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Il Grande Blu Diving Center

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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...more
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Lungomare Raffaele Rossetti 1, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 333 143 6109
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning location and setting. If you are a water bug this is the place to go. I hope the the storms of October were kind to this beautiful setting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bywood
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I am 6'2" and 225 lbs. They looked scared when I showed up. The reason they don't have wetsuits for guys my size. They tried things to get me outfitted and I think it worked out OK. Then there was another guy who was hounding...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BKP68
IL G, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Grande Blu Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

My dear friend, thanks for your letter. I really feel like replying because that does not sound quite correct to us. - We normally ask in advance during the booking procedure ( http://www.ilgrandeblu.eu/new/booking-procedure/ ) which equipment and sizes our customers like to use so that...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018

One of - maybe even - the best dive center I've ever been to: - beautiful location - perfect organisation - outstanding infrastructure & logistics for rec and tec - professional, experienced and friendly staff - comfortable boats - fantastic dive sites just a few...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank xav1975
Reviewed 23 May 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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IL G, Proprietario at Il Grande Blu Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

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.

Reviewed 20 May 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Matthew O
IL G, Responsabile reception at Il Grande Blu Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

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

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Linda F
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Allan12013
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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Yulia K
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

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

Date of experience: September 2016
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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

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

Date of experience: August 2016
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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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Dave S
18 April 2017|
Response from IL G | Property representative |
Hi Dave, I have replied to your email, did you check your spam folder?
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28 February 2016|
Response from IL G | Property representative |
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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Response from Jorge L | Reviewed this property |
This year it was not, but ither years it has been. How cold is too cold anyway. Drysuit helps.