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Name(s): Andrew J Logan Andrew Logan during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Palmerston, Australia
Course:
Date: 25-27 April 11
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   The course was really fun and well run.

The staff are all very friendly and easy to get along with.

Definitely use Dive The World again.
Instructor comments:   3 easy days at the office, followed by a couple of even easier nights at the bar!




Name(s): Cian Gray Cian Gray during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Palmerston, Australia
Course:
Date: 25-27 April 11
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Well run course, easy going and friendly instructor. Brilliant 3 days.

Racha Yai - excellent visibility. Koh Bida Nok - great dive site, Turtle, Fish. Anemone Reef - teeming with life, fish everywhere!

Very well run and professional course. Would definitely dive with Dive the World again.
Instructor comments:   Comes as standard with Aussie's, no problems with the diving or paying the bar bill. Cheers lads!




Name(s): Dev S Patel Dev Patel during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Mumbai, India
Course:
Date: 12-14 May 11
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   The course is fun, simplified, easy to learn and the dives were a great experience. The instructor - Dan, helped and encouraged me all the way through.

I visited Racha Noi and Racha Yai islands, the marine life was really good, especially the Lionfish, Stingray's and Pufferfish. The topography of all the sites was really good.

Instructor comments:   Never really had any problem, just about every skill was completed first time. Congratulations Dev.




Name(s): Yee Ling Elaine Chow Yee Ling Elaine Chow during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hong Kong, China
Course:
Date: 17-19 May 11
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Justin is a good instructor. He explained the knowledge and skills step by step.

I found it a bit difficult to maintain my natural buoyancy at first, but it improved after every dive.

I liked Racha Yai - Homerun Reef and Paradise Reef West.
Instructor comments:   Elaine had no real problems, was very confident from the start, but swimming technique made it difficult at first to attain neutral buoyancy. Congratulations!!




Name(s): Eric L Burke Eric Burke during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: United States
Course:
Date: 16-18 June 2011
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Course: very good course! I learned a lot about scuba as well as myself. I recommend the open water course to any one.

Instructor: Hands down the best scuba instructor. Justin made learning open water fun and enjoyable. I, as well as my wife, felt safe under his professional guidance. Bottom line - the best instructor that Dive The World and PADI has!

All dive sites were absolutely beautiful! We saw lown fish, moray eel, flounder, barracuda, scorpion fish and many other marine lives. Water was beautiful. I recommend this course to any one. I will definitely pursue my advanced open water course through PADI. Perhaps one day I will make Divemaster.

Our Instructor made our trip! He was patient, helpful, funny and intelligent and we could tell he truly loves his job. It was a pleasure working and learning with him.
Instructor comments:   No problems! Eric was enthusiastic and easy to teach, 3 easy days at work for me.




Name(s): Rachael E Burke Rachael Burke during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Uniteds States
Course:
Date: 16-18 June 2011
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   I have nothing but the best things to say about this course. My instructor introduced me to scuba diving in a way that felt fun, educational, safe and effective. I believe this course and this experience have inspired a life-long hobby, thank you.

Amazing! I only wish I could have stayed longer and seen more ... wish my trip never had to end. I felt like it was a privilege to see these sites.

Our instructor made our trip! He was patient, helpful, funny and intelligent and we could tell he truly loves his job; it was a pleasure working and learning with him.
Instructor comments:   Rachael had a little difficulty with mask clearing at first but overcome it very quickly; after that the course was easy for her. Well done Rachael!!




Name(s): Salmon A Al Zayani Salmon A Al Zayani during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Bilad Al Qadeem, Bahrain
Course:
Date: 4-6 July 2011
PADI Instructor: Simon Arnold
OWSI-487073
Student comments:   Instructor was very helpful and informative in educating me on the techniques of scuba, took a good pace in showing me skills needed including additional skills to help me feel comfortable under water. Had problems with controlled ascent, however overcome those issues with extra time spent working on them.

All dive sites were very beautiful, saw a lot of variety of fish and aqua life, especially seeing sharks. Water visibility was incredible, coral reefs were well maintained and full with life.

The way the course was scheduled was very convenient. I will refer friends hopefully for near future.
Instructor comments:   Salman was very enthusiastic, studied well and applied practical skills competence. A pleasure to teach. No major problems encountered.




Name(s): Vasja Slanic Vasja Slanic during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Maribor, Slovenia
Course:
Date: 9-11 July 2011
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Everything was perfect!

Coral reef with a lot of different fish.
Instructor comments:   Vasja is a great student, the skills were good and he was doing a lot of pre study.




Name(s): Florence Chan Florence Chan during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hong Kong
Course:
Date: 9-11 July 2011
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   The course is very comprehensive and effective. The instructor is very experienced in tackling my problems ... like the panic under water, clear my mask where water flooded in. I really enjoyed it!

1st day was good, however 2nd day due to bad weather could not see clearly, but it was very nice to have enough sea creatures which I have never seen before live.

I think I will continue to get further certification and diving!
Instructor comments:   The only problem Flo had was fear of losing her contact lenses when a little water gets in. Apart from that Flo was a great student. Congratulations!! Hope to see you back in Thailand in the future.




Name(s): Claudia Peter Claudia Peter during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Munich, Germany
Course:
Date: 11-13 July 2011
PADI Instructor: Simon Arnold
OWSI-487073
Student comments:   Very good organization, even the pick up service. The instructor was very straight and I felt secure in all situations. He can explain the theory in a different way so I could understand all the lectures, but the instructor could be more patient when student not immediately understand.

We were in different interesting places, we saw interesting marine life but the weather was not so good so we had limited visibility.

The instructor has a very good talent to make underwater pictures.
Instructor comments:   Claudia satisfied all requirements in the course, only problem was being sea sick most of the time.