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Kontiki Divers

Maribago Beach, Philippines
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Ranked #7 of 26 Activities in Mactan Island
Type: Reefs
Description: Scuba Diving in Cebu, PADI Courses, Recreational & Technical Diving
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Visited Kontiki Divers in August last year to get our PADI Open Water certification and loved every minute of it! I was a little concerned about a few things due to a previous bad experience but all my concerns were put to rest with the quality of instruction from Arnel, who is a fantastic teacher. The house reef had some... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have decided to book our Open Water course with them and it was just PERFECT. Judith took care of us very well from the beginning and she always replied our e-mails within 24H and managed everything very well. Also, Arnell is an excellent instructor and he made us feel so comfortable and secure during the course. Their facilities look... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I went without a lot of expectations - and that was good. Kontiki is a "bare bones" kind of place, but I found the people wonderful and immensely helpful. It's nothing to look at, but the instruction was perfect (ask for Arnell) and Judith was great in helping me with the details of the course and travel arrangements, etc.

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Worcester, MA
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I really enjoyed diving with Kontiki. Judith was very responsive to all of my requests - booking with them was a breeze. The dive masters were exceptionally helpful (especially Oli). The only mishap was a camera rental not being available on one of my dives but they made it up to me so I was satisfied. I tried the day... More

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None, Italy
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I recently dived with Kontiki Divers on Mactan and found them to be a professional and friendly crew who are very accommodating when it comes to meeting diver needs. I was staying at the Shangri-la Mactan and was put off Scotty's due to the exorbitant cost, but friends had dived with Kontiki before and recommended I give them a try.... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

I was recently in the Philippines and decided to do my AOW Padi course. I chose Cebu because of its close proximity to Manila where I was staying for the beginning of my holiday. I chose Kontiki due to the positive reviews (that outnumber the negative) on Trip Advisor. Due to the short length of my stay in Cebu, Kontiki... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

I spent a bit more than one month doing my divemaster with Greg at Kontiki's In some of the previous reviews I see that people complained about the equipment, the shop and lodging. I'd like to ad my grain of sand on these topics. I've seen the staff maintain the equipment for a month and they are without reproach. Is... More

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Manila, Philippines
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Dive with Kontiki a few months back. Nothing special. Mismatch equipment, maintenance seemed just average but the crew usually makes up for all of these drawbacks. For the beginner divers, do not get your expectations high as being a PADI 5 stars establishment is not a sign of 5 stars services and equipment. It just mean you ticked a few... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Kontiki divers is listed as a 5 Star PADI dive shop, but if falls short of the standards of a 5 star dive shop. Though the staff was very welcoming as the Philippinos are known to be, there were many problems. The equipment was not properly maintained and salt deposits were clearly visible. We were not asked to show our... More

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KontikiDivers, Manager at Kontiki Divers, responded to this review

Dear Zulumbi, Thank you very much for your honest review of Kontiki Divers. This was really not the best moment in our history. Right after all the incidents we conducted a staff meeting during which we have discussed all the things that went wrong on that day. We have already implemented new procedures to avoid such incidents including the slippery... More

Shanghai, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I participated the AOW course provided by Kontiki diving shop. Things (transportation, communication,lessons. etc) are all well arranged in a professional way. Thanks for all the efforts made by the whole team.

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