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Universal Diver

140 Seberang Air Keruh, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We did our PADI OWC at universal divers and added another 3 dives after completion. The diving sights are varied including coral sites, rock sites and a couple of wrecks. The equipment and boats are all on in good standard. The staff at UD is really what makes this place truly excellent. All the dive masters have years of experience... More

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Searching for dive centers can be a hit or miss experience especially if you are not familiar with the location. But fret not, if you are ever visiting Pulau Perhentian, head over to Universal Diver at Perhentian Besar and you will be well taken care off. The Crew and dive masters are always cheerful and accommodating. They will definitely put... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and daughter have used Universal twice. They have always been very organised in the booking process, very professional service, great, fun staff, interesting dive spots. No hesitation in using them again.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very professional and friendly staff, amazing dive experience, every time again! They take care and time of you to enjoy the dive

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We did 7 fun dives in 3 days with Universal Divers and regret not doing more. It is a quality operation from the time you wander in off the beach, to paying your final bill and saying good bye. We did most of our fun dives around Perhentians with Stefan, who was a calming presence under the water and always... More

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Kempen, Germany
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Universal Diver, 9 Diving Days in May Having ~500 dives logged in many region of the world, diving here was a pleasure. Who is experienced in Thailand , will find quite similar conditions. Diving is from smaller speed boats, as well as their bigger boat which is suitable for multiple-tank dives. The divespots cover everything from shallow colorful places for... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The team at this little dive shop on Perhentian Besar (the big island) are awesome. We were a group of three open water divers of different levels of experience and always felt safe and confident in their hands and well maintained equipment. We did four dives here and the experience for each was consistent; assistance to make sure all our... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We did not made any prior reservations but was greeted warmly by the staff as soon as we walked in. After checking their schedule, they managed to slot us in for the afternoon fun dive the same day. Dm Alex insisted tht I do a refresher course first it has been 13 months since my last dive. I am glad... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I've never been in Perhentian Island before and looking for the good dive center for my short weekend trip. Many friends suggested to dive with Universal Diver like they are the only one dive operator in Perhentian. Finally i choosed them for my short trip with friends and never regret it. They are well managed, on time and have very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Wasn't into the idea of open water diving until my friends asked me to tag along. It was love at first sight along with the warm welcome from the friends from Universal Diver. They made my initial thought of diving was boring to having passion abt it. Thx guys for making me realise how fun open water diving can be!!

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