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Universal Diver

Address: 140 Seberang Air Keruh, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Adventure
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Frankfurt, Germany
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Essentially, these guys are safe and reasonably efficient, but not very flexible or friendly in their dealings. Decent diving, but not as memorable as the Gilis or Palawan. Communication over email was difficult from the beginning, with slow responses and ambiguous answers to my questions. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, they hadn't sorted an instructor for our Open Water course for... More 

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UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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George Town, Malaysia
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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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