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Name(s): Jill M McFarlane Jill M McFarlane during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Edinburgh , Scotland
Course:
Date: 26-28 November 2008
PADI Instructor: Johann Blanc
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Student comments:   Excellently planned course + dive sites + number represented good value for money. Boats + crew always very helpful + attentive. I enjoyed everything about the course + instructor made me feel safe. I understood what I needed to improve as he was patient and good at explaining things. An amazing 3 days.

Highly recommended.

Instructor comments:   Good student, we had fun.




Name(s): Benjamin T Hoppe Benjamin T Hoppe during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Selkirk, Scotland
Course:
Date: 26-28 November 2008
PADI Instructor: Johann Blanc
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Student comments:   I found the course easy to understand. The instructor was very encouraging and helpful. He was keen and enthusiastic; this helped me enjoy the course.

All dive sites were enjoyable with good of life. We were able to see such wild life as leopard shark, black tip reef shark, sting rays and mantis shrimp.

Instructor comments:   Good student, we had fun.




Name(s): Mark S Murray Mark S Murray during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Forfar, England
Course:
Date: 26-28 November 2008
PADI Instructor: Johann Blanc
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Student comments:   The instructor had a much laid back and calm approach to the teaching which I liked. Also the second day to Phi Phi Islands was better quality diving than that of the first trip.

The first dive site (Racha Yai Is.) was good for learning the basics as the water was quite easy to navigate. The second dive site was better for improving the techniques and the marine life was better also. We saw the mantis shrimp, leopard shark, black tip reef shark, small barracuda, lion and scorpion fish.

Instructor comments:   Good student, we had fun.




Name(s): Amanda Shaw Amanda Shaw during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Maple Ridge, Canada
Course:
Date: 18-20 December 2008
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
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Student comments:   I fully enjoyed the course, I enjoyed that it was taught in a relaxed manner and could be gear for anyone's learning style. My instructor showed confidence in me which made me feel at ease in the water. I did not have any problem during this course, the dive center and my instructor looked after all the details wonderfully so everything went smoothly.

The dive sites at Phi Phi were beautiful and I saw lots of different marine life, I even got to see a leopard shark on my first day of diving.

Instructor comments:   Very good student, excellent diver.




Name(s): Ahmed Al Mehri, Fahad Al Marzooqi Ahmed Al Mehri, Fahad Al Marzooqi during their PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: U.A.E.
Course:
Date: 6-8 December 2008
PADI Instructor: Wongjan Wiwek
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Student comments:   Very good and easy. Our instructor was very good and beautiful.

Good visibility, we saw cuttle fish, lion fish, moray eel.

Instructor comments:   We were having problem with communication a little bit in the beginning but afterward we overcame this problem and had a great time.




Name(s): Nicolo Buscaglia Nicolo Buscaglia	during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Baveno, Italy
Course:
Date: 12-14 December 2008
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
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Student comments:   The course was fun and interesting, the instructor was excellent, all dives were very good and enjoyable.

Racha Yai: nice dive site. Phi Phi: Amazing. I saw trigger fish, puffer fish, barracuda, turtle and trevally.

Instructor comments:   Excellent student, Wanted to learn how to dive and become dive master, which he will achieve with no problems. The only problem he had was understanding some English words, we overcame the problem by my explaining what it meant.




Name(s): William A Edwards William A Edwards during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Kunsan-City, Korea
Course:
Date: 25-27 December 2008
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
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Student comments:   Dive The World PADI course is great. My instructor Tony was very positive throughout the course. He made it easy to enjoy my time in the water along with gaining knowledge about the world under the sea at the same time. The only problem I encountered was at the beginning with getting used to breathing. I was able to overcome this with the help of my instructor.

On the first day the sites was awesome! I saw a huge moray eel, lobster, common porcupine fish, lion fish, and a giant titan trigger fish. Second day was great too. Saw some large lion fish and a white eye moray eel, mantis shrimp and masked porcupine.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Dive The World and plan to tell my exciting adventure to the rest of my friends.

Instructor comments:   William is a very good student. His classroom work was completed really easy because he had done all knowledge review. His confined work was good. At first he had a problem with breathing but he soon overcome the problem within a few minutes by relaxing while breathing once he was in the open water. He completed his skills very well. All in all: excellent student




Name(s): Hugo Campo Gil Hugo Campo Gil during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Italy
Course:
Date: 28-30 December 2008
PADI Instructor: Johann Blanc
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Student comments:   Fully satisfied. Instructor was very professional and careful with safety procedures. Good methodology. Swimming pool a bit small for course but was ok.

Dive sites awesome. Coral reef, big sea life, all kind of tropical fish and wildlife, also huge variety of coral and sea life.

Open water course starts with open water dive 1 - very enjoyable. You can start participating with marine life on site instead of swimming pool. Very nice and creative from Dive The World.

Instructor comments:   A very good student and eager to learn. Very confident underwater.




Name(s): Lara Beffasti Lara Beffasti during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Italy
Course:
Date: 28-30 December 2008
PADI Instructor: Johann Blanc
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Student comments:   Amazing experience. The instructor was brilliant at explaining procedures but we also enjoyed diving, watching beautiful marine life.

We spotted many different fish and corals. I appreciated a lot the difference among hard corals environment (first day at Racha Yai) and soft coral (last day in Phi Phi).

I need to buy fins, mine were too tight.

Instructor comments:   A very good student and eager to learn. Very confident underwater.




Name(s): Michael Vindahl Hansen Michael Vindahl Hansen during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Helsinki, Finland
Course:
Date: 28-30 December 2008
PADI Instructor: Hans Lee
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Student comments:   The course was great fun and my instructor was the best.

The dive sites were beautiful and I saw a lot of great things: Big turtle, ribbon eel.

Instructor comments:   Michael felt discomfort with the rental mask and he had some problems with it. Then he bought his own mask he was very good at his mask skill. Other than that every skill was perfect. Very good student.