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Name(s): Gary O'Caissie Gary O'Caissie during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Quebec, Canada
Course:
Date: 8-10 October 2009
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Enjoyed course but there are too much chlorine in the pool (first day in the pool training).

Lots of thing to see.

Instructor comments:   Gary was good and confident in the water and I hope to see him soon for his advanced open water course.




Name(s): D. Rowles D. Rowles during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: England
Course:
Date: 13-15 October 2009
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   The course has been simply fantastic. The experience has been a real eye-opener and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. The instructor and instructions have been excellent and I am looking forward to diving in the near future.

The dive sites amazed me; the clear water was something I've been waiting all my life to see. The marine life was abundant and simply fantastic.

Dive The World has been excellent, from support to the instructors. I look forward to diving with them in the future.

Instructor comments:   Very easy student and I enjoyed teaching him too.




Name(s): Holli Davis Holli  Davis during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: United States
Course:
Date: 24-26 October 2009
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   The open water course is very well put together. It is comprehensive and it's wreaked (sic) of the fundamentals of diving and diving safety. The knowledge reviews make passing guides easy. And the incorporation of confined water diving really afforded me to become comfortable with the gear and communication between my instructor and I.

The dive sites were incredible. Visibility was very good and the topography of the reefs made it easy to slowly descend and ascend at a comfortable rate. There was a vast variety of underwater wildlife and my instructor was very knowledgeable about all of it and took the time to point out all of the different kinds.

Being a new diver. I'm thrilled that I chose to use Dive The World as my training company. Noon was always on top of communication and coordination of the dives and Justin is an incredible instructor. He has more patience than anyone I know because he put up with me and my random thoughts. I would love to come back to Phuket and him be my advanced open water instructor.

Instructor comments:   Holli is very enthusiastic about diving and I think she enjoyed the course and I hope to see her on an advanced course.




Name(s): Christine Hung Christine Hung during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: United States
Course:
Date: 29-01 November 2009
PADI Instructor: Guy Allard
OWSI-498927
Student comments:   Guy is well organized and thorough, making this course easy to understand and enjoyable. No major problems encountered. Some difficulties but overcome this by practicing.

Lovely dive sites for a beginner. Fish, stone fish ...

Guy's personality is well suited to teaching, 'leading' and safety. He is entertaining, pleasant, and clear for any diving instructor, and thinks quickly on his fins.

Instructor comments:   Excellent student. All knowledge development was completed with no problems. Some buoyancy issue was resolve during the course.




Name(s): David Thornton David Thornton  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: United States
Course:
Date: 3-5 November 2009
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   Thoroughly enjoyed diving. Learned a lot about proper breathing. Have problems kicking from the hip in the beginning. Every dive with coaching from the instructor has made it that much easier.

All the dive sites were great. Saw many different types of fish and coral. Saw a couple of sharks.

Instructor was great from start to finish. Allowed me to take my time and complete all of the difficulties.

Instructor comments:   Quality student, couple of problems in the beginning but soon overcame them, took his time and was a good learner.




Name(s): Phoebe Hines Phoebe Hines  during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Australia
Course:
Date: 3-5 November 2009
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Good to complete the theory online (and not on holiday). Instructor was very professional, a good teacher and provided a good balance of humor to make the course very enjoyable, felt comfortable during the entire course.

Diverse vogue (sic) of dive sites, with the first being the easiest. Saw lots of different marine life as well.

Overall a great instructor, great place to do the course.

Instructor comments:   Phoebe is a good student, very comfortable in the water and it was fun to dive with her.




Name(s): Kylee Sharrock Kylee  Sharrock  during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Australia
Course:
Date: 3-5 November 2009
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Booking service and instruction all very professionally done. Everyone was very friendly, able to assist without problems.

Very good and easy dives for introduction.

Thank you for making this experience fantastic and a lot of fun.

Instructor comments:   Kylee is one of students that I find very easy to teach and it was enjoyable to dive with her and Phoebe.




Name(s): Elliott Lemire Elliott Lemire  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Canada
Course:
Date: 17-19 November 2009
PADI Instructor: Hildner Micha
OWSI-496170
Student comments:   Micha was very patient, funny and a very experienced instructor. The diving sites were beautiful; I was more than surprised with the amount of fish / wild life. The only problem we had was the thorough sea ride on the second day! But it was well worth it!

Lots of fish, schools of barracuda, decent sized turtle, octopus (changed color in the blink of an eye), stonefish, garden eel, and a huge moray eel! It was hard to concentrate on my tests! Huhaha!

Very happy with friendly staff, good instruction and lively dive sites.

Instructor comments:   Elliott is a good diver and very confident underwater.




Name(s): Jessica Shiho Jessica Shiho   during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Canada
Course:
Date: 17-19 November 2009
PADI Instructor: Hildner Micha
OWSI-496170
Student comments:   3 day for the class was a good amount of time to become comfortable with diving and I didn't feel rushed when I was uncomfortable with me feeling that my concern and comfort level were important to deal with before moving forward and no pressure was felt to just push forward.

Very pleased with the dive site. I felt safe and I saw a lot of fish and other interesting creatures that I wasn't expecting.

I felt very safe with our instructor. He would catch everything we did improperly and correct it, explain and guide us through it again. He was very thorough and patient. The instructor made all the difference for me as I did not think I would make it all the way to the end of this course.

Instructor comments:   Jessica was nervous at first but she don't give up and improved a lot towards the end and I'm very happy for her to become an open water diver.




Name(s): Joanna Fletcher Joanna fletcher   during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: England
Course:
Date: 20-22 November 2009
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Course was well laid out, intergrated learning & practical testing was a good learning structure. Justin was clear in his teaching. We were very pleased & would recommend him.

Dive sites were varied and good for learning. We were advised before the dive what marine life we may see which made the dive more interesting.

Overall very pleased with the course & Dive The World, Thanks for an enjoyable course and holiday.

Instructor comments:   Very good student, easily grasped all aspects of the course.