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Name(s): Eugene Kemp Eugene Kemp during his 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:   The course was presented in a very professional manner.

Good dive sites.

No negative comments.
Instructor comments:   Already completed some resort dives, so was very easy to teach.




Name(s): Robert J Haylock Robert Haylock during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Perth, Australia
Course:
Date: 02-04 February 2012
PADI Instructor: Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-486061
Student comments:   Video does not explain questions and answers clearly. Course was very good, instructor was very clear on instructions and understanding 10/10.

Dive sites were great.

Turtle, Sea Cucumber, Wrasse etc.
Instructor comments:   Got more confident every time we went underwater.




Name(s): Jamie R Perry Jamie Perry during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Johnson City, USA
Course:
Date: 04-06 February 2012
PADI Instructor: Armin Medic
OWSI-493198
Student comments:   I very much enjoyed the course with Medic. He put me at ease with his calm demeanor and showed unlimited patience while I was learning.

The dive sites were absolutely incredible! The calm waters and breathtaking aquatic life made for perfect beginner sites.

There were no problems; I enjoyed it all!
Instructor comments:   Nice student, easy course!




Name(s): Kenichi Masuhiro Kenichi Masuhiro during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Singapore
Course:
Date: 04-06 February 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   I took the PADI Open Water Course with Dan, who as an instructor was very thorough and patient. During the dives I realized the importance of familiarizing yourself with all the basic procedures. The biggest challenge I had was psychological: DO NOT PANIC.

The dive sites we explored were stunningly beautiful, teeming with exotic marine life.

If you have ever even thought about diving before, you should totally do it - it will be your best decision ever!
Instructor comments:   A very challenging course on this occasion, but came out successful on the otherside. Well done Ken!




Name(s): Greg L Gibson Greg Gibson during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Edmond, USA
Course:
Date: 09-11 February 12
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   No problems, great course and instructor.

Phi Phi was great - saw sharks, which was awesome.

Instructor comments:   A natural, no problems whatsoever.




Name(s): Teresa L Gibson Teresa Gibson during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Singapore
Course:
Date: 09-11 February 12
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Dan was experienced, knowledgeable and patient in his teaching skills. He always encouraged me when the skill training was challenging. Thank you.

Phi Phi Palong Wall the best, beautiful scenery and marine life.

Instructor comments:   The mask clearing was very challenging for Teresa, but with a little help and encouragement we got there. Well done!




Name(s): Robert D Purdy Robert Purdy during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: USA
Course:
Date: 14-16 February 12
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Course was great and instructor great too.

Dives were good and perfect conditions to practice skill sets; boats did a good job.

Dan is a good instructor and does his job well.
Instructor comments:   Rob had no problems, easy to teach.




Name(s): David M Higgins David Higgins during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Melbourne, Australia
Course:
Date: 15-17 February 12
PADI Instructor: Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-486061
Student comments:   The course was great, helpful and down to earth instructor, beautiful scenery and wildlife. No real problems.

Saw stacks of marine life (can't remember all the names) and the sites were very different.

Instructor comments:   Great student, very comfortable in the water, typical Aussie!




Name(s): Geoffrey F Lehv Geoffrey Lehv during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Long Island, New York, USA
Course:
Date: 4-6 March 2012
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   The course was great, Mike is very professional and is constantly monitoring the students he is teaching, he did a great job.

The dive sites were terrific and the marine life was abundant.

Get Mike to eat! I'm not sure he ate anything over the entire 3 days,
Instructor comments:   Great student, who made my job easy and easier. Beautiful day on Phi Phi with awesome viz.




Name(s): Margo Franco Margo Franco during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Medan, Indonesia
Course:
Date: 12-14 March 12
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Our instructor was nice to us, he was unlucky because of our lack of English, so sometimes it was hard for us to understand what he was saying, but he kept explaining to us patiently. I liked doing the skills underwater, but learning via the book and DVD was not nice, but important to be done.

I loved the scenery and sites underwater especially on the last dive. I loved the dive sites, some places had so many fishes, overall great.
Instructor comments:   Was very comfortable underwater and didn't need much assistance from me. Congratulations!