After searching a little bit about the freediving options on Koh Tao, we decided to go to Alvaro Diving, because it seemed smaller and more friendly. We did not regret. Bat was amazing, an "old school" freediver who thaught us the level 1 ssi course. It was an amazing experience!!!
What a great diving operation!
I normally do not give 5/5 but I will do it this time!
Bill & Steph do know very, very well how to organize a dive operation given the fact they have worked as dive instructors for so many years. I am surely glad they decided to open up their own operation.
Great, fast, new Boat, excellent dives, safety all the time in mind and simply just great fun.
Furthermore, they know you are on holidays and they go above and beyond to make your time with them comfy one. Even if you want to help, they are the ones who do take full care of loading and unloading the equipment, feeding you in between dives, setting your equipment up, they really make it very, very easy for you as a diver!
Again, I normally don't give 5/5 in general in tripadvisor, but I have to give...
Perfect Staff, Perfect location, I fell really happy to find this dive center
Finally a shop with great variety of diving equipment and nice atmosphere, the owners are very competent and friendly and speak several languages. Great to know: they offer guided dive trips for individuals and groups.
Been going here for 20 years. The best diving on Efate is accessed from here - Hat Island and behind Miso are favourites. Schools of eagle rays, blacktip sharks, caves full of crayfish & the occasional hammerhead. There are some hotwater vents behing Miso too. The housereef right off the beach is nice too.
We were randomly walking along the beach in Chalok Bay, and found Alvaro Diving. People were super nice, very friendly and the environment was very familiar. We decided to take our Open Water Course and we didn't regret! Super personalized service, amazing boat, amazing instructors, always safe and fun.
I had the best diving experience with Aqua TCI. the team of Bill and Steph have the knowledge of the area dive spots, are safety minded, brand new gear and a great dive boat. Not a lot of divers per boat so the comfort level is awesome! I will be back again to enjoy their humor and wit! What a great operation!
Just finished a Dive Safari with AquaMarine - faultless!
From initial contact by e-mail until they dropped us at a recommended hotel in Ubud, they were brilliant!
Divemasters know what they are doing and are very professional but not over serious.
Transport always on time and spotlessly clean.
Suggested dive sites were spot on and they found everything we wanted to photograph including Doto and Mola-Mola.
It is a very good time for Manta too now.
Loved the boats and lunchs (good choices).
Want to come back with our club in october next year.
I have nothing but praise to say about Dive Academy Santa Pola, Gary and Wayne the owners have an infectious enthusiasm for everything that they do, they have taken me from strength to strength in my diving experience. All dive sites I went to logistically were planned perfectly, my hired equipment was in great condition and all other staff dive masters, instructors alike were approachable, knowledgeable and fun to be with! I will be a returning customer for a very long time.
Some of the best diving I have ever done! I would highly recommended this island to anyone. Excellent for beginners or experts (myself). Loved every dive!
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