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The Kalkan Dive Centre

Address: Kalamar Beach PK 50, Kalkan 07960, Turkey
Phone Number: 90 532 553 2006
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Littlestone-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Our second visit to Kalkan, our first being in October 2012 where we spent 4 days diving with The Kalkan Cive Centre We corresponded with Altan who runs the dive centre before this holiday & he answered quickly & with all the information we requested. This time we had 5 days diving & although the fish life is a bit... More 

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My son and I booked the Open Water Course from the UK, Altan replied to all queries promptly and made us feel welcome. I expected some classroom stuff straight away but no, we were straight in to the sea to be shown how to dive. Altan was a patient but thorough teacher, we couldn't dive for 2 days due to... More 

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London, UK
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Booked a one-day dive with Kalkan Dive Centre to finish off a week's diving holiday. We dived with Natura Blue in Kas earlier in the week but as this centre was on the doorstep for us in Kalkan, we thought we'd give it a go. Booking the day seemed to be an inconvenience to the member of staff on duty... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Having never dived before (or since) it is a little hard to compare Kalkan Dive Centre to anything else however I am pretty sure there won't be many better out there. We took our PADI Open Water Course while on a two week holiday there this year. We were very lucky to have Mark Taylor as our instructor. Mark's patience... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Enjoyed my 8 dives with this Centre. Main advantages are: the small boat and hence smaller groups (some of the boats that go from Kalkan harbour and nearby Kas are huge) Nice interesting team of people with a family feel. Friendly and efficient A brilliant location for completing PADI courses with a nice sheltered little bay right in front of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

From the moment we contacted the centre from the UK, we knew we were in good hands. Our instructor for our PADI Open Water Diver Certification, Mark Taylor, was just brilliant: patient, excellent teaching skills, extensive knowledge, and a thoroughly lovely man. And the prices are far lower than anywhere in the UK. I know where we preferred to learn,... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It was fantastic to be able to book 2 boat dives whilst on holiday in Kalkan. Although the marine life isn't amazing, the dive sites were interesting and really good fun. All the instructors and staff were extremely helpful and incredibly professional. I would recommend anyone who is keen to get into the water this dive company who were extremely... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We visited on a family holiday in June 2014. Between us, we did over 30 dives, with my daughter completed her ADV course. The operation is well run, the gear is new and the diving runs to time, allowing diving in the morning, and family time in the afternoon. Mark the instructor was geat in building my daughter's confidence in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is an excellent dive centre with a mix of Turkish and English staff who were more than helpful. We had all our own equipment so didn't need to hire but the hire equipment looked of a good standard. We have dived in many places and to be perfectly honest Kalkan can not stand up to the other places we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife and I did a PADO open water - whilst the two boys did the advanced course. We all had great experiences. Altan runs the centre - and is calm, charming and professional. the centre is very well staffed so there are always helpers on hand to assist the less experienced folk such as myself. it is a PADI... More 

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