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About Shanti Divers
Try Scuba Diving Programs, Scuba Diving Certification Courses, dive Trips to Netrani Island. Kids' Bubblemaker Program from the age of 8. For Try Scuba Diving swimming is not a requirement. The only registered Dive Center in South Goa.
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Sheila G wrote a review Jul 2020
Kilcock, Ireland21 contributions4 helpful votes
We did the course during a stay at Palolem Beach. Due to the Corona situation things were a bit uncertain, as Corona had only just gotten to India but not yet reached Goa. Gabor was extremely accommodating, and very very helpful in working out the best way to do the course without paying too much. He offered to do the sessions in segments, so that we would reach a 'plateau' that we could build on, if we had to stop abruptly. He also tailored the price to us specifically since there were certain things normally included in the course, that wasn't possible due to Corona. We felt extremely well taken care of in this regard. When it came to the course material and the dives he continued to exceed expectations, and was very patient. It's clear that he has a lot of experience in teaching - even people who weren't aware they had a fear of diving (which is what happened to my partner). Gabor was so professional and considerate through all the lessons. We felt very safe with him. His assistant Lorenzo also did a brilliant job and was clearly also very experienced. Gabor is the one who informed us of the nationwide lockdown that was due to happen just two days later, since we were quite isolated from any news. When we decided to rush back to Pune due to the lockdown, Gabor was very accommodating once again to help us in reaching a point in the course where it would be possible to finish the training and build on it later. We were so impressed and can't recommend him enough!!! Thank you so much Gabor!
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Steven M wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
A great course led by a brilliant teacher. It was interesting and pitched in the right way. Highly recommend and the course is cheaper than other places. Netrani is beautiful and definitely worth going to also. Gabor will have you finishing the course confident and eager to continue your diving.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ShantiDivers, Owner at Shanti Divers
Responded Jan 29, 2020
Hey, The best part is that you say you are eager to continue diving:))) That's the point! Thank you very much and keep blowing bubbles! Gabor
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John W wrote a review Nov 2019
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Gabor organised a great trip for me to Netrani Island to dive. His communication from the off was fab, friendly and helpful and his taxi driver Nilesh was brilliant too. Can't recommend highly enough. Netrani is definitely the best option for diving around, locally visibility isn't great. Worth the travel. 👌
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Globetrottingfive wrote a review Mar 2019
hong kong59 contributions33 helpful votes
My wife and I are Rescue Diver and Divemaster respectively. When in India with some ti e, we thought it would be nice to have our oldest two do their Junior Open Water Scuba Diver Course. We wrote all the schools we could find online to see which might be a good fit for our girls. As seasoned divers we are very picky about who would teach our kids. We got three responses and the response from Gabor was by far the most comprehensive and informative. He explained about the generally poor conditions in the area but that he could still do the course and if need be we could complete it elesewhwere. Gabor also came to meet with us before we enrolled the girls. We were as impressed with him in person as we were by his written response! We also all agreed that learning in poor conditions will make our kids better divers. He also explained to us the difference between PADI and SSI which the organisation that would certify the girls. The girls did all the classroom work online and then the pool dives. They aced their exams and did some sea dives in the lagoon with less than 1 metre visibility. They learned so much in these conditions but undfortunatelywere not able to do their open water dives - we had to postpone... Gabor and his son (who assisted) were very safe and skilled with our daughters. The girls were very happy with their course and could engage well with Gabor. Everyone was super pleased. Within a month the girls had been diving in Oman, Sodwana Bay in South Africa and with ragged tooth sharks in Aliwal Shoal, South Africa. In each place our dive leaders were amazed at the skills of such young divers - a real complement to Gabor and Shanti Divers. We would not hestitiate to recommend them for any dive courses!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Calum M wrote a review Feb 2019
9 contributions10 helpful votes
I just completed my Open Water certification through Shanti Divers run by Gabor. I chose Shanti divers for a number of reasons. First I had read good reviews on google. Second, I was keen to complete my open water certification in the more picturesque (in my opinion) South Goa rather than North Goa. Third I was really impressed by Gabor’s great communication via email - far superior than other dive centres, setting out all my options for diving (I.e. diving in Netrani Island or Palolem) and the pros and cons for these options, as well as updating me as my course approached. Having now completed the course I’m really pleased I chose Shanti Divers. Gabor developed me with the key skills of SCUBA required for certification and made the dives a really enjoyable experience. I don’t know what other dive schools are like but I can say now I feel like a good diver with the knowledge and skills to be safe, do more dives and go on to do my advance certification. Happy Diving :)
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Date of experience: February 2019
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