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PADI Open Water Diver



Name(s): Harris Kristanto Harris Kristanto 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:   Language - sometimes had to get Dan to repeat what he was saying or ask my buddy to translate.

Had to become a "good boy" again for the quizzes.

It was awesome for a beginner like me.
Instructor comments:   Language and chronic seasickness on the first day was a big problem, so we needed an extra day to finish up, but successfully finished the course. Well done Harris!




Name(s): Suka Jaka Suka Jaka 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:   I think everything we did was Ok - the course, instructor and equipment.

The dive centre is a little hard to find, LOL.

I don't know the exact names of the marine life but it's quite nice, especially the squid.
Instructor comments:   Language and seasickness caused a few problems, but we got around it in the end.




Name(s): Josef W Pagel Josef Pagel during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Broome, Australia
Course:
Date: 14-16 March 12
PADI Instructor: Thomas Booth
OWSI-272221
Student comments:   Good banter with Tom - really professional in water and relaxed, thorough instruction. Tom's accent was a struggle ... Course was thorough and well structured.

Moray eels, school of barracuda, blue spotted sting ray and lionfish

Hope to return soon for further courses/dives, good times in the deep.
Instructor comments:   Would have found the course a even easier if he could speak real English! Typically for Aussies, the guys found diving easy. Thanks fellas.




Name(s): James A Roscoe James Roscoe during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Elsternwick, Australia
Course:
Date: 14-16 March 2012
PADI Instructor: Thomas Booth
OWSI-272221
Student comments:   I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was a great introduction to diving and has most definitely ensured that I will go further with my dive qualification. Instructor was excellent!

Amazing! I was blown away with the marine life we encountered.

I was satisfied with all components of the course.
Instructor comments:   James had no problems, found the course very easy, was even confident enough to squeeze in a night adventure dive!




Name(s): Lacey M Hatchett Lacey Hatchett during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Atlanta, USA
Course:
Date: 17-19 March 2012
PADI Instructor: Lawrence Davis
OWSI-268413
Student comments:   Great course, enjoyed learning about the wildlife. Awesome instructor!

Octopus - awesome, cuttlefish, lots of coral, barracuda, lionfish etc.

Instructor comments:   Lacey was very enthusiastic and easy to teach, no problems. Congratulations!




Name(s): William J Zitman William Zitman during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Georgetown, Canada
Course:
Date: 22-24 March 2012
PADI Instructor: Armin Medic
OWSI-493198
Student comments:   Course made learning diving skills and techniques easy to understand, practice, and most of all enjoyable.

It's clear that my instructor was a very skilled and experienced diver and having someone like that underwater with you makes you feel safe and comfortable.

In the 3 short days that I have been diving, I was surprised with the amount I had seen, even a shark which I didn't expect.
Instructor comments:   Great lad, very motivated.




Name(s): Phil J Knight Phil Knight during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Course:
Date: 24-26 March 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Excellent course, good use of time and well run. Dan was great, explained everything well and was patient when needed, would thoroughly recommend.

Great dive sites, much more life than I expected and interesting terrain.

Great 3 days - Thanks.
Instructor comments:   Very good student, made my job very easy. Thanks Phil!




Name(s): Erin J Japhta Erin Japhta during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Jakarta, Indonesia
Course:
Date: 26-28 March 2012
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   I really enjoyed the Open Water Course, it was a lot of fun 1 on 1 with my instructor, and the best part was seeing all the fish.

The dive sites were amazing! I saw: Blue Spotted Stingray, Clownfish, White Eyed Moray, Giant Moray, Leopard Flounder, Scorpionfish, Lionfish, Cornetfish, Pufferfish and Banded Sea Snakes.

I really liked it and Mike ... I guess he's Ok, Naah I'm kidding he's awesome! :P
Instructor comments:   Erin was a perfect student and achieved Jnr Open Water with ease. Teaching the kids how to dive is something I really enjoy.




Name(s): Michal J Matuszewski Michal Matuszewski during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Katowice, Poland
Course:
Date: 28-30 March 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   The course was enjoyable, no serious problems encountered.

Dive sites were interesting, especially Phi Phi Islands.

Instructor comments:   Enjoyed everything, but swam around a little too freely .:)




Name(s): Megan D Christakakis Megan Christakakis during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Melbourne, Australia
Course:
Date: 6-8 April 2012
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   It was awesome! Mike, our instructor went over and above to help us pass the course. So ask for Mike.

Dive sites were amazing! Highlights were seeing a leopard shark and riding the currents. Sick fun!

Dive The World were an awesome company to go through. Thanks Justin and Mike.
Instructor comments:   Great Open Water course, with an awesome couple. They worked out problems together and made it fun for me.