My girlfriend (a certified diver) convinced me to give scuba diving a try on our trip to Turks and Caicos in December. I neurotically researched the various dive companies beforehand and chose this one because of (1) the excellent reviews, (2) Steph's professionalism and friendliness over the phone and (3) the fact that they would allow an uncertified diver to join the others on the boat dive (under Bill's close supervison). The only problem was that they were totally booked by the time I made my decision. Sensing my disappointment, Steph pulled a rabbit out of her hat and off we went diving with her and Bill. They are fun, friendly and very professional. Bill watched me like a hawk while under water for my first time. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I'm getting certified and current...
Last December, I brought my 11-year old to TCI for her OW certification.
Stephanie and Bill planned wonderful dives for us, which were great fun both for a more experienced diver like myself and the total novice like my daughter.
The boat rides fast and very smoothly. Squeaky clean, too. The equipment is superb; new, high end and well maintained. Even had DIN tanks for my regs (far from a given in most Caribbean destinations). Small groups only, destinations custom-tailored to the weather conditions and divers' profiles/experience. Bill and Steph are so friendly and easy-going you feel part of the family right away.
This is a full service club, with hotel pickup/dropoffs, cookies and snacks between the dives, mesh bags for storing your equipment, and fresh water shower on the boat. Ma...
Underwater World is awesome. Frank, Linda and their staff do a great job. I would go anywhere else.
Hello diving community!
I am an extremely unhappy customer and I decided to spend my time to notify divers so they can stay away from the negative experience that I got at the dive centre 'The Wave' in January 2015. My friend and I decided to take 2 PADI courses in that diving centre: Scuba Review and Open Water Diver.
The equipment in the diving centre The Wave is very old, regulators, masks and fins are the cheapest models and poor quality. Prime example (which seems to be a joke but it is sad because it is true) - customers can’t sit on bench that is located in their tiny yard in the middle because the bench may break - it is too old and shaky.
The instructor Svetlana was very rude to both of us. Instead of welcoming and engaging with you she acts in a very negative way. I was not...
I had heard good things about diving in Turks and so had high expectations. Stephanie and Bill did not disappoint. They were brilliant hosts, very friendly and fun but also very knowledgeable and professional at the same time which made the whole experience one of the best dive trips I have had. I've dived all over the world and can honestly say that you don't get better than this. I initially only went for one day and found the 3 dives on the day not quite enough so went back for another day. All 5 dive sites were different with new things to find on each dive which was not hard with the crystal clear waters and the abundance micro and macro to see. I loved every minute of the time under water extended by the availability of enriched air tanks. The food for lunch was made fresh on the ...
Turks is an amazing place to dive in the first place. To have experienced and enthusiastic guides who know the islands so well is such a treat.
Bill and Steph deliver great dives and ensure everyone is comfortable and confident before they jump in. Great for all levels of divers, can't wait to dive with them again!
On our 2 tank dive we saw lobster, turtles, sharks, dolphins, lion fish, eels, rays. You just can't beat the beauty of TCI.
I dove the Aeolus back in the early 90s. she had not been down that long. I am looking forward to going back to she how the old girl has aged.
I did my night dive certification here in Jan 14. with my son. It was cold around 9:30 pm at about 48 degrees, but the water is always 72....was a great cavern dive
I have been on quite a few dives in several parts of the world, and I can say that Aqua TCI's was one of the best ones I've gone diving with. They have a nice, fast boat, very good equipment and -this I specially liked- they give you a very good briefing before going in the ester. We had two 55-60' dives (many companies do a 50-60' first dive and then a 40' second dive) and everything was impeccable.
If I had to give some constructive criticism, I would just say that the snack between the 2 dives could be better. We mostly had donuts, and to drink, we had plain water and lemon water. Other operators I've gone diving with, give you sandwiches or wraps, fruit, and to drink, bottled water and sodas. Some times even fresh fruit juice. So that would be my only suggestion for improvement. Upg...
An amazing dive operation!!! Pablo, Enrique, Darwin and the crew have taken such good care of us that we continue to come back year after year. They only take small groups and they are very safety conscious but help you to maximize the air in your tank. I've never met a more hospitable group of dive operators. Be assured that you will be forever friends with these guys! Can't say enough great things about them and the diving!
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