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Name(s): S. Arndt  
From: North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Course:
Date: 28-30 June 2012
PADI Instructor: Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-486061
Student comments:   Very good explanations and many exercises so you're sure to be safe.

A thousand fantastic memories with great care given.

Koh Racha Yai and Koh Phi Phi were great.
Instructor comments:   Model student, easy to teach and thoroughly enjoyed the course.




Name(s): Suriye Bahadur Chhetri Suriye Chhetri during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Course:
Date: 30 July - 1 August 12
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   The course was very enjoyable; it was a good experience with lots learnt.

Beautiful and exotic marine life at a really nice island location (Racha Yai), the big waves took some getting used to.

Instructor comments:   Suriye really enjoyed the course, the 3rd and 4th dives were very easy for him and he is already a very competent diver. Congratulations Suriye!




Name(s): Hong Eng Loon Hong Loon during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Georgetown, Malaysia
Course:
Date: 30 July - 1 August 12
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Great course, I gained a lot of knowledge.

Coral wasn't so good

Instructor comments:   Struggled with buoyancy at firs, but gradually improved throughout the course. Well done Hong!




Name(s): Aaryan N Koura Aaryan Koura during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Pandan Valley, Singapore
Course:
Date: 6-8 August 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Excellent instructor and a great boat.

The dive sites were all good.

Instructor comments:   A slow starter but by the end of the course had mastered everything.




Name(s): Dravid N Koura Dravid Koura during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Pandan Valley, Singapore
Course:
Date: 6-8 August 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   A good experience.

The dive sites were good for training purposes.

Instructor comments:   Perfect student, as simple as that.




Name(s): Nadine C Clark Nadine Clark during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Course:
Date: 7-9 August 2012
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   Mike was extremely patient with me and made everything very clear. The course was great fun, well organized and I was made to feel at ease. Thank you!

Really enjoyed Racha Noi - saw a Turtle and Banded Sea Krait. Racha Yai Bay 1 & wreck - saw Lionfish, Batfish and Yellow Boxfish.

Instructor comments:   Great course with Nadine, she put forth great effort and was able to achieve Open Water Diver cert with ease. Beautiful dives on Racha Noi, the crystal clear water made it easy to find a turtle for Nadine




Name(s): Daniel J McCartney Daniel McCartney during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Fukuyama, Japan
Course:
Date: 8-10 August 2012
PADI Instructor: Dave Sexton
OWSI-282907
Student comments:   The course materials are laid out in an easy to understand format. My instructor was the best (give him a pay raise). He made everything easy to understand and took the time to answer my questions no matter how simple or how technical. Most importantly he allowed me to learn, rest, train and dive at my own pace. I never felt rushed.

The dive sites were all great; they offered a wide variety of things to see. I couldn't have imagined the variety of life I would see over the 2 days. The reef clean up day should be an annual event.

Instructor comments:   The course went really well, Daniel was keen to learn and showed an interest in all aspects of the course. He impressed me with his method of calming himself before attempting skills which aided his ability to master them. As with most new divers he did use his air quickly but each dive showed improvement in this area.




Name(s): Art C Cody Art Cody during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Ridgewood, USA
Course:
Date: 10-12 August 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Dan was excellent and great with children. My boys learnt a lot.

Great marine life and saw a moray.

Instructor comments:   Art really enjoyed the course. He had some issues with buoyancy on dive 1 & 2 but after a brief discussion mastered this on dives 3 & 4. Well done Art!




Name(s): Patrick S Cody Patrick Cody during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Ridgewood, USA
Course:
Date: 10-12 August 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Excellent!

Great scenery!

Instructor comments:   Loved to mess around with his brother all the way through the course but focused when needed to be.




Name(s): Stacey T Cody Stacey Cody during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Ridgewood, USA
Course:
Date: 10-12 August 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   I enjoyed every aspect of the course. Dan was very patient, dive boat was excellent and dives sites were great.

Excellent scenery!

Instructor comments:   Stacey was very nervous in the pool and on dives 1 & 2, lost her nerves after these but dives 3 & 4 were fun and enjoyable. Well done Stacey!