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Aquaholics Dive Centre

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| The Beach, Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan Island 5309, Philippines
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Fantastic Try Dive Experience

Myself and my partner went with Martyn (and Bruce) on a one day try dive experience, whilst in Port... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
karllove1220
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Fun dive in Port Barton

Super group to spend the day with! Martyn, the instructor that was on the boat has so many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah G
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We provide both dive courses (SSI) and specialty courses such as deep and wreck diving as well as diving for certified divers. Our dive shop is in the beautiful town of Port Barton. We are situated on the beach next to Summer Homes.
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| The Beach, Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan Island 5309, Philippines
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"open water course"
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"diving experience"
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"great diving"
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"my friend"
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"a lot of fun"
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"puerto princesa"
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"felt safe"
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"boat crew"
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"thanks guys"
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"marine life"
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"great staff"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Myself and my partner went with Martyn (and Bruce) on a one day try dive experience, whilst in Port Barton. Having initially been apprehensive about diving in general, i was completely hooked by my experience! Martyn is both an experienced and knowledgable diver/instructor. We had...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super group to spend the day with! Martyn, the instructor that was on the boat has so many interesting stories to tell :) and Cal our dive master, was showing us all the little and hidden things and fish that we would have missed otherwise....More

Thank Sarah G
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Martyn John C, Director of Sales at Aquaholics Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sarah thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is so much appreciated. Many thanks for taking the time to leave such kind words ! Martyn and the Aquaholic team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about my experience with the crew at this centre is positive from the equipment, the dive staff, the lunch, the boat, the dives, the great bunch of divers ALL GREAT! Don’t believe the ONE negative review, as some people, well, are bitter and twisted....More

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Martyn John C, Director of Sales at Aquaholics Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dave can't thank you enough for this review. Fortunately Trip Advisor take a very dim review on those negative reviews and the one we got may well turn round and bite that person ! If you are still around in Port Barton lets have a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional outfit in Port Barton. Our ten year old son went out and did some shallow dives with Martin and team and had an absolute ball! Port Barton is a great place to visit and Aquaholics is a must for getting out under the...More

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Martyn John C, Director of Sales at Aquaholics Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

John it was indeed a pleasure to meet you and your family. Your son Thomas is an amazingly confident young man whom I am sure will make you proud ! Not to mention he is also a super little diver. Thanks so much for the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dive school has good ratings and a good location. But we were disappointed after the open water course. The school is not managed in a professional way. We saw a nice ship wrack but there are not many corals and fishes anymore.More

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Martyn John C, Director of Sales at Aquaholics Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh dear. Sorry we messed up in some way. I actually think you are leaving us either a fraudulent review or false. Obviously we cannot tell BUT the odd time we get a poor review we try to learn from it. Your review tells us...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed my 3-dive day trip with Aquaholics. The staff was very helpful when communicating beforehand and helped me Organize my accomodation. Three nice dives - 1 wreck, two reefs - and a good atmosphere on the boat made for a great day...More

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Martyn John C, Director of Sales at Aquaholics Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your very kind words which are so appreciated! Come and dive with us again. Martyn and the team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They do 3 dives a day. First wreck, two reef dives after. Quite exhausting, would go for only 2 a day next time as the dives are about 1 h long each. Good reefs, good conditions, no current, vis good. Staff of dive shop excellent,...More

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Martyn John C, Director of Sales at Aquaholics Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your very kind words and nice review. We do a three dive day but it's also possible to do two dives only. We don't make you do a third dive ! I am like you...two dives just right ! Martyn and the Aquaholic...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We met Martyn who is a really passionate diving instructor and he explained us everything there is to know about diving. He also helped us out even dough he didn't had to. Thank you very much Martyn hope we meet again. Good luck with all...More

Thank Sergiu C
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time during the open water diver course with Martyn. He is an excellent divemaster and tooks us with his fantastic crew out to beautiful spots. We recommend this diving school in Port Barton. Best wishes Kathrin and Seb

Thank Sebastian N
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Martyn John C, Director of Sales at Aquaholics Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We got there in the end after a shaky start ! Keep diving Martyn and the Aquaholic team

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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We had such a great experience, 3 dives on nice spots (turtles, corals, lion fish, etc). The one on the boat is really nice with a good visibility. Cal was a really good instructor from the briefing to the end of the day. Many thanks,...More

Thank Marc B
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Keith-Jane911, Owner at Aquaholics Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

It makes us happy that you enjoyed your day with us !

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SammyFlorez
January 11, 2018|
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Response from Melinda H | Reviewed this property |
Try diving with Aquaholics is 5000 pesos plus tip. It includes 3 dives and lunch. The dives includes one for learning, one ship wreck, and one coral reef. That may vary depending on weather and conditions.
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keolo
July 13, 2017|
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Response from Martyn John C | Property representative |
Hi there! The sampler is for people who have never dived before or what we call uncertified or discover or try divers. Yes we often take snorkelers providing we have the space and we charge 500 php which includes lunch. Hope... More
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AriaUK
March 2, 2016|
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Response from Martyn John C | Property representative |
We sure do take newbies. I have 7 students in next 7 days (4 today) None have been in the water before. They and you have a choice...simply do a one day taster where you will go on up to 3 dives 5500 php...at the end no exam... More
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