What a great diving experience! Reached out to Eric a couple weeks before arriving in PDC to work out the details of the trip. Eric was responsive, thorough, flexible, and refreshingly honest. He really made me feel like he was putting the divers safety first and wanted to create great diving experiences.
I'm already certified and my fiancee was getting her OWD certification. She had a bad experience with an instructor near our home so I was a little anxious about who I wanted her to work with. I know now I couldn't have picked anyone better to work with her.
This is the fiancee speaking...Erik was fantastic! I have to admit that I was a bit apprehensive about diving. It isn't always easy learning something new in your forties and beyond. However, Erik's calm demeanor, encouragement, positive affirmation, and support was just what I needed. During the pool session to practice and accomplish the necessary skills, Erik put me at ease and moved at my pace. During the pool session and in the open water, I never felt pressure, I only felt support and encouragement. I got my certification in two days! (My determination coupled with Erik's training and support!)
Also, Erik has top-notch equipment, a great location in downtown Playa, and, most importantly, he has a beautiful wife and business partner--his wife Sandra. Sandra also went out of her way to make me and my fiance comfortable. She was friendly, supportive, and encouraging. We look forward to diving with Erik again and continuing a lifelong friendship.
Me speaking again. Eric's rental equipment is top notch. I have rented gear at a lot of places and by far his is the best. Not just new, but something you would actually buy for yourself. I have been to several dive shops in Playa and Beyond Diving is not just the easiest to get to but unlike many of the shops actually has parking.
I found Eric and Sandra have created an experience that is all that you could hope for. They are responsive, flexible, innovative, passionate and care enough to make sure you have the dive you want safely.
Will recommend them to all our friends.
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