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Address: Av. Getulio Vargas, 651 | Na Rua Do Hospital/Em Frente a Padaria Do Ponto, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28930-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(21)997143551
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The Best Diving Course Ever!!!

I found By Fish through the TripAdvisor website. I picked up the contacts, I sent an email which was promptly answered and then got the Marcia's call. The service from the e-mail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I found By Fish through the TripAdvisor website. I picked up the contacts, I sent an email which was promptly answered and then got the Marcia's call. The service from the e-mail to the farewell on the last day of the course was excellent, I recommend By Fish strongly. Silvio is a good person, patient with everyone and passes a... More 

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SilvioBF, Gerente geral at By Fish Mergulho-Dive Center, responded to this review
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Grande Marcelo!! Você será um excelente mergulhador! Nunca esqueça de praticar os ensinamentos que foram transmitidos no curso.... O curso... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

We did Park Open Water Diver course with Byfish and really enjoyed our experience. I was a little bit afraid before hand, but with byfish everything went very well and I was really able to enjoy the experience. We had one afternoon theory classes and two days of dives (two dives each day). Course director spoke mainly Portuguese but we... More 

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SilvioBF, Gerente geral at By Fish Mergulho-Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Hanna and Ilkka, It was a great pleasure to receive you and teaches them to dive. The attitude and joy of you, but the willingness to learn are essential. I feel sad because they live far away, we will take you to review. But we hope that the next visit to Brazil you return to dive in Arraial with... More 

Fort St. John, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We spent 6 days in Rio de Janeiro and my husband wanted to go diving. After some research we determined that Arrival do Cabo was the place to go. We emailed Marcia and made all the arrangements beforehand and then met them at the pier. Had a great day on the boat - husband got in two dives with the... More 

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SilvioBF, Gerente geral at By Fish Mergulho-Dive Center, responded to this review

Jazz, Glad to read your review! This day was special and a lot of fun, a lot of fun with the dips and the travel stories, cultures and really made new friends. We hope you and your husband back to Brazil ... and please! Do not forget to come dive with us! See You Next Dive! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Well organised dive company and very pleasant to deal with. Equipment was in decent condition and functioned well. Friendly instructors and plenty of food and drink available on the spacious and comfortable dive boat. Would definitely recommend!

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SilvioBF, Gerente geral at By Fish Mergulho-Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you Nelson! We love to receive you in our dive operation. It is a great pleasure to read your recommendation ... We hope you back our dear By Fish! Congratulations! See you next dive! More 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We just finished another weekend diving with our friends at ByFish in the wonderful (but not very warm) waters of Arraial do Cabo. If you looking for scuba dive training and certification or just a good diving experience in this region the staff at ByFish will provide a wonderful experience. Professionalism, safety and kindness - the perfect combination for the... More 

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Olá Roberto! "Profissionalismo, segurança e simpatia".... Três palavras que adoramos ouvir de vocês! Muito obrigado pelo retorno com seu depoimento,... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent a week in Rio and decided to take a day trip to Arraial do Cabo which is a 2 hour bus ride away. Marcia was responsive and did a great job organizing our dive excursion with our instructors. Our instructors were knowledgeable, kind and spoke English very well. I would recommend By Fish if you're in the Rio... More 

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SilvioBF, Gerente geral at By Fish Mergulho-Dive Center, responded to this review

We were very happy to welcome divers from other countries in Brazil. The comments you send by Trip Advisor about our services are very important for all travelers who want to experience our services, as well as strengthen our intentions to improve more and more to meet all of you. Thanks for your visit! We appreciate the friendliness and sincerity... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Me and my boyfriend recently took a trip to Rio from where we live in London. Arraial de Cabo was 2 hours or so away from Rio by car so we chose to do 4 days of diving as part of our holiday. We picked By Fish as Marcia was so great at getting back to us on email and... More 

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SilvioBF, Gerente at By Fish Mergulho-Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Emma and Ian, We are very happy that you enjoyed the dives with our staff By Fish in Arraial do Cabo. It is very gratifying to know that you were fascinated with the dives and were satisfied with our work! Hope to see you back for the wedding sub! We will gladly marry you in the capital of the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We booked in avance to do a dive with this company via email. We received an email from the telling us the dive was confirmed, and they would send paypal data. The paypal mail didn't come, so we left on holiday. When we arrived in arraial do cano, we checked our mail and found another mail from them, asking for... More 

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SilvioBF, Proprietário at By Fish Mergulho-Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear, As e-mails sent, we work with booking system and prepayments. Unfortunately we have not received confirmation of your payment through our Paypal link. Some requests have been sent to your e-mail and we do not receive return. In relation to attempts to contact us by phone, we have faced severe problems with the mobile operators in our region. We... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Good diving equipment, friendly and helpful crew, and one of the best dive spots in southeastern Brazil!

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SilvioBF, Proprietário at By Fish Mergulho-Dive Center, responded to this review

How wonderful your comment! It was very nice to receive you in our Dive Center ... We hope you sometimes! Thank you! More 

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