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Bad management but friendly local staff

While being on holidays in Diani beach during the low season, we’ve decided with some friends to do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fifidesbois2016
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London, United Kingdom
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Attentive, patient staff! Friendly crew! Good for beginners!

I went out to Diani Beach primarily for a skydiving holiday. Due to an ear infection, I couldn’t... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
JWesting
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Quest Kiteboarding provide: Beach taster sessions. A variety of complete beginner kitesurfing packages and training courses to suit every budget and time allowance. Advanced coaching and progressive sessions for every level of rider. IKO Assistant Instructor courses. We also specialise in local downwinders and customised overland kitesurfing multi spot surfari tours along the Kenyan coastline.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While being on holidays in Diani beach during the low season, we’ve decided with some friends to do some body board/kite surfing. We were the only clients of this renting shop and were surprised by the prices applied (in USD instead of KES) and at...More

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Jamie H, Owner at Quest Kiteboarding, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon Vincent I’m sorry to hear that you departed Quest Kiteboarding feeling dissatisfied. Our aim is to provide a friendly and professional kitesurfing centre on the beach, with warm and welcoming staff that are there to ensure a 5 - star service is implemented...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I went out to Diani Beach primarily for a skydiving holiday. Due to an ear infection, I couldn’t jump. I could however stuff my ears with cotton wool and get in the water! I once had a lesson in 2003 and had not tried kitesurfing...More

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Jamie H, Owner at Quest Kiteboarding, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi Jemma I hope your ear infection has finally cleared up and you are able to get back out into the skies! Thank you so much for the positive review. It was a pleasure to have met you and facilitated further your kitesurfing journey, Kiri...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I was lucky enough to have a couple of kite lessons at Quest last year. The professionalism of the team is commendable, the equipment & safety standards are excellent. I began a little nervous but soon felt 100% confident that I was being instructed &...More

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Jamie H, Owner at Quest Kiteboarding, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Dear Lara Thank you so much for such a positive review. We thoroughly enjoyed introducing you to our favourite water sport and hope you find the time soon to continue your lessons with us here at Quest Kiteboarding. Until then, we wish you all the...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Great instructors, super helpful staff, the most beautiful beach, good value hotel to stay at on site, quick rescue service, storage lockers for your kite gear, good choice of new equipment for hire. My favourite kite surfing spot in Kenya. Mike CheffingsMore

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Jamie H, Owner at Quest Kiteboarding, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Dear Mike It's such a pleasure hosting you at Quest, we always look forward to having you down from Nairobi. Thanks so much for the great review, we look forward to organising a kitesurfari trip together up to the Tana Delta. Windy regards Jamie and...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

I have been to Diani Beach beginning of December. Wanting to see the wildlife and the beauty of the land, kitesrfing was not my main priority in Kenia. But walking passed the Surf-Spots and feeling the wind, I simply could not resist and try out...More

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Jamie H, Owner at Quest Kiteboarding, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Dear Nik Its was great meeting you and we're so glad you decided to wet your appetite with some kitesurf training. Hopefully when you return we will have a solid week of wind to finally get you up and riding. It was a pleasure assisting...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My experience with Quest Kiteboarding was amazing. I travel a lot and I have seen many schools and the service they provide is the best I have ever seen and experienced. The staff is friendly and the help whenever they can. They pump up the...More

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Jamie H, Owner at Quest Kiteboarding, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear Manu Thank you so much for the extremely positive review of our kite school and the services we provide. It was an absolute pleasure hosting both you and James here with us at Quest Kiteboarding - Diani Beach. We hope you guys will be...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited Quest Kiteboarding between Jan - Feb this year for 7 days for private lessons. We contacted Jamie before hand and he was really helpful answering our questions and explaining options available to us. He kept in contact providing updates on...More

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Jamie H, Owner at Quest Kiteboarding, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Hi Ben Thanks so much for the positive review of your experience with us at Quest Kiteboarding. It was a pleasure to have met you both and watched your progression over the 7 days that you spent with us. All the best for the future,...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

One month kite vacation to Diani Beach. Jamie, Francesca and all the staff were incredibly professional, helpful and knowledgable. They have a keen interest in conservation of the area and supporting the local community. The kite school is meticulous about safety for its students and...More

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Jamie H, Owner at Quest Kiteboarding, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Hi James It's been fantastic to host both you and Manuela and show you around our beautiful coastline. Thanks for the great review of our kite centre and staff and for any future recommendation you may make on Quest's behalf. We truly look forward to...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I spent three days in Diani Beach at a nearby hotel with my parents and boyfriend. I contacted Quest in advance to plan some lessons for me (intermediate level) as the new year is always a busy time. Jamie replied immediately to all of my...More

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Jamie H, Owner at Quest Kiteboarding, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Dear Giulia Many thanks for the fantastic review of our spot and service, it was a pleasure to have met you and all your family and helped to get you guys all hooked on kitesurfing! The whole team looks forward to welcoming you back to...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Jamie, Francesca and the guys were great - I've been to many kite spots and schools using their storage and service facilities, none of them came close to their responsiveness and speed in service. You think about going out and they will already have your...More

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Jamie H, Owner at Quest Kiteboarding, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi Max It was great to have met you and Anni, and a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Quest Kiteboarding. Thanks so much for the positive feedback, the whole team send you their warmest windiest regards and hope to...More

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540arn_d
26 April 2018|
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Response from Jamie H | Property representative |
The conditions are fantastic from May through till the end of September.
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Furugu M
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Response from Jamie H | Property representative |
Hi Yes we are operational in June and will be running lessons and coaching throughout the windy season which lasts up until the end of September. We offer a 3 hour discovery course which is aimed as an introductory... More
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