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Dive Centre Bondi

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A great dive shop for beginners and experienced divers alike

DCB is my favourite dive shop in the Sydney with warm and friendly staff who possess a wealth of... read more

Reviewed today
Gregory H
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I did my padi open water certificate with them my instructor was excellent better then many of the... read more

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“bare island”(3 reviews)
“weedy sea”(2 reviews)
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198 Bondi Rd, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia
+61 2 9369 3855
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Reviewed today via mobile

DCB is my favourite dive shop in the Sydney with warm and friendly staff who possess a wealth of knowledge. Last weekend I was in the shop to get set up for a shore dive in Clovelly. As always the service was friendly and the...More

Thank Gregory H
Reviewed today via mobile

I did my padi open water certificate with them my instructor was excellent better then many of the teachers I had at school. He made our goals very clear and pointed us in the right direction and helped us achieve what we needed to achieve.

Thank S B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Worst scuba diving experience ever! Went on a boat dive, first dive we go down and visibility is 1-2 meters (cannot see anything). 2 min and we loose my friend (I didn’t realise we lost him), we could not see anything anyway so I propose...More

Thank Andrea_Latour
Duncan P, Owner at Dive Centre Bondi, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Andrea Thank you for your feedback. Believe it or not, we value all reviews from 1 star to 5 stars and comments always deserve a response so let me offer the following... Unfortunately we cannot predict the visibility in Sydney - sometimes it's very...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really positive experience getting my Open Water Diving qualification - I had Laurent Dahan and Jadranka Nappi as instructors and they were great; patient, clear, and most importantly I felt really safe for the whole course.

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent course provided by the team at Dive Centre Bondi. My instructor (Laurent) and staff were super helpful, informative, and supportive throughout the program. Very professional with high levels of attention to students and picking up on learning levels. A great experience all round. I...More

1  Thank NickHSyd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did my open water dive training through dive centre bondi and from start to finish everything was brilliant, fun and proffesional. From initally dealing with duncan when I went in to book he was very helpful and accomodating to my unpredictable work schedule to...More

1  Thank Diarmuid E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dive with Laurent at Bare Island. We were only in Sydney for a short visit and wanted to prioritise getting in the water - so glad we did. Saw some epic sea life and the guys at Bondi Dive Centre were lovely....More

1  Thank Sophia C
Reviewed 11 April 2018

All the other people who have left reviews are spot on!!!!. Our dealings with the store from Duncan and the rest of the crew have been nothing short of amazing. Friendly, knowledgeable, non-judgemental and just nice people. Laurent was our instructor/lead for the two shore...More

1  Thank sgaitchison
Reviewed 28 March 2018

I recently visited Sydney and did a days shore diving at Bear Island with Laurent. It was a really great day and we even spotted a Weedy Sea Dragon carrying eggs, which was an incredible spot! The staff were super friendly and the diving was...More

1  Thank Anna N
Reviewed 15 March 2018

I recently did a PADI Nitrox Course with double boat dive. The communication before was very satisfactory and paying for the course was seamless. I received the PADI e-learning information very swiftly once registered. On the day I was introduced to Laurent, who immediately came...More

1  Thank Veedurb
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