Piano Diving Club - Stella Di Mare Makadi Bay

Piano Diving Club - Stella Di Mare Makadi Bay

Piano Diving Club - Stella Di Mare Makadi Bay
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
PDC Piano Diving Club is one of the most charming Diving Centers based in Makadi Bay. It is located at one of the most beautiful Resorts in Makadi Bay, ”Stella Makadi Resort & Spa” We offer a big variety of Dive Adventures for non-divers, beginners, certified and professional divers. Our Team is working to high standards. It is friendly and motivated also covering a lot of languages such as: English, German, French, Russian, Polish and Arabic. Diving can be one of life’s most unique and enjoyable activities. A peak at our stunning underwater world is majestic and truly unforgettable. Glide weightlessly throughout the beauty of the Red Sea . Each carefully chosen diving location offers you new experiences, sights and sounds, plenty to enjoy the beautiful aquatic life of the the Red Sea. All divers share a common motive for diving, which became our goal to satisfy: They want to have fun diving into another world . Would you like to become one of them, then don’t hold yourself back!
Hurghada, Egypt
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Travelers' Choice
2024

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MrsAky
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
21 of us came to Hurghada 2 weeks ago for my 50th birthday, we all booked a boat trip with piano diving centre. The boat trip was great, snorkeling stops, amazing lunch on the boat and a 2 hr stop at Paradise beach. I cant fault the guys on the boat, but just like another review on here from September I would say DO NOT buy a CD or photos from the sharkvideo film at the end of the trip !! I really wanted a memory of the day, my special birthday with all my friends and family, I asked for it on USB (which I paid him up front for) he promised me the next morning, a video of the day and all the photos he took of our whole group. When I got home last week, the video was about 3 mins long, no editing on it, hardly any footage or content and it was repeated 4 times over!!! it is appalling. No photos that he promised me either. I've emailed the shark video Co 5 times, no reply. The piano co, the same. We have visited Hurghada 4 times, done trips with Blue Waves, bought cds, never been ripped off, very cross and disappointed !! Piano should stop using this company on their trips !!
Written March 5, 2023
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Dear Samfit4ever, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your trip with Piano Diving Club. It's great to hear that you had a good boat trip experience, with enjoyable snorkeling stops, a fantastic lunch on the boat, and a stop at Paradise Beach. It's important for us to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for our customers, especially on special occasions like your 50th birthday celebration. However, I understand your frustration regarding the CD and photos you purchased from Sharkvideo Film at the end of the trip. It's disappointing when expectations are not met, especially when you were looking forward to having a video and photos to remember your special day with your friends and family. It's unfortunate that the video you received was not properly edited, lacked content, and had repeated footage. Furthermore, thank you for bringing this matter to light. Hopefully, we will encourage Sharkvideo Film to improve their customer service and take appropriate action to prevent such situations from occurring in the future. Best regards, Piano Diving Club
Written May 24, 2023
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Sevi
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This place is the best reason to stay at the Stella Makadi Bay. We booked one Beach dive and two full-day boat tours with Bob, who gave us a nice little discount compared to the listed prices.

We had an overall great experience, but I have to detract one star for how they handle the Equipment while bringing it to the boat: The boxes are too small for the fins, so they will stick out and they will stack up to two boxes on them. So if you bring your own equipment, you might want to carry your fins to the boat on your own.

However, the rest of the service is excellent. A special thanks also two Ahmet, who was out dive guide for two days. He took very good care of us.

The dive sites are great as well, especially when you take the boat to some more remote reefs. We have seen a big eagle ray, huge murenas and three giant sea turtles, to name just our highlights. Of course the sites have nice colourful corals all over the place with the usual fish, including dozens of clownsfish, blue spotted rays, pufferfish, etc...

Be advised though that the dive spots can be very busy. It's no issue when you're out on the reef, but when you go into and out of the water there are many boats and they might be maneuvering even when you're in the / under water.

Also a positive note on their dive boat, even when pretty fully booked it's not super cramped and you will find a nice place to relax during your surface time. They will also serve food which is better than on Stella's lunch buffet.
Written November 5, 2021
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Dear sevivoest Thank you for taking the time to write you review here on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dive with us. We appreciate your great feedback. We looking forward to see you again in the near future. Best regards Piano Diving Club
Written August 20, 2022
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Dominik K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
One of guys from diving club offered us a short boat trip on two boats because of our amount.
Next day, Adly found us the beach, and change two small boats into one big for everyone could be together.
Even the weather wasn’t so great all time ( we have a half hour of rain) that was a very good entertainment- boat staff was very useful, we could fish, and after that we eat that fresh fishes, which was amazing on the boat. During snorkeling all time one of the guy Emad who is a diving instructor was care of us in the water.

Thanks a lot.

I can admire and you can trust that helpful guys.
Written November 13, 2021
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Dear Lansab_PL Thank you for taking the time to write you review here on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling and dive with us. We appreciate your great feedback. We looking forward to see you again in the near future. Best regards Piano Diving Club
Written August 20, 2022
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Andy H
Tignes, France3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
All day snorkelling trip Inc Paradise island.

Good:
Friendly staff on boat.
Nice enough boat.
Nice lunch.

Poor:
1.Limit snorkelling, about 30 mins at Abu Ramada despite the guide asking for strong swimmers and saying we would be 1 hour on the reef. Second stop, very slightly north of Makadi Bay, again only about 25 minutes in the water. Taken out as a single group of mixed ability, guide dragging two customers slowly along with a lifebuoy and we had to stay behind them so again limiting the enjoyment. Once out of the wayer we were told we had plenty of time to jump in off the boat. Why that time couldn't have been used to snorkel for those that wanted to I am unsure.
2. Paradise Island might suit some but its an over-commercialised island designed to extract cash from tourists . Eg. £5 for a can of beer. I book a snorkelling trip for the snorkelling not to mingle with hoards of other day boats taken to the same island for the same reason.
3. The trip isn't cheap and if you pay by card, as we were told we could, they then want extra to cover 'bank fees' which were never mentioned before hand by very 'enthusiastic' sales staff.

Overall, very disappointed by the time spent snorkelling. In a day that lasted 7+ hours less than 1 hour snorkelling was not what we feel had been sold. Just feels like they worry about money more than the customer experience but fail to understand sending your customers away happy get you more business. We wanted a second trip on our holiday but would not book again for these reasons.
Written November 24, 2022
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Dear andyhS9579ND, We apologize for any inconvenience caused during your snorkeling trip with us. We always strive to provide our customers with the best experience and we are sorry that we fell short in meeting your expectations. Regarding the snorkeling time, we would like to clarify that we always try to give our customers the maximum time possible to enjoy the underwater world. However, we also have to take into consideration the safety of our guests, especially those who are less confident swimmers. Therefore, we usually take our time to ensure everyone is comfortable in the water and provide support to those who need it. As for Paradise Island, we understand that it may not be to everyone's taste. However, it is one of the most popular snorkeling spots in Hurghada, and we include it in our trips as it provides our customers with a chance to explore the beautiful coral reefs and marine life in the area. Regarding the card payment fees, we apologize if there was any confusion. We always inform our customers of any additional charges before accepting payment. We hope that you will give us another chance to provide you with a better experience in the future. Best regards, Piano Diving Club
Written February 18, 2023
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opait andrei
Iasi, Romania5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
The staff was very friendly especially Ahmed and Karim. The prices are good and you dont go on an usual diving boat with other snorklers or even no snorklers, they placed me and my family on a boat only with divers. Also they looked at my regulator that had problems with the air gauge, and also replaced the battery of my suunto. All around, the diving experience was great I would recommend this diving center 10/10.
Written August 16, 2021
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Dear Opaitandrei Thank you for taking the time to write you review here on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dive and snorkeling with us. We appreciate your great feedback. We looking forward to see you again in the near future. Best regards Piano Diving Cl
Written August 22, 2022
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monica
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We bought a full day trip that supposed to include 3 times snorkeling with one stop to Paradise Island. Additionally we bought 25min diving.
What we got was 2 stops for snorkeling and one stop on Paradise which is 100% scammy marketing. You cannot do snorkeling on Paradise Island. Just staying for 1 hour on a crowded limited area.
Regarding diving, instead of 25 min, my son got only 5 min. After discussing with the one from boat team, he got another 10min diving.
One more thing: instead of 25 people on the boat there were 35 adults and 4-5 kids.
Written April 30, 2022
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Dear T9691CCmonicab Thank you for taking the time to write your review here on Trip Advisor . We re sorry if your trip did not met your expectations , we try to do our best to give our visitors the best service we can offer . Once again thank you for your feedback. Best regards, Piano Diving Club
Written August 18, 2022
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Simon C
29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Very friendly dive centre. Myself and my girlfriend did a couple of dives off the local reefs and had a really good day. My brother and family really enjoyed their discover scuba too. Emad, Mustafa, Hamdy and (Little) Adam we’re all fantastic and welcoming.

But…it’s overpriced compared to the competition nearby, all of whom offer equally good service/experiences. Piano Divers also have very limited availability. Four divers max for their local diving.

With more capacity and a drop in prices, this would be an excellent dive centre.
Written April 26, 2022
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Dear Simon C Thank you for taking the time to write your review here on Trip Advisor . Glad to hear that you enjoyed your dive experience. We re sorry for any inconvenience , we try to do our best to give our visitors the best service we can offer . Once again thank you for your feedback. Best regards, Piano Diving Club
Written August 18, 2022
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David F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
The whole diving trip was very well organised and we had a beautiful time on the boat. Food was delicious and soft drinks were available whole day. We had two long dives with our instructor Hossam who has been very helpful and kind to us and delivered us the best experience with diving. So big thanks goes to him. After diving and launch we had time to snorkelling around the boat with nice views under water to. I can easily recommend this trip to everyone with interest in diving and to everyone who can spend nice day on boat.
Written August 25, 2021
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Dear F9382DQdavidf Thank you for taking the time to write you review here on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dive and snorkeling with us. We appreciate your great feedback. We looking forward to see you again in the near future. Best regards Piano Diving Cl
Written August 22, 2022
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L.Hammer
Odense, Denmark19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
Would have given 5 stars, but the aftermath leaves me with no other choice than to give 1..
Were on a trip with Piano Diving Club on september 29th and all went well, but on the trip back, I bought some pictures from their photographer sharkvideofilm for 30€/600 LE. I was told to pick up the disc the next day at the diving club, and I did. When I got back home I found out that they gave me the wrong disc and now I can't get in touch neither with sharkvideofilm nor with Piano Diving Club despite that I can see that Piano have seen my message... So the only thing I have left to say is; Feel free to go on a trip with Piano Diving Club, it's great BUT DO NOT buy any film or pictures from their photographer Sharkvideofilm, because you can end up loosing your money, when they made such a rookie mistake mixing up the discs. There is nothing you can do, to get your pictures, that you paid for OR get you money back...
Written October 8, 2022
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Dear Hammer152, Thank you for taking the time to write you review here on Trip Advisor. We apologize regarding this issue, please send us an email to gm@pianodivingclub.com. Kindly let us know if you sent an email to info@pianodivingclub, and as you mentioned your message was seen but no response? I will forward your review to the owner to address the situation. You may reach him on this number through Whatsapp message +20115 888 3599. Once again thank you for your feedback.. Best regards Piano Diving Club
Written October 30, 2022
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Kathy G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We had the most amazing trip when we went to hurghada beginning of February. Medo snorkeling guide showed us the best time I'm ever and we went to paradise Island which was absolutely amazing I would recommend anybody use them. This trip was one of the most remember the list days of our trip my family loved every single minute. If wasn't for Medo and the team it wouldnt be the same thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️
Written February 16, 2023
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Dear kathygM2772LZ, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your recent snorkeling trip in Hurghada. We are thrilled to hear that you and your family had an amazing time with us and that Medo and the team provided you with a memorable experience. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and creating unforgettable memories for our guests, and it's fantastic to know that we succeeded in doing so for you. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future for another unforgettable adventure. Best regards, Piano Diving Club
Written February 18, 2023
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