South Sea Divers
South Sea Divers
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Since 1983 our relaxed and friendly dive shop has been conveniently located right on Sabang Beach in Puerto Galera, Philippines. Within a 10 minute boat ride you can enjoy a wide range of scuba diving experiences; from exploring wrecks and leisurely drift dives in shallow bays, to challenging depth and exciting current dives.We dive only in small Groups and are happy to cater for individual needs and wishes.
Sabang, Philippines
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asamasa29
Turku, Finland4 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We did our open water diver course with my girlfriend at South Sea Divers in February 2015. Sky and Paul were superb. They had very professional but at the same time laid back attitude and also introduced us to the village. Dive sites are great and diverse. Safe and great place to do your open water diver course!
Written 30 April 2018
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BROSMANS
15 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
A small shop with good personal attention. Paul does great under water videos especially with the scooter my favorite. you can go through 3 dive sites with one tank and not worry about currents. He then adds music to the video.

going back for the 4th time soon
Written 29 April 2017
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CoryC123
Fayetteville, North Carolina2 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Thanks for a great dive. Paul was an excellent instructor and took great care of my fiancé during her DSD. It was just the 3 of us for the dive.
Written 7 April 2017
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Irina K
Moscow, Russia58 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Boutique dive shop with nice, friendly people, good equipment and good boat. Unfortunately we didn’t dive with them a lot, have to leave in Anilao. But in case if we stay, I guess we will have good time with them. We like a lot the owner; he is European guy, very honest and open. Coming to the office, you feel that you are at home and the team will care about you like about welcome guest.
I wish success to this nice dive shop and its team!
Written 31 March 2017
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HI........... Just want to thank you for you nice comments of our dive shop.....we hope you come back soon so we can blow some more bubbles again together. Sky
Written 2 April 2017
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Mario C
41 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
This's small Dive Shop long Sabang beach with high competence and professionalism guaranteed. Moreover if you want to feel as in a family this's the right place for all divers. They are familiar with the best sites of interest where with a little luck, you can meet the best attractions of these waters..corals, micro and big fish, etc etc. They're also multi leanguage. Highly raccomand

Grazie a tutto lo staff Dave, Paul, Cherry, Amil ed anche ai ragazzi.. Mi hanno veramente fatto divertire, sono veramente un team speciale.. fidate
Written 12 March 2017
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Thank you very much Mario for your very nice review. We hope you enjoyed your vacation in our place. Hope to see you again. All the best, Sky/TEAM
Written 13 March 2017
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Dave L
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
We just finished 9 days of diving with South Sea in Sabang Beach. We did 22 dives at various sites from 30m (100 ft) to 10m (30 ft). We saw turtles, frog fish, cuttlefish, mantis shrimp, eels, sea snakes and hundreds of varieties of fish. South Sea divemasters know the sites and go at a nice relaxed pace. The reefs off Sabang are very healthy with vibrant, diverse and colourful coral.

There are 4 divemasters at South Sea, two of whom are also instructors. Safety comes first with all of them but that is closely followed by service and satisfaction. We booked our accommodation through Cherry, the dive shop administrator/manager/ambassador and everything was perfect. More importantly we felt like family. We discussed everything you could think of with Sky, the owner and Paul, the co-manager. Sitting having a cup of tea or milo after a dive and talking with the staff or whoever happened to drop into the shop was a hi-light of our day.

We heard that diving in the Philippines was inexpensive but we didn't really anticipate the value we would get. Although the advertised price is 1200 php (24 USD) per dive we were offered a rate of 16,000 php (320 USD) for 18 dives. We ended up doing 22 dives at the same per dive rate, which worked out to 890 php (just under 18 USD) each. Nitrox and a larger tank were 200 php (4 USD) and 100 php (2 USD) extra. A two dive trip to Verde Island cost us only 1350 php (27 USD) extra for the banca rental even though we only had 4 divers on the boat. Setup, transport and rinsing of our heavy gear was included so we just had to worry about masks, computers, wetsuits and fins. We had a maximum of six divers to a divemaster, but often it was 3, 4 or just the two of us....no number was too small to not do a dive.

All in all great value, great fun and some new friendships.
Written 11 March 2017
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Hi David and Chris. Thank you so much for you kind words.........you guys are a fun couple to have around during surface intervals. We so do hope you will return soon. It makes our job in the dive shop not seem like a job with people like you around. Sky and SSDTEAM Team
Written 13 March 2017
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Sabine VM
Valencia, Spain52 contributions
Feb 2017
The dive center is pretty small. If you dive with the group there are at least 6 divers per guide. Be sure to make good agreements : they changed our rates 3 times and I am sure we overpaid.
Written 7 March 2017
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Hello Mam Sabine and Sir Fred, Thank you for staying and diving with us. I’m very sorry for changing the prices, at least twice – it was an oversight on my part. My apology. Madam, below was the price you ended up paying for each day dive ----PHP 1,450 (U$ 29.00) With an extra PHP 250 or $ 5.00 US/person surcharge for night dives. You had requested a private boat, private guide, Nitrox, 70-minute dive time, and a private schedule. Our discounted price, for a group dive, on air, max 50 minutes, for someone with his own gear is P1000 (US$20.00) Unfortunately you guys visited us at a time when diving conditions and visibility were not at their best… we are very sorry if you feel you were overcharged in any way… Thank you once again for diving with us!
Written 13 March 2017
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BriarMS
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
Great company- really enjoyed my dives with these guys. Friendly and easy-going staff from Cherry on the desk, to Paul the owner and Amil and the other dive instructors. Did three dives with them and they were diverse, fun and I felt safe. Nice briefing beforehand and the Japanese and french divers were also looked after nicely. They seem to have plenty of returning long-time customers (and friends) which is always a great sign.
Written 22 February 2017
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Hello Miss Briar, Thank you for the very nice review. We're glad that you enjoyed your time being with us. We hope to see you again girl! All the best, SSDTEAM
Written 23 February 2017
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JordanKelly91
12 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
I was very hesitant to try diving, being afraid of swimming in the ocean but Skye and the team made me feel so comfortable and it was clear safety was their top priority.
I did the discovery dive and we went 5 meters and the next day we went out again and went 7 meters. It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend to everyone.
Written 22 September 2016
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Dear Jordan, Thank you for a great review. Cheers for all the memories, and we hope you to comeback. SSDTEAM
Written 24 September 2016
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Mike J
1 contribution
Sep 2016 • Family
Sky and his team could not have been more helpful. Nothing was too hard.

We had a large group of mums a dad and many teenagers. Experience ranging from qualified divers to those wishing to snorkel to those who wanted to try the discovery dive.

Over 3 days we did it all and had a blast.

Highly recommended South Sea Divers to all.
Written 17 September 2016
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Thank you so much......we too enjoyed having your group. Do come back some day..we'll still be here. :) sky
Written 19 September 2016
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