Diving With Nic
Diving With Nic
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Scuba diving tours and instruction across the Costa del Sol. All PADI courses are available. We are a collection of independent PADI instructors and divemasters offering fun, quality and individual experiences. All initial training is done in our private pool, NOT in the sea like other dive centres in the area. We have a beautiful training facility in Sitio de Calahonda, and are usually able to offer pick-ups and drop-offs for those without a car. Divesites include: Gibraltar, Marina del Este, La Herradura, Nerja, Tarifa, San Pedro, Cacares, Marbella, Cabopino Kids can dive in the pool from the age of 8, teenagers can dive in the sea. PADI Courses offered: - Discover Scuba Diving (Intro 1 Day) - Scuba Diver (Intro 2.5 Day) - Open Water Diver (Intro 4 Day) - Advanced Open Water Dive - Rescue Diver - Divemaster - Wreck Diver - Deep Diver and many more
Mijas, Costa del Sol, Spain
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2023

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MRokio
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Did several dives in October and one in February with Pat, and can fully and completely recommend! Extremely flexible and personal service with quality equipment and highly professional people. Did dives in Gibraltar, San Pedro and Marina del Este, all of which were positive surprises with teeming marine life and good visibility.

In my opinion, Diving with Nic offers by far the best diving experience in the area, and for a reasonable price. Their new dive centre opens up in April - make sure to check it out!

Written March 3, 2020
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Kim K
Malaga, Spain2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I was looking for a place to take my divers license and asked old friends of mine who are very experienced divers if they could recommend a good diving center in the costa del sol. They recommended Diving with Nic. Nic and his team was very good and professional and made you feel calm and had good knowledge of what they do. I can highly recommend them if you are looking to take any level of diving certificate. Or if you already have it and just to go diving for a day!
Thank you Nic and your team!
Written August 19, 2022
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Dazza270
County Kildare, Ireland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
Being a novice diver and not having dived for 2 years Nic recommended a refresher in the pool and a dive in the afternoon for only €90 , great value !
After a beautiful stroll along the beach watching the sunrise I arrived and was met by Leo , who instantly put me at ease and made me a coffee.
Pat then had me quickly suited and booted with the trained eye of a saville row tailor.
We headed off to the pool where Nikki went through everything slowly and thoroughly , ensuring I was ready to get back in the water safely . She was very patient and calm and put me at ease .
After that we headed off for our dive , and Leo was a brilliant dive guide .
A fantastic experience from beginning to end and I will definitely be back
Written November 4, 2021
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Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind words. We had such a great time diving with you at the Tower, and can not wait to welcome you and your friends back and show you our other beautiful dive sites. See you very soon hopefully!
Written November 9, 2021
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Hookey
La Cala de Mijas, Spain189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
I haven't been diving in over 10 years so enrolled in a diving refresher course. First session was with another 3 people hosted at a villa swimming pool in nearby Calahonda. Leo and Nic the instructors were very thorough and took us through all the necessary safety and technical aspects prior to kitting up and entering the pool to submerge and enjoy the diving experience again.
Following the pool session the following week I was part of a group of 4 divers who together were transported with all our allocated equipment in one of the businesses mini buses hosted again by Leo and Nic to Marina del Este on the coast north of Motril.
Again after an comprehensive safety and technical briefing we entered the sea from the beach and spent 45 minutes enjoying some beautiful underwater sights. Exhausting and challenging but very enjoyable. I'd like to thank Leo and Nic for reviving my interest and enjoyment in Scuba diving. Highly recommended!
Written October 4, 2021
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Good morning! Thank you for your kind words! We had such a great time with you and can't wait to welcome you back. We are so glad that your love for diving is back and hope that with this you will dive in many different beautiful locations. We are eager to dive with you again and hope to see you very soon.
Written October 6, 2021
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Kate R
Romsey, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
My 18 year old son was part way through his PADI qualification , due to finish on a trip of a
Lifetime to Honduras but COVID put an end to that .

I saw Diving with Nic on Facebook and enquired as to wether they could help him finish his qualification . From that first enquiry I could not have been more impressed . They took his part completed paperwork and the rest was plane sailing .

Both Nic and Craig are laid back ,fun loving characters but whom are clearly very experienced and very professional in what they do.

I was amazed at the gear, extremely well looked after and the wetsuits looked brand new . A very pleasant surprise after what we had encountered in the first part of his training in the uk. For which I must add we paid handsomely . Diving with Nic was amazing value for money in comparison .

Anyway suffice to say my son is now qualified and I was so impressed I booked my 13 year old daughter in for a day too where she learnt in the pool in the morning and dived in the sea in the afternoon. Nic took colour coordinating her diving outfit very seriously which highly amused Neve .

Nic even shuffled the day around so that my son could join my daughters group for a dive in the afternoon . Which made her day .

They both had an amazing time , Neve cannot wait to do her PADI now too and Jake will definitely be diving with them
In the future.

Thank you Diving with Nic for such a wonderful positive experience in what has been a challenging time
Written August 8, 2020
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Hi Kate, Thank you for your kind review. We had a great time with both of them and cannot wait to see them again. Thank you for trusting us with what is most precious to you. Hope to see you soon,
Written August 10, 2020
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Hitchy100
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I've had the pleasure of being out for 12 dives with the team at 'Diving with Nic' over the past 6 weeks. There is a nice relaxed atmosphere around the dive shop, even when they're very busy in the morning getting ready for the days diving, everyone takes the time to say hello and make you feel welcome.

Very nice dive sites in Marina del Este with lots of marine life to see (managed to see a Mola Mola!) and cool wreck dives in Gibraltar. They have very good equipment in great condition. The divemasters are all very professional and extremely knowledgeable on all the marine life in the area. It's also very evident that they all really love what they do!

A big thank you to everyone involved at the dive centre and a special thank to my guides on the dives Joel, Ellie and Emmy. Looking forward to getting out for more dives when I'm back in October!

I'd highly recommend them to divers of all levels visiting Marbella, you won't be disappointed!
Written August 6, 2022
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Markilott
Rogiet, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
The only reason I gave a 5star review is because I couldn’t give 6.
A great day in Marina Del Este with Patrick, who was the perfect host and kept us all well briefed on how the day would pan out. 4 divers in total and all well looked after.
The equipment borrowed was top notch, and a few tweaks by Patrick after the first dive with weights made the second dive much better for me.
The diving was brilliant with lots of marine life to observe.
Recommend taking a torch to explore the crevasses for hiding creatures.
Good communications all round, will definitely be meeting up with them when I come back to explore other sites they go to.
Written September 22, 2021
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Hi Mark! Thank you very much for your very kind words. We had a great day with you and hope to see you very soon. See you next time!
Written October 6, 2021
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Andrew Shepherd
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This was the first time me and my girls (14, 17 & 19) experienced Scuba diving and it was brilliant.

We did the Discover Suba Diving course and I went on to do the PADI Open Water course.

Nic and his team were superb - very experienced - they made sure all the dives were super safe and enjoyable. One of the dives aborted because of the conditions and they went out of their way to make sure we got to do the dive again, which was brilliant.

No hesitation recommending "Diving with Nic" - we're looking forward to going back soon for more dives and training.
Written September 3, 2022
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Beth B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Great 2 days diving in Gibraltar with Nics team. Brilliant customer service throughout, super friendly and put you at ease.
Dive master Joel did a refresher on the first day and helped build my confidence after a long time without diving.
Even if though conditions can be challenging, there is so much life to see diving in Gibraltar!
Would definitely recommend diving with Nic whilst in the costa del sol.
Written June 19, 2022
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Anu I
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
You know how some people are great at something they try for the first time? They are just a natural talent. Well, turns out I was the opposite of that at scuba diving – a natural disaster! When I first got into the ocean wearing the diving gear, I was completely uncoordinated, overwhelmed and got scared. All the more credit to divemaster Joel who was immensely patient and kind and soon managed to have me feeling safe and having a lot of fun. I was very impressed by his skill managing both his and my diving gear when I didn’t quite succeed myself.

The dive site was gorgeous! We got to hang out with two squids, some scorpion fish, an octopus, loads of sea cucumbers, a colorful fish with wings and many other cool animals I don’t know the names of. I would already like to go there again. All of the other instructors were very friendly and helpful as well. Dive master dog Spock deserves a special shout out for helping us practice in the pool by dropping his toys in for us to pick up and for being very supportive trough the introduction lesson.

To sum it up: I highly recommend Diving with Nic!
Written March 25, 2023
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