Dive-Careers.com was established to focus on professional level diver education. Mark Soworka realised that those seriously looking for a successful career in the dive industry required a better structured and more comprehensive training programme than the one currently offered which caters for holiday makers visiting Koh Tao. Dive-Careers set about to bridge that gap and now boasts one of the most successful professional diver training networks in the world.
Mark Soworka and his team created a professional diving internship programme specifically designed to help those who are serious about becoming successful PADI Divemasters and Instructors and pioneered a training schedule that includes so much more than the average Divemaster/Instructor Course. With a greater range of programmes and certifications, Mark Soworka and his team are working with Buddha View Koh Tao, one of the most successful PADI Dive Centres in the world, to create a learning environment in which to train the most competent and employable dive professionals.
Buddha View Koh Tao IDC Centre is among the best professional diver education facilities in the world. Dive-Careers Koh Tao diving internship candidates have the advantage of learning in a centre designed specifically for professional diver education. The Buddha View IDC Centre provides a comfortable learning environment and Dive-Careers' team of experienced PADI Course Directors will ensure you get the very best from a well organised schedule while enjoying a relaxed atmosphere.
We have spacious classrooms equipped with LCD projectors, a library of diving reference materials, computer based learning modules and your own personal workspace. There are additional classrooms within the IDC Centre which allow us to split into smaller groups when conducting presentations, plus a lounge room, a kitchen, toilets, garden and a smoking area are also provided.
All candidates have their own personal locker for valuable and an equipment storage area. The facility is open to candidates for additional study time as well as during scheduled lectures. Long term accommodation options are conveniently situated just across the road from the IDC Centre and the Buddha View swimming pool, where you will practice confined water skills and presentations, is only a couple of minutes away. Open water training sessions are accessed through Buddha View's custom built dive boats. These sessions are conducted smoothly and efficiently allowing you more time in the water, where the majority of the learning takes place.
The IDC Centre is fully air-conditioned and the excellent facilities help us to conduct extremely successful diver training programmes in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
Buddha View Dive Resort is on Chalok Baan Kao, the south side of Koh Tao. Great views and a relaxed beach ensure an enjoyable atmosphere. You can get athletic with a little bit of beach volleyball, or unwind in the chilled bar and excellent BBQ on the beach each evening. Buddha View is one of the most successful dive centres around. This ensures that during your internship you will get the chance to be part of a vibrant and creative dive business. This is where you will pick up the experience and skills during your Koh Tao diving internship that will put you ahead of other dive professionals.
THE BUDDHA VIEW BBQ
The original Beach BBQ on Koh Tao offers a great selection of Thai and European food. Great value and great taste. Nightly you can choose from the array of seafood, steaks and special dishes.
BUDDHA ON THE BEACH BAR
After a “heavy” day of diving there’s no better place to hang out than Buddha View's own “Buddha on the Beach”. The beach front location makes it Chalok’s most popular bar and it’s a cool place to hang out and soak up the real island-style chilled out vibe. Join our students, Divemasters and Instructors for an unforgettable night and enjoy frequent live music and an eclectic mix of indie, funk and alternative music. Buddha on the Beach will definitely bring you many nights to remember!