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Ocean Dive Center

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Joanne M wrote a review May 2021
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Diving on Sir Bani Yas Island with ODC was amazing. The communication from start to finish was amazing and we had a fantastic time. The dive company handled everything and ensured our equipment was always ready to go and in the right place. The additional activities on the Island made it a fantastic trip which we would recommend to anyone. Due to strong currents, we unfortunately were only able to complete 3 of the 4 dives, but we all know that you cannot control the weather so we know that this sometimes happens and it’s all part of diving. ODC went above and beyond and offered us two free dives back in Abu Dhabi which we very happily agreed to. What a wonderful gesture when it was something out of their control. Today we completed the two free dives at their wonderful location in the Emirates Palace Grounds, the diving again was very well organised and we enjoyed spotting sharks, dolphins and rays. The instructors are incredibly friendly and professional. We most certainly will be back.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Archie C wrote a review Mar 2021
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
I have been diving on a regular basis with ODC for over a year now and have always received first class service from the entire team. It is a pleasure diving with ODC.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from teamodc, Manager at Ocean Dive Center
Responded Apr 4, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind note and review sir, it's our pleasure in giving you the best service that we can :)
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Andy R wrote a review Dec 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom50 contributions44 helpful votes
I do recommend this dive cente in Abu Dhabi. It has moved recently onto the grounds of the Emirates Palace, near the marina, which sounds fantastic but in reality the centre's facilities are pretty basic at the moment, made of 3 portacabins. Their dive-boats are small and, therefore, rather cramped. Having said that, Ahmed the divemaster is excellent: very organised, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. Also, the centre's admin staff are on the ball, again very well-organised. They responded quickly to my initial enquiry by Messenger, they communicated well by email in setting up my dives and they kept me informed by WhatsApp. These factors mean this dive centre beats others in the Abu Dhabi area that I have tried. But don't just take my word for it: their customers keep coming back. Top tip: to get there, enter through Security Gate 2 of Emirates Palace (they will have your name on a list) which isn't the nearest gate (which is closed), then turn immediately left and follow the cobbled road along the inside of the fence for about 400 metres, towards the marina; the dive centre is in the car park there. If going by taxi, they will let the car in at the gate to drop you at the centre, provided your name is on the list (ie: you can't just turn up).
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from teamodc, Manager at Ocean Dive Center
Responded Jan 8, 2021
Thank you for your kind note, Mr. Andy, the Team is delighted to know that you have enjoyed and had a great time experience Diving with us. See you again next time.
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Running Rick wrote a review Sep 2020
Destin, Florida113 contributions71 helpful votes
Ocean Dive Center is by far the best logistically and admin wise. The staff grabbed my dive bag, took it to the boat, set up my gear, then gave us a ride to the boat. Just knocked out the Deep Dive Specialty course with Instructor Flex and it was very well done. We did the dives, had fun, got great training, and returned to the marina in a reasonable amount of time. The marina is in a nice area of Abu Dhabi, right next to the Emirates Palace. The Captain is really good, on the ball and helped with all the diver's equipment. Great time, love to dive again with them!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from OceandiversUAE, Owner at Ocean Dive Center
Responded Sep 29, 2020
Hi Mr. Rick, on behalf of the ODC Team, thank you very much for your kind note. We are delighted that you enjoyed your training sessions with us and with your Instructor "Flex". Hope to see you diving with us soon.
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Lucy D wrote a review Mar 2020
Stockbridge, United Kingdom126 contributions31 helpful votes
The team at ODC are so great. They are patient and committed to providing excellent teaching in a safe and friendly environment. I would highly recommend the club and encourage everybody to give it a try 😀
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Date of experience: March 2020
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