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Isla Bella Dive Center

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amazing place but bad guide

Tortuga Island is an amazing place, plenty of fish, sharks, manta rays. The boat ("FABY") is fast... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2015
dakar34
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Dakar, Senegal
Dangerous, unreliable

Very chaotic divetour. They ended up taking a discoverydiver (never dove before) to 17 mtrs after... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
gijsbeesems
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Apr 29, 2017
“Dangerous, unreliable”
Aug 4, 2016
“Great diving Isla tortuga”
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Av. Antonio Gil y 16 de Marzo, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
+593 5-252-9151
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Very chaotic divetour. They ended up taking a discoverydiver (never dove before) to 17 mtrs after few instructions by fellow divers on the boat. After 30 mins of diving they send him back to the surface without instructions/safetystop/guidance. Before that ruining the dive for the...More

1  Thank gijsbeesems
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Two boat dives off Island Tortuga end July16 with our family of five (ages 15 and up with mix of advanced and rescue qualifications) with Islabella Diving (not to be confused with the snorkeling operation across the road Isabela Diving). As suggested by some other...More

Thank Slugian
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We did 2 dives in isla tortuga. It's located like 15min away from the pier. Cons: -The equipment was bad. My BCD didn't have The strap to purge the air and my Regulator mouth piece was broken. So I dove keeping it on my mouth...More

Thank arthalion
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Equipment is good, although wet suits can be better. But BCD, masks, fins and regulator are fine. Everybody even got safety 'diver below' inflatables in case of emergency. Briefing was very furrow. Divemaster gave attention to everyone. If one person ran out of air, he...More

Thank VeraAms
Reviewed 5 December 2015

My Husband and I have done plenty of diving all over the world and have never experienced such a unsafe and disorganised dive centre. Equipment was broken, divers ran out of air after 20 mins (divers were left to resurface by themselves in this situation)....More

2  Thank JessBrockhurst
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We are two advanced divers who wished we never dived with Isla Bella Dive center (or Isabella Dive center, they try to confuse you with names etc.), but they are the only ones allowed to dive on Isabela. The information provided seemed to be good;...More

4  Thank EvD86
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Tortuga Island is an amazing place, plenty of fish, sharks, manta rays. The boat ("FABY") is fast and well equiped for diving and the sailors were friendly. However the guide was not good, ok, he managed to finf the big fish but it was like...More

1  Thank dakar34
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

The lady in the dive shop was helpful and organised. We went the day before to fit the equipment which was then labelled in a bag with our names. Everything was ready on the boat when we arrived the next morning and there were people...More

1  Thank StellaDec
Reviewed 19 March 2015

I did about 150 dives all over the world and had never a experience witch was wors then the dive trip i did with this dive center! there is no competition on the island for scuba diving and the divemaster can do and say what...More

6  Thank Felix Z
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