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Name(s): Anniza Soh Anniza Soh during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Selangor, Malaysia
Course:
Date: 10-12 November 2010
PADI Instructor: Simon Arnold
OWSI-487073
Student comments:   The course is very good. Instructor was professional, instructions are clear to follow. Instructor made me feel comfortable under water although I had doubts in the beginning about diving.

Racha Yai - lovely water, not much to see. Koh Doc Mai/ Koh Bida Nai - lovely colours, seabed profile, but poor visibility, there was also a slight current.

Food on boats was lovely. Crews are very helpful and friendly. Awesome experience.
Instructor comments:   Academics and pool sessions went easy, calm and ok. Anniza responded well to directions and help. She was attentive and enthusiastic. No major problems, good work. Thank you!




Name(s): Dawn & William Stayberg Dawn Stayberg during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Roseburg, United States
Course:
Date: 12-14 November 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Fantastic course and professional staff. We booked our 'open water course' by internet and were absolutely satisfied that we selected the right dive company once we arrived Phuket and visited the Dive The World shop and met the staff. Justin was a wonderful instructor with amazing patience and good spirit. We would return to Dive The World and Justin for any further dives in this region.

As this was our 1st diving experience, we have nothing to compare to. However, the water was comfortable and the sea life was abundant on all 5 dives.

Great value for amount paid and services/instruction provided. Logistics of operation was flawless which made travel to/from hotel and equipment delivery a small concern for us.
Instructor comments:   Both Dawn + William took to scuba very easily, although Dawn had some problems with mask clearing but never had any fear and remained clam. They also worked very well as a buddy team. Always great to meet nice people - well done William and Dawn.




Name(s): Mottas H Elbatta Mottas Elbatta during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Course:
Date: 18-20 November 2010
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   My instructor was so good, gave all instructions and confirming that I did it right before I move to the next one. This is my first diving course, it's so fun and nice to discover a new world!

Everything was ok, except some current in Koh Phi Phi diving sites.
Instructor comments:   No problems, all went very well. Nice easy course for me to teach!




Name(s): Caleb M Wade Caleb Wade during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Somerset, Australia
Course:
Date: 22-24 November 2010
PADI Instructor: Darren Gaspari
OWSI-497708
Student comments:   Good course, good instructor, good times.

Lack of bigger fish!
Instructor comments:   Great student - very good diver.




Name(s): Mitchell A Alomes Mitchell Alomes during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Devonport, Australia
Course:
Date: 22-24 November 2010
PADI Instructor: Darren Gaspari
OWSI-497708
Student comments:   A good variety in dives, different sights, good instructor.

Good variety marine life.
Instructor comments:   Great student - very good diver!




Name(s): Thomas P.J. O'Malley Thomas O'Malley during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Canberra, Australia
Course:
Date: 28-30 November 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Always felt comfortable under the water. Instructor was always helpful and friendly. Learnt all the required skills and practiced them. Really enjoyed the course.

Dive sites were good. Calm + clear water. Good wildlife - eels, small sharks and rays and nice coral.
Instructor comments:   The only problems Tom had was with his magnificent moustache - re-flooding his mask after clearing :).




Name(s): Justyna Stefaniak Justyna Stefaniak during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Scotland, England
Course:
Date: 5-7 December 2010
PADI Instructor: Darren Gaspari
OWSI-497708
Student comments:   This course was great fun, I enjoyed every moment of it. Very professional care so felt safe at all times. Darren is a great instructor and just made those 3 days ... I feel really happy that I chose Dive The World to do my PADI course, thank you.

Really beautiful places I manage to see. Lots of different kind of fish, plants. Enjoyed it a lot.
Instructor comments:   Excellent student. Did very well in exams. Will be a very good diver.




Name(s): Dustin D Beattie Dustin Beattie during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Abbotsford, Canada
Course:
Date: 14-16 December 2010
PADI Instructor: Darren Gaspari
OWSI-497708
Student comments:   Great learning experience, instructor was very easy to learn from. Awesome choice of dive sites. Definitely look forward to diving again.

Clown fish, sting ray, lion fish, leopard shark, eels, scorpion fish, puffer fish! Awesome variety of life.

Awesome program, easy to follow, great learning experience. Looking forward to furthering my PADI skills.
Instructor comments:   Excellent student. No problems.




Name(s): Paul A Beattie Paul Beattie during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Abbotsford, Canada
Course:
Date: 14-16 December 2010
PADI Instructor: Darren Gaspari
OWSI-497708
Student comments:   Darren is a very patient man, an awesome instructor. My biggest problems were ascent up too fast, just worrying how to stay down and overcome the whole experience.

Very nice, saw lion fish, sting ray, sharks.

This is a good program and good staff.
Instructor comments:   Paul had learning difficulties in relation to the theory aspect, and needed a lot of extra teaching. Most safety aspects were addressed although he still struggled with the RDP at the end of the course.




Name(s): Achintan Bardhan Achintan Bardhan during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Silgari, India
Course:
Date: 15-17 December 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   The course was brilliant and Justin, my instructor, was very helpful and friendly. Whatever little problem I felt during was smothered out by effective guidance from Justin. Justin made sure learning how to dive was a fun-filled experience.

The dive sites visited were good except for the bleached corals at some places. Marine life was excellent as was the sighting of a leopard shark.

Whole bunch of friendly people making diving fun and enjoyable. Could do with some lively music on the deck!
Instructor comments:   Atchie was a very determined student and worked hard to overcome any problems and knew what he needed to work on. Well done Atchie.