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Avadon Divers

Placencia, Belize
011 (501) 503-3377
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Ranked #4 of 34 activities in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Scuba diving, dive training, snorkeling, Mayan ruins and rainforest adventure tours. Dive training for kids age 8 and older. Snorkeling for younger... more » Owner description: Scuba diving, dive training, snorkeling, Mayan ruins and rainforest adventure tours. Dive training for kids age 8 and older. Snorkeling for younger children. « less
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I wanted to write this review even though it's been more than a year since I went on the diving trip with Avadon Divers, which is run by Anne Marie. I am going to talk about the company rather than the actual diving locations and what we saw because I just came back from Hawaii where I had a handful... More

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Chelmsford, UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is to advise that we had booked dives with Avadon for June 2014 but received information early in 2014 that sadly Avadon had decided to close, due to the downturn in bookings in the area. I was given a full refund of my deposit and Avadon behaved impeccably in dealing with this. It is a real pity as we... More

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Bay Area
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Got an email back saying they are not doing snorkel/dive trips at this time. They've rented their boat out as private charter. Really frustrating because they're website still shows them as taking reservations and they even list 2014 whale shark dates. Who knows what this says about their future business operations. Don't waste your time.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a late review. We took our snorkeling trip in August of 2013 and we had just 1 other snorkeler with us and a group of divers. It was a total of 3 drops that were each fantastic. I ended up seeing a variety of fish and even saw a turtle. I did rent the camera for $35 which... More

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My 14 year old daughter and I got our open water portion of our certification done with Avadon. James was our instructor. He is excellent. We felt completely comfortable with him. He is patient and has the ability to just make you relax and enjoy yourselves throughout the whole process. The rest of the crew is also excellent. They made... More

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Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Avadon came recommended by Lucky from Captain Jak's. We had been considering using another company that was a little cheaper, but comparing the quality of the gear and the fact that Avadon had a bigger, covered boat with more horsepower, we decided to choose Avadon. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. We had a tasty lunch on board. There was... More

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Kansas City, USA
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4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We spent a full day snorkeling with Avadon. Apart from the quirky underwater camera I rented for $40 that took few good pictures9no biggie, I didn't expect much) we had a splendid time! They took care of everything, from equipment, to food on board the boat during the day, to good instructions and extremely personal guides. We had a superb... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Signed up for the Discover Scuba course as a way to experience scuba without the commitment of the full blown certification course. Following our "Discover" adventure and the great experience both in and out of the water, we immediately signed up for the Open Water certification course. Our instructors (Warren & James) were not only professional and thorough, but were... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Avadon Divers provided a superb on all accounts yesterday to Glovers Atoll for diving and snorkeling! The super early departure by dive boat was so accommodating with a buffet breakfast, plenty of hot coffee and sea views to last a lifetime. Our guide, Yanek, was so friendly and made our group feel welcome and catered to. I particularly wanted to... More

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Seal Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My scuba day was the one of the best days of my life! Just two days before scuba, I was literally in tears walking in the shallow area of the sea. I was terrified of the tiny fish in the water that I coud not see, but knew were there. I didn't want to be THAT girl, so when my... More

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