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Dolphin Excursions Djibouti

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Djibouti, Djibouti
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About Dolphin Excursions Djibouti
Dolphin Excursions has been leading adventures in Djibouti since 1999. We are the only PADI Dive center (#3736) in all of Djibouti. ​ With over 20 years of experience leading tours to lac assal/ lac abbe, as well as whale shark research and tours, scuba diving and our famous live aboard boat trips we are the foremost authority on everything Djibouti.
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Brandon wrote a review Feb 2021
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Before finding out about Dolphin I didn't even realize there were some pretty amazing sites out here. I met this group who immediately took me in like family. They show nothing but fun and professionalism in what they do. I have always felt safe diving with them and was then inspired to complete my rescue diver cert through them. They will meet you with a smile and open arms. I would HIGHLY recommend Dolphin to anyone who has ever considered diving or snorkeling. I will continue to book anything water-related through them and refer the Dolphin family to anyone who wants an adventure.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from DiveDjibouti, Manager at Dolphin Excursions Djibouti
Responded Mar 3, 2021
Dear Brandon, thank you very much for your review! It is awesome to hear that you have felt safe and enjoyed spending a time with us. We will be happy to see you back in our family soon. :-) Keep diving and stay safe! Warm regards Dolphin Team
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Glenn W wrote a review Feb 2021
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Awesome experience! From start to finish an awesome experience. Corrine, Pavel, Vincent and all are well adept at making your experience top notch! I felt comfortable and confident with this great staff! HIGHLY RECOMENDED! Thanks for the great experience guys! (Basic Open Water course). Aloha! G Dub
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from DiveDjibouti, Manager at Dolphin Excursions Djibouti
Responded Feb 23, 2021
Dear Glenn, thank you very much for your review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us. Keep diving and hope to see you again soon! Dolphin Excursions Team
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Taffy wrote a review Nov 2020
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Professional and very friendly staff, well maintained equipment, whale sharks, diving several wrecks and divergent coral reefs make Dolphin Excursions Djibouti an outstanding dive shop. I was able to do 6 dives and all were wonderful. Their liveaboard boat is one of the best that I have been on. But their friendly, highly-skilled staff is what really made the difference. Thank you guys for an amazing time!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from DiveDjibouti, Manager at Dolphin Excursions Djibouti
Responded Nov 28, 2020
Dear Janice, thank you very much for such a great review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are happy that you have enjoyed the time with us. Hope to see you again and hopefully this time on a 7 day cruise onboard the Deli.;-) Stay safe! Warm regards Dolphin Excursions Team
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Samantha wrote a review Nov 2020
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As a Master Diver, I was extremely impressed with the professionalism and warm nature of this dive shop. Not only were they competent in all aspects of diving, but it felt like you were with close friends on holiday. Djibouti can be a challenging place, but Dolphin Excursions made it worth it. After diving with Dolphin for two years, whether you are an experienced diver or new to diving, this company is for you and I highly recommend them. They have many different courses and specialties available. This also includes try dives, which is for those that want to see if diving is for them before they spend time and money on their open water course. I hope to return to Djibouti to dive the Sept Frère islands. Thank you for a wonderful experience and the whale sharks.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from DiveDjibouti, Manager at Dolphin Excursions Djibouti
Responded Nov 19, 2020
Dear Samantha, thank you very much for a lovely comment. It was a pleasure for us to spend a time with you...underwater during courses or fun dives and also later in the afternoons during debriefings. We hope to see you again soon! Meanwhile take care and greetings to your dogs.;-) Warm regards Dolphin Team
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Poleinahole wrote a review Nov 2020
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As my liveaboard dive trip was cancelled while enroute to Djibouti due to lack of guests due to the corona virus, I was happy to be get s spot on a weekend whaleshark day trip with Dolphin. It was very well organized, safe and professionally run. My heart sank when I heard there would be 30 passengers (a full boat) consisting of snorkellers, divers, and families out for the day with small kids. But the dhow they use is very spacious so it doesn’t feel cramped. Diving equipment is good, but I would recommend that divers bring their booties and fins as the fins on board are better suited for snorkeling. Stiffer fins will also give you more power when trying to keep up with the whale sharks. It takes two hours for the dhow to get to near Goubbet Island, where the whale sharks breed. The divers will do a 45 minute dive (viz poor due to plankton during whale shark season) while snorkellers will search for whale sharks. The dive masters are very professional but the diving is just average. Afterwards, the divers will go searching for whale sharks while snorkellers will have time to snorkel. Whaleshark spotting is done on two skiffs. One owned by Dolphin has shade, the other owned by the Dhow and crew Dolphin leases for these excursions has a ladder but no shade. It is very hard to get back into the skiff with no ladder so pick your poison. Bring plenty of sun protection in either event. Note that there are also day operators who run speedboat trips (1 hour but very bumpy) from Djibouti. They don’t brief their guests as well on proper etiquette and consequently these very shy creatures can get spooked and you might not be able to see them after such encounters. Lunch is plentiful, delicious and they cater to vegetarians. A truly excellent day out.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from DiveDjibouti, Manager at Dolphin Excursions Djibouti
Responded Nov 18, 2020
Dear Karin, thank you very much for your comment. We are really happy that you have enjoyed the whale shark trip. We completely understand the point about our fins. We just received 20 pairs of new ones. These fins are from harder material so more efficient for diving. Hope to see you again. Stay safe Kind Regards Dolphin Excursions Team
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