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“Great dive instructor”
Review of Happy Divers Aruba

Happy Divers Aruba
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Owner description: Welcome to Happy Divers Aruba!Aruba, known for its beautiful waters and marine life, offers some of the best dive spots in the world.scuba diving in aruba, dutch caribbeanWhether you just want to try diving once, you want to become a qualified diver or you already are a certified diver and you just want to continue diving... Aruba is a great place for all of that and Happy Divers Aruba can offer you the personal attention and quality to make your dive experience in Aruba a great one!Happy Divers Aruba prides itself in offering that personal attention that other dive companies often forget. Tell us what you want to get out of your dive experience in Aruba and we make sure you will get the amount of attention you need!We only dive in small groups and can even offer private dives at no additional charge!We offer the following dive courses: Discover Scuba Diving (DSD): a first try dive for anyone who wants an introduction to scuba diving or isn't certified (yet). Open Water Diver Advanced Open Water Diver Rescue Diver + Emergency First Response Divemaster Dive specialties on request. Happy Divers Aruba offers dive courses from PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors).English and Dutch is spoken.Don't wait and become a HAPPY DIVER!Contact us for more information or to book your dive trips & courses
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

I am not an experienced diver, but I have dived numerous times in different islands. I must say that Jeff is definitely probably the best dive instructor that I have had and he is a one man show.

Jeff is very knowledgeable and fun. It was nice that he and I dived alone, which made for a very nice experience since it's been a while since my last dive.

Unfortunately, our dive location didn't have the most exciting marine life in comparison to other places I have been. However, we made the best of it.

What separates Happy Divers from the others to me is that you get very nice, high resolution pics from Jeff included in your dive price of $90. It was pretty impressive that he was able to send me my pics within 24 hours of our dive. This to me was the "WOW" experience.

If you're thinking about diving in Aruba, definitely go with Happy Divers. I highly recommend Jeff!

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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

We (husband and I) did six dives with Jeremy whilst in a Aruba and I can honestly say he is the best dive instructor we have ever dived with. I am always a little nervous, even though I have dived a few times all over the world on my first dive, but Jeremy set my mind at rest and spent loads of time talking and reassuring me and this made me feel very relaxed and happy and I absolutely loved every minute of diving- well maybe not when I felt a little sea sick :-) ( nothing to do with Jeremy, just the weather!!) I would highly recommend him to everyone, we hired regulators, as we have all our own other kit and there was no problem with them. He took loads of photos and put them all on a USB for us. Snacks and drinks are always available.
He was never late picking us up and there was no hanging about getting back as there often can be.
Booking was easy and straight forward answering e mails almost straight away.
Diving is always in small groups, we dived with two other instructors as well as Jeremy at the antilla, Nadia joined us and again she was extremely professional and friendly.
Do not hesitate to book with Jeremy and happy divers you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Provided a great experience for my inexperienced diver son and my rusty diver self. Been diving all over the world and found this company to be very competent and fun. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

I became certified through Happy Divers Aruba. I could not have had a better experience! My dive instructor was Jeffery Kost and he was extremely kind and was a great instructor. I had trouble equalizing the pressure in my ears and Jeffery assisted me in every way possible to make sure that I equalized my ears okay. Another great thing about Happy Divers Aruba is that the sights in the water were great. I could not have chosen a better dive company to dive with!

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

This diving operator led by Jeffrey Kost, is located near the airport of Aruba. They offer a complete service, picks you up from and to the hotel punctually, supply you with the equipment, film and take photographs before and during the dive and offer snacks of fruit, cookies and beverages between dives. The price for this service is reasonable and at the same level than its competitors.
The treatment is always very friendly and attentive no only from Jeffrey but from his other dive masters as well. In my second dive my camera was damaged, from then on, Jeffrey always lent me one of the company's and at the end pasted in my pen drive all photos and videos obtained.
They do not press you for the money and have no needs more than a verbal deal which they honor thoroughly.
The negative point is that they don't have their your own boat, and diving schedules must be coordinated with the boat owners, then if you are going to make multiple dives it may happen sometimes that you have to repeat the diving spot. When this happens, Jeffrey makes his best effort to improve the dive in the repeated site and he succeeds very well thanks the deep knowledge he has about the diving sites. Although they share the boat with other operators, during the dive you never have more than three divers with you.
If you're going to dive in Aruba this is one of best options.

Esta operadora de buceo liderada por Jeffrey Kost, está ubicada cerca del aeropuerto de Aruba. Ofrecen un servicio integral ya que te trasladan desde y hacia el hotel, te suministran el equipo, te filman y sacan fotografías antes durante la inmersión y ofrecen refrigerios consistente de frutas, galletitas y bebidas entre las inmersiones. El precio por este servicio es razonable y del mismo nivel que sus competidores.
El trato es siempre muy cordial, amable y atento tanto de Jeffrey como de sus otros dive masters y además son muy puntuales con los horarios. En mi segundo buceo se dañó mi cámara fotográfica y de allí en más, Jeffrey siempre me prestó una de la empresa y al final grabó en mi pen drive todas las fotos y los videos obtenidos.
No te presiona para cobrarte los buceos y no necesita más que un trato verbal el cual respeta al máximo.
El punto negativo que presenta es que no tiene su propio bote y los itinerarios de buceo deben de ajustarse con los propietarios del bote, así es que si vas a hacer múltiples buceos puede ser que se te repitan algunos lugares. Cuando esto ocurre, Jeffrey hace lo posible por mejorar la inmersión en el sitio repetido y lo logra muy bien, por el profundo conocimiento que tiene de los sitios. Igualmente, aunque se comparta el bote con otras empresas, durante el buceo nunca tienes más de tres buzos contigo es decir, trato personalizado y sin aglomeraciones de personas.
Es una muy recommendable empresa de buceo y vas a Aruba es una de las mejores opciones para practicar este deporte.

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