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Address: 24 Pioneer Road, Bugibba, Island of Malta SPB 2808, Malta
Phone Number: 00356 77779558
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The friendliest dive centre in Malta. Beginners welcome. Guided diving...

The friendliest dive centre in Malta. Beginners welcome. Guided diving in small groups. PADI 5 Star IDC Centre with award winning in-house Course Director: Martin Stanhope. Training from Open water to Instructor. PADI Authorised TecRec Centre with training from Tec 40 to Trimix instructor. We can teach in English, Dutch, French, German and Hungarian.

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Professional, knowledgeable and a great laugh!

I went out to Malta in April 2015 to train as a Divemaster and intern at Buddies and from the first day it was a fantastic experience. The team at Buddies are professional when it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mike J
Worcester, United Kingdom
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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went out to Malta in April 2015 to train as a Divemaster and intern at Buddies and from the first day it was a fantastic experience. The team at Buddies are professional when it comes to all things diving and also a really good laugh. I couldn't have asked for a better group to teach me how to dive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Currently a 4 day trip to Malta and dropped into Buddies on a whim. Best decision ever. Having never dived before I was lucky enough to have the absolute BEST dive teacher ever, Elka. Sadly she is heading home for a few months so I would strongly advise if you're thinking of coming to Malta in 2016, and going to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time diving with Buddies can't wait to go back!! Great staff looked after me very well catered for just one.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I unfortunately couldn't dive during my time in Malta, I used some time - while a friend was going out with Buddies for three days of diving - to do a "dry" enriched air certification. The team (special mention to Chris and Martin) was fantastic. They are such a great bunch of people and while they are 100% professional... More 

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Deurne, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last week we have visited Bugibba and did 7 dives with Buddies. In four days we dove at Cirkewwa and Ghar Lapsi, both are lovely sites. Lots to see under water and nice watertemperature (23 degrees). Buddies have a lovely crew. We had the pleasure to dive with Tom, Elka and George. All three of them are helpful, have an... More 

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Deurne, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the huge amount of diving schools on Malta, the biggest problem you have while going there the first time is figuring out which on to choose. Buddies Dive Cove is not the prettiest diving school I have ever seen, and Bugibba for sure is one of the more ugly parts of Malta. But then again: it is what is... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cannot rate these guys (n gals-Elka) enough, very well run and friendly outfit, good fun/banter and safety conscious, the perfect combination really. I managed to get 14 dives over 6 days (including 2 night dives). Lots of variety although like one of the staff (George) I would consider myself a wreck freak!. I dived with all of the staff, George,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dived with Buddies over 6 days. I initially was going to dive 5 days, but as I had an evening flight, I dived the day before flying, as I enjoyed diving with Buddies so much. I was fortunate to dive with 4 of Martin's professional and friendly instructors, Elka, Gorgeous George, Chris and Tom. Martin and his team take... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Wonderful first ever experience on diving! And I don't regret for a single moment to have chosen the "Buddies Dive Cove" to get my scuba diver's certification with. Both Tom Carleer and Elka Borucka are excellent instructors, and Martin Stanhope runs the company beautifully - it's all very professional, safe and fun! What a super weekend this was & I... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I've spent few days diving with Buddies and that was really great! The staff is cool and professional. A special thanks to Tom, my instructor to complete the Open Water. I will come back to malta, for sure, and there is no reason to go elsewhere than Buddies to dive with.

Thank Aurélien T

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