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“Best Diving School in Cuba”
Review of Club ScubAzul

Club ScubAzul
Ranked #1 of 9 Tours in Matanzas
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: sCUBA zul Dive Center is the newest and most diversified Scuba and snorkel club in Varadero-Matanzas, Cuba , fully licensed by Cuban government. ScubAzul offers courses of all levels with certifications from CMAS & ACUC,,, So, Don't worry if you've never had your toes wet before, the team is there to hold your hand. From helping you getting in a wetsuit & the pool lesson to when you are living the dream...shake your head...you are breathing underwater! Like a fish! WOW! We dive in many different sites. Amazing night, cavern & cave dives are available to spice things up for the more experienced. ScubAzul can arrange packages to suit your particular needs. Including accommodations, food, excursions, tours, photo & videography as well as Underwater Weddings! We thrive to arrange unforgetable vacations!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Big thanks to Rene, Sadiel and family. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and completing the ESA open water diver course.

If you are thinking of taking a scuba trip in Cuba, you need to contact Rene. They are a family run business that offers a very different experience from the many government dive centers you will find. The equipment is in great condition and Rene's ability to teach is second to none. The next time we come we will forgo the resort and stay with you. They have a beutiful house just outside of Varadero where they have built a first class dive center. Rene's wife made some of the best food we had while in Cuba. While staying at the resort we heard all kinds of horror stories from other guests about their experiences with other dive schools, mostly Barracuda. One couple diving for the first time with Barracuda actually ran out of air in the first five minutes. Had that happened to us my girlfriend surely would have given up.

If you're like us, you want the best. Scubazul is the best - bar none. Lots of love guys, we will see you again soon.

PS - They also took us to Havana for a day. We got to see the city with a local perspective and visit many places like the market, Floridita and Bodeguita Del Medio that bus tours generally skip. It's nice traveling with someone who speaks the language and can help you negotiate in the markets. Having done a bus tour on a previous trip, the experience is completely different not to mention less expensie. If you do go, on your way back to Matanzas ask Sadiel about the significance of the wall along the highway and the number 3. :)

1  Thank Sean S
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Joker007, Guest Relations Manager at Club ScubAzul, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write this review on ClubScubazul.
Glad to hear that you liked your Havana excursion as well.
We look forward to serve you again. Cheers! Peyman

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We have been diving all through Asia and only had time for 1 dive here and wanted it to be a good one. We knew that after being in Cuba for 2 weeks that things happen in their own time and often not al all - so we were really pleased when it was easy to book with Scubazul, and they arrived on time, we drove 20 min to the dive site then did 2 dives on playa coral site. It's shallow - about 12 meters, but there's reasonable sea life - and excellent corals. Both dives were safe and fun, with new gear we were very happy.

Thank Gwynth
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Joker007, Guest Relations Manager at Club ScubAzul, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write this review on ClubScubazul.
As a frequent traveller your words will encourage our crew to always do tehir best.
We look forward to serve you again. Cheers! Peyman

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Diving is a passion for me, I just spend two diving weeks with Rene and his familly. They are amazing, and propose you differents diving sites for your discovery! We are 2 recues divers, and enjoy wondefull spots in bay of pigs, coral beach, night diving and cave diving, wow Cuba have so must to see ... If you know the right people. Rene is the guy to know and he will take of you with his hart! We visit his dive shop where we were amaze to see all his new material even for a kid! my young Sara 8 years old made DSD with him! Rene is developing his own house to serve divers. Two rooms with a private bathroom are already there, and he is builduing his own terrace to enjoy a beer after a nice day of diving... This guys realy have the diving mind

be sure I will go back!!!

a special hello to Sady and Hansel... See you soon guys

Thank Eric H
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Joker007, Guest Relations Manager at Club ScubAzul, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write this review on ClubScubazul.
We look forward to serve you again. Cheers! Peyman

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The best travel underwater diving of my life. people are incredibly friendly and very profesionals. the different place to dive was stunning. Rene made ​​us travel in the history of Cuba during the journey between each wonderful diving. We were treated like a king throughout our experience as its used by his son and his wife who share with us the pleasures of its citizens proud traditions of a rich history. Verry good equipment, even in quebec we dont have a dive shop like this one. The equipement is in number one shape. Great thanks to hensel to.

Thank Danny R
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Joker007, Guest Relations Manager at Club ScubAzul, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to become a TA member just to write this review on Club Scubazul.
We look forward to serve you again. Cheers! Peyman

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This was my first fun dive trip since my certification last summer. Rene and Sadiel were excellent. I spent one day diving with Sadiel and the other with Rene both days were perfect. I always felt safe and the equipment was excellent. They were accommodating to my schedule and super friendly. My second day of diving we went to the bay of pigs, it was my best day during my week in Cuba. We did 3 dives and ended the day with an amazing meal from a local restaurant all for an excellent price. I highly recommend ScubaAzul.

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Joker007, Guest Relations Manager at Club ScubAzul, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Jessica, Thanks for taking the time to write this review on Club Scubazul.
Cheers! Peyman

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