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Aqua Ventura Divers

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Washington St, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6217, Philippines
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Gary is such an amazing guy!

I'm already Padi open water but I had the chance to meet Gary while I was diving in Dauin. He is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
couts40
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Open water course awesome! Nice instructor and perfect place to learn diving!

Gary is really experimented, so relax, so calm that you will feel in a good hand with him. He... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mariane P
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Aqua Ventura Divers centers have Dive Packages for every level of diver. Philippine Diving vacations have never been more exciting. Some of our dives are drift and wall dives for the more experienced divers. Other dives are to areas that macro divers love.
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Washington St, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6217, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm already Padi open water but I had the chance to meet Gary while I was diving in Dauin. He is such an interesting person with an incredible experience in diving (more than 8000 dives!!!) and he tells unbelievable stories all the time! At the...More

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Gary F, Manager at Aqua Ventura Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ha ha ha!!! Thanks for your review!!! I'm glad you had such a great time and hope you can return. I have plenty more stories to tell.Ha ha ha. The cold beers at the end of the diving day was great too. Please come again...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gary is really experimented, so relax, so calm that you will feel in a good hand with him. He taught me all the basic stuff about diving, open to all questions, patient and he listened all my needs. I wasn't sure to do my open...More

Thank Mariane P
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Gary F, Manager at Aqua Ventura Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review!!! I really enjoyed teaching you. Hope you remember all that we talked about and continue to dive with your friends!!! Hope you get a chance to come again and we can see more dive sites!!! Enjoy and stay safe!!!...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

My sisters and I had a great trip in the Philippines this March and one of the best adventures was through Aqua Ventura Dives. Not only did we get in some great dive spots but Gary was also considerate of our comfort and safety throughout...More

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Gary F, Manager at Aqua Ventura Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks so much!! I'm happy you had such a great time and hope you get a chance to return and do it again!!! Let your friends know and all come together and spend more time here to enjoy things on the Island as well!!! Hope...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Gary is very experienced and knows the area very well and the people he has over 8000 dives and can even talk under water to you hehe. Very safe guy and very accomodating he wants the guests to enjoy there diving and see as much...More

Thank Scott R
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Gary F, Manager at Aqua Ventura Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Thanks so much for your review. Hope we can get a chance to dive some more and enjoy all the little and big things as well as the great corals. When your son comes let's enjoy it again!!! Stay safe!!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Gary took me out for 5 dives, 2 shore dives in the Dauin area and 3 boat dives at Apo Island... I had an absolutely amazing time! Gary is a great instructor and guide! I highly recommend and he will be in my list of...More

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Gary F, Manager at Aqua Ventura Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Rich and I had such a great time with you and your family and hope you have a chance to come again for some more great diving!! Thanks for the review! We will be in our new location in Dauin very soon!!!

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

The diving plan is well organized. Gary and Nel are very friendly and accountable. I enjoy a lot to dive in Apo island and Dauin! Everything is perfect!

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Gary F, Owner at Aqua Ventura Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review!! I'm so happy you had such a great time diving with us and will come again and enjoy other dive sites!! We enjoyed your company!!

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

At the start, . After the arrival, I changed my plans and extended my stay in this exceptional dive shop to two weeks. It turned out to be one of the best days in my life so far. From start to finish, all the staff...More

Thank Mickey G
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Gary F, Owner at Aqua Ventura Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks very much for your review. We were so happy to dive with you and enjoyed the different dive sites!! So happy you had a great time and changed your plans to stay with us!! Hope you get a chance to join us again!!

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Made the open water course with Gary. It was really great diving with him. He is so experienced and showed me so much. He is just a cool guy and talking with him about his former life was also very interesting. Hope to dive with...More

Thank Albert K
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Gary F, Manager at Aqua Ventura Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you so much Albert for your time writing a review. Your kind words is greatly appreciated. See you for your diving activity with Aqua Ventura Divers soon! Cheers!

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

nice owner... since group is small u get to customise the location with the dive master.. as the Harold is cater to basic dive and big snolker group.. not so professional for diving .. just a mass group...

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Gary F, Manager at Aqua Ventura Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you so much Dave for the time and kind words. Niel was happy to guide you. Hope you enjoy your diving with us, 'til next time.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I truly enjoyed the dives I had with Aqua Ventura Divers. Gary and his staffs- Sheila and Neil are all very accommodating. Even though I was traveling alone in the Philippines, I felt safe and had lots of fun with Aqua Ventura Divers. Very fortunate...More

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Gary F, Manager at Aqua Ventura Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Hi Emily, Thank you for your kind words and time writing a review in Aqua Ventura Divers. I will make it sure that my guest enjoyed their diving activities in the Philippines. It's not enough one day diving in Dauin and one day diving in...More

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