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“Excellent friendly dive company.”

Big Blue Scuba Diving
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Owner description: Big Blue Scuba teach more people to dive than anyone else in Vanuatu. We have local instructors and dive masters with great local knowledge. They love to share their dive sites with divers of all levels and experience, with multiple boats and dive sites we can cater to all.
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We arrived on a cruise ship so unfortunately only had one day to dive. We chose Big Blue mainly due to the positive comments from Trip Adviser.

I and two other mates booked in for 2 morning dives the crew were fantastic and made sure we had a great couple of dives that were completely different and challenging. We brought our own gear apart from our BCDs. There gear was of top quality and nearly new. Friendly hassle free safe dive company. Our dive master was Maddy he was fantastic and on the ball to ensure everyone had a good Safe dive .Thanks again Big Blue

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Very pleasant staff- I had dived with another company and was not happy to do the same dive sites in two days but these guys were very accommodating to all of us on thedive boat so we all did different dives. The only thing was on the advert it had the dive price for the two dives but it did not clarify that whether included hire gear prices or not- not to all there are credit card charges- so check what each company charges these guys were reasonable at 3%.Plus they leant me one of th einstructors wet suits as they could not fine one in my size and it was toasty as the water is just starting to get cold- nice touch!

1  Thank den003
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

I did not dive unfortunately but my friend did. The Big Blue gang let me join the boat for the day for free.. Some seriously amazing people!!! They were so welcoming and hugely passionate about the dive spots... Big thanks to Max who I have arranged to get my dive certificate next year as they have inspired me. Also bumped in to him that evening and he showed us the good night club spots. Just goes to show how these guys go the extra mile. Great people & great company :):) CHOOSE BIG BLUE :)

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

My Husband and I did our open water dive course with big blue on our honeymoon at the end of October. Mattie was our instructor and we can both highly recommend him. Mattie explains things very well and I a very experienced diver. He makes sure you understand what is required of you and likes to make the experience as fun as possible.
We can’t wait to come back and go for another dive with big blue and catch up with Mattie and all the crew.

1  Thank Keirenleah
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Review written while visiting in June 2013; submitted November 2013

We dove with Big Blue for 3 days and recommend them highly. We have dived with many dive companies around the world and Big Blue in Port Vila are one of the most organized and professional crews we have been with. They have a low diver:dive-master ratio (anywhere from 2-6 divers with a single DM) which ensures personalized service; they are extremely efficient and organized so that you spend your time diving, not milling about aimlessly; the dive staff are locals who seem to LOVE their jobs; they are enthusiastic about diving and very open to suggestions and requests for dive sites. And they do a great job of 'matching up' dive groups so that you dive with others at a similar level of experience (a big plus for advanced and novice divers alike). They are safety conscious, with a captain who stays on the boat during the dive and an on-board medical supply kit in case of emergency.

Big Blue picked us up from our Port Vila accommodation each morning by 8am and we were on the water heading to our dive site by 8:30am; back at the dock by 12:30 or 1pm after 2 dives. As you exit the water after the first dive, they change out your tank while you are climbing aboard - so you're ready to go after the surface interval. The crew are extremely friendly and interested in the divers, making you feel very welcome and happy to get to know them. They give excellent and thorough briefings and take time to point out interesting things that they find underwater. If you have your own gear, they will store this for you in their secure shop.

We chose Big Blue based on the recommendation of one of their DiveMasters who was traveling in Port Santo when we met him. He was extremely affable and spoke highly of the operation; he also informed us that they treat their staff well. The latter was a deciding factor for us in first choosing to first dive with Big Blue. And once we experienced their excellent service for ourselves, we continued to do all our planned dives with them.

We very much enjoyed our experience of Big Blue and will dive with them again if ever we are back in Port Vila.

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