I recently completed the ‘RAID Open Water 20’ course with Alghais and had a wonderful time. I had never even snorkeled, let alone scuba, so I was a bit apprehensive but the friendly, patient but knowledgeable staff at Alghais put me completely at ease. Due to COVID restrictions, the confined water (pool) dives were done in the ocean which - in my opinion - made the transition to the deeper, open water environment smoother.
Choosing an open water course in Doha, I shopped around and actually found cheaper training, but I just got a good vibe from the Alghais guys at their Ritz Carlton Marina Shop. They pride themselves on serving the ‘family’ of people who dive with them. This was definitely borne out during the practical diving where other divers who trained with Alghais regularly popped over to our spot on the beach for a chat, to give advice and share stories. Air supply notwithstanding, nothing felt rushed either.
Special mention must be made of Ahmed whose patience and sense of humour underpinned my enjoyment and ultimate success during the course.