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The Kalkan Dive Centre

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Address: Kalamar Beach PK 50, Kalkan 07960, Turkey
Phone Number: 90 532 553 2006
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A great place for PADI diving

I visited Kalkan Dive Centre in Sept 2014 during a holiday in Turkey. After speaking to the team about safety, diving procedure and prices, I was clear that this was a perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I visited Kalkan Dive Centre in Sept 2014 during a holiday in Turkey. After speaking to the team about safety, diving procedure and prices, I was clear that this was a perfect place for me to take my PADI diving course. The onshore practice, safety briefings and tests were clearly explained and carried out with dedication. The dives from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I first dived with Kalkan Dive Centre last September. I enjoyed my whole visit so much (three dives that time, in fact), that I decided to dive with them when I returned to Kalkan last week. This family-run business is not only friendly and approachable about any diving issues. Even having dived before, I still wanted to be sure of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I recently enjoyed a 'try dive' with Kalkan Dive Centre and I wanted to share my positive experiences. As a novice to diving, I was relieved to see such high standards of safety and consideration of my needs. We sat down before the dive to discuss safety and address any questions I might have, which reassured me on any nerves... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As experienced divers, we were quite shocked at the lack of professionalism at this dive centre, although the people were friendly enough. The quality of our specific instructor/guide was a particular worry, highlighted when one of our group had a problem equalising, so couldn't complete his initial descent - it was another 15 minutes before our guide noticed he was... More 

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Littlestone-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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