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Il Grande Blu Diving Center

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Lungomare Raffaele Rossetti 1, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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Outstanding 5* dive centre

I visited Il Grande Blue in May 2018 to complete a technical diving course with a visiting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TimJ_B_81S
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A 5 star diving setup

Il Grande Blu does not only have fantastic diving facilities it also is supported by brilliant... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Matthew O
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Diving charters in the Portofino National Park, night dives, all level courses, snorkelling path, speciality courses, refresher course, discovery dives, diving cruises, free diving, high quality gear hiring. Taxi-boat & tours every day, private jetty, wakeboarding before sunset, kayak tour, reserved swimming line. Sun beds and relax area, Pre-dinner, lunch & dinner, Brasilian food Churrascaria.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lungomare Raffaele Rossetti 1, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Il Grande Blue in May 2018 to complete a technical diving course with a visiting instructor and added a few extra days diving on. Il Grande Blu has excellent facilities for both the technical and recreational diver, and friendly knowledgable staff who will...More

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IL G, Proprietario at Il Grande Blu Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tim, thank you for your rating! It's nice to read that you liked it. It helps us a lot to improve our process. Thank you very much, We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Il Grande Blu does not only have fantastic diving facilities it also is supported by brilliant diving staff that are friendly, knowledgable and made us feel very welcome. We had a weeks worth of technical diving including the TDI Advanced Wreck course. During our time...More

Thank Matthew O
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IL G, Responsabile reception at Il Grande Blu Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments, your feedback is always more then welcome as knowing and having you here was a real pleasure. We really hope to have you back very soon and perhaps spend some more time together to practice some Italian as you...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Very good and professional diving center at a fantastic location near Portofino. For any diver, from beginning to advanced and technical. The boats are comfortable, the staff is friendly, helpful and professional, the dive center is fully equiped. The diving is great with wrecks, schools...More

Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

My time was short on the coast, trying to jam in as much as possible. I read about this Canadian Cargo wreck, the Mohawk Deer, and being Canadian I felt that I just had to fit this into my tight itinerary. No time for the...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We’d like to thank Alf, Leonardo, Luke, Elisa and all the other II Grande Blu staff members for arranging a wonderful diving for us and being lovely, friendly and ready to help. My husband and I are new divers. We got PADI certificates just a...More

Thank Yulia K
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ILGRANDEBLU, Responsabile reception at Il Grande Blu Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thank you so much Yulia! It was a pleasure to spend time with you here at the Il Grande Blu. We hope to see you soon! Best regards, Elisa and IGB team

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

First of all, if you are an avid diver, you will be disappointed with diving in Portofino. There is nothing to see. Water is clear but not much else to say. This is a dive shop that basically herds cattle all day long. They use...More

1  Thank Mark S
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ILGRANDEBLU, Direttore at Il Grande Blu Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

Dear Mark, thank you for visiting us, although we are a bit sad by reading your comments regarding our Marine Park and our logistics. If you read other reviews from other customers, biologists, divers, etc. they all say they have been pleasently surprised by the...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Everything about the ll grande blu diving center went above and beyond my expectations. I wasn't sure if anything would be available on a Sunday especially since I would have needed to take a training course before diving. However, when I called the staff immediately...More

2  Thank Jeanette R
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ILGRANDEBLU, Director of Sales at Il Grande Blu Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Dear Jeanette, Thank you so much for your very nice review. We are always happy when our customers makes review's for their visits at our Dive Center. Because for us.....we wouldnt be here if you people didnt come....and of course we could not improve our...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

After searching thoroughly for a good diving center in Portofino while reading through the reviews for such centers and calling them. Frankly this was the best that i could find and am glad we went with it. The only diving center in Portofino that could've...More

Thank Abdulwahab M
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ILGRANDEBLU, Director of Sales at Il Grande Blu Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Dear Abdulwahab Marafi, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this review. We are of course very happy to read what you have explored in our Dive Center. And we are proud to read that we met your expectations. We work...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Was in Santa Margherita and wanted to go diving. The hotel directed me here and was great. Very friendly and lovely service. Very reasonable prices and great staff, who were helpful and knowledgable. Will definitely be back here to dive with them again.More

Thank Michael F
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ILGRANDEBLU, Director of Sales at Il Grande Blu Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Dear Michael F, Thank you for your nice review. We are proud to read that we met your expectations. We would certainly love to welcome you again as soon as you want to explore more of our fantastic region. Dont hesitate to be in touch...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2015

I did two dives with the crew and everything was very well organized, from the first email communication to the end of the dive. There is a beautiful restaurant on site to have lunch in between dives. I was pleasantly surprised that there is a...More

2  Thank Candis L
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ILGRANDEBLU, Director of Sales at Il Grande Blu Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Dear Candis L, Thank you so much for your nice review. We are happy and satiesfied that we met your expectations. We would be happy to welcome you soon again. All the best from IGB Team

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Dave S
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Hi Dave, I have replied to your email, did you check your spam folder?
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NancyMat1
28 February 2016|
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Hello Nancy, Certainly you can do snorkeling excursions with us on those dates! Generally we dive in the Marine Protected Area of Portofino which has more than 20 dive sites (good for every level of certification) are no... More
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jamescperkins
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This year it was not, but ither years it has been. How cold is too cold anyway. Drysuit helps.
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