Wow, where to start! When I think back of my time and diving with Bubbles, the first thing that comes up is: "I've had the time of my live, it's the very best thing I've ever done for myself!".
I would like to point out the only poor review that Bubbles have on this page. That the guy missed the ferry and therefore the first dive that was planned for him is really only his own fault. It is so unfair to write a poor review on Bubbles page, when all they did was to meet his needs and wishes; even with a special planned 2nd dive in the afternoon. I hope people will look through fingers with that review and trust the many excellent reviews instead - including this one!
When I arrived, Donna took me in right away and told me everything about Bubbles concept; where the most important part is caring about customer service. And I must say that they do! Donna planned the days based on customers needs, wishes, pick-ups ect. As many of the other reviews make clear, the Bubbles staff (and the customers) IS a family.
I've done a few courses with Bubbles, all of them I've been so lucky to do with Dave as my instructor (on many of the courses I got one-to-one training). First, I did my Deep Speciality Course, which can really be recommended when diving on Gozo and Malta! I also did my Enriched Air Speciality Course and the Wreck speciality Course, which I had a lot of fun doing! Then I did my EFR course and the Rescue Course, which Dave managed to make very realistic and fun! From all the courses I've done I feel that I got the best training which all have made me a good and experienced diver (who of course still have a lot to learn!).
As soon as I started my Dive Master Training I knew that doing so with Bubbles (and Dave as my personal instructor) was exactly right for me! My training was done properly and completely after the book and Padi Standards which means that I now feel I've become a great Dive Master with a wide angle of qualities for taking care of customers while diving. Much of the training was even "more" than I actually had to do, which only made me even more confident. I know people who have done their Dive Master Course at different dive centers, where they have had many different instructors, they have not done much diving, and they never helped out or did some of the demonstrations with students. Not nearly as properly trained as you will be at Bubbles.
As an instructor, Dave is the best! Even after having done lots of diving with him, he is very caring. Never have I felt unsafe while diving with him. He is very competent and always ready to answer any question I had - if it was a translation or just a question about the diving theory. Dave managed to make the training both fun and realistic. He also let me help out a lot on the courses, so I was never just left in the back doing nothing. Helping out and actually doing stuff to help the students opened my eyes of what a Dive Master must be able to do and what problems I have to be able to deal with.
I will warmly an completely honestly recommend diving and doing courses with Bubbles at any time.
I will definitely be back next summer - maybe to do my Instructor Course!
From a true Viking who will come back to invade Bubbles ;-)