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“Fantastic diving operation”
Review of Blacktip Scuba

Blacktip Scuba
Ranked #17 of 40 Tours in Ko Phi Phi Don
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Blacktip Scuba is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort on Long Beach, Phi Phi Island. We are situated within Phi Phi The Beach Resort, a 30 minute walk or short boat ride from the busy port of Tonsai Bay. We take our name from the harmless Blacktip reef sharks that you can see daily on our house reef 'Hin Pae' or 'Phi Phi Shark Point', just a 5 minute snorkel from the dive centre. At Blacktip we keep group numbers to a minimum, allowing us to provide excellent, personal customer service.
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Dived here for 5 days. The boat is a comfortable speedboat so you can whisk out at 9 am and have 2 dives and be back for about 1.30 pm to have the afternoon chilling on the beach having a massage etc.
The staff and crew could not be more helpful. They are a nice friendly crowd with a good bit of banter. Particularly Vicky and Annie who are clearly good friends and very welcoming.They have small dive groups of 4 people max. so very much tailor the dives to suit the customers. The dive guides were clearly very experienced and therefore relaxed. The diving felt very much like a group diving and having a good look around together rather than a regimented line of divers. The guides are also very passionate still about their diving and genuinely excited to find unusual creatures and point them out.
There are some great things to see here - leopard shark was a treat and we saw a few turtles and a lots of fish. But I was surprised by how much I enjoyed scouring around the sand looking for the tiny things that I might normally have missed altogether. Jakob is truly mad on his muck diving and his enthusiasm is so infectious!
They serve a really good lunch on board - either fried rice or a sandwich and find a nice spot to wait out the surface interval. And a tiny wc on board the boat.
In total, there are probably about ten people on the boat so it feels like a much more tailored customised trip rather than a mass cattle boat - we saw many boats with maybe 40 people stacked on board and it must have been like people soup underwater. We were very glad to be with black tip as they were able to move quickly to quiet sites and keep ahead of the crowds - on many dives we had the site to ourselves.
This is a really professional outfit but equally important, nice people to spend some time with.
Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Went diving with these guys for 5 days in March this year. Found them to be a very professional outfit.
We had looked online at various companies but hadn't decided on who to go with. The afternoon we arrived we went down to the beach to look around and met one of the dive instructors, 'Annie' who came across very knowledgeable, professional, yet also fun to dive with. As a result we decided to go with them.
We where not disappointed. Diving with Annie and Jacob was excellent. Really chilled and relaxing. Vicky, the owner of the business, was also very professional and helpful. An excellent group of divers.
We had taken our own kit, but from observation, the rental gear looked to be well maintained and of good quality.
The boat they used was perfectly suited for the task, allowing the group to get out to the dive spots quickly. The advantage being after two dives, you still had time to enjoy your afternoon at the hotel..
I have around 250+ dives, not a huge number, but have been with a number of different dive companies in US, Oman, Egypt, Thailand, Grenada, Philippines, Mexico etc. from experience I can strongly state these guys are good. Definitely will return, and when we do we will be using Backtip.

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