Started my open water course motivated but scared to death with Mark as my instructor.
He managed to get me comfortable with his calm and systematic approach.
During the course we had lots of fun learning the ins and outs about scuba diving and the open water course.
The theoretical part of the training was explained very will with practical examples.
And as a bonus he video taped my last dive which resulted in nice footage as reminder of my open water experiences.
Overall I would recommend Mark as a skillful and ‘in control’ instructor with a helpful and warm personality.
Until we meet again
Marja van Gerven
comfortable, calm, systematic approach
Mark took us out as a replacement for the diving instructor we booked, but we were really happy to have ended up with him.
Not only was Mark easy to get along with, but as an instructor he was very patient and took his time to make us feel comfortable; allowing us to learn in our own time.
We would absolutely recommend learning to dive with him and can also highly recommend lake Ilopango as a fantastic starter destination.
Thanks again Mark👌
I went diving with Mark and another friend who was also staying at the Hammock Plantation Hostel (which Mark also owns). He is very knowledgeable in what he does and is someone who is more concerned about developing good divers rather than making money off of divers. No matter your experience level, I think anyone would benefit from diving with him and his operation.
Aside from Mark’s knowledge and passion for diving, diving in El Salvador provides you with the unique experience to dive in a volcanic crater lake, Lake Ilopango. This is an experience by itself that you can’t find in many places.