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Universal Diver

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Address: 140 Seberang Air Keruh, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
Phone Number:
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My fiance and I did a discovery scuba dive with Universal divers. We had a great time with our instructor, William. He was easy-going, made us laugh but observed the health and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 6, 2016
Anastasia1723
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We came in a group of 4 for 4 dives in 2 days. They usually travel in a bigger boat, or at least they were. We were together with about 5 other divers, a total of 9 divers excluding the diver masters. We were split to 2 groups 4 & 5, so we actually got a dive master assigned to... More 

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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

My partner booked his diving trip with universal diver at Perhentian Island Besar. He has booked 4 dives, 2 dives on the 8th of Sep, Thursday, 1 morning dive on 9th Sep, Friday and 1 morning dive on Saturday. We went to them on the very day we arrived on the island which was on the 7th of Sep 2016​.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

My fiance and I did a discovery scuba dive with Universal divers. We had a great time with our instructor, William. He was easy-going, made us laugh but observed the health and safety at all times. The sign of a good school is when they place your safety above other considerations. We were very keen to dive from the boat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

As an experienced diver (200+ dives/DM) I hadn't heard great reviews about diving in the Perhentians before I came. However I had a great time with universal divers. The diving was great - good visibility, small groups, turtles/sharks/heaps of eels/lots of nudis/big puffers/baitfish/barracuda/wrecks...list goes on. The team at universal are incredibly friendly and professional, Ali was absolutely brilliant (eyes like... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Great diving with this company, have used others but these are by far the best boats on the island to dive from. 3 dives a day and great dive masters and instructors to drive with. Didn't get a chance but their boat trips to redang island are meant to be great.

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Helsingborg, Skåne Län, Sweden
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice staff and the equipment was ok. My daughter did a discover dive with a really nice instructor (lady) I went out for 3 dives the boat smells a bit but overall really nice dives.

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Thank Leon J
Taipei, Taiwan
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Got my diving license here!My instructor is Fred,he is patient <3 <3 actually he is not in-house instructor here,but their diving instructors we met in this period all are nice!

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Birkerod, Denmark
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78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Next door to Tuna Bay resort. Nice guides. OK equipment and not too expensive. But there is also room for improvement: No toilet paper despite most guests being European and hence using toilet paper and not washing. The diving: Some good spots but not so good viz in July when I was there. But you will see sharks, turtles etc.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We did 7 fun dives with Universal Diver and also one night dive during the beginning of June. Although the visibility on all the dives were poor we did see some good stuff and the dive masters were very professional and did a great job at pointing things out. It was great that on all 7 dives we went to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend did the Padi Open Water course with the instructor Samuel Bergstroem. We've been travelling SE Asia for three weeks now but those four days where (without a doubt) the best. Fantastic location with an even better instructor. We felt as if he really wanted for us to become good divers wich made the whole experience just... More 

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