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Name(s): Christopher R Filiatreault Christopher Filiatreault during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Edmonton, Canada
Course:
Date: 30 November-2 December 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Course material was well presented and taught. Timely feedback allowed for quick correction and improvement.

All the dive sites allowed us to practice our new skills in a comfortable environment. The marine life was beautiful.

A note that lunch on the first day is not provided would be good.
Instructor comments:   Had a great 3 days with Chris and Sarah. They are both naturals in the water, teaching them was very easy.




Name(s): B. Mckean
From: Georgia, USA
Course:
Date: 4-6 December 2012
PADI Instructor: Dave Sexton
OWSI-282907
Student comments:   David was an excellent instructor. He was very patient and thorough. We had no problems and he was very accommodating. The boat on all dives was satisfactory.

All the dive sites were great.

Great experience.
Instructor comments:   Great guys. Really interested. Had major ear problems but after some R+R we finished the course with no problems.




Name(s): P. Mckean
From: Georgia, USA
Course:
Date: 4-6 December 2012
PADI Instructor: Dave Sexton
OWSI-282907
Student comments:   David was an excellent instructor and very knowledgeable. Fun time and hard work paid off! He was very accommodating in rescheduling after we had problems with our ears.

Phi Phi and Shark Point were awesome!.

Great course.
Instructor comments:   Great guys. Really interested. Had major ear problems but after some R+R we finished the course with no problems.




Name(s): Upkar S Sharma Upkar Sharma during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Gurgaon, India
Course:
Date: 11-13 December 2012
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   The course was intensive yet a lot of fun. We were taught everything properly and when I had problems hovering, Mike ensured we practiced until we got it right.

Sting rays, Giant Morays, Pufferfish, Lionfish, Octopus, Nemo's, Parrotfish. We dived at Racha Yai and Racha Noi.

Mike was very meticulous and insists on doing everything right. No shortcuts and I feel like I really earned my Open Water.
Instructor comments:   Upkar and Akanksha did there Open water course together and helped each other all the way through. Upkar achieved his Open Water and Akanksha got her Scuba Diver licence. Great job y'all!




Name(s): Benjamin Guerin Benjamin Guerin during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Melbourne, Australia
Course:
Date: 14-16 December 2012
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   Thanks to good instruction, I found the course enjoyable and easily achievable.

Coral condition was poor, marine life was average. Looked to be improving.

Instructor comments:   Great Open Water course with Ben from down under. Paid close attention to instruction and completed the course with ease. Hope to see him again for some more diving.




Name(s): Anders Krag Anders Krag during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Course:
Date: 16-18 December 2012
PADI Instructor: Jane Lykke Nielsen
OWSI-298056
Student comments:   Everyone should take the PADI Open Water course. When you finish you're a whole new person. Jane was a great instructor and a very nice and helpful person. We had 3 days with a lot of fun. Thanks for taking good care of me.

Great dive sites and I saw a lot of fish. My favourite so far is the Reef Octopus, it's so different from the others with so many different colours.

Instructor comments:   Such a nice course. Anders was really enthusiastic. Congratulations Anders!




Name(s): Simon Moore Simon Moore during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Ipswich, England
Course:
Date: 19-21 December 2012
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   Enjoyed all of the course, excellent instructor.

Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Phi Phi Ley, Koh Doc Mai. Lots of varied marine life.

Awesome time, thanks very much.
Instructor comments:   Great Open Water through to Advanced with Simon. 11 dives all together and by the end he looked like a natural.




Name(s): Ben L Gulley Ben Gulley during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Bellbowvie, Australia
Course:
Date: 22-24 December 2012
PADI Instructor: Armin Medic
OWSI-493198
Student comments:   I found the course to be quite helpful, I would recommend it to others.

Instructor comments:   The brothers found the course really easy. Nice 3 days at the office for me.




Name(s): Pasiri Charusalaipong Pasiri Charusalaipong during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Udon Thani, Thailand
Course:
Date: 26-28 December 2012
PADI Instructor: Michael Mengel
OWSI-933966
Student comments:   Instructor was very helpful and paid high attention to me. Gear e.g. mask was not in great condition.

Shark Point - water not very clear/strong current.

Instructor comments:   Very easy to teach, good swimming skills.




Name(s): Wei Wei Goh Wei Wei Goh during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Singapore
Course:
Date: 29-31 December 2012
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   Excellent theory part. Fun course (although breathing underwater felt pretty strange), nice instructor, technical stuff still to overcome.

Racha Yai - beautiful site with different fishes. Saw pretty corals, lionfish, stingray, butterfly fish, scorpion fish, puffer fish, and elephants!

Wasn't able to make it to Phi Phi island.
Instructor comments:   Great dives at Racha Yai, all buoyancy issues worked out by completion of dive 4. Shame the weather stopped us getting to Phi Phi.