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Buddies Dive Cove

#3 of 16 Tours in Bugibba
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 24 Pioneer Road, Bugibba, Island of Malta SPB 2808, Malta
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The friendliest dive centre in Malta. Beginners welcome. Guided diving in...

The friendliest dive centre in Malta. Beginners welcome. Guided diving in small groups. PADI 5 Star IDC Centre with award winning in-house Course Director: Martin Stanhope. Training from Open water to Instructor. PADI Authorised TecRec Centre with training from Tec 40 to Trimix instructor. We can teach in English, Dutch, French, German and Hungarian.

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With no experience of scuba diving before, I spoke to Martin (company owner) who put me on the Discover Scuba Diving course with Rachel (originally from Manchester, but now a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

With no experience of scuba diving before, I spoke to Martin (company owner) who put me on the Discover Scuba Diving course with Rachel (originally from Manchester, but now a local). Due to the booking being out of season, I was on a one-to-one, however, I was informed that during peak season it is one or two instructors per three... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Whet diving with these Guys whilst staying in Malta, The staff are friendly and very informative, i dived with George who not only has a passion for diving but is a well of knowledge when it comes to the site and wrecks we dived, other than using one of the shops BCD's whilst there, i used all my own kit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my first open dive with the expert tuition from George. I Highly recommend this company who make it really fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

My son and me dived with Tom and Rob from Buddies Dive Cove last friday and it was just superb. We felt very safe in their company, the equipment was OK, all together was excellent experience. I very recomend their services. We dived at Cirkewwa reef. It's an interesting site, very suitable for begginer divers like us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

My partner and my father did a discover scuba and they really enjoyed it... my partner will be completing his course upon our return to England. Thanks so much guys. Gutted I couldn't do it. Due to my bad lungs boo... but just so glad they enjoyed it... highly recommended as my dad is blind they put him at ease... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I've just completed my 6 dives with Buddies and found their service highly professional and safety-oriented. I did all my dives under the loving care of Instructor Elka, who made them safe and highly enjoyable. Considering that I am a senior and did not dive for the last fifteen years she soon made me almost 'rustfree'. I am sorry I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Dived with Buddies for 4 days (9 dives total) in mid October and had a blast. The dive sites were awesome (don't miss Gozo), and the staff was extremely professional, helpful and fun (I dived with Ryan, Mike and Elka).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

I received the diving as a birthday gift from my girlfriend. I can't tell you in words how amazing was it. It's like a different dimension :) I had Elka as my instructor. She was very kind, patient and very precise. I recommend her for everyone who wants to try this adventure.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We had a couple of dives with Tom as our guide. Both shore dives. One on the reef at Cirkewwa and the other on the Rozi. The latter id a lovely little tug boat and there were hundreds of fish swimming all around us on the wreck. Tom was a great person to dive with and we had a brilliant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

From the minute I emailed Martin at Buddies Cove to enquire about a quick weekend of diving in Malta, to being picked up at our hotel and having a chat about what we were looking for, nothing was too much trouble for Elka and Tom at Buddies Cove. My wife needed to do her PADI Underwater Nav course to have... More 

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