We, as a group of 6 people, have visited the dive school for a 10 day period of time to dive. In the beginning the owner was directly after our money; we had to pay and plan all dives at front. Multiple times he repeated that no refunds are possible and we had to pay as soon as possible. He doesn't care about the divers; he only sees the money they carry in their wallets. This is also visible on the equipment; the Nitrox compressor is broken for months; 2 out of 3 boats are broken and the state of the equipment is very poor; SPGs can't be trusted (reading 240 bar while tanks are filled to 190-200 bar. Needles are only moving when tapping on them), depth meters aren't working and all regulator sets were leaking everywhere. The torches used at the night dives are more like candles. It is a shame they ask 6 euro rent for a light which can be bought for 20-25 euro elsewhere.
As a group we've payed over 3.000 euro to the dive school. It's a shame they charged us 1.50 euro when one of us needed small bottle of water. But again; it's them all about the money.
The dive school is advertising to have 35 different dive places. They only visit a few, therefore we have visited some spots 3 or 4 times. Main reason to visit these few is that they are close to the dive school which saves fuel for the boat. The manager decides which spot is visited by the boat, not the divers which are his customers. And as the manager doesn't care about the divers but only cares for the money they've payed it isn't a surprise only the dive sports close to the dive school are visited..
Two divers had to pay well in front for a night dive. As it was not profitable to send the boat out for a night dive for only two people both got a refund on their payed money. So a refund is possible, but only when it benefits the manager.
The good thing about this dive center were the divemasters and instructor/boat captain. Although the divemasters were still in training and were not experienced (less than 100 logged dives) they really want you to have a good and nice time with nice dives. The sad thing is they are very limited by the management; they don't know all dive spots and are almost used as slaves in the dive center as they have to work 6-7 days a week and have to work 10 hours a day. But nevertheless they are nice people, multiple times we have eaten together and drink some beers. It's sad they have all finished their internship and all have left the dive center..
So as conclusion about the dive center; they equipment is in a very poor state or is broken. Management only cares about money. Only good thing is the divemasters and instructors. Sad thing is most have left the dive school because of the management...
The dive spots visited are nice; nice reefs caves and lots of small animals. Unfortunately there is no big fish in the water; a 30 centimeter grouper is the biggest we've found. Of course this can't be blamed to the dive school and this doesn't influence my rating of the dive school.
So as final conclusion I can't recommend this dive center nor will I visit it again. Dive spots are nice, divemasters are nice lads (most have left the island) but both can't compensate for the management and poor/broken equipment. If the management was more for customer satisfaction and equipment safety and less greedy for money it could be a nice dive school worth visiting again. But as it is right now I only can recommend to go elsewhere.
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