Planet Scuba recently certified my 13 year old son to be an open water diver. Like most parents I was a bit nervous about the idea of him diving. Upon meeting Manuel, Marcos and the team at Planet Scuba I was convinced that they were extremely knowledgeable, all the gear was brand new and they made sure to give me updates on how he was doing throughout the experience. This helped me tremendously.
My son on the other hand would come back everyday with a huge smile, super excited, and loving every minute of diving and practice, telling me how he loved the cenote they took him to, how cool it was and everything he had to do.He even studied all the test material with enthusiasm and passed with a high mark!
I would recommend the shop to anyone!
This dive center is owned and operated by a pervert who gropes ladies, leaves 14 year old open water student stranded floating at the surface for 45 min During dive 1 because he had equalization problems and generally breaks every standard in the book. It's amazing that they haven't killed people yet. This is an objective review as it was my son who was left stranded and he has admitted on video of inappropriate actions with a lady while underwater.
I recently visited the island for 4 days of diving. I booked with Bill and Stephanie who run and own the boat. I can't say enough positive things about the way they run the operation. They genuinely care about ensuring their guests have the best experience, while ensuring the safety and comfort of all divers. They are also patient and great teachers too. Bill and Stephanie also treat everyone as friends and I enjoyed the conversations and hanging out with them. If you want the best dive experience, book with them!!
I was on the Odyssey for a 7 day liveaboard in October 2013. Great trip, awesome boat, fantastic crew, amazing food and unbelievable wreck diving.
I completed my nitrox cert while on the Odyssey, and met some great people.
What a great time diving with Bill and Steph from Aqua TCI. We did 4 days of diving with one of the days being a three tank Safari. They are very knowledgeable and patient, constantly pointing out interesting things to see. We went diving with my two teenaged daughters, who are on their way to getting their junior advanced open water. Bill and Steph constantly gave them encouragement and pointers to improve their diving.
After the first dive of the day, we always had fruit, crisps ( chips for us Americans), and excellent banana bread that Steph made.
What is nice is that there are never more than 8 to 9 people on the boat. Everything is always personalized and the boat is back to the dock around 1:30, allowing the afternoon to be enjoyed, which is not always the case with most of the...
Absolutely fantastic folks who are hard working, professional and provide a VERY enjoyable dive experience!! They know their stuff and have gone diving all around the world. They will assist you in any way they can, whether you are a beginner to diving or this is your 100th dive. I strongly recommend them to you as you consider diving in the Turks & Caicos Islands!
May 18, 2015: If you prefer small group diving check out Aqua TCI in Provo. Bill and Stef run a first class operation with safety first. I have been diving many years and would rank my dives with Aqua TCI near the top of the list. Great boat, great equipment (I did not travel with my gear this trip). Fees are reasonable for the quality of service.
I also had the opportunity to observe their skills at instructing new divers. They are great teachers and do not skip over lessons but require and expect students to be
prepared and do the work. I would not hesitate to take newbies to them for Resort course or certification courses.
I will definitely dive with Aqua TCI ON MY NEXT TRIP TO Turks and Caicos
I completed several courses while doing a divemaster internship at Ko Lipe Diving in 2014/2015.
The shop is well set up, the boats were great and all of the instructors I met while there were professional and experienced. Ko Lipe Diving was operating 2 boats and a long tail, they have classrooms and all of the equipment needed to have a fantastic diving holiday.
Superb all around diving experience! Great dive sites, very attentive to our needs, well-maintained equipment, small number of divers. We had a last minute request for our daughter to complete her PADI Advanced certification while diving with Aqua TCI and Stephanie graciously accommodated us. Her instruction was very hands-on and thorough. My husband and I have been diving around the world since the late 70s/early 80s and our diving with Aqua TCI was among the best - highly recommended!
Good, reliable and safe material (bottles, boats, octopus, stabs)
Base is nice, clean, secured and easy to access.
Instructoors are qualified, serious, and friendly.
Dive sites are interresting and choosen in function of the wheather.
Prices are OK
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