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“Friendly dive centre but questionable safety”

Nautilus Dive Center
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The staff at this dive centre are very friendly although most don't speak much English (I always had an English speaking divemaster though). The pousada they use for their surface interval has great views and is a nice place to rest and have a snack before the second dive. However, most of the rental kit I or my buddies had, had small leaks and one day we nearly hit our no-deco time limit which our divemaster didn't seem concerned about which makes me question their safety practices. The photos they take of you for free are a nice touch. At about £25 a day as a certified diver it's very good value for money if they improve the safety concerns.

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Completed the Mini Course. Had a good experience. Clear instruction and I felt fully prepared for the dive after the classroom portion and practical skills session in the shallow water. The second dive site had a good variety of fish and coral, I'd go back again.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We tried the half day fun dive today. It was the first time ever scuba diving for the both of us and we had a blast! Our instructors made us feel very comfortable and safe throughout the whole experience. They provided a snack, which was a small sandwich and some juice, not much but enough to get you through until lunch. The water was nice and warm, but unfortunately the visibility wasn't the greatest (otherwise would have been 5 out of 5).


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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Together with a friend I did the 3-day open water Padi course. Our instructor Noa had over 20years of diving experience and was great to hang out with.

Nautilus diving center is one of only few dive centers properly insured, and has good and well maintained material.

If you take the course you can stay at a small cabin 20min by boat from Taganga. We stayed there for one night. A great location for relaxation, but all the mosquitos ruined the experience a bit for us.

I would highly recommend Nautilus dive center and especially ask for Noa!

Thank Tim D
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

we have done our padi open water course here (instructor Darwin) and it was fun and good. Quality of the course seems fine and our instructor was speaking English well which made it easier for us (no Spanish at all). We can absolutely recommend this place to others.

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