Testimonials from Divemaster and Instructor Candidates

"I am so grateful that we were lucky enough to have Marc as our Course Director during the IDC. He helped us perfect individual skills and theory concepts whilst ensuring we were always having a good time. He is an extremely patient and relatable instructor who goes out of his was to ensure you are ready for the IE examination and feel comfortable to begin your career as an instructor. Sundive’s facilities are great as the shop is close to town for coffees and lunch and only a short drive away from dive sites. The helpful and friendly staff go out of their way to make your IDC as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. I highly recommend Sundive if you are thinking about becoming an instructor !"


June 2019

"Doing the IDC with Sundive was a great experience: great equipment, infrastructure, planning and teaching resources. Marc is definitely an experienced and patient teacher with great ability. Having him as Course Director made me feel calm, confident and prepared for the IE. Also got to go to Julian Rocks and Island Quarry for training sessions which was so much fun! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IF YOU WANT TO LEARN WITH THE BEST!"


June 2019

"My IDC in January 2019 with Sundive was truly an unforgettable experience. Marc is a phenomenal teacher who made sure we were all prepared to pass our IE with excellent scores. He is extremely knowledgeable in the field and a great teacher. The class was composed of four students which created a fun and relaxing environment. Not to forget the diving in Julian’s Rock is amazing! Heaps to see."


Jan 2019

"Marc is a patient and thorough Course Director with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. We had a great time, even if I did cry when I couldn’t teach a compass skill, but we got there! Through Marc’s dedicated hard work and training, I passed my IE with great scores and now, only 3 weeks after completing the IDC, have a job in Cairns working on a liveaboard.

I couldn’t have asked for a better Course Director, dive shop or experience. Everything was awesome!"


Jan 2019

"Just completed my IDC through Sundive and can't recommend them enough.The small group was great and course director Marc was awesome, he's very patient and has a great sense of humour. Marc made sure everyone was prepared for the IE exams (which we all passed).
The rest of the crew from Sundive were also very supportive and welcoming. Plus Byron Bay would be a hard location to beat!"​


January 2019

"First of all the location of the dive shop is awesome. Diving at Julian Rocks is one of the best experiences you can have. It’s guaranteed that you see incredible creatures such as leopard sharks in the summertime and whales + nurse sharks in the wintertime. Sundive is taking care about their trainees and they are super supportive in helping you to reach your dream of being a dive professional. The DM course and the IDC is very fun, especially when you’re in training with the Course Director Marc Sofer. He really knows what he’s doing and even after you finish your instructor exam he’s super supportive when it comes to how to finally start your career. I can always drop him a mail when I’ve a question. If I had to choose again where I do my training I’d 1000% choose Sundive again and again!"


Dec 2018

"Thank you for your time and effort. I have really enjoyed it and appreciate how supportive you have been. Thanks again, will certainly recommend!"​


December 2018

"Thank you for an amazing and rewarding course!"​


December 2018

If you are considering becoming an instructor then look no further! Sundive ticks all the boxes by running an IDC that not only prepares you for the IE (which a lot of programmes solely focus on) but also becoming a good instructor once you go on to work after. Small teams so you have all the attention that you require.

Jack who runs the shop has excellent facilities and a very tight operation. They also stock a great range of masks and snorkels should you happen to lose yours in a quarry during your training! Everyone at the sundive team is knowledgeable and approachable. M.V.P goes to Marc who teaches you what it is to be a successful and professional instructor, while having a lot of fun along the way! Cant recommend the programme and the staff highly enough!! Thank you guys!


August 2018

​Thank you so much for being an amazing IDC instructor and preparing us so well for the IE, couldn't have done it without you (obviously).


Jun 2018

Marc, can't thank you enough mate for your guidance! Also for being such a dude! The also two weeks have been a blast. Will do you proud.


Jun 2018

Marc, for so many people you became an unforgettable person. Stay how you are, you are an amazing person. Thanks for the happy time, keep laughing, that makes everyone else laugh as well. Thank you for making me an instructor!


Jun 2018

Very professional team, supportive environment and lots of fun! Can't thank Sundive enough for the opportunities they provided me over my DM course! Would highly recommend!! 
PS thanks for being patient with my learning


May 2018

Thanks Marc, by far the best course (diving or otherwise) I have ever taken. Thanks for your patience and guidance, I wouldn't change a thing!

K. Ga.

Mar 2018

My experience doing my IDC with Sundive was amazing. I could have not been happier with the outcome. Marc and the staff at Sundive are very experienced and made learning enjoyable. I enjoyed the smaller group we had as it was very personable which made it easier to learn. When I went to do my IE I felt I was extremely prepared which made the experience more fun. Byron Bay is the best place to do your IDC - Could not recommend Sundive any higher.


Jan 2018

Marc I've got no words except - thanks, you've been awesome all the way...awesome...couldn't have done it without you - you rock! Thanks again, but these words don't reflect enough of my happiness.


Dec 2017

Finished my IDC in November with Marc and couldn't have asked for a better place to complete this training or a better course director! Marc moulded us into awesome instructors and our examiner was even calling us the dream team! 
Besides awesome training and friendly staff there's not much better than completing your open water dives at Julian Rocks! A world class dive site all year round,

If you are thinking of taking that next step and becoming a PADI instructor I couldn't recommend a better place to do your IDC!


Oct 2017

We were very impressed with Marc and Beau. Marc was very patient, he has plenty of knowledge and was able to answer every question we asked. It was nice to have someone so awesome to teach us. 


May 2017

This is the best place to learn professionalism and fun at the same time while starting your dive career! Thanks to all you guys at Sundive!


June 2017

I just can't imagine a better place for a divemaster course. What an amazing staff of instructors and diving Julian Rocks everyday is a real privilege.


May 2017

The welcoming, helpful and friendly attitude in the diveshop made my stay an awesome experience. Marc is a very experienced instructor and diver who can tell you a lot about all diving related topics. All the other instructors, skippers, office staff and owner were great too. Every day there was something to learn and to discover and Julian Rocks is a great dive site incredible aquatic life, swim throughs and trenches. The boat ride to the dive site is about ten minutes so it´s very easy to get there. And don't forget Byron Bay itself! What a cool and relaxed town with awesome food, shops, restaurants, bars, music and beaches.


March 2017

Awesome training, amazing people and incredible diving. Plus being in Byron Bay was so much fun!!!! I will be back... thank you for everything.


Nov 2016

The crew are extremely experienced with some of the most experienced divers in Australia working there. The conditions range from nice and calm to reasonably challenging so if you learn in Byron you are pretty good to handle anywhere else. On top of that there's an awesome laid back vibe to Byron and a great night life scene after diving. ☺️


Nov 2015

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