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Banda Dive Shop

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Address: Hotel Lord Pierre L-104, San Andres, San Andres Island 13130, Colombia
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Excellent diving center

I was quite happy with my experience doing 14 fun dives over the course of 8 days in San Andres with Banda Dive Shop. From what I could see, the instructor giving people courses... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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La Paz, Mexico
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La Paz, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was quite happy with my experience doing 14 fun dives over the course of 8 days in San Andres with Banda Dive Shop. From what I could see, the instructor giving people courses in English and Spanish was outstanding and also a fantastic reef protector with patience and a good vibe. They have a nice boat, well maintained and... More 

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En nombre de nuestro centro de buceo BANDA DIVE SHOP, queremos darle los más sinceros agradecimientos por preferirnos y depositar... More 

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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to dive with Luis,Gloria, maria, Felo, Lile and the Captain and I have to say it was a great experience, all of them were very nice, Professional, accommodate to my needs and the other divers. I will definitely recommend them.

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En nombre de nuestro centro de buceo BANDA DIVE SHOP, queremos darle los más sinceros agradecimientos por preferirnos y depositar... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Banda dive shop was well organised and safe. The owner and his wife are very welcoming. Andres Felipe was a brilliant instructor. I was a little nervous but I was made to feel comfortable. No problems with the equipment. The only thing I would say is that I would like to have been given some options for dive sites as... More 

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En nombre de nuestro centro de buceo BANDA DIVE SHOP, queremos darle los más sinceros agradecimientos por preferirnos y depositar... More 

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I met Lucho Banda 28 years ago when I learned to dive in San Andres. Since then, I have been diving around the world and have had the opportunity to compare. Without a doubt his shop is one of the best I know and that's why every time I come back to San Andres I dive with Lucho and his... More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We came here to dive in October, the day after the storm passed which meant we could dive again, and had a fantastic experience. It was the first time for one of us and the second dive for myself. The instructor was very patient with us at getting ready to dive with the practice session then we promptly headed out... More 

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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We had loads of fun diving with Banda. The people are extremely nice, funny and experienced. We saw loads of beautiful stuff and they did their best to accomodate our needs (two people could dive to 18m, one to 12m only). The masters with are very good and secure. Highly recommended.

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En nombre de nuestro centro de buceo BANDA DIVE SHOP, queremos darle los más sinceros agradecimientos por preferirnos y depositar... More 

San Andres, Colombia
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you like to dive safe and see all type of corals and beautiful fish in the most clear water in the Caribbean, San Andres Island is the place and Banda Dive Shop is your guide to do it.

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En nombre de nuestro centro de buceo BANDA DIVE SHOP, queremos darte los más sinceros agradecimientos por preferirnos y depositar... More 

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Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

This review is long overdue Since 2010 or 2011, I have dived here many times and I always come back to Banda. I love San Andres, and whenever I make my way back there I will surely be diving with Banda for sure. the equipment is good the boat is good and the instruction level and guide, knowledge of the... More 

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Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

I am certified but had not gone under for about six months and was pointing all my difficulties to the instructor before taking the dip. I felt a little rushed at first since he just told me to jump in and that I would not be having any of those issues today. But then again, he was correct! I did... More 

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Friendly dive shop. Limited English spoken by lady in the office when I went but dive instructor spoke good English (important for me as I hadn't dived for 4 years). As with all dives on north coast of colombia, doesn't make sense to do one dive as it costs 120k COP and 2 dives cost 140k COP. would recommend this... More 

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