For our PADI IDC and Divemaster Program
and for our Instructors and Course Director
"I have been lucky enough to do my PADI IDC Staff Instructor course with Course Director Rich Reardon, he passes on his knowledge and experience with a passion that inspires great confidence in his IDC students and creates a relaxed environment in which to learn. His dedication along with attention
to detail ensures that his candidates are as prepared as they can be for their IE, and he is always happy to give advice and have a chat over a coffee!!!"
Angus (IDC Staff Instructor graduate)
"I would like to recognize Richard Reardon, Angus Thorburn and Andrea Agarwal for their knowledge and amazing support they provided during my internship. I completed 16 certifications while I was with them, finishing with my OWSI, and they were simply the best! Not only did they instruct me on each course making it fun at the same time, they inspired me to be the best that I could be. Before I came to them I enjoyed diving and now I love it! I could not have asked for a better Course Director, Instructor or Master Instructor. And on top of that they are just really cool!"
Dawn (IDC graduate)
"I would seriously like to say my PADI Instructors Richard Reardon and SK are soooooo wonderful!! I did my specialties with Rich and OW with SK. They are intensely professional and seriously wonderful instructors to dive with! They have given me the time of my life diving and has spurred me on to dive more! I would love to dive with them again...."
"I was very impressed with the thoroughness and high quality of the Divemaster course I completed with Thresher Shark Divers. The quality and conscientiousness of the instructor team were the best I've encountered in my almost 20 years of diving! A special mention goes to the mentors who supported me throughout my course, Angus Thorburn and Richard Reardon, both top-class instructors, excellent role models and very nice people!"
Anne (IDC graduate)
"I just wanted to take the time to tell you about the wonderful dive center Thresher Shark Divers. The owner of the shop and instructors actively encourage the other dive shops on the island to be shark-aware and considerate in the dive practices. The Instructors and local Divemasters at the centre are some of the best I have ever dived with: demonstrating good role model behaviors when it comes to aquatic life, but also friendly, fun to dive with and with the sharpest eyes for spotting the amazing macro-life that can be seen around the Philippines! The entire staff, from boat crew to shop staff, know your name within minutes and make you feel part of the family for your stay. ..... these guys are doing a great job!"
Louise (IDC graduate)
"I just wanted to say thank you for everything and I really appreciate your time and help! I had a great time with TSD and it was a pretty awesome experience for me... Thanks Again!"
Joseph (IDC graduate)
"I had an absolutely terrific time with TSD on Malapascua - genuinely some of the best times of my life. ...I think you've got a really great bunch working at TSD, both in a professional and social sense. Angus in particular was brilliant - a model professional with excellent mentoring skills who also manages to keep things fun. Excitingly, my experience with you guys has persuaded me (to pursue) a career in diving.... Many thanks again for an amazing, life-changing experience!"
Henley (Divemaster graduate)
"Thank you for everything. I had an amazing experience at TSD, you have really put together an all-star cast of instructor and managers. I'm also very thankful for all the opportunities you guys gave me to get in the water and assist with groups, courses and the other DMTs. I have been keeping up with some of the stuff going on there, it sounds like you are all having fun as usual. (Myself and the interns I met during my program) are currently putting together a liveaboard trip in Komodo. I think this speaks to the great experience TSD provided for all of us and we all owe you a huge thank you for that. "
Chance (Divemaster graduate)
"I wanted to thank you and the rest of the TSD team for what has been an amazing few weeks. It could not have been better. The blend of people you have working for your organization, and the professionalism you show is something that I cannot fail to acknowledge. The experience of guys like Dino and Rich combined with the enthusiasm of guys like Angus are a real credit to your organization.
I am never going to forget what was done for me in the short time I was at TSD, I think if I had been with another organization I might have walked away with a similar qualification, however I know I would not be as good a professional as I am now after my time with TSD and would not have had as much fun!"
Ryan (IDC graduate)