After reading Lonely Planet's review of Poseidon Dive Center being a "PADI assembly line" we were a little skeptical. However, we were politely greeted, given information, and never felt pressured to choose Poseidon as our dive center. Maybe it was the free coffee they offered us, but we ultimately chose to dive with Poseidon. Lonely Planet could not have been more wrong: we received personalized attention with world class instruction.
Our instructor, Juan, taught us the open-water dive certification course. His explanations were through while maintaining levity and keeping us engaged. After learning about the equipment, we practiced skills in the pool. The next day, we completed our first open-water dive. Juan's experience as a diver and instructor made us feel very confident in this new situation. It also helped that all the equipment was well maintained and top of the line. Snacks and water were proved during breaks between dives and water/coffee were always available at the dive center.
PHOTOS! They take free photos of you in the water. It is a great way to document your experience.
Overall, the staff went well out of there way to give us the best diving experience possible, were extremely professional, and we would recommend this center to any of our family and friends.