I did my Open Water with them, being that my first awesome diving experience. I decided to go with them after some research, because they have a swimming pool in which you can quietly acquire all the techniques you'll be using later in open water. I was feeling insecure for many reasons (first time breathing under water, first time taking a course in English -not my native language-). I wasn't sure I could understand properly, but they really help me a lot. The staff was so warm they immediately make me feel like home! Jonathan was the instructor in charge during the course. He is adorable: makes you feel safe and helps you relax if you're a little bit scared -as I was-. Superb patient and easy to trust, he dedicates time and attention to every student.
I had all the course scheduled, but due to a cold that lasted a while I had to cancel and reschedule. Absolutely no problem. Alma offered me many options so that I could complete the course as soon as possible. She's a sweetheart!
During the first dives in open water, I met the new owners of the place, Henry and Helmie, a charming and friendly couple. Bally, the boat captain, is a great character: he's funny and widely experienced -also a Divemaster- and he helps every diver actively with the gear, the weights, entering & exiting water, and whatever you need.
After the highly recommendable experience during the first course, I decided to keep learning with them. Now also with Henry leading as instructor (another excellent, funny, confidence builder teacher!). We had the first dive of the Advanced Course scheduled, but due to bad weather they decided to postpone it. I understand that this can be frustrating for some people... I just felt it was a highly responsible gesture, and Helmie helped me easily reschedule in spite of my limited available days. I did five more dives with them as part of the AOW course -each more funny and exciting- yesterday being the last one, a night one... that is something to experience!!! I'm sure next week -and as far as I stay in SXM- I'll be back with them for more adventure. Great team! 100% recommendable!
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December 25, 2012
Thank you very much Mariana, that you took the time to write such a great review!!
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It was a pleasure to take you diving!! The way you enjoyed it, was wonderful, you had a smile on your face from ear to ear!!! No words were needed...
Hopefully we see you back soon!!
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