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“fantastic week on Con Dao, Thanks to all the Larry's team” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dive! Dive! Dive!

Dive! Dive! Dive!
Nguyen Hue Street, Soc Trang Province, Vietnam
0084643830701
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Con Son
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: Dive! Dive! Dive! provides you with all tourist information, dive and snorkel trips, what to do and see on the island, advise on booking your hotel or flight, assist you with motorbike rental. We are among the very few native English speakers in town, but questions in Dutch, German and French are also welcome!Feel free to drop in for any information on the island or email us!
Montreal, Canada
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“fantastic week on Con Dao, Thanks to all the Larry's team”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I had great time in Con Dao, thanks to Larry from Dive Dive Dive Con Dao. I do two good dives with them and everything was great, well prepared, equipment at his best, and the boat… you have to see it… really really great. All the staff there is friendly, helpful, very professional, always smiling and so nice…
Larry and his wife give me a great welcome on the island (in fact Larry even meet me at the HCMC airport but this is another story… ). They found me a great place to stay for the week and they were more than helpful for everything: renting bicycle or scooter, eating, walking around… anyway, they can help for everything on the island! And they love to do it !
But everything is already written by all other people who meet Larry and his team. Only one thing is not often mentioned and this is something really important for me. He works with the local peoples, not like those big hotels using only their own services… That is the most important part of what make me feel good when using the services he provide me… Going or returning to airport, rental, eating, lodging… Everything that he does is always helping you using services from local. Only diving is his own business, but even there he works with full of local great peoples. Larry is a great guy !
I had not enough time to do all that I had to do, but I will return soon for sure!
What to say more: perfect, yes this is possible… I cannot thanks enough Larry and all the team !!!

Visited October 2012
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Fantastic dives, highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

As two inexperienced divers, we were a bit nervous about diving. Larry and his staff made sure we were expertly guided through the experience and made to feel completely comfortable and well taken care of. The diving itself was amazing! Lots to see and gorgeous warm clear water. Going out diving with Dive! Dive! Dive! made this the best birthday I have ever had. Thanks Larry!

Visited October 2012
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Xi'an, China
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“Excellent experience, strongly recommend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

All the staff are patient helpful, and keeping smile. Of course, they are very professional! We are so lucky, the rain stopped the day we were going to dive. Thanks to Larry and Son and the boat crew, we had an amazing experience. They have bath room on the boat, you can take a shower atter diving. When we were back Larry helped me to get rid of the water in ears, and showed us the other great spots in Con Dao.

The next day, the staff Son took us hiking in the national park, another exciting experience. We saw the most beautiful coastline in Vietnam, and the amazing tropical forest.

DIVE! DIVE! DIVE! is absolutely place you can't miss when you are in Con Dao.

Visited September 2012
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“Superb. A must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We contacted Larry before we arrived on Con Dao who answered all our questions with detailed and helpful replies-Dive! Dive! Dive! actually recommended, and booked us in to a local hotel for much less than any of the other resorts.
We took the Turtle trip + dive and were blown away with the whole experience. The boat and equipment are very new and high quality, the food on the boat was amazing-prawns, squid,beef and veg with make your own Vietnamese fresh spring rolls. Multilingual Luka (Swiss) was the other dive instructor whois the friendliest character (who is missing cheese if you'd like to bring him some) you'll meet. The turtle sanctuary is great. Be prepared for a tricky walk for some from the shore to the building and also for a night under the stars in a hammock (no luxuries). The turtlelaying and baby turtle release is one of those life moments you'll never forget.
Dive! Dive! Dive! are a truly amazing business. Larry's wife runs the shop when he's on the boat and provided us with everything we needed to know about the island;we hired mopeds, visited two other beaches and organised transport back to the airport.
A really nice touch was free use of snorkeling gear any day after our trip.

Thank you Quynh.and Larry for a truly memorable stay on Con Dao

Visited August 2012
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“Con Dao's Real Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

I found DIVE DIVE DIVE entirely by accident, but it ended up being the best part of my trip. 

When searching for accommodation advice I read the Wikitravel article, which explained that DIVE DIVE DIVE would be a good resource. From reading DIVE DIVE DIVE's website, you can tell that they are more than happy to help with all your queries, beyond just diving. A few emails later with Larry, the owner, I had somewhere cheap to stay for my first night and a (weather pending) overnight diving trip on the cards. 

The website - http://www.dive-condao.com/ - explains all the diving opportunities here. I don't need to elaborate, the diving is fantastic and the overnight turtle trip was a once in a lifetime experience. You can't go wrong, its worth the money and well organised. 

The real gem here is Larry and his lovely wife. Larry is a godsend - an American ex pat who knows the island like the back of his hand. My travelling friend explained that she found it comforting to have an English speaking local to give an honest opinion about where to stay and what to do. He does it with humour and goodwill, not forcing you into anything. He's not about the 'big sell', like 'do his dive' sessions - he'd offer all the advice you need for free. 

Larry has a huge passion for island and its inhabitants, animals and people alike. He has a vested interest in the future sustainability for both. He is very keen to share the 'tourism dollar', e.g. the bikes we rented are from a local Vietnamese company, and we stayed in a local motel whom he has a good relationship with. 

So thats why I have given DIVE DIVE DIVE the highest recommendation possible. 

Thank you so much Larry (and wife and Luca and Sun and the dive team) for such an awesome experience. Love Viv and Lara. xxx

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