AquaCreed Scuba Dive Centre

AquaCreed Scuba Dive Centre

AquaCreed Scuba Dive Centre
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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LizRich07702
Preston, UK26 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
My husband and I spent three days mid-June diving with AquaCreed Scuba and we could not have wished for a better experience. We hadn't dived for 5 years, so were a little apprehensive to begin with, however both the up front email communication with Jez and our introduction to the team on arrival made us feel very at ease and filled us with confidence.

We started off with a refresher and Rachael, our dive instructor was excellent, kind and reassuring which helped us as OWDs to quickly "find our fins" again! We also completed our Peak Performance Buoyancy adventure dives which will count towards our AOW certification which we are now both keen to complete very soon.

Equipment and boats were excellent - as were the boat guys - thanks Vindu for making us feel comfortable and secure! We were really well briefed on each trip, we visited 5 different dive sites, all within a short distance (between 10-20 minutes) from the beach where AquaCreed is based. The water temperature was a warm 28C and visibility between 10-20m depending on depth and current. We saw a myriad of fish including many different Morays including a Giant Moray, turtle, trumpet fish to name but a few, plus a lot of different corals.

We truly felt part of the family diving with this team - if you want a personal yet professional dive experience then don't hesitate to dive with AquaCreed, we cannot recommend them highly enough!

Thanks to you all; we would love to dive with you again in the future :)

Liz & Richard
Written June 30, 2017
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Hi Liz and Richard, It was great to have you both diving with us also and thank you so much for your wonderful review, Its very much appreciated and glad you both are now back into diving and wish you both many more years of great dive trips. My very best wishes Jez
Written July 2, 2017
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catio6
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
I tried diving in the Caribbean and had an awful experience and honestly never, ever imagined i would ever have the confidence to dive. I went on a trial dive with Jeremy who was exceptional. He really kept me calm, we went through the dive at my pace, rising to the surface anytime i felt stressed or anxious. He actually agreed to hold my hand for the whole lesson!! Following this, i felt more confident in trying out the open water with my husband which i got thanks to Jeremy and Mark. I honestly couldn't have achieved this without all the support Jeremy gave me and my confidence grew.

Safety for me was the no.1 thing which Jeremy takes very seriously. I was so anxious and claustrophobic, but Jeremy helped me overcome my fears. I would recommend this school to all my friends and family and have done since returning to Ireland. Also we had so much fun with the guys and would 100% recommend it. I still can't believe to this day that i have achieved my open water license!! Thank you Jeremy!!
Written January 10, 2017
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Jeremy S
1 contribution
Jul 2016
We did our Padi OWD certificate with Aquacreed and they were awesome. Keith was an excellent instructor. He made us feel really safe and confident the whole time and didn't rush anything. Jez was extremely helpful in organising everything before we arrived and also went to great lengths to return my wetsuit which I left behind. Not that I needed it - all their dive equipment and wetsuits were in excellent condition with a full range of sizes. They also have a really great dive boat. We loved it so much that we stayed on for two extra dives with them at the end.
Written July 20, 2016
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Karan
Bengaluru, India43 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
Did a bunch of fun dives with Jeremy and Mark in May 2016. Jeremy is extremely knowledgeable and has been diving for several years in Sri Lanka and the Indian subcontinent. I was accompanied on my dives by Dive Master Mark Johnson. Mark's infectious energy and enthusiasm made my diving a superb experience. Surface intervals with him were a delight.

They know the dive spots around here really well. And I must point out that all their equipment was new, clean and top class.

The dive shop is located on a somewhat exclusive stretch of Nilaveli beach near Hotels Coral Bay and White Sands.
They don't accept cards but are happy to give you a ride to the nearest ATM (about ten km away).
I'd recommend diving with them wholeheartedly and I look forward to doing so again in the near future. Here's also hoping they open up on the more easily accessible West Coast.
Written May 17, 2016
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KatriMaaria
Helsinki, Finland82 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Me and my fiancé went diving in a group of 4 people (+DM). Unfortunately the visibility was very bad but otherwise we had two very nice dives. Our dive master Ashok was friendly, very professional and took good care of everybody.

Everything was well organized and I felt very safe to dive with AquaCreed.
Written August 10, 2018
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Laetitiahx
Bretignolles Sur Mer, France24 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We were there for 3 days to do the Open Water course. Our instructor, Brandon, was very professional, patient and friendly. We really enjoyed the course and all the dives we did. Thank you so much :-)
Written July 21, 2018
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larsami2003
Zurich, Switzerland1 contribution
May 2018 • Friends
I had a great time in Nilaveli with Jaz and Brandon. The team is very frendly, flexible, open minded and helpfull. The diving spots i saw were lovely and the equipment is very well looked after every day. as a beginner the course itself gave me great confidence with all the skills and encourages me to do more diving soon. All the dives are well prepared and after each dive the team takes time to talk about the spots and what we saw. I am looking forward to visit this dive center and Jaz and his team in Nilaveli again!
Written May 27, 2018
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Lukas
20 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
5 stars through and through made me very skeptical ...

Arrived in Nilaveli I visited several diving schools to give myself an impression. I was received very kindly by Rachel. Even after I said that I would go to other schools for a comparison, she remained very friendly and understood my way of looking everywhere so that my gut feeling was right. Since the school is relatively small, she offered me a dive with a "?" for the day after tomorrow, because it could be good that in the meantime other people reserve the free seats on the boat. Thankfully, I accepted the offer.
After visiting several diving schools, it was clear: Aquacreed seemed to be the best for me as a beginner. On the same day I confirmed the reservation by phone.
The next day I got to know Jez, the owner. He showed me the equipment and the school, then even invited me to a nice conversation and even gave me recommendations for other places in Asia to dive if I was dissatisfied. He also gave me an OWD course book, as it was necessary to do a refresher. I should take a look at my own at home in peace.

The next day I repeated all questions with Adrien, he showed me all the important things. Then we drove out to the "Fraggle Rock" and did the necessary exercises before the dive started properly. Although the visibility was rarely more than 7 meters, the dive was great! Same as the 2nd dive.
Long story short: From 2 planned to finally 11 great, unforgettable dives with Rachel, Adrien and Ashok from Aquacreed. They are great teachers and eager to dive safely. After each dive day, I got valuable tips to improve my buoyancy, air consumption, keeping calm in the water, techniques for improving fin strikes, etc. - of course, all for free. On top of that Jez charged me much less than written in the price list because of the expiring season and he even gave me the refresher course for free because I did so much dives.

+ Great crew! From the skipper to the owner
+ Very professional
+ Beautiful and alternate dive sites (check out "Fraggle Rock" and "Glass House")
+ Equipment and boats in perfect condition. Everything looked new
+ Water, fruits and biscuits were always free on the boat
+ Diving in small groups, sometimes alone with the Divemaster
+ Briefing before and after the dive including determination of all seen animals
+ Valuable tips
+ You never have the feeling that it's about money

5 stars through and through - Aquacreed really deserves these reviews!

Thanks for the wonderful time with you guys!
Written December 21, 2017
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Kay_Batah
Adelaide, Australia463 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
after an extensive research and actual visit to many dive centres in Nilaveli , i found AquaCreed ( Management and Team) the most transparent and well organised group . trustworthy and that is the most important thing when im underwater in strange waters :) .

highly recommend this professional group .
Written October 22, 2017
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mariaedbladrogell
Arkelstorp, Sweden20 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
A had 5 days of diving with this centre and chose it because of the great ratings from fellow scuba divers. AquaCreed do not do any snorkling trips and focus on scuba diving which feels professional and focused. Great team, fast boat, prepare to get splashed!
Written November 10, 2016
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