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Name(s): Andrew Lawson Andrew Lawson at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Hong Kong
Course:
Date: 20-22 July 2009
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:  

Very well structured and concise course. Very well taught by Tony, no rushing or pressure. Wonderful area for diving, lots of different exposures.

Racha Yai: Good introduction dive conditions yet with lots of life. Phi Phi: Visibility is not so good but good fish life and exposure to currents. Shark Point: Awareness of position important and expose to fair current. Saw a leopard shark, cuttle fish and a lion fish ... EXCELLENT!!

Really enjoyed every moment of the course, lots of knowledge gained and passed by knowledgeable instructor. Valuable asset PADI has in Tony - look after the young man.

Instructor comments:  

Excellent student, no problems at all, very enthusiastic in learning open water. Hope to see them again on the Advanced Open Water course






Name(s): Sally Lawson Sally Lawson at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Hong Kong
Course:
Date: 20-22 July 2009
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   The course was very enjoyable. Tony was a knowledgeable instructor.

Dive sites were very diverse and we saw great marine life. Tony was fantastic in pointing out marine life to us.

I am very glad we had a day break in between diving days, as everything in 3 days would have been intense.

Instructor comments:   Excellent student, had no problem and very enthusiastic for learning the course.




Name(s): Chris Hartrey Chris Hartrey at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Aldershot, Australia
Course:
Date: 20-22 July 2009
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student
comments:  
I learnt a lot from this course. Justin was fantastic and patient. I will recommend Dive The World to anyone wanting to dive.

Visiting different sites was great. Seeing all the different marine life was amazing.

I can't wait for the next course.

Instructor
comments:  
Chris is great student and it was an easy course for me.




Name(s): Andreas Kongelstad Andreas Kongelstad at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Norway
Course:
Date: 24-26 July 2009
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student
comments:  
Professional instructor that would not let you off easy ... Perfect! The instructor has a lot of knowledge and experience to share. They made every dive feel safe. The staff gave a good service and very professional.

Good beginner and intermediate sites. Exciting to see animals and plants. Enjoyable.

I am coming back next year; hopefully I can get the same instructor.
Instructor
comments:  
Good student, very easy to teach but a bit unlucky with the weather. However we had a great time.




Name(s): Gage BB Gattenby-Hey GB Blue Gattenby-Hey with Dive The World in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Croydon, England
Course:
Date: 24-26 July 2009
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student
comments:  
No problem Friendly instructor. Professional course and efficient.

Good visibility, Lots of marine life.

Instructor
comments:  
Blue is good student. Hope he will do a lot of dives after this course.




Name(s): Anita Portman Anita Portman at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Switzerland
Course:
Date: 3-5 August 2009
PADI Instructor: Harry Burgstaller
OWSI-476030
Student
comments:  
No problems occurred. The instruction was good, I understood what to do. The instructor is friendly and competent.

I've seen lots of different plants and fish but I don't know what their names are in English.

My open water course had lots of home work. I think that the amount I've paid is pretty high.
Instructor
comments:  
Anita is good in the water and I had good time teaching her.




Name(s): Carrah R Galloway Carrah R Galloway at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: United States
Course:
Date: 6-8 August 2009
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student
comments:  
Overall I had a great experience. Justin taught us thoroughly everything we needed to know so we were comfortable and prepared. No problems-lots of fun.

We stayed at Racha Yai the whole time due to the weather. At first I was a bit disappointed but each dive was different and I enjoyed myself completely. We even saw a sea turtle.

Thank you for such a fun experience. I would recommend this program to anyone.
Instructor
comments:  
Carrah is good student and very enthusiastic.




Name(s): Justin M Kolek Justin Kolek at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: United States
Course:
Date: 6-8 August 2009
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student
comments:  
The course was great, easy and fun. Justin made the course very enjoyable. My favorite part would have to be the sea turtle we saw. No problems, everything was great ... great.

Racha Yai we visited both time during our course and it was all lots of fun.

Thailand is awesome.
Instructor
comments:  
Justin is great student; we were supposed to go to Phi Phi on the last day of our training but due to bad weather we needed to go to Racha Yai instead but it was still nice.




Name(s): Julia Shegoyan Julia Shegoyan at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Moscow, Russia
Course:
Date: 5-6 September 2009
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student
comments:  
I like it a lot.

Various marine life and very fascinating.

Special thanks to the instructor.
Instructor
comments:  
Julia is already a Scuba Diver so this 2 days course to complete her open water course is very easy. Though we had a rainy day, we had nice dives.




Name(s): Dagmar Wunder Dagmar Wunder at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Germany
Course:
Date: 27-29 September 2009
PADI Instructor: Gerhard Wolk
OWSI-960741
Student
comments:  
There was no problem apart from rough sea on the way to the dive sites. The course was clear and exact with clear instructions. I enjoyed the course very much because I understood all explanation.

Beautiful corals and colorful fish. Very beautiful underwater environment.

Only thing that not fun was the rough sea.
Instructor
comments:  
Very intelligent and prudent student. Not one problem with her. It was a great course.