Costa Rica es un país afortunado por la expresión que la naturaleza ha decidido mostrar en este lugar del planeta
Unas vacaciones en Jamaica le llevarán a descubrir playas de postal, bosques tropicales y una interesante vida social
Un lugar donde el invierno no existe y que ha conseguido convertirse en uno de los destinos de vacaciones favoritos de los turistas más sofisticados
México lo tiene todo: cultura y unas maravillosas playas con aguas azul turquesa. Ningún otro país puede ofrecer tanto... y a la vez
Playas paradisíacas, junglas tropicales rebosantes de vida, bonitas ciudades coloniales y una gran variedad de actividades
Sus playas de finísima arena blanca y aguas de intenso color turquesa son difíciles de igualar
Ave. Estados Unidos,
Plaza Progreso Local 21, Bávaro,
Punta Cana, República Dominicana
Experiencing Scuba Diving for the first time was exhilarating and helped me overcame fear. Try it.
Very nice experience for my husband and I. Teacher very friendly. It would have been nice that someone can accompany the dive and make a souvenir video.
Thanks for a great experience!! Diving with you was so much fun! Won't ever forget it. See you next time.
Great dive, largest barricade I've ever seen ! Dive crew was attentive to all details. Had a great time . Thanks so much!
Awesome instructors and equipment. We had to wait a little bit between dives, but all the four dives went smooth!
The people were great very patient and knowledge able would go there again just to learn more about scuba
We went to Jamaica for a traditional vacation with family and friends and to do a couple of recreational dives. I was so impressed with the profesionalism of Anita's team at Scubacaribe, and decided to get my open water certification. She is very professional and full of knowledge. Made sure everyone was safe and ok with scuba. Congratulations and keep up the excellent job.
I was skeptical about going scuba diving, especially in a foreign country, but the staff was fantastic. Worked with me and my husband to make sure we knew the safety procedures and felt comfortable before we ever hit the ocean water. Although I didn't enjoy the actual underwater part due to my own fears, the guides were awesome and helped me conquer my fears and make the most of the trip!
Stayed at RIU negril in June! We have 3 certified divers in our family and two that have done discover scuba previosly Our Dive master Lloyd was amazing! Took our son through the skills in discover scuba again and helped me get comfortable having a very sore shoulder....he was not going to let me miss the dive! The dive was awesome! Thanks Lloyd! We also did their catamaran trip to Ricks! Definitely a highlight for all! The staff work hard to ensure everyone has a great time and they did!! I was surprised to see a smaller boat accompany us to shuttle guests into Ricks! I have been on other catamaran tours that if you want to go in to Ricks you had to swim in! Although the water was a bit rough our captain got us all into and back from Ricks safely! Very skilled! All the staff were awesome but one in particular,DJ,was very conscience that everyone was involved and having fun! The stop at Margarittaville was a great beach stop! Good opportunity to stroll that part of the beach or just sit and enjoy a bite to eat and a red stripe! I was hesitant to book because it was a 6 hour tour but sure didnt feel like it! Snorkling ,Ricks, Margarittaville, watching dolphins swim along side and then the party on the boat...noone was ready for it to end!
Loved the experience thanks to great instructors. It was my first time and I would go again. We went to stingray city where we saw many stingray and colorful fish.
I had my first ever scuba diving experience at the Riu Negril this past February and I am in love with scuba diving now! I remember feeling very overwhelmed on my descent in to the ocean but one of the diving instructors was able to show me how to calm myself and they were very attentive to my needs. Both instructors were very good at what they did and they made it an exciting and enjoyable experience for all those involved. I have recommended this to anyone who is going on a tropical vacation because it was definitely worth it! What an adventure!
Excellent facilities, staff and importantly reef!! My partner and I have dived on various ethnic locations around the world. We have dived with many dive companies and were very impressed with Rui. The facilities were great and the staff friendly, approachable and knowledgable.
The staff at Scuba Caribe were so friendly and helpful. We took out the small catamaran's every day and also completed our Open Water Dive Certification. Our instructor and the staff at the desk were a pleasure to work with and made us feel very comfortable. Thank YOU
I tried two other dive shops while diving in Jamaica, and neither compared to Scubascribe. I dove with Lorenzo, Jame' and Anita on some of the best dives I have experienced in over 25 years of diving! Scubacaribe assigns personal dive masters to divers of different levels; therefore, if you are with a boat full of beginners, you will not be required to go on a "group dive" with divers just starting out. I had my own dive master and buddy who were experienced at my level and, importantly, who were able to consume air at a rate similar to mine. I had the best dives of my diving career with Scubacaribe!
I was made to feek very welcome, had an amazing time and was very pleased with the instructor!! All the staff we very nice and i had the opertunity to see some amazing underwater marine life and plants! Can't wait to move onto next levels of diving courses!
Because now when I go back to my winter-plagued land-locked home in Edmonton, the endless drudgery of the cold months will make me think back on this day and cry and weep and gnash my teeth because I am not there I am in Edmonton. Where it's cold. And no ocean. See I'm crying now :( Thanks for the great time!
Great location. Top staff Would advise to take the course instead of the dive. Well worth it. Learnt a lot and Yeh. Sharks out there. Can't wait to do it all again
We stayed at Sunset at the Palms in Negril, Jamaica. We planned on diving at least one day since I am a newly certified diver and was a little anxious. We dove with Lloyd who was fantastic!!! He calmed my nerves, pointed out lots of cool things underwater. The first day we did 2 dives then immediately signed up for 2 more. All the staff in Negril were so welcoming and knowledgable. We would highly recommend Scubacaribe.
Best staff in the resort, so nice! Great teachers work at your pace! Definitely give scuba a go its a top thing to do
Freundliche und kompetente Tauchschule. Wir haben gelernt und hatten Spaß. Auch wenn es mal nicht so geklappt hat, war immer eine helfende Hand und ein motivierendes Wort zur Stelle. Wunderschöne Tauchplätze. Mein besonderer Dank geht an Birgit und Ronald die uns in diesen Tagen mit ihrer offenen Art begleitet haben. Sehr zu empfehlen
Second time I have used Scubacaribe. The first was in Jan of 2015 and the second was now in June of 2015. Marco, Alex, Lorenzo, Lloyd and all the girls at the counter are great. Both times I dove twice a day for six days. it was amazing. I am currently doing my Dive Master program, and I have to say diving with everyone I had a great feeling of security. Everyone was great, warm, pleasant, and inviting. Very eager to show me what I liked looking at underwater. If didn't want to go deep and someone else did both parties were accommodated. The entire experience was wonderful. I can't wait to revisit everyone!!!! I will be back in January as usual.
The team under the lead of Ronald was excellent. Ronald and JF was excellent instructors and made sure that us as new divers were looked after on all dives! They did an excellent multi-dive package for us. The equipment used where in excellent condition and they have excellent facilities! We would like to thank them for their friendly and professional service provided.
Hermosa experiencia de la mano de Dani Wilson y Zacarias en las profundidades del mar caribe,un equipo de chicos con experiencia y calidad humana,personalmente logre atravesar mis miedos y permitirme disfrutar de esta aventura,llegar a las profundidades y recorrer un barco hundido rodeado de corales y peces de colores inpagable experiencia saludos y felicitaciones al equipo desde Argentina
Instructors were very professional and had a genuine concern for safety. Also very encouraging and a lot of fun. Hands down would do this again.
Es war unser ( Vater mit Sohn ) zweiter Tauchgang, nachdem wir letztes Jahr im roten Meer das erste mal tauchen waren. Die Schulung und Einweisung war perfekt, ebenso sämtliche Übungen und Hilfestellungen, die unser Divemaster "Loyd"mit uns durchführte. Die Unterweisungen im Pool waren sehr ausführlich und eindeutig obwohl alles auf englisch durchgeführt wurde. Das gute war, dass aktuell auch eine Schweizerin - Alex - an der Tauchschule ist und somit zusätzlich noch in deutsch unterrichtet werden kann. ( einen Franzosen hat die Tauchschule auch noch - PERFEKT - Der Tauchgang im Meer mit Loyd war Top !!! Er nahm sich sehr viel Zeit für meine Sohn und zeigte uns eine beeindruckende Unterwasserwelt, in der wir uns jeder Zeit sicher fühlten. PERFEKT !!! Die Tauschule ist schon fast familär und die Umgebung und Tauchreviere, zumindest für Anfänger sind echt sehr gut. Wir waren auch auf einer Schnorcheltour an zwei Riff´s über die Tauchschule - Traumhaft -
Nothing to change. everything was perfect and absolutely recommendable. Daniel Morales Becerra was an excellent instructor.
We enjoyed our 6 dives with the scubacaribe a lot. Good and new equipment, very nice diving spots. My Instuctor explained me every dive for my advanced course detailed. We can highly recommend this diving school.
The staff was courteous and friendly throughout the process. Dane was a great dive master and ensured we were comfortable, safe, and enjoyed our dive.
Danny is great instructor, I got a incredible amount of one on one training and my open water dives were at really cool sites, reefs and wrecks. Juan Carlos and the other guys at Scubacaribe are super friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make my open water certification happen within my schedule and included me on a dive excursion on the Caribbean side of the island. Great guys, great operation.
Fab dives completing my advanced divers course. Such a friendly team with great advice along the way. Special thanks to Francois for his tutelage. Would recommend to divers of all levels.
First time diver. Excellent instructor. Good equipment, highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The service and training was excellent. The place we went had many turtles, which was great, but there was no coral reef, which is what I was hoping for. Due to this there were very few fish to see.
A really fun experience all the instructors were very helpful and very reassuring for a bit of a nervous mum and dad made us feel like there was no risk got us down and up safely wonderful sights to see while we were down there and would highly recommend it to anybody on holiday
The instructor, Matt was great. His instructions were precise, easy to follow and felt safe at all times. A fantastic experience, especially as it was my first ever dive. Thank you.
Les sites de plongée sont très beaux, une belle visibilité, une équipe professionnelle et souriante (une mention spéciale à Denis). Par contre les tarifs sont assez élevés par rapport aux autres clubs de l'île (le double).
I loved my scuba diving experience in with Scubacaribe. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and I felt very safe during my dive. I would love to go again
Went to Riu Montego Bay to vacation with some friends, but got bored of the "relaxing" by day 2, so I decided to upgrade my old Scuba license to the Advanced Open Water. The staff at the Scuba office were friendly and helpful, and the instructor was very personable and engaging. I went for 5 dives in total, and spread them out over 3 days. Most of the sites were nice - in fact, they were more interesting than some of my scuba-snob friends would have had me believe were possible in that area - but nothing too jaw-dropping. The main area where I'd offer some advice for improvement, would be for the management to budget for a bit of upgraded equipment. The Scuba equipment was fine, but the boat had no GPS, so they weren't able to find the actual wreck we were meant to see on my Wreck Dive. I even offered to use my phone's built-in GPS, but they didn't have the coordinates of the wreck anyways. The "Fish ID Chart" we used for the Underwater Naturalist dive was cracked and broken, and in desperate need of replacement. For the Navigation Dive, the compass that was used for training purposes was not really working, and gave incorrect headings that made it difficult to accurately navigate. These things all seem like simple improvements that someone should authorize, as none of them are expensive or difficult fixes. Overall I feel like I got good value for the money I spent, but at the time I do recall feeling a strong sense of disappointment about not being able to do the wreck dive because of something so simple as not having the GPS coordinates to find it. None of this seemed to be in the control of the staff there, who were all very friendly and worked hard to get past these things. Whoever is in charge though, should really take the time to fix up these little things, because they do make the operation seem a bit shoddy.
Had a wonderful experience. William (Guillam) was a wonderful guide, and made the learning experience both fun and easy. Within the first dive, he had me feeling confident and comfortable in the water, and our open water dives were both very interesting and exciting. Would gladly recommend this to anyone I know.
Dived 6 times with my wife ( I am an Instructor , she is an Advanced Open Water Diver). The instructors went through boat safety, diving safety and dive behavior with each of us. Every dive was well managed and safe. The boat was appropriate for the trips and also the instructors were very pleasant and helpful to those that needed extra advice and coaching. A great experience.
Fun time. Great guides. I'd do it again. Having the photographer follow allowed for some good pictures.
es wäre gut wenn während der 2 TG mehr als 20min Pause gewesen wäre, leider leergefischt trotzdem netter TG
It was the most beautiful things I have ever seen.it shows that there is wildlife everywhere. I loved it so much
Hotel Sucked, Diving was ok, nothing that I would want to dive for 4-5 days on. Dead reef, crappy coral, deep dive was ok.
Hadn't dived for 3 years when I came to Jamaica ... They must have the patience of saints to put up with a very dippy me. Hugely professional instructors and lovely dive sights.... Cant wait to come back
I was scared to try Scuba Diving. The bubble test gave me confidence to give the lesson and open water dive a try. My Dive Instructor was so patient and encouraging. He took the time to allow me to overcome my fear. In the open water he was calm and encouraging. I almost gave in to my fear but he made me feel that I could do it. Once on the bottom.....seeing the fish, coral and the Sting Rays was worth overcoming my fears. I had such an amazing experience! My husband and the dive instructor were so proud that I turn my fear into courage. We are looking forward to becoming certified divers. We are already planning our next vacation and our next dive. If it wasn't for our dive instructor I would be missing out!!!
In a nutshell great diving with brilliant instructors, crew, boat and equipment. After seven years out of the water I was a bit apprehensive so I went along for a chat first and Ron and the guys instantly put me at ease. After a thorough tune-up session I was back in the water and we were lucky enough to be joined by dolphins on or second tank. My partner also completed his open water cert so now we are looking forward to more holiday dives. Based on our experience in Mauritius we would both highly recommend Scuba Caribe and hope to visit you at other locations. Last but not least, a special mention to instructor JF - an all-round good guy , thanks for making the diving feel so comfortable and fun.
We loved Dane and all the people at ScubaCaribe that helped us get our PADI Certification while we were on vacation in lovely Jamaica! Felt very comfortable going into the Big Blue for the 1st time under their supervision, plus they had all sorts of great tips that only experienced divers would know. Respect
This was my first dive. Great instructor and guides. I had a great experience and can't wait to dive again!
My experience with Scubacaribe was great. The instructors were great, the Dive Master was friendly and ensured we were well prepared for the dive. He was great at showing us the marine life on the dive. The rest of the services (breakfast, boat ride, lunch, etc.) were also great.
There were 4 of us who went with another family of 4. With 6 first time divers our 2 instructors did a fabulous job during the dive. Was something to check off the bucket list.
Excellent divemasters, nice dives, just perfect holiday moments. I had a great time, no stress, no hurry, simply easy. Recomended to every one that's like diving.
Yeah Mon!! The diving was excellent! Our guide T-pain provided exceptional service to us through-out our multiple dives!! We had a blast and would recommend diving with Scuba Caribe again!! This was our 2nd trip to the Riu Palace Tropical Bay and we will be going back for a 3rd trip! Yeah Mon!!
Très belle équipe accueillante, sympa et très pro...belles plongées...très bel emplacement pour la plongée, en face du morne...je reviendrais volontiers pour plonger à la "passe st Jacques", site où l on peut voir apparement une vingtaine de requins...
Meilleur plongée de l’ile, l'accueil super et le moniteur excellent, explication parfaite. Merci encore !
Die Tauchbasis ist vor ein paar Tagen neu aufgegangen. Das Team ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. In den Reihen des Teams ist ein erfahrener Instruktor und ein einheimischer Dive Master vorhanden, der die Tauchplätze sehr gut kennt. Beim Tauchboot kann ich nur eines bemängeln und das ist die Einstiegsleiter ins Boot. Sonst weiter so.
We had a great time in Mauritius diving with Ron and Birgit and there Crew. All great People!! The dive-shack is not much though but it is enough to store your gear and go diving.
Upon arrival Scuba Caribe gave us a friendly welcome. All our equipment and diving needs were looked after by the guides and staff. Plenty of reef dives with large overhangs and plenty of fish. Recommend the Boris wreck at 28m, intact with easy swim through's, lots of life and good vis. We visited at the end of February and the sea was only 20 degrees C, a little cold for a 5mm wetsuit. The wind at this time of year is strong, so there is quite a swell and silty vis at shallower dive sites. This made it also made it feel cold for the second dive in the morning. Recommend going April - September for Scuba Diving.
Had a great time exploring the underwater world and cannot wait to go diving again! Scubacaribe made me feel comfortable and helped me get over my fear of the open water!! I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Planing, equipment and advices were very good. Great service. Unfortunately was the water in February too cold for me. After one single dive, 50 minutes, 10 meters, 21 Degrees Centigrate, 5 mm Neopren I was nearly frozen and didn´t recover the same day. So I didn't take a second dive
You can do a scubadiving anywhere in the World but you must do a scubadivingin Jamaica. Riu montego bay was excelent place and our diving experience was unforgetable. I recommand to evreybody to this. First thing you MUST DO over there
You must go to scuba dive at MUSA its incredible to see the statues and all the great colors of the coral reef and the fishes!
First timers to cape verde . We met up with the diving team on the beach front where they are based. They knew who we were from the emails sent earlier in the year and confirmed the team were expecting us. They told us that the weather the week earlier had not been kind and wind had picked up so dive sites might be limited, but would do their best to accommodate the wrecks we wanted to dive. (If diving I would recommend go in April as the wind has died down and water temp better). Saftey minded gave free nitrox if qualified, one dive guide to a max of five guests. Reefs not as colourful as some places I have dived but still plenty of fish life.
The staff and the instructor were very accommodating to my schedule. The session with the instructor did an excellent job in re-enforcing the lessons. The instructor listened to my questions and maintained a very good dialogue with me. He always kept my interest. I was very appreciative of the dives and his pointing out some of the sights.
Very nice instructor whi know to explain to my son in french She does her maximum for the best teaching instruction ans understandings
Very knowledgeable helpful staff! Had all my rented equipment ready in a bag. Made it very easy to get on the boat. Even washed my wetsuit and allowed it to dry for the next day's dive at the "shop".
Professional, friendly, and made us feel welcome. We got a chance to get a review before going diving the next day. Highly recommend.
This has by far been our best experience. Great staff, very good instruction, safe and interesting dives. My two sons had such a great experience that they want to become PADI certified like their dad! We hope to visit again next year.
Scuba diving was the highlight of my trip to Jamaica. Stingray City was amazing. I received my certification after taking lessons from Francesca who was a knowledgeable and personable instructor and it was a pleasure diving with her.
I was actually unable to complete the actual Scuba dive due to my inability to clear water from my mask while underwater. I'm only submitting this review to compliment Anita as an instructor. While the lesson became frustrating for me because of my struggles, Anita remained calm and professional. She tried her best to get me past the issue, and worked with me over and over again so I could go on the dive. My safety was her main concern.
Our dive instructor Francesca was awesome, the dive itself was a lot of fun and a great price for both the day certification and the dive. I'd definitely do it again if I make it back to the RIU Palace.
Your gear is old and the rubber hoseses are very wornd , the bcd i NOT in proper condition My boyonce test for Adwanced was NOT proper made because of the botton for airintake was NOT releasing when i took my finger away .... All the gear need replacement .... Next time i go diving i will have a look at the gear first .... And in your case find another place to dive
My brother and I wanted to certify for the open water diver, and Raphael was more than helpful to us. He taught every part of the theory required for the exam and even more that wasn't on the test scope, also the excersises done in the pool and on the dives were explained with great detail and tailored to our own pace, the dynamic of them was entertaining and all the practice gave us confidence to perform great when reviewed! I can't be more happy with my course!!
All staff were polite and friendly, but the dive was extremely crowded. Also, the location was not as nice as previous spots I have visited, and also much more expensive.
I really liked diving there! The places and aquatic life was incapable. I wish I could visit this diving place more often
we stayed at the sunset at the palms in negril and dove over the christmas holidays with scubacaribe. the staff and dive instructors were all wonderful and we truly enjoyed our experience. would definitely recommend!
I would highly recommend Scubacaribe for anyone! I was a little nervous at first to go 40 ft under the ocean for about 45 minutes, but the instructors are amazing and they take great care of you. It's not hard at all, all you gotta do is breathe and enjoy the beauty of the underway world! Incredible!
I didn't mind how the guy showed us to do things. But I made it clear that I didn't wanna drive the same spot twice and he did. And on are last dive day it was too windy out the waves were really big and the current was to strong. I said we should plan for the next day and he made us go that day. This is after I told him and made it clear that I have to bad knees and can't kick hard at all. So when we do make it down diving both my legs hurt my gf didn't wanna go down after jumping into the water as the waves were to big her equment wasn't working right and leaking. He pushes us to dive after I say I didn't wanna and she showed that she didn't wanna dive. The whole time we couldn't see or swim that good as waves and current was so strong. Then when we go down but end up stoping early cuz of the conditions. We shouldn't have gone n wasted a dive at all-even the other group came back up right after getting into the water because they couldn't see
Scuba caribe offered us many typea of excursions and levels training for diving. I took it twice for dving n 1 party cruise excursion. Staff was very nice in each situation , the equipment pretty new and clean, and the scuba traineer Anita from Italy was super clear, nice and confident. 10 points!!!!
Master diver was very knowledgable and helpful. I enjoyed the fish identification part of the adventure diving the most. The wreck dive and deep dive were also very interesting. We noted the effects the recent hurricane on the coral reef. For the most part, clear and warm water. A little murky the first day.
I had an awesome time. It was easy to learn. The instructors Dane and Alex also explain things well. Andy is cool too. I will definitely dive with these guys again
Outstanding service and very knowledgable staff. Great crew and great dives! We were very pleased with the staff and instructors.
This was actually at the RIU Santa Fe in Cabo San Lucas, but that wasn't in the list. I hadn't been diving since I got my PADI certification 2 years ago, so I glad when the staff made the trip very comfortable and easy. Everything went very smoothly, the guides were great at helping when needed, but didn't try to micromanage or get in the way of our great dive trip!
Have been wanting to dive for a very long time now It was an amazing and unforgettable experience all thanks to our wonderful and inspiring instructor, Dane! I immediately signed up for my next set of scuba classes to bring me to the next level. Thank you for showing me a whole new world!
I have nothing but good things to say about Alex, the young lady who was our instructor -- friendly, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to deal with. The other staff were also very friendly and qualified. My only complaint was the dive location left some to be desired in terms of the variety of marine life. For example, we also went on a snorkel trip the next day, which was a much more interesting location than the scuba location. Given that we were limited to 25ft or so because of the 1-day format perhaps that's the best the area has to offer -- I couldn't say.
My son and I signed up for a 2 tank dive. The instructors/dive masters were friendly, organized and informative. We had a small group of 4 and took 2 dives - one at 25-40ft and the second at 40-70 ft. Good variety of fish and saw one 6ft shark. Saw the shipwreck that was recently exposed after the hurricane. Thanks for a great morning.
Always wanted to try scuba diving and finally had a chance. Had choice of either deep sea fishing or scuba and choose scuba and was very glad I did. It was a awesome experience. The trainer - Lloyd - was first rate, very thorough in going over safety and procedures and was an excellent guide once in the ocean. Highly recommend.
Whilst on holidays in Montego Bay my husband and I gained our Scuba Diver certification. We consider it our ultimate holiday souvenir. I believe when learning to dive you want an instructor who is calm and makes you feel safe and secure. Francesca is all of that as well as absolutely lovely. We did two ocean dives, saw stingrays, trumpet fish and even a tiny lion fish. Now we are home all we want to do is go diving again, we have a whole new hobby and it was Scubacaribe who introduced us to it.
If you're going to deal with this company at the Montego Bay Riu be careful. They are so disorganized. After registering for a Discovery Dive they told us to be there at 10:00 to watch the video, 10:30 to do the skills in the pool, 11:30 we'd head out to sea. Ok, that's not what happened. We waited around until 10:00, watched the video. Then, "Oh, we're sorry. The instructor is out on a dive - we've moved your skills to 1:30 at the pool." Ok - we go eat lunch. 1:30 - instructor says where were you? I was here at 10:30 waiting? Um, what? Then says overbooked - can't go out. This story goes on and on but I can't even type it all. Just ridiculous. They have one instructor and one board with the schedule on it - how hard can it be?
Great experience with Scubacaribe in Los Cabos, while at the Riu Santa Fe. I attained my Advanced Open Water certification during my stay. The dive instructors were fantastic. Visibility was 50-100ft. Nice tropical fish. Sea Lions. Two white-tipped sharks can be seen as well as an old (1954) metal shipwreck. Also, they were cheaper and far more convenient to use than the Sunwing/Nexus/"X" Adventure/etc options.
Dane was GREAT. The dive was so fun, and I felt very comfortable with everything after learning all of the skills for the first time. I want to get Scuba certified now!
Es una experiencia unica y recomendable. estaria bueno volver a hacerlo. Todo aquel que le guste el mar debe realizarla, bucear entre los peces y arrecifes es una experiencia sin igual.
My husband convinced me to try scuba diving during our trip to Riu Palace Tropical Bay in Negril, Jamaica. Our pool training instructor Mr. Lloyd Haye was to-the-point and taught us all the basics. The lesson took about 1-1.5 hr, and was free as the resort was all-inclusive. The open water diving experience was about 30-45 min and cost $100, but if you get Riu class member card which is free at the front desk, they give you 15% discount. Then we went on a 5 min boat ride to the reef. I felt very safe during the dive as one of the instructors was by my side at all times. He also was courteous enough to take our pictures with our camera. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of this young fellow. But he was very friendly and helpful. Overall, great experience!
Great dive team, friendly staff, well equipped shop and nice boats. I did my advanced open water the week I was there plus a couple of extra dives and couldn't be happier about my experience with Scuba Caribe. William was my instructor for all of my dives and I was extremely pleased to dive with him.
This was my first introduction to scuba at the Riu Club in Negril and I had a great time. It was not as scary as I had thought it might be. Maybe this was due to the calm demeanor of our instructor. I look forward to trying scuba again in the future.
My scuba driving experience couldn't have been better. It was super fun and my scuba instructor james was the best he made the other drivers and i feel very comfortable with driving and showed us the ocean floor for over 40 minutes. I will definitely be coming back to do it again and would recommend try it out here!
First off, Lloyd was absolutely amazing during our Scuba Cert training in Negril out of the Riu Club hotel. He was very professional, and really took his time with both my wife and I, to allow us to feel comfortable during such an initially stressful and scary activity. Once we got accustomed to the open water, we were amazed at the sea life and coral structures we were surrounded by. What an experience! We actually continued to dive 4 more times out of Montego Bay.
i did a scuba diving and was incredible! the instructor was perfect , patient and i loved that experience.
The friendly staff of Scubacaribe at Hotel Riu Palace in Guanacaste Costa Rica will help you get the most out of your diving experience. Talk to Jesus for PADI scubadiving training. He will be happy to teach you, all while carefully providing detailed explanations and making you practice until you master all the required skills. Soon after you will be swimming with the Moray Eels, the Manta Rays, the turtles, maybe some sharks and a whole bunch of colorful fishes. Cheers !
They have two excellent master divers which were extremely helpful especially Lorenzo.. Excellent help and explanations from the staff... super friendly. Help everybody with their equipment and needs. Perfect location... the diving area was beautiful and fir a great price!!!
Our instructor was terrific. Great one on one training made me feel safe and confident. The only drawback is that we were there in November. I is still the rainy season and the ocean and dive site was very murky allowing only 3 to 4 feet of visibility. A good start to diving anyway!
First time scuba. It really was a cool experience. Equipment to wetsuit was provided. Easy introduction to scuba, our group was well taken care of and routinely asked throughout the dive via the learned hand signals if we were "OK". The basics of breathing, replacing your regulator to your mouth underwater and clearing your diving mask were taught in the pool. Our dive masters Andre and Arturo were calm and competent.
Diving with Scubacaribe was a great experience. Anita and Andy were great dive masters. The reason I am giving 4, not 5 starts are : tank was not full (2800psi) and the boat was late 1 hour. I would recomend Scubacaribe and I will dive with them again.
We stayed at the Sunset at the Palms in Oct 2014 for our honeymoon. It was amazing but most of all my husband and I loved the diving in Bloody Bay in Negril. It was on our bucket list to dive in Jamaica, the dive master was excellent his course of location was great and we had a small group to which was perfect. We dived for 50 minutes and reached 60ft. We will be back and would recommend Scubacaribe! X
My husband and I went scuba diving while on vacation there and it was an amazing experience! Our instructor Lloyd was great and really showed us a great time! The whole team at the scubacaribe was wonderful! Definitely the highlights in our stay in Jamaica!!
el buceo es algo el cual tu disfrutas y te diviertes pero times reglas las cuales tienes que cumplir y lo mas importante es disfrutarlo
Enjoyed being in the ocean and scuba. our instructor was rushed with practicing in the pool and didn't give us enough time. So once we were in the ocean we were still spending time getting used to it when we should have done that in the pool. In the ocean he wasn't great even. But the ocean was beautiful!
Me siento afortunada de haber tenido esa experiencia, fue unica y agradezco a los expertos, que hicieron posible cada momento.
I loved my experience with Jeśuś in Riu Guanacaste. He was helpful and kind. Not only did he help with the learning experience, but he also was great with showing wildlife in the water. Best experience!
My husband and I went on our first dive with Anita and she was wonderful. She was very sweet and helpful. Scubacaribe was very easy to make reservations with and overall it was a great first experience!
The experience we had with the centre was amazing. we were on a time restraint as made the choice to do our course at the end of our holiday, yet despite this the team went out of their way to ensure this was possible for us to do. The reception staff members were lovely, smart and caring they did not use pushy sales techniques instead listened to what we wanted from the experience and assisted us to make the right choice with clear and factual information in our own time (this is very important as it ensures customers are happy with what they pay for). That said the gentlemen dive instructors deserve the real praise as they were friendly and interesting to talk to with good knowledge and experience to share in general conversation whilst maintaining professionalism and boundaries of appropriateness (extremely important when dealing with female divers). Secondly their professional knowledge and teaching methods were second to none, and their patience and willingness to help could only ensure for many happy customers. Sadly due to no fault of their own they were under strain due to staff illness but still ensured all customers were kept happy with the back up from the ladies in the reception. I have dived in 6 countries prior to this experience and yet never felt as safe and at ease anywhere else. The only negative thing I can draw on through any part of my experience with the dive centre was on the second day of our sea dives the captain of the boat was extremely unhappy from the time we started loading up the boat, he was rude, arrogant and unpleasant throughout our experience. He was rude snappy and argumentative to the instructor (young Spanish gentleman, sorry my memory fails me for his name), as well as ourselves and despite antagonisation the instructor remained calm polite and professional with him. This in part ruined our last day of diving which we had looked forward to the most, I am aware the instructor made a complaint but I think it's important that it is pointed out that we as guests received the same treatment and this person should be dealt with for the sake of the business and all the other lovely staff who give their dedication to the centre, as well as the instructor recognised for his admirable behaviour under hostile circumstances, all I can say is we couldn't have been happier to see dry land and not have to see the captain again.
The experience was good. Was a little afraid due to fear of deep water. Instructor eased my fear a bit. I recommend that there should be more instructions and practice time. Felt a bit rushed. Overall it was an nice experience to see.
This was our very first diving experience. As a first time, I was more worried about the breathing, keeping off the bottom of the ocean and did not enjoy the scenery as much as a confirmed person would. The mask kept fogging up and did not get assistance to try clearing it. A bit more attention to beginners would have been appreciated. The photographer who came along was a big help though. It would have been better to put the weights on the boat rather than having to walk with them from the hotel to the boat ... Overall great experience. Would do again.
This was an outstanding experience, from introduction in the pool to the first dive and onto the class- room and additional pool training and additional open water dives, this was great experience and it was done in a professional and understanding manner. Thanks to Shemeca, Lloyd, Andy and the rest of the crew at Scuba Caribe for the excellent service @ the Riu Negril All- Inclusive Tropical Bay. Visited September 2014
I got my scuba certification at Riu Montego Bay and had a blast! The staff and dive master were extremely friendly and helpful. I would recommend them highly.
It had been some years since gaining my PADI Open Water in the UK but Caesar at the Riu Palace Peninsula was very helpful in arranging a refresher and two dives. Service was first class - there was a slight mix up with my bookings on the day but I was taken by jet ski to a dive boat leaving from a different hotel, so that I did not have to delay. Would recommend to anyone.
Great first time experience! friendly and knowledgable staff that took the extra time to get me up to speed
Very professional and helpful special thanks to ceaser for all his help x Will certainly be using them again on my next visit to Mexico
The employees at the dive center were accommodating and always cheerful. The dive masters at Punta Cana went out of their way to show me different dive sites, including one trip where I was the only customer (a more advanced site). The dive locations around Punta Cana are all similar in nature; sandy bottom with sections of coral reef. Swimming between the reef sections is a bit like going thru mini canyons with the reef walls on the left and right; very interesting. The depths at most locations are quite moderate with most being between 40 and 45 feet. One cautionary note that pertains to all Scuba Caribe locations I have dove with is the equipment is heavily used and not always in the best of condition. It is worth the extra hassle to bring your own dive gear if you have it. If not, inspect what you are given carefully.
It was amazing what I learned in a really short time to get the open water diving licence.... it was a great experience and I thank the diving master for the really good teaching and the whole team of suba caribe for the nice time!
A lot of greatings to jamaica! I realy have enjoy my journey and the diving at the riu montago bay. The leader Mr. Rayn (Drill instructor) and the second guid Mr. Sir William are very good diver an on each moment i colud relax and was safty. See you ... yours sincerely Enrico
EXCELENT TEACHERS, EXCELEN PEOPLE. lOVELI PLACE TO MAKE WATHER SPORTS. ................................
All employees were great and knowledgeable. We used as many services from scuba carbide and the employees made our vacation unforgettable. Riu club negril
I had nothing to compare the experience to and wasn't all that amped. Most "Resort" excursions are usually pretty lame in my opinion, not the case with this dive. Had a great time, going again asap!
It was very fun, I really enjoy dive with scuba caribe. The dive places were very beautiful, and I really like the " boat-sink".
I had the best time. Got to see wild manta rays and tons of fish. But our instructor william made the trip for my group of 3. He was more excited about how we did then I think we were. If given the chance I would go again. Cant wait til I get certified
Would like to thank the team at the riu caribe for the experience of a life time , on my scuba dive, they made me feel safe and relaxed , with my very first scuba dive . Great team
thanks to all the staff this was the best thing i have done in a long time deiago and James keep up the good work i was very proud to have instructors like yourselves will be using again when we come back 10 out of 10 for service when i come back to this resort will be going to my full open water course so hold tight scuba caribe and see you soon
The entire staff at Scuba Caribe was great and very helpful on my recent trip to Cancun. The dive master, Martin was a positive and experienced instructor. I will do this exact trip again. High praise for this location and excursion.
I must say this was a great experience from a great team. They made my son feel very welcome and safe through his whole experience. Friendly, supportive and committed meant it was a very easy place to learn and qualify.
It is 1 of the best dive companies i've dived with. Lloyd the instructor is excellent and knows the local marine life well. Sheldon is a dive master with a wicked sense of humour. I will happily dive there again.
The staff was super helpful and informative. I had a great time and I look forward to going to Scubacaribe again.
A big thank you to Scubacaribe for making our holiday special and more memorable than it would have been. Our instructor Che was second to none and had my daughters, two aged 17 and one aged 18 totally under his control (which is no mean feat). Our experiance was fantastic and we were made to feel relaxed and calm at all times. Nothing was too much trouble, they even arranged for a photographer to dive with us, and our two dive's were amazing and completely safe. I would not hesitate to recommend scubacaribe to any one wanting to either get a taste of scuba diving, or just to use as a guide if you are already padi qualified.
Everyone was very friendly and the discount they gave us was awesome. I had a great time. Great service and great adventure.
Juan Carlos was knowledgeable, kind and helpful. We were well taken care of and had a spectacular dive!
I went to Cancun with my girlfriend for holidays. Had great time there diving with Scubacaribe, the all service was perfect. Alberto was our instructor, must mention that he did a perfect work,responsable all the time and taking care of us.
During the lesson, my girlfriend became unable to go further. The instructor said we would have to pay for the lesson, but I should be getting my $ back for the rest. They filled out a refund and ran my card, almost three weeks later and still no money.
It was a fun experience with the instructor being really nice but the time it took for him to come was a little later than expected.
My husband and I had so much fun! Our instructor was AWESOME! (His name is Pedro). We knew he was in control at all times and made us feel calm. I honestly don't think I would have been able to do it if he wasn't our instructor. Next time I'm in Mexico I will definitely do another dive Scuba Caribe and hopefully Pedro :)! Thanks so much for the awesome experience!
We recently visited Mexico where we visited ScubaCaribe. Everyone was really friendly both in the shop and on the boat. Our diving instructor named Pedro was absolutely fabulous. He made everything really clear and explained well. The dives were also amazing and Pedro was a really good guide underwater. All the dive sites were full of fish. We have had a great time diving with Pedro and he should be commended for his enthusiasm for diving and making sure us young divers were safe as well as having a good time and enjoying ourselves.
Great tour guides . Really enjoyed with family but we didn't see the much so It was sort of a disappointing .
I have start my diving adventure in Puerto Plata and it was a life time memory. Most kind people ever met.
Wonderful diving in Playa del Carmen. Try Scuba Caribe. Nice guys and girls; Juan, Alex, Pedro and Alexandra. Excellent diving instructions and guidance!
Excellent experience. Took Scuba diver certification course. Instructor Lloyd was terrific. Safe, warm, efficient, fun.
Brilliant. Instructors were very encouraging. Teenage boys loved it and have been looking for more places to have a go! If went back to mexico again would definitely use them again. Had a photographer with us for an extra cost. Well worth it pictures are amazing. Thank you
We had our inital instruction ,then we signed up for the lessons and diving the reef,the instruction was just great they took there time ,no one was rushed just fantastic.We did our inital dive to 30 ft had a great time got back to the dive centre and signed up again for the next day,very easy and simple.thanks again cant wait to go back :-)
outdated video tutorials. broken neoprene suits. compliance schedule. friendly staff.
Best dive center that I've ever been to. Everyone is so professional and nice, and you can totally tell they love their job so it is a pleasure to be diving with them!
If you are at all curious about scuba diving, then by all means take the Discover Scuba Diving course at Scuba Caribe! While staying at the Riu Montego Bay, I took a lesson and a 35-minute dive with Francesca, an experienced and skilled diver and teacher who has a genuine love of the sea and everything in it. She was knowledgeable, patient, calm, clear in her instructions, and kind. The lesson started with a brief video (10 minutes or so), followed by a multiple choice quiz. After that, we went to the swimming pool where she took about 30 minutes to teach me how to use the equipment and how to communicate under water using hand signals. Thanks to her instructions, I felt prepared and confident when it was time for the dive. After a very brief boat ride (5 minutes), we anchored near a reef and got into the water, where Francesca led me to all sorts of beautiful sights. We saw dozens of varieties of fish, plants, and ocean life - even a school of squid. It was very exciting, yet completely relaxing. I told her that it felt like being awake and asleep at the same time. This class and dive were worth every penny, and absolutely worth the couple hours that it takes to complete. If I had more time, I would have taken the certification class, but I am very glad I took this short course. It was the highlight of my trip!
Excelente recommend to all flirt time and not last Ready for more The people are excelent teacher you are not gong to be desapointed
My couple of dives in Punta Cana were my first in DR. The staff were friendly, efficient, organized and very professional. The master diver was amazing - I will most definitely dive with them again!
Had a great experience with my daughter. Her first time was met with experience and patience. Look forward to getting her down the certified road.
We had a great time with Diego. He was very patient with my 12 yr old first time diver. Would definitely do it again!
Would do it again. Good price. The Catalina Island is a beautiful place and diving was an amazing experience. Recommended.
Had a great experience with all of the dives this past week. Sites were great and the instructors amazing
First time scuba diving in Cabo, it was amazing. Great instruction by our instructor Marie thank you!!!!!
Ms Campbell , Ryan, will, and of course Francesca were incredible. Made you feel welcome from day one and really made the trip!
As a first time diver I was pretty nervous, but Scubacaribe's easy to follow and informative class made me feel like I was prepared. The instructor was very careful to make sure we all knew what we were doing and was the prefect mix of professional and fun.
Querría agradecerles el trato recibido por parte de todos los empleados que conocí. En especial a Beto, mi monitor de scuba. Alberto fué muy amable y divertido a la vez que muy docente. Me alegra haberle tenido a él de instructor porque nos hizo disfrutar tanto en la piscina (aunque estuviera tan sucia) como por supuesto en el mar. Les felicito a todos por su profesionalidad.
Scuba Caribe, a place were you find good friends How I said Scuba caribe was an excellent experience, first of all I met people of other nationality and we share a fantastic experience, an new world in each dive, it was amazing, then the team of scubacaribe is very warm and they are excellent teacher Many thanks and best regards
Was initially worried but after a the training and some time with the instructor found the experience to be relaxing and fun. There were kids much younger than mine participating 13 and 15, and they seemed completely at ease the dive. Overall looking forward to doing it again on my next trip.
The instructors were great and the dive was amazing. A great experience all around. They had one instructor assigned to 3 divers. The small groups made everyone feel comfortable.
Great had an excellent time with my family, the crew was very attentive had us all laughing it was never a dull moment I would definitely recommend subacaribe to anyone who going on vacation and looking for something exciting and inexpensive to do
My husband and I enjoyed an amazing dive experience with Juan Carlos at the RIU Palace. He could not have been more accomodating or encouraging. I often have a panic attack when first getting in the water prior to descending. Juan Carlos was by my side the whole time during the descent until I felt comfortable and gave him the OK sign. The sights were amazing with many beautiful fish. If you are staying at RIU, I would highly recommend seeking out Juan Carlos!
It was a lot of fun. The coach Antonio is very patient and helpful. I wasn't very good @ clearing water in my mask, but he held my hand through it, and lead me "dive" around the pool to make sure I feel extra comfortable.
My wife and I really enjoyed our dive with Scubacaribe. It was my first dive (not hers), and I felt very comfortable and safe with the instructor, who was very nice, knowledgeable and funny. It was also very personal in that we were the only two that took the class and went on the dive. We had a great time and can't wait to go scuba diving again!
I decided to take the kids scuba diving on our trip. They had always snorkeled and I thought this would be great. Right from the very beginning Maria was fantastic with all of us! The first day was my son and I and he turned out to be a natural! On the second trip I talked my daughter into coming and she enjoyed it as much as he did. We went out to pelican rock and each time it was just us on the boat. I recommend a early 8 AM dive because it's not as crowded with boats and other divers. On the second dive we had Juan Carlos. He has over 15 years of driving experience and we all felt very comfortable with him. All in all, it was a great trip and we would definitely do it again the next time we come back to Cabo! Thanks
La experiencia fue inolvidable. Era nuestra primera vez y el monitor se porto muy bien con nosotros. Muy buenas indicaciones y muy atentos en todo momento. Lo recomiendo a todo el mundo
It was an amazing experience. The diving instructors were very friendly and took good care of us.
This was my absolute favorite part of my vacation, I did the discover scuba class, and it was amazing! I felt absolutely safe and the instructor (Jesse) was very attentive and knowledgeable, the shop manager (sorry I don't remember her name) was efficient and very friendly. I would highly recommend Scubacaribe!
It's a wonderful experience that has unlocked so many possibilities in out future vacations!
Our instructor at RIU Vallarta was so accommodating, we booked our lesson late in the date and he came back and gave us our lesson even though it was after their scheduled time. (430pm) He was patient and attentive, making certain we were comfortable with our lessons and skills. Encouraging and confident that we had mastered our skills, even though it took longer than the 1 hour.
The entire experience was great! The trainers were so helpful and knew everything about scuba diving. This was my favorite part of the trip, and I can't wait until I get to scuba dive again!
For our first SCUBA experience, I must say that the guys at ScubaCaribe sure made me and my family feel comfortable. I've heard horror stories from people at various resorts with instructors and masters pushing people through unsafely. These guys were great. They took the time to ensure we were fully aware of the dangers and proper ways to handle emergencies. Although I was terrified for the first few minutes in the pool, their calm demeanour, and obvious experience helped me get through that first few minutes of breathing under water. We're hooked on SCUBA now and confident we can be safe and secure when participating! Thank you Lloyd and Everald and the rest of the ScubaCaribe staff!
Trainer was great. She was supportive and reinforcing techniques and skills needed to certify. Great experience, would do it again.
My husband and I really enjoyed our experience getting Open Water Scuba Certified through Scubacaribe. We loved seeing all the marine life in the waters near our hotel in Costa Rica. Our instructor Jesus was extremely personable and knowledgeable and he explained/demonstrated each skill clearly in English for us so that we both felt very comfortable and safe once we were in the water. We were also very satisfied with the time that it took to receive our certification cards. We will definitely recommend Scubacaribe to our family and friends and we hope to use Scubacaribe in the future if we decide to get further scuba certified.
I was very impressed with the staff and the intimate relationships that they established with myself and the other divers that were at the dive center during my stay in Punta Cana (RIU Palace). I was completing my scuba diver certification and all on staff were very helpful with the process. I sent a email prier to my arrival and was giving a response within a days time. As I approached one of the staff members in the pool of the resort he was receptive from the beginning and also took me out on two of my four dives. It was a great time diving and completing my certification. I would encourage any diver be they new or experience in diving to take advantage of a great staff and all that they offer. I would like to return and dive again and hopefully that will be sooner then later! God Bless
I had a very good experience. The staff were very helpful and safety was their first priority. I felt my scuba dive was pretty short, compared to other scuba dives I've done, but I would recommend them to anyone.
Excelente actividad con instrucci9n previa y buceo en arrecife de baja profundidad, excelentes condiciones de seguridad, excelente instructor, realmente recomendable.
My wife and I are in our mid-sixties and completed the open water course at Grand Lido, Negril. Anita ,our instructor was not only well versed in diving skills but had a special ability to teach these skills and to instill confidence to her students. We feel that she went "above and beyond " to help students that are in a way "special needs." Scuba Caribe and Grand Lido should consider themselves lucky to have her as we are looking forward to visiting Grand Lido to dive with her soon (and again and again).
I really enjoyed my first dive in the introduction of scuba diving. I had a bout of panic at the beginning but soon realized the importance of exhaling and taking deep breaths. After that I felt completely relaxed and enjoyed myself. The water was crystal clear and the equipment was in great shape. I will definately be continuing scuba diving when time permits. Thanks for all the help.
Everyone that works at SC is so sweet! They are all willing to help you out, and they are really fun to be around. My instructor, Jesus was awesome! He spoke really good english, and was so funny. He made the certification process really fun. The dives were amazing here as well. The only thing about the shop is that they are a little bit unorganized
I LOVED the staff at the Dive Shop! Everyone was super nice and helpful. They remembered what activities I enjoyed and asked me how everything was. Jesus and Jogne-George were fun on the scuba dive I went on. I would book another trip there in a heartbeat!
What a great experience. I've wanted to dive my whole life and finally got the chance in Punta Cana! After a short class room session and pool dive, we were in the water exploring the reef. The flip side is: my wife, not so much... She didn't make it out of the pool. This is actually a great thing because instead of spending a bunch of time and money on all out certification she realized early on that scuba diving was not her thing. Raf & David were outstanding at showing us the ropes and making everyone comfortable. At no point did we ever feel unsafe or in danger. The lesson was informative and fun. Ill be back for full certification :)
Love the place and I share this because we can all get better. Three points. I took our youngest son diving for the first while in Negril. We prepared and purchase equipment for him. The did not have a BCD, reg and weights. His BCD got swapped with a much heavier youth and he had real issues equalizing, getting neutral buoyancy, and then got caught and taken to the surface by ascending O2 because of it. That was dangerous and could not even ascend safely to attend him and was motioned by dive master to remain and then we did our ascent and stop. It was a very good job it was a shallow dive. It was a bad experience for him and I really tried to turn it around by talking to him and crew. I tried to bring him out when I returned. It was not happening and I fear he may not ever again. Get some equipment to sell and some technical repair capacity in Negril with two adjacent properties now. It will payoff. Third point. Staff are excellent, friendly and Jamaica is among our favourite places. Loved to come back again.
Had a great time..loved the instructor!
An excellent experience with dedicated and friendly staff who could not be more helpful to someone who has just recently qualified as open water diver,many thanks.
Has a group of newbies and the team made sure everyone had a good time.
May 2014 my wife and I spent a week at the Riu in Negril. Having always been interested in diving and having the opportunity I decided give it a try. What I found with my Scubacaribe diving experience couldn't have been any better. My first underwater experience was in the hotel pool with a experienced professional dive instructor (Diago). The other Scubacaribe people I encountered at the scuba facility were also very knowledgable &professional;. Everyone took the time needed to fully listen and understand any questions I had and fully answered them. There was no rushed feeling at any time during my training. I honestly felt that they wanted me to fully appiciate the scuba experience in the safest way possibe. From my first ocean dive I felt very comfortable with the training and enjoyed every single moment underwater. Diago was very knowledgeable and explained what we would be doing each step of the way and what to expect. From my first breath underwater I was amazed at the sea life, colors and everthing experienced. Scubacaribe equipment and appeared to be in great condition and I encountered no issueas at all. I had such a great experience I decided to continue diving the rest of the week and attempt to get PADI certified. Diago and Daina were the two people I spoke with the most. I couldn't have asked to meet two more knowledgeable people that truly loved to dive, instruct and teach. The loved to share there knowledge with everyone. I chose to view the video offerd as well as reading the books that were provided in my trainng packet. There is a fair amount of videos, pretesting and testing involved in the process but it was well worth it. Again as I went through the process I was very comfortable in asking questions and explanations were very clear. I was able to make 5 dives over the 4 days of training. The other divers I met on the dives were also very frendly and openly dicussed experience levels and shared knowledge freely. As I'm 53 and new to the experience here are some "tips" I would share. If you have any questions about a medical condition, check with your doctor prior to vacation to be sure its safe. There are different levels of PADI certifications. I found the "open water" to be easily attainable in 4 days. Eat a good breakfast, watch the alchol the day before. My wife chose not to dive, going alone was no issue at all, again I met great people there. The dive boat was in great condition and gear was fully supplied. If you ever thought about it you should give it a try, I'm glad I did. "best vacation ever" Note: Diago & Daina at Riu Negril, You two are great, I'll be back next year, hope to see you again. I will be diving locally, you opened my eyes to a amazing underwater world, dive safe. Joe Perry (New York)
Tamara was a terrific instructor, as always the people make the difference.
Had a blast with Scubacaribe. The instructors were great and very friendly. I learned a lot and thanks to Lloyd Haye I am now a rescue diver and one step closer to becoming a master diver.
Great dive, we were at the Cancun dive shop, staff were very patient and made sure we had a good long dive. Highly reccommend!
I had a great experience. We went for our advanced diving cert and so glad we did. The staff was helpful, kind and polite EXCEPT for the young lady at the desk! I am so glad I didn't met her my first day because I would never have signed up. After we went through the class we stopped in to give info for our PADI cards and go on another dive. Beyond rude-- She refused to take our credit card because we didn't have our ID (forget the fact that we just spent 600.00 there on our credit card and they had just handed us our temp/photo PADI ID) We only had enough cash for one of us to dive and on that dive there were dolphins-- THIS broke my heart. I am so sad that this wonderful experience ended on a sour note
I got my OWD certificate at Scuba Caribe Punta Cana. During my course, all the staff has been very professional and detailed. During the theory, I got enormous helped with them as I was not really confident with myself under the water. All my questions where answered and I was getting more and more confident. Once in the pool, we repeated all exercises until every were clear I got a good feeling in the water. During my two first dives, we went to a nearby spot, it was great get in touch with this new world, and my feelings under the water were better and better, I only felt a little bit dizzy during the change of my tank between the first and the second tank. Later that week, we went to another spot, a little bit further, but most impressive, out in the Atlantic coast. It was a little bit long way to get there, more difficult and tricky. Once there the first dive was awesome, lots of fishes and different tipes of corals. During the second one, I felt a little bit of seasick, but i jumped in the water as soon as i could after change my tank, and then after all my exercises we could see Green Moray, Puff Fish, a school of yellow stripe snaper, a grouper, .... Resuming, I got my OWD, and I had a awesome experience there. Highly recommended.
Got seasick. The 3 star rating in no way reflects the operation of Scubacaribe
I was at the Riu in Negril, Jamaica. Marcos was very helpful on getting me on the way to be a certified scuba diver. My instructor (Anita) was awesome she made sure I understood everything and was a great instructor so much so I went and dove again. I was confident in what I learned from her and she was very positive.
First Dive - I have had an underwater phobia for as long as I can remember but always wanted to try SCUBA. Lloyd at the Scubacaribe at Club/Hotel Rui Negril in Jamaica, was my instructor. He has the patience of a saint. After I completed the training we headed to the dive location. When it came time to get wet his steady presence helped me through a somewhat rough beginning. The dive was wonderful, he pointed out marine life hiding in the coral or camouflaged on the sea floor. I couldn't believe we we had gone so far and seen so many things when we finally surfaced and the boat came to pick us up. I look forward to trying another Scubacaribe adventure on my next vacation in Mexico.
I recently became a certified diver in Jamaica , I have loved the scuba expereience on my vacations but never felt confident.With the help and support of a fantastic dive instructor (lloyd haye) i cant wait for my next trip to Negril
The pool lessons were good and the instructors very nice. They recognized the more nervous/inexperienced people in the group and ensured that they felt comfortable. The only fault I would say is that they did not go over the pressurizing your ears very well, when on the dive I indicated to one of the instructors that I was having trouble with my ears and he more or less just pushed forward with everything. I highly recommend asking to practice pressurizing, although it may seem like a simple concept, if not done correctly it can be quite uncomfortable. I believe it would have been more enjoyable as well if you can get a group that are all going on the same type of dive. Our group was divided between beginners and experienced people, the experienced divers won out and so there was a lot of time spent high above the bottom because it was too deep for us beginners. overall good experience and I would do it again knowing what I now know.