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Diving Center Viking

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Put Podstina 7, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
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Great experience for first time diver

I did the 'Discover Scuba' dives with Viking, and they were super. I had done one pool dive before... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pearl415
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San Francisco, CA
Quality diving with friendly service

We did 2 dives with Viking and had a great time. All the staff were super friendly and everything... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Juj82
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Come visit our beautiful Dive Center located in Podstine Bay, just a short walk from Hvar town. If you've always wanted to try Scuba Diving or are interested in seeing what the Adriatic Sea has to offer, look no further than Viking Diving Center. We run two daily dive excursions for those who already have their certification and can certify new divers completing courses through either PADI or SSI. For those wanting to dive on nitrox, we also have you covered. The water conditions are on the colder side (16-24 degrees, seasonally depending) and most sites have a depth of 50m+. For this reason, those divers who have less than 40 logged dives or haven't been diving in the previous 6 months are required to do a refresh dive by the shopfront (because at Viking Diving safety comes first)! But don't be disappointed, as this is a beautiful shore dive with undulating rocky outcrops and an excellent chance of seeing both octopus and cuttlefish - a perfect way to get back in the water. Peak summer periods (July - September) sees the shop become very busy, however winter diving is just as good, if not better. We also cater for groups and clubs keen on trying the 15+ local sites, all within a short boat ride of the shop. Viking Diving has a highly professional Instructor team and uniquely for Croatian Diving Centers, a Hyperbaric and Medical Doctor. We are open from the 1st of March until the 15th of December so come join us in exploring the underwater world of Hvar!
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the 'Discover Scuba' dives with Viking, and they were super. I had done one pool dive before that, and never in the sea. I was very nervous and not at all sure of myself, but Julian took great care of me. I completed...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did 2 dives with Viking and had a great time. All the staff were super friendly and everything was made easy from enquiry to booking and from fitting equipment to the dives themselves. Set in a beautiful cove away from big groups of tourists...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Viking Diving was a great experience from beginning to end. Not only did they quickly communicate, they worked with my schedule, as our boat did not arrive on time for the first scheduled dive. I went out with Ben, the divemaster, who was so great!...More

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Zsanett-Viking, Owner at Diving Center Viking, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

We are also happy to dive with you! Hope to see you back.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Thanks for having us and teaching us our Deep Dive and Perfect Buoyancy specialties this week. Zsanett is very quick with responding and you can do both shore as well as boat dives (go for the private lunch in between, amazing spot). Good gear, service...More

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Zsanett-Viking, Owner at Diving Center Viking, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for the kind words! Hope to see you back!

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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

I spent 3 days diving with Viking and had a great time. They really look after you. Andrej led all my dives and was great! Really friendly and knowledgeable. One of the other divers dropped his camera on entry, Andrej and Darren made time to...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

I had a really positive dive experience at Diving Center Viking. They were quick to respond to my booking request and organised a trip to suit my diving needs. The instructor was excellent and explained the dive thoroughly. The equipment and facilities were good and...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

I spent three days diving here as a refresher for my Advanced Open Water level as I hadnt dived for 5 years. First of all this is a very friendly place and I was made to feel at home straight away. The communication for advanced...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

I had just completed my open water PADI certificate in Toronto, in murky and cold waters in Lake Ontario. I barely passed and then went straight to Croatia after I got my certificate. In my first practice dive I was a complete disaster, I kicked...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing experience! I was terrified of the idea of scuba-diving at the beginning of the week, and ended up doing 5 dives by the end, including the PADI scuba diver course! Our instructor, Darren, was very helpful and encouraging and could always...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

I want to thank Zsanett and Maher for an amazing diving experience. I went with my who had never gone diving before and Maher was a very patient and helpful teacher with Zsanett having some key tips that really helped her succeed. We were able...More

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