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Abysub

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Fuengirola, Spain
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Welcome to Abysub, the dive school at the port of Fuengirola. The PADI qualified staff guarantees safety and fun under water and on land.
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Sue H wrote a review Sep 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I had an amazing experience diving with Adrian and Tony. The dive school is incredibly professional with excellent equipment. I was nervous as I hadn’t dived for quite a few years. Tony was incredibly patient And kind with me and took me through a very good review of skills. I did all the skills and then had the most wonderful dive experience. I would highly recommend this dive centre.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kamila13 wrote a review Aug 2020
Szczecin, Poland3 contributions
Great instructors. Very good diving school that takes care od you do you can focus on diving. We are coming back for sure.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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MR-12312157 wrote a review Aug 2020
Malaga, Spain28 contributions14 helpful votes
So, to cut a long story short I got “persuaded” to go on a freediving course a few weekends ago. I’ve been PADI qualified for about two decades now so I was a bit skeptical about how useful learning to free dive would be for me. We were given links to register ourselves and be able to access course material with the goal of passing an online, multiple-choice theory test. Depending on your familiarity with diving concepts, I’d recommend setting aside a couple of evenings prior to the actual dive classes to read through the material. Assuming you have passed, the centre asks that you send over your results so that on the day, your instructor can go through the questions you got wrong and explain them during the class session. We turned up at the venue, right in the middle of Fuengirola port with ample albeit paid parking. There are a few public car parks so be sure to get the one right next to the centre for maximum convenience. Street parking is possible albeit slightly further away but being close to the town centre, you’re probably better off paying. We were introduced to Adrian, our instructor for the weekend and he then proceeded to get the paperwork out of the way (payment, dive insurance etc.) before sitting us down to go through the concepts of free diving, review what we learned from the materials, go through our test results and then talk us through the plan for the next couple days. The first half of the first day was spent doing drills in the pool (Olympic size, about 15 minutes’ drive away), putting theory into practice. After that there was a break for lunch before we were due to head off into the sea for the real deal. While there are several great options for lunch in the area, it’s worth noting that our course started at 9am and there weren’t many places open for food at the time. Something worth noting if you had skipped breakfast like we had! Thankfully, Adrian knew where we could stop on the way to the pool to grab some water and light snacks for the pool session. Our group consisted of 4 people in total, which seemed like the perfect size for the classroom and boat as well as ensure we all received adequate individual attention from the instructor. All the equipment we needed was provided for us so all you really had to bring were your swimming gear, a change of clothes or two and a towel. The course focuses a lot on mental, rather than physical work and Adrian was very attentive to the individual needs of each one of us and this is really beneficial especially considering we are training our body to do something against its nature and hold your breath for longer than you’re probably used to. The second day started with some video analysis from the GoPro footage from the pool and he showed us the little quirks we each had which we were generally unaware of before seeing them for ourselves. He explained what needed to be done to correct the technique and how this related to the dive in open water. After this we headed off to the boat again for a longer session in the sea. Bringing some food with you is advisable! We did manage to get lucky and saw a large school of dolphins (70+) and a couple of exotic fish so there’s a few more photo opportunities thrown in for free! All-in, it was a great course and although I wasn’t comfortable on a personal level with the thought of holding my breath underwater and calculating the point of no return, I did feel very safe knowing I was in good hands. I learned quite a lot and enjoyed challenging myself by overcoming my drowning sensations (I felt a huge difference in my diving on the second day after putting into practice what I had learned on day 1). I don’t know what the maximum group size is for this activity but it’s definitely recommended although personally, I feel more comfortable with scuba gear on. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that there were no coolbox facilities to keep the drinks cold during the sea sessions!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Wes G-C wrote a review Nov 2019
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I would throughly recommend this place. This was my first scuba dive since passing my open water qualification. Daniel and Adrian were extremely helpful, patient and conscious that I wasn't an experienced diver. The spot they took is to was lovely and a good first outing for a new diver. Would use ABYSUB again if I went to dive in the area once more.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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charlottabjorn wrote a review Oct 2019
Kilchberg, Switzerland1 contribution
We spent three days wth Toni Gomez doing our open water diver course and were very impressed with his professional and sympathic approach. Toni was also a great diving instructor and made the course a fun and meaningful experience. My daughters and I now have our license and also got to see some beautiful diving sights in Andalusia.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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