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Name(s): Calvin Tan Calvin Tan during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Taman Pertama, Malaysia
Course:
Date: 3-4 January 2013
PADI Instructor: Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-486061
Student
comments:  
I had very few problems mastering the diving techniques this time. Alwin was very patient and he tried to make all of the techniques look really easy and at the same time he was detailed and precise. Water kept coming in to my mask but overcome by clearing it.

Lots of different corals and colourful fish although I can't name all of them.

Instructor
comments:  
Calvin was nervous for the mask skills but after practice his confidence grew. Congrats in getting your PADI Open Water licence.




Name(s): Clement Loh Clement Loh during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Singapore
Course:
Date: 6-8 February 2013
PADI Instructor: Alain Cacao Barrat
OWSI-917637
Student
comments:  
The course was excellent and comprehensive. The instructor covered all topics and skill requirements in a very thorough and easy to understand manner. The instructor is very knowledgeable, helpful and patient. There were no problems encountered as the instructor is always on hand to help.

Dive sites were interesting and I saw many types of marine life, schools of fish, corals etc.

I would certainly recommend my friends to the course with this instruction, especially with this instructor.
Instructor
comments:  
A good time with Clement. I've seen fear turn to courage.




Name(s): Natthan J Cleaver Natthan Cleaver during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Brisbane, Australia
Course:
Date: 8-10 February 2013
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student
comments:  
No problems. Dan was good, felt safe and comfortable the entire time.

Some cool structures, coral and marine life. Saw stingrays, flounder and moray eels.

Instructor
comments:  
A natural diver. Very easy to teach and got everything right first time. Well done Natthan!




Name(s): Melyn Y Roberts Melyn Roberts during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Brisbane, Australia
Course:
Date: 2-4 March 2013
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student
comments:  
Beautiful dive sites, nice boat. Glad to have learned in such a beautiful area.

Great temperature, mostly good visibility, a lot of fish life and saw sea snakes.

Instructor
comments:  
Great course, nice and easy.




Name(s): Laura G Neff Laura Neff during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Oak Park, USA
Course:
Date: 2-4 March 2013
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student
comments:  
Diving was one of my biggest fears and I was very nervous to begin with. Once I was comfortable with breathing underwater there was nothing scary about it.

The dive sites were awesome. We saw a deadly sea snake, lots of lionfish and a giant pufferfish.

Instructor
comments:  
Nice course. Slow start but a really strong finish.




Name(s): Jessica E Wicks Jessica Wicks during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Edmonton, USA
Course:
Date: 9-11 March 2013
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student
comments:  
Best instructor! Really liked that he had a camera to take photos of the neat things we saw.

Shark Point - leopard sharks - awesome! Turtle Rock - 3 turtles

Highly recommended!!
Instructor
comments:  
Easy, fun course. Awesome leopard sharks and turtles.




Name(s): Jordan D Wicks Jordan Wicks during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Edmonton, USA
Course:
Date: 9-11 March 2013
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student
comments:  
Best instructor! Took a bunch of photos and was very friendly.

Shark Point was great and saw 3 turtles at Turtle Rock.

Awesome trip.
Instructor
comments:  
Great, easy course. Sharks and 3 turtles on final day!




Name(s): Jonathan F Hamrick Jonathan Hamrick during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Charlotte, USA
Course:
Date: 10-12 March 2013
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student
comments:  
Course was well organised and overall was great.

Saw lots of marine life - eels, lionfish, scorpionfish, stingrays etc.

Great time. Boats were well organised and lots of fun all day. Mike was good and knowledgable - equally concerned about safety and students having a good time.
Instructor
comments:  
Easy Open Water with John and Maria, you made my job easy thanks!




Name(s): Maria Hamrick Maria Hamrick during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Edmonton, USA
Course:
Date: 10-12 March 2013
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student
comments:  
Course is very well presented. Neat materials, videos and overall well organised.

Beautiful at Phi Phi Islands and Racha Yai. Saw lionfish, turtle and stingrays.

Boat ride was good and logistics for transfers to and from the hotel/pier were excellent. Mike is good overall; no major complaints.
Instructor
comments:  
Nice and easy 3 days for me, Maria and John.




Name(s): Ian C Swann Ian Swann during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Perth, Australia
Course:
Date: 12-14 March 2013
PADI Instructor: Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-486061
Student
comments:  
The course is well organised, covering all facets of diving. Alwin our instructor was very informative and his explanations on all the facets of diving and situations that could occur were very well explained; he's a credit to the firm and himself.

Opened my eyes to the world below the waves and the sites visited were fantastic, especially the last site with the wreck.

All the staff on both boats were fantastic. Always willing to help and the food supplied was great. Credit to them all.
Instructor
comments:  
Great student to have and very eager to learn and dive.




 
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