Blue Island Divers
Blue Island Divers
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MB_again
Nairobi, Kenya214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
After many failed attempts to get to Antiparos over the last 6 months (mainly due to Covid), I finally managed to get there and Gary from Blue Island was probably the best possible instructor I could ask for to help me upgrade my PADI from SD to OWD, and he did so in just 2 half-day sessions. Gary is a friendly person (as is Bob) with a great sense of humour, especially when tolerating student sarcasm :-). He is focussed on his work and tries hard to ensure his students are doing what is expected of them, and he was very helpful in providing that little push and motivation in getting me over the line without any compromises, which for me was quite confidence building by the end of the course. If I ever decide to progress my PADI further whilst I’m still in Greece, I won’t have to look anywhere else!
Written October 18, 2020
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Marie-Astrid M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Wonderful experience supported by a top crew and unique place to get your OWD certificate.
Gary: Superb communication, good sense of humor and made sure we enjoyed ourselves to the maximum by organizing everything seamlessly.
Bob: Very friendly, composed and tons of experience - everything you look for in an instructor who shows you your first steps under water, or when you're looking to progress into an advanced scuba diver.
Laura: Bob's daughter, great support and always in a good mood helping out with all the bits and stuff you need.
During the course we did our open water dives at some great spots during which I saw my first octopus. Having been here in Antiparos for over a decade, they will be the guys to go to when you're looking for the best spots to dive in Antiparos.
Would definitively recommend and go back
Written May 26, 2021
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Hi, thanks for the great and individual reviews. Hopefully now, you will both go diving around the world. But remember us, and come back here in Antiparos, one day. Gary
Written June 22, 2021
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Marie L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
I can only recommend blue island divers!

One of the best diving centers I have been diving with. If you end up diving with Gary, Laura, Albena or Bob, you will have a diving experience as it is supposed to be. The communication, the equipment, the briefings and the safety-standards; everything was perfect. Doesn’t matter if you are licensed or if it’s your first time diving, the instructors totally adapt to your wishes and abilities.
I went on six dives with them and the dive sites were all very different and every one of them was so unique.
Furthermore, the staff is so nice and it was fun to hang out with them on the boat.
I will be back for sure and and I can only recommend everyone to dive with them. I would even come back for them if I stayed on a different island! Thanks guys!!!
Written June 29, 2021
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Mich
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I took a scuba diving course with Bob. He is knowledgable, experienced, fun, and absolutely passionate about scuba diving. I’ve learnt a lot and had an amazing time. Bob even took me to see his octopus friend during the course :)). The whole Blue Island Diving team are professional and full of life.. They went extra mile to make every customer feel special. Will return soon.
Written June 30, 2023
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Eli
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
We enjoyed every moment with the Blue Island Divers Club - the guides and staff were professional and so kind we were happy to be part of the family for four days of beautiful dives. Special thanks to Gary who was patient and had an excellent sense of humor and helped us pass the free diving course. If you want to dive and you are in Paros or anti-Paros - this is the place to go. We'll be back for sure!
Eli and Inbal
Written September 29, 2021
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Hey Girls, Thanks for the great review and the pink gift. Hopefully the picture will appear on FB soon. Once it has been photo-shopped. You are always welcome here anytime and don't forget to say Hi to Aharon..
Written September 29, 2021
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duke87131
Barcelona, Spain4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I highly recommend Blue Island Divers. Wonderful people, professional, safe, and fun. I did my AOWD there and Gary patiently answered all questions that I had beforehand. Arriving at their place, I saw that everything was well maintained, tidy and clean. Bob was my personal instructor and I was lucky to get his personal attention with a one-on-one course. He was a fantastic instructor who inspired calm confidence. The dive sites were just a short 10-15 min boat ride away from Antiparos harbor. I can only repeat that this was a wonderful and memorable experience, and I would do it over again with them. I definitely will be back.
Written September 26, 2020
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jussiKöln
Cologne, Germany20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
FREEDIVING in Antiparos!

We had 3 amazing days freediving around Antiparos with Gary! Gary is a passionate freediver and a great teacher. He took us to some of the best spots just a short boat ride away. The visibility in the sea is perfect and there is a lot to explore, like caves, swimthroughs, canyons. We saw a lot of fish, even two big fried egg jelly fishes.
If you looking for learn/practice freediving in a laid-back, friendly and highly professional environment this is your place!
Thanks to Gary and the crew from Blue Island Divers, we love to come back!
Written October 5, 2021
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Marie V
Lille, France3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Amazing experience with Gary and Laura. We have done a baptism for 30s birthday.
They both were very professional but also helpful and carrying.
We’ve learned a lot and just want to come back to try again !
Thank you again and see you soon in Antiparos
Written May 6, 2022
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Thanks for the great review. Glad you all enjoyed it, and maybe see you again for the Open Water course. And remember, never stop laughing...
Written May 23, 2022
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Sarina H
Boston, Massachusetts11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Excellent day of diving with Gary and his team. Very friendly and professional staff. We dove in the south, doing a wall dive and a cave dive. Both dives had excellent visibility, and we saw some fish, scorpionfish, eels, and starfish. Recommend!
Written September 17, 2020
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George D
Athens, Greece127 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Solo
the diving center is good the dive sites are amazing but....the diving procedures are poor very poor.we went to samina wreck a fantastic experience but at the end of the dive when we descenting the boat with the skipper wasnt there!!! imagine to finish your dive at the blue and no boat !!! the guide didnt have one smb,we where lucky that i had one and after 30 minutes fighting the waves the currents push us near the boat and the skipper waked up!!and sow us....i dont want to think what could happend if i didnt had smb and i really dont understand why the skipper didnt search for us in the area he left us...so no smb descenting in the blue,no boat waiting or searching for the divers,no right procedures diving a wreck,not even a sorry for the terrible experience....
Written October 2, 2013
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We acknowledge that this was an unpleasant experience for you, and is regrettable as we make many trips to the wreck throughout each season without any issues. The boat had in fact drifted away from the original position, as the anchor rests on the sandy sea bed, and due to the worsening weather conditions, it had pulled away. This also made it hard for the skipper to see the two SMB’s (the second one was deployed by our other Instructor) as the wave height had increased from when we first entered the water. We have now put measures in place to ensure that this type of incident could not reoccur.
Written October 13, 2013
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