with, and patient when I was having difficulties mastering a skill. The main problem I encountered was clearing a flooded mask; by continued practice + relaxing this was overcome.

Phi Phi - a little murky, reef shark, manta ray. Racha Noi - amazing landscape + visibility great variety of fish.

Overall, I had a fantastic time and the course was very well run. Loved the massaman curry on the boat!
Instructor comments:   Very nice and relaxing course.




Name(s): Claudiu Ghimbos Claudiu Ghimbos during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hong Kong
Course:
Date: 9 - 10 November 2010
PADI Instructor: Darren Gaspari
OWSI-497708
Student comments:   The course was very good, good organized, well done. Diving is easier than I expected it to be. I haven't got any major problems. Darren did an excellent job!

The dive sites I've got to know during the course were great! They had a lot to offer.

Maybe you could think about faster transfer to the dive sites!
Instructor comments:   Very good student. All theory and skills excellent. Diving very good - working on the breathing though - will be ok.




Name(s): Santa Kumar Teaga Rajan Santa Kumar Teaga Rajan during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Alor Setar, Malaysia
Course:
Date: 10-12 November 2010
PADI Instructor: Simon Arnold
OWSI-487073
Student comments:   The course overall was good and the instructor is really concerned with his students and made sure they fully understand the key points an open water diver needs to know.

The dive sites were amazing and they were so many kinds of marine life that we saw: Trigger fish, nemo, reefs, starfish and crab.

Instructor comments:   Academics and pool sessions went easy, ok and clam. Just Santa has to work on his practice and action in the open sea. He improved every dive. Worked hard, was attentive and enthusiastic. No major problem, good job. Thank you!