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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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You get what you paid for

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Paris, France
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95 reviews 95 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I spent a total of four days diving with CDC. Found them to be helpful and fun. OVerall the diving in Davao is not the best of the Philippines, but the vis is good, the corals plentiful and the sealife is good although not as good as some other places in the country. The prices are very good and if... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Since our trip to Davao was during weekdays, we had a hard time finding a diving shop that could accommodate us considering that most only have intro diving schedules on weekends. Otherwise, we will shoulder the whole cost of the diving trip. I heard about great reviews of Carabao Dive Center and fortunately, they had a scheduled dive during our... More 

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Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Very good diving centre for a very good price. The crew are professional, attentive and personable. I did not have any of my equipment so I borrowed theirs, which suited me well. I would highy recommend this place to anyone no matter what your experience. The Davao area itself is full of dive sites and not full of tourists.

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