Look no more - DISCOVERY - is who you want to dive with
Every time I got back from a vacation that involved diving i keep saying that next time I have to get my Open Water Diver certification.
So on this vacation I told myself i am 52 years old if I don't do it now. I will never do it.
Okay? now that i made my decision what diving club do I dive with????
i was communicating with a few dive centers / schools on the island.
until i got an e mail back from Eric Vinik the owner of DISCOVERY DIVE CENTER.
from his first e mail back to me it was all customer service, professional, accurate information, and a good feeling of - that's the one-.
i got the paper work by e mail filled it out ahead of time (recommended) and 10 days later, 8 am i was in class with Mr. wonderful, my instructor Tak.
their office is in Chaweng, great central location, using the Amery hotel (5 stars) big swimming pool, 20 feet away.
my instructor TAK was very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, calm and very professional, he put me at ease right from the start, my equipment was always there ready for me on the boat, and always first in the water. thanks to him i have my dream certificate.
I did four dives on the first two dive days of my course at Mango bay, and Sail Rock, all of which were beautiful, great experience.
It was so much fun i had to booked a 3rd day to Chumpon pinnacle, and i am glad i did,
this is a MUST dive, highly recommended.Total of 6 unforgettable dives.
3 trips in their own speed boat (yes they do have their own speed boat) 1.5 hours each way, of beautiful views of the islands and the beaches i really enjoyed the boat ride every day.
The boat is well maintained, clean and comfortable, with a crew of 3 man (always smiling, wanting to help) that makes the trip back and forth smooth and joyful. real pro's.
The food on board was excellent started with a plate of cold sweet slices of watermelon and pineapple as you get on board from the first dive of the day, mouth all salty, there is just nothing better then a bit of sweet watermelon, and there were cold soft drinks available throughout the ride.
as well as a light breakfast before going out.
Eric, Tak, Stoli (the real boss) and the rest of the team at DISCOVERY DIVE CENTER were a pleasure to dive with, everything was efficient and professionally managed, from the on time pick up at the hotel, to the special delivery of my divers log book to my hotel after the last dive.
you guys, "THE DISCOVERY DIVERS TEAM" made it a great, unforgettable experience
thank you very much
see you again soon
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November 21, 2013
We had a great time with you also Arik. We're so glad that you finally decided to complete your open water course after many discovery dives and that you chose to do it with us. Yes, Tak is a great instructor as is all of our staff, but it really makes it easy when we have divers with your enthusiasm and sense of humor on the boat with us. Even Stoli still barks about the time he got to spend with you on the boat and in the water. We can't wait to see you again hopefully next year.
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