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Name(s): Kathryn F Cornor Kathryn Cornor  during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: New York, United States
Course:
Date: 18-20 December 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Course was fantastic. Very easy to complete. Had a lot of fun.

Dive sites were beautiful and fun to explore.

Instructor comments:   Babs was very easy to teach. Despite having a little sick on the first day. She didn't let that get in the way. Needs to get some sleep though.




Name(s): Tess Isabel Nepstad Tess Nepstad during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Falmouth, United States
Course:
Date: 18-20 December 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Made scuba diving seem pretty easy and straight forward. Really fun instructor.

We saw really cool stuff - shark, cuttlefish. Sting rays, zebra moray, giant moray.

Instructor comments:   No problem at all - fun and easy to teach. Well done Isabel and ... Happy Birthday!




Name(s): Kelly G Baggett Kelly Baggett during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: San Luis Obispo, United States
Course:
Date: 20-22 December 2010
PADI Instructor: Darren Gaspari
OWSI-497708
Student comments:   The course was great,instructor was great. Very helpful, patient and knowledgeable.

Saw tons of marine life, octopus, sharks (little ones), turtle, puffer fish, clownfish. The dive sites were great, water was warm and fairly clear.

Darren was a great instructor - would recommend him highly to anyone.
Instructor comments:   Excellent student - couldn't have been easier.




Name(s): Jolin Lin Jolin Lin her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Singapore
Course:
Date: 26-28 December 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Course is well structured, to the point, and instructor is encouraging and patient. In short, an excellent instructor with a witty sense of humour.

Mainly, the experience was truly eye-opening. I never expected to see such a huge array of fish species. It's like the underwater world came alive and I was in it.

Instructor comments:   Jolin was very nervous at first and had a few problems with equalising, but 6 masks later she completed the course comfortably and 100% on theory. Both ladies were great company for the 3 days and I look forward to seeing them back in Phuket. Well done girls.




Name(s): Li Fangyi Li Fangyi her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Singapore
Course:
Date: 26-28 December 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   The course was extremely enjoyable and comprehensive. The instructor was wonderful and the teaching of skills was well planned and thought out! Excellent instructor who was patient and informative. We were in good hands during the course and our instructor, Justin had made it fun and easy.

We visited Racha Yai - Bungalow Bay, Racha Noi and Phi Phi Island. The sites were beautiful especially the Phi Phi Island dive site. We spotted leopard shark, lionfish, nudi branch, stingrays and much more. The underwater world is amazing.

Instructor comments:   Fang Yi is an excellent student and had no problems with theory or practical; well done!




Name(s): Linda J Culley Linda Culley her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Berkshire, England
Course:
Date: 29-31 December 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Brilliant course, lots to learn but explained very well. Noon + Justin were excellent and very patient.

Beautiful and clear. So much to see. A unique view.

Instructor comments:   The only problems Linda had was with mask clearing but she stuck with it, everything else excellent. Well done Linda!




Name(s): Erin E McMurray Erin McMurray her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Sydney, Australia
Course:
Date: 29-31 December 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Our instructor was fabulous very patient and friendly.

Phi Phi Islands were beautiful and the marine life was amazing.

Definitely worth the time and effort!
Instructor comments:   Erin had no problems whatsoever, easy student, well done Erin!




Name(s): Joseph Peek Joseph Peek his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Perth, Australia
Course:
Date: 2-4 January 2011
PADI Instructor: Simon Arnold
OWSI-487073
Student comments:   Found on internet, totally enjoyed the lot ... Staff super helpful. Noon deserves Thai lady of the Year! Simon reasonably ugly but knows his stuff and very thorough.

I love parrotfish.

Organisation was great.
Instructor comments:   Easy student to work with, pleasure to teach.




Name(s): Aaron D Marwood Aaron Marwood  his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Tumbler Ridge, Canada
Course:
Date: 11-13 January 2011
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   The course was an excellent and informative, wonderful learning experience! Justin was a great instructor, fun to be with, very informative on the material, the area and ocean life we saw!

Starting with easy dive sites, working up to more lively and interesting area was perfect for someone like me with no experience. I progressed with each dive and was able to get the most appreciation out of the final and most beautiful dive.

Overall an excellent learning experience and a wonderful first time diving!
Instructor comments:   Aaron had a few buoyancy issues but was patient and nailed it in the end. Well done Aaron.




Name(s): Michelle De Vere Michelle De Vere her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Tumbler Ridge, Canada
Course:
Date: 11-13 January 2011
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   The course was amazing. Biggest problem was clearing my mask but after practice in the pool and under the sea it is a lot less frightening to do. Justin was an awesome instructor, very patient and professional as well as fun to talk to.

Dive sites were awesome. Saw the most light at Shark Point, however no sharks. Aaron and I saw clownfish, jellyfish, lionfish, crown of thorns starfish, starfish, moray eels, pufferfish, mantis shrimp, black sea urchin, sea cucumber, octopus, mushroom and slipper coral, fire coral, robust staghorn coral, honeycomb coral, hard coral, fan coral, barrel sponge, longfin bannerfish, neon fusilier, tons of other fish!

Fabulous course!
Instructor comments:   Michelle was very nervous about letting water in her mask but otherwise excellent. Congratulations Michelle.