Testimonials

Testimonials from workshop participants

That's what the participants said:(chronological order)
Gerhard Kutschera
* Reef Check Eco Diver Course 2012 & Surveys and Marine Biology Workshop 2014:

" Thanks to Stephans´ professionality and responsiveness to individual interests and questions, I was able to acquire a much better understanding of the relationships in the reef.
The Marine Biology Workshop was made extremely varied and instructive by richly illustrated presentations, combined with diving, sampling (plankton and reef rock samples) and microscope sessions. "
Marco Silbernagel
* Reef Check Eco Diver Course 2012 & Surveys, Reef Check Eco Diver Trainer Course 2013 & Surveys

"In addition to the course knowledge of Reef Check, Stephan has also conveyed his rich knowledge of the marine fauna and flora.
Through this, I have gained further understanding and insights into the relationships in marine biology and environmental influences, as well as a better eye for the smaller underwater structures.
The international composition and the different backgrounds of the course participants, ranging from recreational divers to diving instructors to professional divers has contributed to a lively exchange of knowledge and lasting contacts.
The lessons after the Reef Check courses were entertaining and amusing, too. "
Erich Molitor
* Marine Biology Workshop 2014
“The workshop exceeded my expectations. I'm interested anyway, what I see down there and I got to see and explain more than without experts as yet. On demand, all my questions have been answered. Especially Stephans enthusiasm for "UW" I find wonderful and inspiring. The workshop is a very good introduction for beginners (my daughter) as well as for advanced people. The workshop material is absolutely great. I can definitely recommend the workshop and hopefully I'll be back to it again."
Dr. Markus Jaritz
* Marine Biology Workshop 2014 and Reef Check Eco Diver Course 2015 & Surveys:

"The Marine Biology Workshop with Stephan Moldzio was just right for me - Stephan knows everything about it and has done a great job diving under water, too!
I think I know a lot better now (fish & corals), and also learned a lot about the ecological connections.
He also did a lot of diversification, a mix of lectures, microscopy, plankton fishing, instructional dives, quizzes ... it was a lot of fun.
He was very well prepared, but still being flexible for special interests / specializations. "
Stephanie Staats
* PADI OWD 2014, AOWD 2015, Reef Check Eco Diver Course 2015 & Surveys, Rescue Diver 2017 and various PADI specialties:

“I made my OWD and AOWD with Stephan quite quickly one behind the other.
Therefore, this course during my 14-day stay in Egypt was, in my opinion, the best I could have had done to gain experience.
With an average of 4 dives per day you get pretty quick some routine and since Stephan was also with us the full 2 weeks, I always had an experienced contact person and buddy, respectively.
During the course and the surveys I met very nice people. Among others, a ranger from Egypt, whose workplace is virtually the Red Sea.
Within the course itself, we learned a lot about fish and corals and looked for them directly under water. We identified them and communicated with each other, using the specific hand signals. I had a great time there and learned a lot, which helped me in my subsequent diving trips and vacations. I can really recommend the course. Thank you Stephan, for the great time and the fantastic photos.”
Fabian Schillak
* PADI OWD 2014, AOWD 2015, Reef Check Eco Diver Course 2015 & Surveys, Rescue Diver 2017 and various PADI specialties:

"The workshop with Stephan was absolutely educational.
No matter if you are an interested newcomer or have a comprehensive background, the course offers new experiences for everyone!
On the course days, the theory was relaxed with practical exercises and training dives, on the diving days outside the course and surveys we had fun diving.
He was able to score for every creature with names and interesting details.
With his open and relaxed manner, Stephan has always created a pleasant learning atmosphere.
I was personally fascinated, how Stephan still enthusiastically reacts to the underwater world - after every dive we talked shop with shining eyes.
That is of course contagious, and concerning me, the course has sparked the enthusiasm for the oceans and their flora and fauna! "
Dr. Ahmed M. Shawky, PhD
* Eco Diver Course 2015 & Surveys, Reef Check Surveys 2017, Reef Check Trainers´ course 2018
“The workshop with Stephan was smooth, active and standardized. You can gain the knowledge and the skills as well. It is a fascinating course for anyone who wants to conduct marine surveys for corals, fishes and invertebrates. Course materials are available and easy to use. You can feel self-confidence when conducting surveys during the course at different dive sites. You collect more data and get more experience dive after dive. You can conduct fun dives with other people and make new friendships. If you are lucky, you can participate in dugong monitoring and learn even more skills. I recommend everybody to join this course with Stephan who is a maestro in this field”.
Christa Beyer and Klaus Kohnert
* Marine Biology Workshop „basic“ and Coral ID Workshop 2017:

“Our decision was more than right. The workshops were superb. We started without any major expectations and were thrilled. Right now, after one month back home, I realize how much we have learned. Certainly I recommend the courses. And if there is the opportunity, I will take part in the next course. "
Beate and Gero Dill
* Marine Biology Workshop „basic“ and Coral ID Workshop 2017:

"The Marine Biology Workshop with Stephan was a reason to book our last trip.
We learned a lot and it was great fun to take samples and then have a closer look under the microscope.
This, and the enthusiasm of Stephan soon convinced us to participate in another workshop on corals.
Here you learn so much about corals and how you can identify them, that you are underway in the reef with completely different eyes then.
We can recommend the workshops to anyone who cares a bit about the wonderful underwater world. "
Peter Werth
* Marine Biology Workshop „advanced“ 2017
„Anyone who may think that a workshop during a well-deserved holiday can be difficult to combine, should be convinced of the opposite by Stephan. After a very short time during the Marine Biology Workshop, Stephan's enthusiasm for the animal and coral world was absolutely contagious.
In a very relaxed atmosphere I was able to learn so much in such a short time and now I dive with a completely different eye! I think every passionate diver should join a workshop in his "diving career" to better understand the incredible complexity and versatility of the marvellous coral reefs. Thank you Stephan and see you next workshop!“