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Juan Dolio Divers

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Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic
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About Juan Dolio Divers
Juandolio Divers is a top destination for diving and water activities in the DR. Situated 20 mins away from the airport, Juan Dolio offers a unique diving experience for those expert divers and new learners. With 15+ years of water related sports and activities, coupled with an accreditation from international bodies (SSI/PADI), guarantees a great scuba Diving and Tourism experience in the DR.
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Juandolio Divers is a top destination for diving and water activities in the DR. Situated 20 mins away from the airport, Juan Dolio offers a unique diving experience for those expert divers and new learners. With 15+ years of water related sports and activities, coupled with an accreditation from international bodies (SSI/PADI), guarantees a great scuba Diving and Tourism experience in the DR.
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Cecilia C wrote a review Sep 2021
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Richard Badia, Javier, and Rene were excellent. I had not dived in 3 years and took a refresher course with Javier and Richard, both were excellent instructors. They were patient with me in the water. I am super glad it did it again. I felt nervous at first, but was able to conquer my fears with the help and support of good instructors.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Rita Cook wrote a review Jul 2021
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This is not your typical diving team. Not for beginners. The instructions were brief and i was not comfortable with the gear. Maybe 20 minutes in the water with the instructor. It was supposed to be an hour. Then the boat didn’t have a ladder. When they were trying to pull me back on the boat, it felt like they were trying to pull my arms off. I’m a large breasted woman and I was not ready for this. After the trouble of getting back on the boat, they didn’t let me dive with them. Also, I was not instructed on my depth and pressure gauge or how to inflate and deflate my BCD. Just the waste of money and time. Otherwise, they were nice and respectful and my husband enjoyed his dive. I will try again another day with a different boat.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from JuandolioDivers S, Owner at Juan Dolio Divers
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Rita, My sincere apologies for the experience. As a business owner, I have taken your feedback very seriously and investigated with the respective team on that day to understand why this happened, and ensured that it never happens again with any of our customers, be it certified or new divers. We also added the ladder to the boat to facilitate the onboarding. Overall, no excuse can justify your experience. I apologize for what you felt and would love to rectify things if you visit again. Your Sincere feedback was highly appreciated. It is true feedback that helps us get better and enhance our services. Looking forward to welcome you back and ensuring you have a memorable nice experience with us.
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Stephan A wrote a review Jun 2021
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Amazing experience diving with Richard Badia. They have great dive sites, only minutes away from the dive center; a great convenience. The center is approximately 1hour from Santo Domingo, allowing for an early return to the city.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Jane J wrote a review Jun 2021
Chester, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
i went with friends and it was compeletly free!! definetely reccomend trying it, such an amazing experince
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from RichardBadia, Owner at Juan Dolio Divers
Responded 26 Jun 2021
Hello Jane, Was great hosting you, looking forward to your next visit :)
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Daniel R wrote a review Jun 2021
Nuremberg, Germany4 contributions1 helpful vote
Happily my Divingcenter at the Emotions was closed so i contacted Richard at the Hotel next to mine. I told him my expactions, that my Girlfriend never dived and my experience is just in germann lakes and for work. Next day he makes a refreshing for me and a trydive for my gf. So we booked the trip la catalina with 2 dives + snorkeling for my gf cause she was to afraid. It was pretty exclusive and the dives were amazing. My gf was lucky too, so we booked a second journey to the waterfalls with a dive before, to the wreck Tanya. The wreck is happily just 8 boatminutes away from Richard's Divecenter and this trip was amazing 😍 one of my best journeys in life! After that we visited the waterfall and he showed and describes us alot about the area arround and his country. We visited a farm after that. I really can recommend the tours and the dives with Richard. It feels like we know him for a long time, he knows how to make everybody happy and he take good care about everybody under water and over also! Hes a professional diver with a lot of experience. Unbelievable how much pressure he still got when mine is already finished! And he knows where he need to look to find the special fishes
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from RichardBadia, Owner at Juan Dolio Divers
Responded 26 Jun 2021
Hi Deniel, Thank you so so much for your comments; it has been an absolute pleasure to get to know both of you. It gives me great satisfaction to know that you had as much as a great day and dive as I did. The team at Juan Dolio Divers awaits for your next trip to DR.
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