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Brett Jones

Brett Jones

Thanks For The Great Time & Amazing Memory’s

I just wanted to quickly thank all the Aussie Divers staff instructor’s and the amazing PADI Course Director – Darren Gaspari.

I must say I had a great time while I was completing my PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and PADI Instructor Exams (IE) during Aug/Sept. I passed my PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor exams while I was there and wanted to thank Darren and his team for the exceptional professionalism they showed during preparation for my certification.

The Aussie Divers team of PADI staff instructors, master instructors and course directors also made it a quite challenging, yet fun, experience. After doing the IDC program with Darren and passing the IE weekend I feel very confident in teaching and taking students through their certifications.

Darren at every stage knew when we had to go over skills again whether in the classroom, pool or in the open water. I also would like to thank the other Staff Instructors and Instructors at Aussie Divers Phuket, they were always available to discuss anything and very open in giving feedback and an absolute laugh at the same time.

Anyway, guys just wanted to say thanks and I’ve already recommended your services to other people for certifications, diving and the IDC so I hope they book with you when they next visit.

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