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Name(s): Camille Graham Camille Graham during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: United States
Course:
Date: 31 December 2009
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   I found the course very enjoyable. Even though we had to skip the course down into 3 days, Tony took us at a reasonable pace so that we didn't rush through the materiel etc. Always felt comfortable and safe. Things went smoothly and I had a lot of fun. Tony was really helpful and nice and very patience too (even with the fact that I couldn't float).

The first dive site the visibility wasn't very good but it was still cool diving in open water for the first tine. The other sites the visibility was a lot better and we saw a lot of cool fish (lion fish etc) and snakes. All very interesting.

Lots and lots of fun. l'd do it again, but not in 3 days. Can't wait to go diving again.

Instructor comments:   Nice easy course.




Name(s): Stephanie Graham Stephanie Graham during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: United States
Course:
Date: 31 December 2009
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   The course was really mice, although took a lot of time consuming [sic] in 3 day course. But the instructor was nice and patient, and made sure we learned every thing correctly. A problem I had was on the last day of diving. I had a cold and my ears wouldn't equalize. I took Sudafed before every short dive and it helped.

The dive sites often didn't have great visibility only one rare. Special fish.

Instructor comments:   Nice easy course.




Name(s): Nicky M Kinsela Nicky M Kinsela during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Australia
Course:
Date: 4 January 2010
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   The course has been v. good + enjoyable and a special instructor Tony has been very encouraging and supportive. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and am eager to learn more.

Dive sites are beautiful and clear. We saw turtles, fish, barracuda etc. v pretty.

Instructor comments:   Nicky, good student, good listener. Didn't have any major problems and passed with ease.




Name(s): Halyley F Smith Halyley F Smith during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Australia
Course:
Date: 4 January 2010
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   Tony was a great instructor. He was very clear on what needed to be performed and was a great help in explaining the under water / surface skills. He made the diving experience fun and exciting. He showed us a number of fish which was amazing to see.

R. Yai - very clear at 10m (turtle) , R. Noi - clear

Instructor comments:   Hayley was a good student, very good diver, didn't really have any problems, listened and did everything asked of her. It was a pleasure teaching her.




Name(s): Billy Petersson Billy Petersson during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Sweden
Course:
Date: 4 January 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Perfect. Sweet. Too little Mekong.

Instructor comments:   Perfect student.




Name(s): Kristoffer Johnsson Kristoffer Johnsson during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Sweden
Course:
Date: 4 January 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   It was a perfect course. It was very good diving sites. Very good instructor.

Instructor comments:   Had problems with mask removal at first but was perfect by the end of course.




Name(s): Anniina Ellen Irmeli Teittinen Anniina Teittinen during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Finland
Course:
Date: 26 January 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   I didn't beat my seasickness but still managed to graduate my first diving course. Next time I plaster for sea sickness. R. Noi and R. Yai - you don't have to visit Seaworld's anymore! Thanks Justin.

Instructor comments:   Good course.




Name(s): Heidi N Cassell Heidi Cassell during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: United States
Course:
Date: 29 January 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Justin was a model instructor. I was extremely apprehensive when starting the PADI course, but he helped me every step of the way in feeling confident and comfortable. Honestly. I would not have finished the course with another instructor. He was friendly, knowledgeable, patient. Saw some very rare marine life due to Justin's knowledge and passion for finding them - 3 Ghost Pipefish, Mantis Shrimp, eels, sea snakes.

Dive the world is extremely organized and, in my opinion, the best company to do a PADI cert. through. Very professional and knowledgeable.
Instructor comments:   Overcame her fears with 'Silent Screaming'.




Name(s): Matt A Jennings Matt Jennings during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: United States
Course:
Date: 29 January 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   The course was excellent it was great being done in 3 days and having a free dive at the end. Justin was a model instructor, despite his occasional bouts of shouted fraud. For real, we couldn't have asked for a better instructor. He was awesome at finding marine life. We saw 3 ghost pipe fish! He was also a really cool guy. The dive sites were perfect. We saw sharks, fish, shrimp, sea horses, octopus, eels, crabs, and did I mention 3 ghost pipe fish?!

Make sure to deflate your BCD before attempting to sit on it!
Instructor comments:   Brilliant in patches!




Name(s): Lisa J Fex Lisa Fex during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Canada
Course:
Date: 29 January 2010
PADI Instructor: Steve Leathwood
OWSI-477474
Student comments:   I enjoyed the open water course; it has a good progressional flow. I had minor problems with equalizing and I appreciate the instructor taking time to allow me to find my balance and become comfortable in my breathing. Overall, it was well-rounded and fun. The dive sites were lovely, they weren't overcrowded and they had great visibility. There was a good balance of marine life so that I could foresee future possibilities in diving but calm enough to ensure skill building.

Had a great time, looking forward to the Advanced & Nitrox diving. Thanks, Steve
Instructor comments:   Equalizing proved difficult, but improved each dive. Otherwise everything very good.