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Address: D1 F. Hermanos Bldg. Sta. Ana Wharf, Monteverde St., Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines
Phone Number: 6382 300-1092
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Talikud Island Island Hopping... Terrrrrificccc!!!

Had a super fun and amazing time with my family. Activities of snorkeling, scuba diving, cliff diving, and even sun bathing on board, clear and very clean water and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Pahiyom
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Seattle
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We rented a private boat which included two dives. The boat was huge and I have no qualms with it. But the divemaster violated every protocol you can think of. There were two divers and the "divemaster" only had gear for one person so he decided to give his equipment to the second diver. He used a belt (see pic!)... More 

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medford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

These guys sold me a bad regulator. It leaked. The lever that pushes the diaphragm had been tweeked.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had a super fun and amazing time with my family. Activities of snorkeling, scuba diving, cliff diving, and even sun bathing on board, clear and very clean water and beaches--WOWwwwww--- highly recommending this to everyone. For Php 8,000.00 for 40 pax. The outing became convenient because boat is equipped with life vest/jacket, kitchen/pantry and for BBQ and grill, toilet, cooler,... More 

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Paris, France
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97 reviews 97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is neither a bad or good dive center, it really depends what are you looking for and your diving level. Definitely the owner is rude and unfriendly but the staffs are generally very nice and accommodating and helpful. However be aware that the divemasters are not all real divemasters and if they are they are not renewed or entitled... More 

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is my second time diving with this company (currently on my honeymoon). They had some of the same Diver Masters from 2 1/2 years ago! Everyone was friendly, helpful, and attentive to what we needed while underwater. We even had our dive master help us out with an underwater tank exchange when my husband ran low on air quickly... More 

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medford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

DO NOT USE THESE CREEPS!!! The owner is an obnoxious little freak. He and his group are abusive to tourists and will put his hands on white women, your GF, WIFE!! He thinks he's cool. He's a 5'4" jacknob. Use the Korean shop. Great food is supplied (nothing is supplied by Carabow) and they are pros. These guys are bottomfeeders!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Did fun diving with my sister and cousin last year. The equipments are reasonable to their affordable rates (800/pax + 300/second dive). Our dive master is very accomodating and doing his best for us to have wonderful experience. Each dive is around 30min (pressurized air) + all equipments included. Im planning to take open water padi and plan to have... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I had one spare week in Davao so I went into this shop with the intention of joining as many dives as possible. They told me that they only do two dives per complete day (!). When I asked why, they told me they mixed all kinds of people on the boats - divers, snorkellers, island hoppers, etc. It was... More 

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medford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Dove several dives but will never go again. One of the owners thought it necessary to stab people with a stainless rod that he carries like a freaking madman. I took the gentleman's way out when he stabbed me several times from behind while diving, taking another boat home. But upon collecting my gear he decided to jeer and mock... More 

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Seoul
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9 reviews 9 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Our dive in Davao was ok, just ordinary. Not much new things to see. Maybe they need to protect some area so coral and fish can live and no fishing. Not so good visibility also, just normal. The dive staff very friendly, and always smiling but hard work for them. They never ask for tip, that is good. I hate... More 

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