Had a recent trip with the La Vida crew over to San Andres and the whole trip was amazing from start to finish. Great gear, great prices, and I got to meet some pretty amazing people. James has a lot of diving experience and it shows. I would HIGHLY recommend this dive shop to anyone in the future. I will be a return customer. Thank you to all the crew and saludos!
I hadn't bee Scuba diving since I was 16 years old so I was nervous to start up again after so long.
I called into the shop intending to do a refresher before a trip away and ended up signing up for the Advanced open water course.
I was able to speak to the instructor at the shop and he explained clearly what my options were. I signed up to do my Advanced course and had a fantastic 2 days of diving. The visibility was terrible but Andy the instructor and dive center manager was able to make the dives great because of his ability to see things that would otherwise be totally hidden. Tiny little Nudibranches , a huge sea turtle hidden under coral and stingrays buried in the sand were some highlights.
My course and dives were professionally managed and everything was clearly explained.I...
Please if you are serious about becoming a scuba diver and want to know how to do it right and have fun don't waste you money with these clowns 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
amazing place, people are profesionnals and friendly. the dive center is clean and the equiptment is good quality.
We had the most amazing experience in my entire life. I was pumped up with adrenaline. It was my first time snorkelling and I can barely swim, but... it was amazing! My husband loved it too. Dos ojos was very beautiful. Thank you Chucho for the amazing adventure!
Excellent centre de plongée,, de très belles plongées (tortues, requins) avec un guide génial.
I have been diving for over 5 years. I was diving with John Russell while he was certifying a class. After reporting the following things, he is no longer certified with PADI (put in diver number 40957 at http://www.padi.com/scuba/prochek/Default.aspx):
1) Diving in a restricted area. There were plenty of signs that said the bacteria content was too high too swim. He disregarded my comments that it wasn't a place to go diving.
2) Poorly maintained equipment. My secondary was filled with sand and he would not give me a new one. When we got into the water, I found that my primary had a leak which allowed water to get into my mouth with every breath. I had to leave the group to change it out.
3) Did not meet certification requirements. The maximum depth that the class went was only 12 f...
Amazing dive spots and super staff! Everyone is just so friendly and know the local dive area! Highly recommended!
You will love the folks at Gigglin' Marlin Dive & Swim. They rock!
A group of friends and I have been recently on the Carlton Queen.
Impression: Although the boat was apparently renovated, there is still some work on it. Ok, boats in EGY do not have an easy live due to wind and seaconditions, but anyway (doors which could not be closed as the wood had been widened by water, shower not working, toilets not really working, cockroaches, bulleyes which were not properly sealed so that one mattrass was completely soaked...). Food is ok, but not special, and some of teh group had stomach problems and the Pharao's desease...Crew is very good and captain highly qualified and very keen on safety and security with lots of experience! Oxygen for medical issues on board and connected.
Nitrox NOT free, has to be requested and paid for.
Cabins ok with storage room ...
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