My husband and I heard about the amazing scuba diving and snorkeling on Carriacou, so we booked with Deefer Diving. Karen, the office manager, was so prompt and helpful with her responses while we emailed about the dive. Gary, the owner, was a hilarious, optimistic, professional with whom I felt completely comfortable diving. Alex, Gary's wife, was a sweet, intelligent, professional who clearly cared about her clients and their experience by constantly checking in with us above and below water.
The dive shop was clean and well-managed. I especially loved the chill in-house pets named "Brown Dog", "Rat Dog", and "Prince Harry: The Ginger Cat". The shop offered scuba and snorkeling gear, t-shirts, and abundant information on ocean conservation. The shop provided everything for the dive including: wet suit, mask, fins, and scuba gear.
I tend to get nervous before diving, and as this was only my second time diving, I wanted to make sure I felt comfortable and in a good state of mind. Before the dive, Gary went over the safety presentation and answered every single question I could think of about diving. Gary clearly is a dive master and knows everything there is to diving and making sure his clients are safe.
On the dive, my mask kept filling up with water while I descended underwater. Unable to clear it, I began to panic. I had to come back up with Gary and my husband a total of four times. I was so embarrassed and thought I was not going to be able to pull myself together and dive. After exchanging masks with my husband, I was able to go underwater and have the best dive of my life!
I can honestly say that if Gary had not been so calm, reassuring, and positive while I continually freaked out about the water in my mask, I would not have been able to confidently go under water. Once under water, he continually checked on me and my husband and ensured a pleasant and safe dive. I felt 100% safe and at ease while huge schools of fish swam before me and hid under rocks. We saw huge lobsters, iridescent coral, star fish, and so much more.
The experience truly made the trip on Carriacou. Do not miss out diving with Gary and Alex and their team.