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.
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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 ...
As a family with two son aged 18 and 15, my wife and I vacation an average of twice a year including all over the Caribbean, Mexico, Fiji and Australia. Of the countless excursions we have booked over the past two decades AQUS TCI gets an A++ together with WAVELENGTH out of Port Douglas Australia, arguably the world’s best snorkeling operator.
My two sons received their diving certification this Summer after hundreds of hours of snorkeling and I was extremely careful in my selection of a dive operator. Immediately from our first emails I determined Aqua TCI was first rate. Unlike other operators who did not reply to my inquiries, Stephanie not only returned my emails in a timely manner she also called my home in Canada. Needless to say, she was professional, informative, and accommo...
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!
I was warned I might have to argue about how much weight I want (I'm a bouy) and about using my ankle weights. Not one word was argued, Steph cam e to our room the night before and fit us so we didn't have to do this on the boat. The gear was ready, they picked us up and we had a great time. They did everything in their power to make sure we have the best dive experiences we could.
They also had some of the most top of the line rental equipment I've ever used. If every dive operation was like theirs I would never even consider buying gear.
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