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Name(s): Alvar Cebrian Alvar Cebrian during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Augsburg, Germany
Course:
Date: 14-16 January 12
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   The course itself is a wonderful experience, never before has learning been so much fun for me. I loved the sensation of flying over the sea bed and never would have imagined that the sea could harbour so much different, wonderful life.

I'm also thankful to my instructor and boat crew for being so nice and patient with newbies like me.

I don't know other sites but I can hardly picture a better place than the shores of southern Thailand to get a grasp of the beautiful sea life, so diverse and wonderful.
Instructor comments:   Having students that get this much out of the course is what makes my job so great. Thanks Alvar.




Name(s): Roberto Fernandez Lopez Roberto Fernandez Lopez during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Augsburg, Germany
Course:
Date: 14-16 January 12
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   I enjoyed the diving and the boat trips. I didn't have any remarkable problems.

Diving sites around small island in Phuket area. Coral reefs, many fishes including Seahorse, Stingrays ... and one Turtle!
Instructor comments:   Roberto had no problems, 3 easy days with him and Alvar.




Name(s): Michael M F Aschwanden Michael Aschwanden during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Singapore
Course:
Date: 14-16 January 12
PADI Instructor: Micheal Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   I had a great time. Excellent enstructor, never knew there is so much to see underwater.

Beautiful marine life, Scorpion fish, Lionfish, Boxfish, Sea Snakes and many others ... too many to remember all the names. Should have done this along time ago.
Instructor comments:   One of the easiest students I've ever had the pleasure to teach. Well done Michael.




Name(s): Lea D Turner Lea Turner during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Victor Harbour, Australia
Course:
Date: 17-19 January 12
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Course was excellent, instructor very helpful and patient.

All the dive sites were great, second day in ocean was the best, saw Sharks, Turtles, Seahorse, Moray Eels and lots of other fish and corals.

Instructor was well presented, thorough and very helpful. Would highly recommend to anybody interested in learning to dive.
Instructor comments:   Very easy, almost like 3 days fun diving.




Name(s): Christopher J Nidelkoff Christopher Nidelkoff during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Rosemont, USA
Course:
Date: 22-24 January 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Dan was a great instructor, I had a hard time taking my mask off underwater, but he was very patient and helped me through it.

Great dive sites.

Dan and Justin were great to co-ordinate with. Dan is a great instructor, I can't wait to comeback.
Instructor comments:   A pleasure to teach, lots of fun and any problems were easily overcome.




Name(s): Kristian Bjaerum Kristian Bjaerum during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Lillehammer, Norway
Course:
Date: 26-28 January 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   I really enjoyed the dive course, it was great fun and our instructor - Dan, was a good teacher and a nice guy.

Once I had problems with breathing underwater when I was struggling against the current, but then I just stopped and relaxed and it was OK again.

The whole course was a really good experience, it was great, lots to see, especially on the last day.
Instructor comments:   Perfect student!




Name(s): Frank Bjaerum Frank Bjaerum during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Lillehammer, Norway
Course:
Date: 26-28 January 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   It was a great course with a great diving instructor.

Three very nice days.

Instructor comments:   A slight struggle with the mask in the pool, but all good afterwards.




Name(s): Katrine Bjaerum Katrine Bjaerum during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Lillehammer, Norway
Course:
Date: 26-28 January 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Great course, great instructor - loved that Dan showed us all the joys and fun of diving, but he was also very patient, kind and a really good teacher.

We visited the different sites in the right order. Racha Yai was great the first day, but Phi Phi the second day was even better.

I wanna go diving again!
Instructor comments:   A very easy course to teach, everything was fine first time.




Name(s): Scott H Young Scott Young during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: California, USA
Course:
Date: 28-30 January 2012
PADI Instructor: Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-486061
Student comments:   I thought the PADI course was very well constructed as far as the video, workbook and my instructor. I enjoyed my one on one class, especially on the dives. I overcame some water phobia for the deeper dives. I learned to remain calm.

I loved the second day! It was the day I most improved and saw a turtle.

Thanks to my dive instructor and Dive the World.
Instructor comments:   Great comeback from a shaky start.




Name(s): Vicki Kemp Vicki Kemp during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Course:
Date: 31 January - 02 February 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Very professional and very exciting.

Great dive sites.

Flippers & Goggles - haha
Instructor comments:   Very fun student to teach, really enjoyed it.