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Name(s): Sam Fallah Sam Fallah at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Vienna, USA
Course:
Date: 3-5 April 2009
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
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Student comments:   It was a beautiful experience. I had a great time with my teacher. He really cared and I'm thankful. Everything was great and wonderful. I'm so happy to take this class.

Fantastic fun and wonderful.

Instructor comments:   A pleasure to teach this 2 guy.




Name(s): Evan M Keeler Evan Keeler, before his PADI Open Water Diver course in Phuket
From: Moorhead, USA
Course:
Date: 12-14 May 2009
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
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Student comments:   Tony and Nico were both professional and made the process of learning comfortable while inspiring confidence. I didn't encounter any major problems.

The locations were good and there is a lot to see in Thailand. I did see a shark, some trumpet fish, puffer fish, trigger fish, clown fish, etc.

No other comment. It was overall good and an interesting experience.

Instructor comments:   Evan was very good in the classroom and pool. Once in the open water he took his time to relax but once he relaxed he was a very good beginner diver. All his skills were good. I hope one day he will do his Advanced open water course.




Name(s): Eron Angele Eron Angele at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: France
Course:
Date: 22-24 May 2009
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
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Student comments:   I had no problems. I had a really good time and I felt myself secure at any moment. The instructor was clear and very well explained. Good organization.

Excellent.

Instructor comments:   Excellent student. No problem whatsoever.




Name(s): Jochem A Verheul Jochem Verheul at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Netherlands
Course:
Date: 04-06 May 2009
PADI Instructor: Adam Reid
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Student comments:   No real problems, very good instructor, strict but fun. I enjoyed it all though pool dive is boring.

Very nice sites, especially diving in Phi Phi.

Instructor comments:   Jochem is really good and eager to learn and already sign up for the Advanced Open Water course.




Name(s): Sebastiaan Van Doorn Sebastiaan Van Doorn at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Netherlands
Course:
Date: 04-06 May 2009
PADI Instructor: Adam Reid
OWSI-493962
Student comments:   No real problems, good and clear instructors. We learned a lot and are now comfortable diving as buddies.

Leopard Shark, Manta Ray, Lots of other fish and coral.

Instructor comments:   Sebastiaan is really good in the water and he's very comfortable while diving.




Name(s): Tom C Clarke Tom Clarke at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Manchester, England
Course:
Date: 1-3 June 2009
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   Good through the course. Feel confident on the depth we went to.

Racha Yai saw octopus, snake and much more. Shame we miss Phi Phi because of the weather.

Instructor comments:   Pleasure teaching Tom, had no problems at all.




Name(s): Christopher M Dolan Christopher Dolan at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Thailand
Course:
Date: 1-3 June 2009
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   Instructor was great; dives were fun, very competent.

Too many fishing boats on Racha Yai sites, didn't get to Phi Phi on second day because of the big waves. Coral looks spotty, lots of fish, eel, grouper and sea snake.

Instructor comments:   Pleasure to teach Chris the open water course. Had no problems at all with anything whatsoever.




Name(s): David A Steele David Steele, during his PADI Open Water Diver course in Phuket
From: Perth, Australia
Course:
Date: 8-10 July 2009
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
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Student comments:   The course was really good and enjoyable. I managed to lose my snorkel and yoke valve screw but Tony fix it up for me.

Dive sites were fantastic for both days.

Look forward to coming back.

Instructor comments:   David is a great student; Very confident in the water.




Name(s): Nikita E Steele Nikita Steele, during her PADI Open Water Diver course in Phuket
From: Perth, Australia
Course:
Date: 8-10 July 2009
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
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Student comments:   It was a rather grand course with a marvelous instructor, though I did not enjoy PADI's shameless self-promotion in the video.

Visited Phi Phi, Racha Yai and Shark Point, which were all lovely especially the one with octopus.

Instructor comments:   Nikita is a great student; I really enjoyed teaching her open water course.




Name(s): Daniel J Bowel Daniel Bowel at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Brisbane, Australia
Course:
Date: 15-17 July 2009
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   Course and instructor, Tony was fantastic! I would love to have spent more time in Phuket to do more courses. Tony mad me feel comfortable in the water and went over skills I had trouble with. Initially did not like mask removal but through Tony, I am now 100% confident.

I went to 3 sites at Racha Noi. Despite the weather, visibility was great - better than most sites in Australia.

I had a super time and will definitely be coming back to Dive The World Thailand - Tony made the course. Tony showed genuine enthusiasm in what he was doing and would make a great asset to any dive center. Lived up to a great reputation.

Instructor comments:   Dan had no problem with any skills, in the pool or in the open water, especially after 16 try dives minimum.