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Name(s): Clova G Rae-Smith Clova Rae-Smith during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hong Kong, China
Course:
Date: 29 Apr - 01 May 2013
PADI Instructor: Armin Medic
OWSI-493198
Student comments:   The course was very good and the instructor was a great teacher. I had no problems and thought the course was very good.

The dive sites were amazing, I saw fish I'd never seen before.

Instructor comments:   Excellent, easy to teach student.




Name(s): Samantha V March Samantha March during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Tokyo, Japan
Course:
Date: 23 - 26 June 2013
PADI Instructor: Ian B Russell
OWSI-493663
Student comments:   Ian was so much nicer than I expected, I really loved how easy it was getting used to breathing underwater through my mouth for long periods of time. The most difficult part was staying neutrally buoyant but it became much easier after time.

The dive sites on the second day had clearer water. Until yesterday, lionfish had been a myth for me, seeing one made my day.

Lets hope the picture isn't unbearable!
Instructor comments:   Grade A student, a born mermaid!.




Name(s): Sean Herbertson Sean Herbertson during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Perth, Australia
Course:
Date: 06 - 08 August 2013
PADI Instructor: Maneenut Rattana
OWSI-302259
Student comments:   Great course. Nim was great and a fun instructor. Would recommend to friends.

Great dives. Liked Home Run Reef.

Instructor comments:   Great fun and easy to teach!




Name(s): Aubhro Mukherjee Aubhro Mukherjee during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: New Delhi, India
Course:
Date: 7-9 September 2013
PADI Instructor: Wilana Chuikhao
OWSI-495380
Student comments:   Great experience! Good pool and skill sessions. Instructor was skilled, patient and knowledgable. Despite unfavourable weather conditions, course and skills were completed. Experienced slight initial issue with ear equalisation. Overcame without a problem.

Visited dive sites around Racha Yai and Racha Noi. Saw many types of colourful fish, corals, eels, snakes, octopus and much much more.

Good course structure and adequate safety importance. Looking forward to the next level with PADI!
Instructor comments:   Great student!




Name(s): Yiu Waz Leung Yiu Waz Leung during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hong Kong, China
Course:
Date: 14-16 September 2013
PADI Instructor: Adam Knudsen
OWSI-503235
Student comments:   Enjoyed the swimming pool, the sea world and the colourful fish in Phuket. At the beginning had diffuculty equalising the ears but it got better after the first dive.

Racha Yai and Racha Noi. Nice and professional.
Instructor comments:   Had difficulty with equalising and buoyancy at first but came through with flying colours.




Name(s): Mei Yuk Leung Mei Yuk Leung during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hong Kong, China
Course:
Date: 14-16 September 2013
PADI Instructor: Adam Knudsen
OWSI-503235
Student comments:   Open Water course is a professional and fun course which developed my knowledge of marine life. The instructor (Adam) is very patient and helped me with my nerves during my first dive experience.

Well prepared and rapidly responding instructor who took good care of fresh diving student. Would have preferred more time to practice in the pool.
Instructor comments:   Overcame initial nerves to succesfully complete the course. Well done Mei!




Name(s): Michael J Campagma Michael Campagma during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: California, USA
Course:
Date: 12-14 November 2013
PADI Instructor: Dan Vowles
OWSI-316914
Student comments:   The forewarning about the prior coral damage at Racha Yai via tide/heat was appreciated. Gusto of seeking mantis shrimp was a plus. 20m + vis and excellent temperature. No rays or sharks but got to see an octopus, elsewhere standard marine life for this environment. Attentiveness to triggerfish was a plus!

Not too many signals/directions so I got to enjoy it at my own pace. Appreciated efforts to stay clear of other divers despite congestion.
Instructor comments:   Succinct explanations a plus, demo of PPB a treat! I never needed to signal for attention.




Name(s): Brooke Hyatt Pearce Brooke Hyatt Pearce during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Darwin, Australia
Course:
Date: 9-11 December 2013
PADI Instructor: Dan Vowles
OWSI-316901
Student comments:   Quick & easy. Great instructor! Bida Nok (Phi Phi) was the best dive site.
Instructor comments:   None.




Name(s): Blake Timms Blake Timms during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Darwin, Australia
Course:
Date: 9-11 December 2013
PADI Instructor: Dan Vowles
OWSI-316901
Student comments:   The course was very good and the instructor was great. I would recommend to anyone. The dive sites were great; had a great time!
Instructor comments:   None.




Name(s): Rhonda J Bednarek Rhonda Bednarek during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: San Diego, California, USA
Course:
Date: 26-28 December 2013
PADI Instructor: Chris Lawrence
OWSI-325238
Student comments:   5 Star instructor! He was awesome - easy to understand and answered all my questions. I was super nervous and he helped with calming me in the best way possible. Keep Chris around - he is an asset!
Instructor comments:   None.