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Coral Sea Dive Center

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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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About Coral Sea Dive Center
Coral Sea Dive Center is a friendly, professionally run scuba dive business on Mactan Island, Cebu, offering PADI scuba diving courses from Open Water up to divemaster and we specialize on arranging boat dives for certified divers taking divers out to the many dive sites around Mactan Island and our surrounding islands in the warm clear waters where we have wall dives , caves dives , wreck dives and many marine sanctuaries with coral gardens
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Antonio .P wrote a review May 2021
Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
For many months now i have dived with coral sea dive centre every Sunday & I highly recommend their dive service. Matt & Cherrie are all ways very professional,caring & helpful to all their dive & non diving guests.They provide dive equipment to those who need it.Snorkeling is also provided to the Non scuba divers.The day out comes with an excellent & tasty BBQ lunch,of course tea,coffee & fresh water.The dive location are many & from Mactan to Olanggo island. Again I am very pleased to spend every Sunday & even Saturdays when available diving with Coral sea dive centre.To any who want an enjoyable time with friendly & fun people contact Matt & Cherrie(Coral Sea Dive Centre Mactan)
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Date of experience: May 2021
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john h wrote a review Jan 2021
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After working in the industry for many years and now finally going back to fun diving I often find problems with trusting dive operations . Not with this one - from the very beginning the predive chat and questions asked were all the right ones , done in a warm and friendly way . This set the atmosphere for the whole experience --- welcoming , friendly , professional and at the same time as much fun as can be expected when sharing your hobby / passion with others . We met just outside the location and some of the regular customers gave me a ride to the boat pick up point .......... now that in itself is a mixture of a small thing , but also a good thing . When you have highly experienced divers who are repeat customers it tells you a lot about the operation . I managed to cause a small amount of confusion due to diving a slightly different system , but it ws never seen as a problem .... I was ONLY offered solutions and made to feel like they were no problem at all . The boat was a rental , I was told that the crew are the ones regularly used because they are safe , honest and really helpfull . This also proved to be true , most experienced divers have their own gear , and there are always bits left on the boat that can be expensive -- at NO time did I feel I had to worry about things going missing while I was diving . The area we dived was new to me , the briefing was complete and easy to understand yet at the same time not long enough to the point of giving too much information and overloading us with facts and figures ( quite often an overzealous diveguide will give out so much information that by the time they have finished you have forgotten where you are going . I wasn't nannied and at the same time I wasn't forgotten . I could see that Matt was watching all of us , without being in our faces and distracting from the dive . This takes experience and knowledge of how to care for people . Inbetween dives Matt's wife , Cherrie , made sure that we wanted for nothing -- there was always coffee and tea being offered and snacks on the table for us to help ourselves to , After the second dive we returned to a Bbq , also cooked by Cherrie , divers are always hungry and there was more than enough to feed everyone on board with plenty left over . All of the guests on board were made to feel welcome and not pressured to go past their own personal limits for interaction , ( quite a few divers just want peace and quiet ) , the divesites were well know and well explained , I saw many questions about the aquatic life being answered and explained by Matt to a very competent degree . As I live fairly close to the area I can only hope that I too become a regular . A great team , an amazingly friendly atmosphere , professionally run - easily adapting to any of the little hiccups that occur when combining people and the ocean . I am more than happy to continue diving with this company -- Matt & Cherrie are the type of owners that end up becoming friends , not just a customer / owner relationship and I am really looking forward to when I can next join them for more adventures under the surface .
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Matthew R, Owner at Coral Sea Dive Center
Responded 15 Jan 2021
Thanks for your kind review John it's always a pleasure to have experienced divers on the boat and look forward to diving with you again
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TTlaDEFENSE wrote a review Sep 2020
Puteaux, France4 contributions
Nice dives in a cave and on a reef, thank you for picking me up at the hotel, it's been nice meeting you
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Matthew R, Owner at Coral Sea Dive Center
Responded 10 Sep 2020
Thanks very much glad you liked the cave and hope to see you again
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April B wrote a review Apr 2020
Cebu Island, Philippines1 contribution1 helpful vote
We spent the last 3 days diving with Coral Sea Dive Center at multiple dive sites including Olango island,PCR , marigondon wall ,Tambuli Wall ,and many others. We are very experienced divers and pretty discerning of where we spend our precious time. Matt was a great guide and we spent days having fun . The boat captains, crews and support teams are obviously friendly and helpful . Amazing diving right off the beach. reef was incredible with a guarantee to see alots of fish , beautiful corals and turtle and the instructor was professional and good Dive gear , Thank you Coral Sea Dive Team ....
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Coral Sea D, Owner at Coral Sea Dive Center
Responded 3 Apr 2020
Thanks April it was a pleasure having 2 experienced divers like you and Steve diving with me and hoping to see both of you guys again
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Belle wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The best dive shop to go for if you are looking for a safe and awesome diving!!!Blessed to be assigned with Matthew who is very experienced Plane wreck and above the Marigondon cave is my favourite . I’ve been travelling around the Philippines for a month now and I don’t usually write reviews, but I felt Coral Sea Dive Center deserves an excellent write up. Of all the shops I’ve visited, they’ve been the most hopeful and friendliest.Every single one of their staff were welcoming and made you feel like part of their team.We were very impressed ,.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to divers as a great dive location for both small, groups and large. They organized great BBQ for lunch ,We enjoy our day diving with Coral Sea Dive Center..
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Coral Sea D, Owner at Coral Sea Dive Center
Responded 3 Apr 2020
Thanks Belle glad you enjoyed the diving
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