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Address: 140 Seberang Air Keruh, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
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Great, friendly and personal staff!

I would highly recommend DM Ali and Instructor Alvaro to anyone who wants to do a course or go for a fundive at Perhentian Island! Having worked at a dive company myself I know... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We did it! We tried Scuba Diving for the first time, what an awesome experience. Professional and friendly, they gave good instructions and taught us well. We will be back for the PADI cert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I would highly recommend DM Ali and Instructor Alvaro to anyone who wants to do a course or go for a fundive at Perhentian Island! Having worked at a dive company myself I know the importance of good staff, and I had extremely fun dives with Ali while my boyfriend were enjoying his OWD with Alvaro. We were at Perhentian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I've been diving with Universal Diver (UD) since 2011 and what keeps me coming back year after year is their amazing staff! Everyone, from Charlotte the superwoman (dive manager), instructors (I did my OW and AOW with them), divemasters and boat crew were super friendly, competent, professional and fun! :D Ali the DM is a true gem - he is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My friend and I did our Open Water Diver Course with Universal Diver, and we had a fantastic time. Our instructor, Steve was friendly, knowledgeable and made us feel confident in our abilities. They also took us to some really nice dive sites and we saw some incredible sea life. All of the staff at Universal Diver were friendly, and... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I came from Spain, my idea was about get the open water Padi. I went to ask there and I talked with Steve about the course and everything was easier with him! They are very professional all the time and I liked it!! I heard about some schools give you Padi very easy and I don't like it!! Because its... More 

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had 12 dives with Universal. These guys really do know their business. They made us feel really welcome. Our dive guide was mostly Ali who even managed to get me to over an hour on a 12 litre tank (my previous best was 47 mins on a 15 litre. Ali's patience knows no bounds ! They maintained a professional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are looking for an Open Water Diver Course, choose Universal Diver. Very friendly staff. Thank you Steve, Charlotte and Ali. You guys are great! We chose to do the e-learning PADI course first, so that we could start with the course in the water right from the beginning. Ali is a good photographer: if you are looking for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As we are new certified divers we picked this dive center via Tripadvisor as it is highly recommended. We dived with them several times during 5 days. As I was still a little insecure they put me first on some more shallow dives to give me more confidence and it worked! We dived mostly with Ali who is a calming... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We dived with these guys for a week. We all did over 12 dives in 5 days. The centre is managed by a little dynamo, Charlotte and her husband Steve. They work very hard and run it extremely well. The guides are great and the dive sites contained turtles, sharks and large quantities of bait balls. Sugar wreck is my... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just returned from Perhentian diving with Universal Divers. We are a group of 9 divers and we booked via email and paid a small deposit to secure our places. This was all very straight forward and we were made very welcome on arrival. I found Universal divers to be very competent, organised and friendly. They have one large boat and... More 

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