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“Perfect first experience in the underwater world” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Coral Diving

Blue Coral Diving
77 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An vn1, Vietnam
+84 510 6279 297
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Blue Coral Diving is the only 5 Star IDC Padi Dive Center in beautiful Hoi An. We offer all Padi courses and fun dives for all! Snorkelling tours and beach camping can be booked on our web site. Blue Coral Diving is the newest dive center in vietnam and provides first class service to there customers. " Have fun and Be safe with Blue Coral Diving".Come and join the fun.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Perfect first experience in the underwater world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

As a complete novice to scubadiving, I took two try-dives (USD70) with Blue Coral Diving. Although diving off the Hoi An coast may not be as spectacular as in Australia or Indonesia, I was hooked from the first moment. All staff was extremely friendly and highly knowledgeable and safety was absolutely never compromised. After two dives at different sites, a fresh seafood lunch was served at the beach of an beautiful island. At the end of the day I signed up for the PADI Open Water course (USD375).
I cam highly recommended Blue Coral Diving and I'd like to thank Chris for being the best instructor and Steve for running such a tight boat!

Visited March 2014
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“Really great trip ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I would highly recommend this trip. The service from start to finish was excellent. We went with the snorkeling package. The little extras made our trip. The free coffee anytime, watermelon slices and sundeck made us feel really chilled out. The crew were excellent and had a bit of banter with us. Lunch was delicious.

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“Professionals!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you watt to go diving in Hoi An, this is the plage to go! Very professional Crew all around and the owner Steve is a very freindly guy! Unfortunately I was There in the very Early season so the diving was not that great, but Steve and the Crew made sure we had a great Day afterall, Thank you for that!!

Visited February 2014
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“Great countryside tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This primarily diving company also offers other tours and the countryside one we did with them was terrific. We noticed an ad in their shopfront store, talked to the assistant and within minutes had signed up for a good program for the next morning. Moreover she was anxious that we knew we had a good English-speaking guide and insisted we speak to him on the phone there and then. Sinh proved excellent in every way: great English, very informative, very helpful. We had a car, driver and Sinh for about 4 hours and saw lovely countryside; had a surprise coracle ride through water coconut groves while our boatman made frond rings for my husband and I (probably suggestive, given giggles later from locals); wandered round some of the lush herb gardens of Tra Que village; boated to a boat-building and furniture-making village( the painstaking shell inlay work was particularly interesting); then to a pottery village and finally the boat back to Hoi An, past fishing villages and assorted boats, ending with a simple set lunch at a cafe. A delightful experience.

Visited January 2014
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“Don't trust the Lonely Planet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

These guys made our trip to Hoi An!

My wife and I had been travelling overland through Central Asia and hadn't seen an ocean for nearly 8 months, so as soon as we hit somewhere that offered diving we were straight in there.
We'd read in the Lonely Planet that the diving was poor quality in Hoi An but we were dead set on a dive so we headed down into town to check out the dive shops.
Blue Coral was the first we stepped into and the welcome and response we got meant that we didn't go across the street to the other shop.

The service we received in the shop was only a taste of what was to come!
From the hotel pick up in the morning until stepping off the boat in the afternoon we were looked after by a highly professional dive team and boat crew, we were fell fed and watered and made to feel like we were diving with a bunch of mates.

Steve the owner was our dive guide and he showed us some awesome spots with lots of macro life and great looking soft corals!

The gear is in excellent condition and is set up prior to the dive by your DM, then you're helped to gear up and a safety check is done by the DM with you and your buddy, no safety compromises at all.
The pre dive brief is on the board with time and time out recorded and every DM counts all the divers back in after the dive, safety is a paramount!

I can't thank Steve and the guys enough for making our return to the water an easy and fun experience!
The lunch on the island after the dive was great and there was plenty of it to go around.

We dived in early September which is the start of the rainy season, our conditions were great with a vis of 10 to 15 meters and a water temp in the high 20's.

I loved it so much that I went again the next day, can't say more than that really.

The Lonely Planet really doesn't do the diving in Hoi An any justice with its review, I think it's misleading and could stand to be revised. It really pays to do your own research or like we did just follow your own instincts, first impressions really worked in this case.

Thanks guys, we'll see you again.

Visited September 2013
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