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Free Willy Diving

Station 1, White Beach, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
+63 36 288 5337
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Ranked #7 of 57 Activities in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

After I had a bad experience during my open water beginner course. I did not attempt to dive anymore because I just don't like it but as my travel buddy wants to dive, I grit my teeth and follow her. When the dive master realised that I had not dive since 2010 after I graduated from my course, he immediately... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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63 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I am an instructor of 24 years, so I can be a bit picky, but I enjoyed our divemaster and the "shop" staff was quite attentive and polite. Willy has a clear passion for diving and the environment, which is good. Diving itself was pretty unremarkable but it was good value.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I stayed in Boracay for 3D2N, to experience scuba diving was one of my bucket list. On my second day in Boracay I visited and inquired to different diving schools there and only the Free Willy Diving treats you like a home, seriously. The woman on the reception (sorry i forgot her name), caters me well and answers all my... More 

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Willy B, Manager at Free Willy Diving, responded to this review

Hello Jeff, First and for most,,, a greetings from FWD Family and Thank you so much Jeff for that excellent review and the whole management are extending our deepest thanks. Our Clients/Divers are our treasures this is the reason why we need to give them all our best and dedications to our duties. And our major goal is the SAFETY... More 

London, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was my 2nd time diving with Free Willy and it exceeded my existing expectations. From the minute you arrive Willy and his team make you feel like part of the family. It doesn't matter what your level of experience is, Willy and his team will accommodate and ensure you have a great diving experience. The dive shop is Nitrox... More 

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Willy B, Manager at Free Willy Diving, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that Excellent review and greetings from the FWD Family. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Willy and his diving team went above and beyond to make my open water diving experience as amazing as it could be. I completed my open waters without having ever scuba dived before and thanks to Buddha Ben, Tino, Willy, John-john and the rest of his team, I am a lot more comfortable and knowledgable in the water. They are... More 

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Willy B, Owner at Free Willy Diving, responded to this review

Thank you Jessica for the wonderful review . The team are overwhelmed to hear that. We can't wait to see you all again for your next visit to Boracay.. More 

Shanghai, China
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

All 5 of us dove with Free Willy Diving during our stay on Boracay. Two of the kids (ages 15 and 14) got thier Open Water Dive Certification and on of those also go the Advance Open Water Certification. Willy has smaller boats so you are in small dive groups with lots of supervision. The price af 1600 peso for... More 

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boracay5337, Owner at Free Willy Diving, responded to this review

Thanks much Mr. Admire. We're glad to hear that you and your family had a great time and enjoyed the dives even though the weather was not that pleasant...Kind Regards to the whole family and Free willy Team can't wait to see you all again soon.. More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The owner (Willy) is a great guy. We picked this place because it was the top rated dive shop on trip advisor and it paid out. After our first dive to Camia (the ship wreck) Willy greeted us at the shop and showed us video of some of the other dive sites around the island to help us pick out... More 

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boracay5337, Owner at Free Willy Diving, responded to this review

Thank you for the great message. .The whole team are looking forward to dive with you again n the near future,,... More 

Shanghai
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Had an amazing experience at Free Willy's. Started out doing discover scuba, and by the end of my vacation ended up getting Open Water Certified as well as Advanced Open Water! Everyone was so helpful. Paweł was a great instructor and made me feel comfortable 100%. The other dive masters Jon Jon and Andrew were so helpful and friendly. Despite... More 

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boracay5337, Owner at Free Willy Diving, responded to this review

Thank you Taylor for the overwhelming message...The team are doing the best service they can and hopefully will continue for many more years... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

To be honest, there are tonnes of diving shops on the White beach, but no where is better than Free Diving. Really friendly, informative and nice people, esp Elvira, Willy, Jon Jon and Willy's son. They took really good care of me and the equipments are all in good order and shape. People from Free Willy are sweet and nice,... More 

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boracay5337, Owner at Free Willy Diving, responded to this review

Free Willy diving team are glad to hear that you had a great time with us...Many Thanks and we all looking forward to seeing you and dive with you again in the near future... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Recently had the joy of completing an advanced open water course with Pawell. Could not have asked for a better instructor. Made us feel super comfortable and showed us some of the best underwater attractions we have seen so far in our short time being divers. Great boats with friendly helpful stuff. If you get chance, try the shipwreck, definitely... More 

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boracay5337, Owner at Free Willy Diving, responded to this review

Thank you Paris and Liam ..Free Willy diving team are looking forward to see you again both underwater and on the surface with a big smile .... More 

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