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“Great place to dive”
Review of El Dive

El Dive
Ranked #2 of 63 Tours in El Nido
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are a cosy and professional dive shop with PADI certificate instructors and brand new Mares equipments. We take time for our guests, want to create an unforgettable experience and would like you to enjoy the surroundings of El Nido, on surface and offshore, it's not only about the diving, it's about the heart of the sealife! Therefore our slogan is: take your time, go slow, definitely no rush!
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Had a couple of great dives with my girlfriend. I'm a CD/Dive shop manager and have been working in the dive industry for some time. Its great to see a operation of such high calibre.

3  Thank Brendan A
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Had such great moments with these dive shop. Extremely professionals, all dives very well planned, good lunch served on the boat, equipment very new and well mainteined.
Carla was our instructor and she was really nice.

Thank Rafaella P
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went through a few reviews on TripAdvisor looking to do my Open Water, and went with El Dive. So happy I did! The organisation, attentiveness and kindness of Yoshi and Tom made my time diving so much fun!!! Would highly recommend El Dive

1  Thank Michelle O
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Been shopping with a number of bigger 5* schools but we finally decided to let my 15-y-o daughter get her AOW with El Dive. We were really happy with our choice.
Despite it was a simple dive shop, El Dive will make you confident to enjoy a fun dive or a training. Large enough boat with air pump and a clean comfort room (not all dive shops in El Nido have). Equipment, gears are in well organized and care, yes of course. But also personnel are attentive and professional too. We were so pleasant with the dive instructor - Mr. Yoshi and his japanese hospitality and thoughtfulness and so was my daughter. During her last dives of training, she felt uncomfortable and went vomit. Me as a mom was quite worried and didn't know to help her. Then Mr. Yoshi kept calm and attentive, brought her a cup of warm water and explain her how to deal with such sickness on boat and underwater. Thanks for his instruction, my daughter completed her dives satisfactorily and will get her AOW soon after her next 16.
Other instructor and divemasters incl. Tom, Larry, JR. also made us feel reliable, friendly and safe. Lunch was good with many choices to different people.
We dove in plankton season, mild current but not good visibility. Only at the third dive site near the Helicoper island we've seen a lot of cabbage coral and school of jackfish. No turtles or sharks. That's a pity.

Thank Quynh Chi L
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

First of all, we are very riskaverse when it comes to diving - El Dive has exceeded our expectations. We have been on a boat with 7 other divers and two dive masters. Also two very experienced divers 3500 and 2500 dives joint this tour for their fun dives - which showes the reputation of this diving school. Don't let your self judge their knowledge based on the look of their dive shop which is not as fancy as the other big schools. But I can highly recommend this diving school.

1  Thank Marco S
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