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“Wicked good times!”
Review of Aquaddiction Dive

Aquaddiction Dive
Ranked #8 of 44 Tours in Gili Trawangan
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: With the emphasis on small dive groups and long dives Uber Scuba is a welcome change from the ‘factory’ approach to diving so often found in Asia. Our beachfront location is the perfect place to chill out between dives, study for courses and of course… to hold our famous beach BBQ’s! Our custom built dive boat can reach even the furthest dive sites in around 10 minutes and with maximum four people per group and no time limits on dives you can dodge the crowds and have what every diver wants… more time underwater! Whether trying diving for the first time, continuing your diving education or just fun diving, Uber Scuba's international team of Instructors and resident Course Directors allow us to offer training from Open Water to Instructor in a variety of languages. Our Instructors and guides can draw on a wealth of local diving knowledge to show you everything the Gili’s have to offer: from turtles, stingrays and sharks to pygmy seahorses and if you’re lucky…a passing manta ray!
Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wicked good times!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Actually I was there March of 2011! Forgot to write a review. Epic good times! Great staff! Former Phoenix Divers.

Visited September 2012
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gili-advisor, Manager at Aquaddiction Dive, responded to this review, January 20, 2016
Better late then never. Thanks so much for the review loved diving with you.

Mark Cornell
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Aquaddiction Dive
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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“really good--serious diving, serious fun”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We went for a long trip through Asia and the open water course we did at Aquaddiction was definitely one of the highlights of the entire journey. We didn't want to go to one of those big dive schools and that's why we chose Aquaddiction. Becky, our instructor, was fantastic and it was really fun to "go back to school". One of their slogans is "serious diving, serious fun" and it's true: People care, everything is perfect, and yet one indeed feels like diving with friends. Would always go back.

Visited August 2013
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gili-advisor, Manager at Aquaddiction Dive, responded to this review, January 20, 2016
Our boutique dive shop and maintaining small groups sizes at all times is the reason we enjoy what we do so much as we can give so much more time to looking after our customers. We hate factory diving. Thank you for the wonderful review.

Mark Cornell
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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“Diving with Friends”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Aquaddiction is a small dive shop with the best dive boat in the Gilis. You go out with small groups and just laugh your face off as the Manta boat goes by, so overloaded that it looks like its going to sink. With Aquaddiction you are diving with friends. You don't feel like the instructors are just using you to pay for their diving. There are not 30 people in the water with you scaring off the turtles and game fish. Its just good, clean, uncrowded diving. You just can't beat it. Check out Aquaddiction before you get hijacked by one of the big outfits. You will have a much nicer and more personal diving experience.

Visited May 2013
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gili-advisor, Manager at Aquaddiction Dive, responded to this review, January 20, 2016
We agree with everything you have said in your review its the reason why we are like we are and thank you for writing this review.

Mark Cornell
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Aquaddiction Dive
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Barcelona
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“Great value, friendly dive shop”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

I couldn't recommend Aquaddiction enough to any divers on Gili T. We did 5 fun dives with this extremely helpful and welcoming dive shop. The trips to requested dive sites was virtually always satisfied! If you are fun diving make sure you request Houdari as your dive master! Being a native of the local area he knows the very best spots to find! I can not stress enough how well he knows this area!!!

Visited July 2013
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gili-advisor, Manager at Aquaddiction Dive, responded to this review, January 20, 2016
Houdari reads the dive sites like and under water map and his knowledge is amazing a great member of our team and someone who just has a great passion. Thank you so much for the great review Houdari has read it and is very pleased.

Mark Cornell
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Roma
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“Smaller more personal dive shop means better experience”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Title pretty much says it all. Aquaddiction focuses on a much more personal experience to diving. The crew is fantastic and knows where to find the critters. Very focused on safety and thorough on the briefings, but aren't too thorough where it becomes a pain to listen before every dive.

Dives take place once to three times a day and you are ferried back and forth from the island with around two hour surface interval. I took my advanced course and found great value for my money as I had a personal instructor for most of my advanced dives. If I ever had a question, I could always find any member of the staff lounging around the front (I did many times). They also have the cutest kittens at the front of the shop who could be all your entertainment for the entire trip.

The ambiance of the center is great for all ages, but best I think for backpackers and transient travellers. It seemed like everyone that chose to dive there had similar want to meet people, so it was a breeze to get acquainted to the island with friends. The dive staff also helped with that too and socialised with the divers. Made me definitely feel at home.

Definitely considering doing my dive masters there if I have the chance to do so.

Visited July 2013
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gili-advisor, Manager at Aquaddiction Dive, responded to this review, January 20, 2016
This is our business model and it works. Factory diving is so impersonal this why we decided to be different and it works so well for us and our guests. Thank you for being a part of it and the great review.

Mark Cornell
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Aquaddiction Dive
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