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Name(s): Jennifer B Busbee Jennifer Busbee during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: USA
Course:
Date: 21-23 November 11
PADI Instructor: Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-491082
Student comments:   The course and Instructor were both wonderful. Alwin was patient, encouraging and always smiling and joking.

While I was a little nervous about communicating underwater, we practiced our skills multiple times in the pool and open water - my fears are gone!

Excellent dive sites - differing terrains and sea life made each one a unique experience.
Instructor comments:   Once Jennifer got over her initial nerves, the course became very easy for her.




Name(s): Sarah E Clarke Sarah Clarke during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Canada
Course:
Date: 09-11 November 11
PADI Instructor: Armin Medic
OWSI-493198
Student comments:   Fun, supportive instructors who provided the support to make me love to dive. Saw Blacktip Sharks, low visibility for dives 4 & 5, lots to look at.

We liked both of our instructors. I found them calming and supportive.
Instructor comments:   Little trouble with mask clearing at first but after that, no problems at all.




Name(s): Kevin Patterson Kevin Patterson during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Canada
Course:
Date: 09-11 November 11
PADI Instructor: Armin Medic
OWSI-493198
Student comments:   Good course, lots of fun, saw tons, great insructors. Sharks, Rays, Clownfish and lots of others. Great sites sometimes poor visibility but Shark Point still great.

Would recommend.
Instructor comments:   Easy to teach, no issues whatsoever.




Name(s): Lenard Hense Lenard Hense during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Austria
Course:
Date: 15-17 November 11
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI- 286115
Student comments:   First day was pretty hard but enjoyed my first dives, my instructor pushed me to remember the necessary skills- Thanx for that!

Shark Point and Koh Phi Phi was nice, Koh Bida Nok was also pretty nice; I saw some sharks.

Thanks for teaching me how to dive.
Instructor comments:   Had to push Lenard a little bit on the first day, but after he realized what he could see underwater there was no need to push anymore.




Name(s): Charles R Edwards Charles Edwards during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Malaga, Spain
Course:
Date: 21-23 November 11
PADI Instructor: Armin Medic
OWSI-493198
Student comments:   I really enjoyed the course and felt very confident with my instructor Medic. The main problems I had were getting the BCD on and off in the water and buoyancy. Medic was very patient and encouraging.

With the exception of the last dive site, all the dives were amazing. Koh Bida Nok was simply the BEST! We saw lots of marine life and Medic has eagle eyes.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend Dive The World to anyone.
Instructor comments:   Charles took some time to get his buoyancy right but got there in the end. Well done Charles.




Name(s): Marcus Mann Marcus Mann during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Keith, Scotland
Course:
Date: 27-30 November 11
PADI Instructor: Michael Clarke
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   Very enjoyable course, instructor very knowledgeable and always made me feel safe in the environment.

Saw a turtle, awesome.
Instructor comments:   Real easy course.




Name(s): Johannes C Engelbrecht Johannes Engelbrecht during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Germiston, South Africa
Course:
Date: 2-4 December 11
PADI Instructor: Michael Clarke
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   Instructor very skilled and patient.

Shark Point was good

Instructor comments:   The only trouble I had with Chris was finding equipment to fit, he's a big guy!




Name(s): Cindy Lee Yu-Lin Cindy Lee Yu-Lin during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Singapore
Course:
Date: 2-4 December 11
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Clear, precise instructions given. Detailed explanations, patient, good delivery.

Good visibility, good variety of marine life on Phi Phi. Clown fish, Parrot fish, Stingrays, Jellyfish.

Instructor comments:   Cindy was very confident and easy to teach.




Name(s): Eric Lee Jia Yuan Eric Lee Jia Yuan during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Singapore
Course:
Date: 2-4 December 11
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Good knowledge on theory. Instructor was clear. Enjoyed the dives a lot

Good variety of fish, a little short on coral variety, too many urchins, boat food on day 1 wasn't very good.

Instructor comments:   Eric enjoyed the course and had no problems.




Name(s): Paul Zeng Paul Zeng during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Sydney, Australia
Course:
Date: 7-9 December 11
PADI Instructor: Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-486061
Student comments:   Instructor was really sociable and a good teacher. The [PADI] video lessons were a bit boring; maybe a better narrator is required.

The dive sites on the first day were pretty bleak with nothing much but fish and hard corals. Those on the 2nd day were much better with more soft coral and deeper depths.

Instructor comments:   Paul had no real issues, nice and easy.