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ISSA Diving Center

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Komiza, Croatia
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About ISSA Diving Center
Issa Diving Center is first diving center on island Vis, since 1996. We offer technical diving, scuba diving and all type of diving. Our instructors speak French, English, Polish, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian language.
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unfugmail-trip wrote a review Sep 4
Cologne, Germany123 contributions87 helpful votes
I did a six dive package here and was not overly impressed with the company. I came as a single experienced recreational diver and was either put into a group of tech divers clearly above my experience level or people that were quite unexperienced (in one case even an OWD course dive) . This resulted in dives where we either couldn't get to the interesting parts because people had issues with equalizing etc. or we had to go to shallow dive sites right from the start, where there was nothing much to see. With six dives I only saw three different locations, the least interesting one of them was visited three times in a row. I understand that you can't always make everyone happy when planning the dive sites and weather and groups have to be taken into account, but I didn't have the feeling they were even trying. When I was asking where we would be going i usually got a "let's see" as an answer without any further explanations. In general I had to ask many questions two or three times to get an answer, because Marco (I guess he is the owner) as well as some other staff members were grumpy and not even providing the essential information. E.g. they used tanks of different weights that look pretty much the same, and it's up to you to find out which are which to decide whether you'll need an extra four kilo or not. When asking I was told, to just take some extra weight, but I didn't want to use 4 kg more than needed. The weights are another issue because they have a wild assortment of different forms and sizes and it was hard to get the exact same amount of weights as the day before. The worst thing was the extremely relaxed attitude towards security measures. PADI rules were ignored in many occasions. Most of the time there was nothing much of a briefing. On one day when there was actually one, which Marco did, he explained things in some detail in Croatian only. My briefing was done with a "follow them", which in the end led to me following the wrong group of divers. I was thinking that my group would be worried about loosing me, but nobody seemed to worry about things like that. After all the complaints a few positive things to mention: there were two friendly members of staff as well that at least seem to care about the clients a bit, the two ship wrecks I saw were definitely worth visiting and the visibility was in general quite good (never below 15m). I also checked out the diving school next door (Manta) because I wanted to go to one of the plane wrecks, which unfortunately was impossible due to timing and weather conditions. They left a better first impression. I would go there should I return to Komiza.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Domina wrote a review Aug 2020
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The instructor was very friendly and knowledgeable. My 4 friends and I are complete begginers and I cannot recommend this experience enough to anyone interested in diving.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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237mich wrote a review Oct 2019
Kent29 contributions29 helpful votes
We travelled as a party of 11 divers to this great dive centre. The staff were very friendly and made everyone feel at ease. Marko was always at the end of emails to help sort the week. Nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely return.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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ABD wrote a review Jul 2019
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My boyfriend and I were looking for a diving center to do our very first dive. We decided to go with Issa Diving Center and we are more than happy that we chose it. We had gathering at 08:00 at the center and did all the preparations with the staff members. Our instructor had so much patience for both of us and made us feel relaxed. The staff are all true professionals and the communication was super easy with each one of them. Would recommend it to anyone whether they are pro's or begginers like us. Thank you for everything!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Tina S wrote a review Jul 2019
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We took our first diving courses here at ISSA Diving Center and are very happy with this decision. We saw breathtaking caves and wrecks and felt always comfortable and welcome by the staff of the diving center. They were always very nice and professional. In addition they give you top price condition, which i have never seen anywhere else. Im really looking forward to my next visit on vis and i will definitly dive with the ISSA team again. I just can recommend it!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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