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Valm Dive Shop

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| Alona Beach, Pyramid Resort, 6340, Philippines
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I did many dives with them in the weeks I spent in Panglao. They are safety conscious and their... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
clsned
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Massillon,Ohio
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Not the biggest dive centre…

…but it's up there with the best. Owner Raffy and freelancer Sammy are great dive guides, were... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2017
NicR3425
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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We are the premier boutique dive shop located right on the stunning Alona Beach in Panglao - Bohol, offering fun-dives, trips and excursions as well as PADI dive courses from introductory and novice level up to professional level Divemaster. Famous for its stunning diving and fine white sand beaches, Panglao is without doubt a divers paradise guaranteed to leave you with ever-lasting fond memories. Whether you seek a chance encounter with whale-sharks, being amazed by the visual spectacular of vibrant reefs or if you prefer to spend time being introduced to turtles or some of the macro-life of the coral triangle, diving with Valm will surely please. With the Alona House-Reef immediately in front of Valm, and with such thriving dive sites as the famous Balicasag Island and Pamilican Island a short boat trip away, we are the ideal base for your scuba diving adventure.
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

I did many dives with them in the weeks I spent in Panglao. They are safety conscious and their prices are low

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Reviewed May 14, 2017

…but it's up there with the best. Owner Raffy and freelancer Sammy are great dive guides, were accommodating in my requests, and welcoming hosts. For four days, I visited nearby Balicasag Island, and I was never disappointed: great viz and a tonne of awesome sea-life....More

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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Our first fun Dive (after our open water course). Ryan is a good guide and the place, Balicasag, is BEAUTIFUL, we saw two big turtles, awesome! The boat is great, just like the equipment.

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Reviewed March 5, 2017

With almost 20 dive shops along Alona Beach on Panglao Island in Bohol, it is hard to know just who to dive with. Recommended to me by a friend who’d been diving with them recently, I chose Valm Dive shop (look for them on Facebook!)...More

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ValmDive, General Manager at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2017

Thank you ken!!! Nice Pictures, see you next time...

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Reviewed May 6, 2016

Central location, everything worked well, friendly people, had a lot of fun with Valm's guys, and will definitely come back for more. :)

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ValmDive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time in submitting a positive review. We a truly happy that you had an enjoyable experience and we hope to see you back with us in the future. Maybe you can then try the amazing 'Fluorescent Diving'!!

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Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

I spent 4 days diving with Valm which is a locally owned shop on Alona beach. The team is super professional in all aspects from helping with dive gear, through the boat trip and most important during the dive. Ryan the dive master keeps a...More

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ValmDive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2016

We are very happy that you enjoyed your time here with us and appreciate very much any feedback offered by our guests. It is nice to know that the Fluorescent (UV) dive you took part in was an enjoyable experience. This is something that we...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2016

Mark immediately took an active interest in my diving enjoyment and helped me assemble a new bp/w. The shop is small but his family and close friends (locals) run the place like a well oiled machine. Each diver gets plenty of attention and you're never...More

Thank Carlos S
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ValmDive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2016

Carlos, thanks for your upbeat and positive review of your experience with our shop. It was great to have you with us and I personally would have liked to have been around longer. The personal attention to all of our guests is upper-most in our...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I went to Balicasag island for a couple fun dives with Marc and his team. The diving was fantastic, the crew was upbeat and helpful, and Marc added a level of professionalism and safety that can sometimes be lost in the Philippines. Our dive master...More

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ValmDive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2016

We are all very happy that you enjoyed our services and that Balicasag in particular met your requirements, Ryan is indeed a star and has very sharp eyes when it comes to filling a divers' bucket list. Valm does indeed take our customers safety as...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Guys here are amazing. Very professional, yet still fun. Almost all equipment is new (2016). We did aowd here and we are really satisfied. Excellent instructor! We did 8 dives with them. They have a really fast and big pump boat with comfortable toilet. Highly...More

Thank Davor G
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ValmDive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2016

Thank-you Davor. your review means a lot to us. We are glad that you recognised the new equipment we recently introduced to the shop and most of all we are incredibly happy that you were satisfied with the service we offered. may we take the...More

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Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We wen't with Valm Dive Shop to dive at 2 reefs, Rico's Wall & Divers Heaven. The staff running this place is really professional. They speak good english & they have good quality equipment. They provide banana, coffe & tea between the dives. The best...More

Thank Mattias K
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ValmDive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2016

Hello Mattias. Thank you for your positive feedback to our dive operation here in Panglao. The diving you highlighted at Balicasag are indeed amazing sites that we are very fortunate to have right on our door-step. From all the team at Valm Dive.

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