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The Dive Centre

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Al Sufouh Road | DIMC Yacht Club, Next to Barasti, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Nitrox Course with TDC Dubai

Did my Nitrox (Enriched Air) Speciality Course with The Dive Centre in Dubai. Jacques, my... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Nat22590
via mobile
New Management - Not so good

This used to be my favorite place in Dubai for my scuba diving needs but since new management has... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Natalie B
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Perth, Australia
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We offer the full range of PADI courses, entry-level all the way to professional and beyond. We also offer pleasure diving and private scuba dive trips. It doesn't matter if you are a experienced Scuba Diver or new to the sport. Come on down, join...more
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Al Sufouh Road | DIMC Yacht Club, Next to Barasti, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Did my Nitrox (Enriched Air) Speciality Course with The Dive Centre in Dubai. Jacques, my instructor, was very helpful and answered every question I had and made sure I was confident in the subject. I look forward to doing more courses and specialities with TDC...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This used to be my favorite place in Dubai for my scuba diving needs but since new management has taken over the place has a huge lack of customer service. I unfortunately won't be returning and will be taking my business now to Al Boom...More

2  Thank Natalie B
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I spent 3 days doing my Open Water with the dive centre team. My instructor was Ray who I cannot praise enough. I really struggled with mask flooding. Ray was so patient, calming and encouraging. Not to mention extremely knowledgeable and a great laugh. Thank...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I found the Dive Centre on google and after reading trip advisor reviews, opted to book into Le Meridian next door. I was not disappointed. The dive shop staff are really friendly and also have a resident cat - a big plus in my book!!...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

I've been diving for many years and had experience with dive centres all over the world. After much research, I chose The Dive Centre to carry out my Dive Master course. When I first visited, they spent the time to discuss and go over the...More

Thank Martin T
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Where to begin.... My Son and I recently lucked out by selecting the Dive Centre for our Open Water Certification, and from the beginning it was obvious that we were with the right group. We started our adventure with Nicola, taking care of my crazy...More

1  Thank Dustin S
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Jason and the team are awesome and so safe and accommodating! Only place to go in the UAE! Got to open water in 2 weekends and no time at all!

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a dive operation that feels like a close knit family. Instructors here are very professional, by the book and yet very passionate about diving and make learning very fun. Having done my Open water, Advanced open water certifications and a few fun dives...More

Thank Vikas S
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

I initially went to the Dive Centre for the Wreck Diving course which I thoroughly enjoyed. I found Jason and all the instructors to be patient and professional. After a few months of regular diving I signed up for the Divemaster course. There were no...More

2  Thank martinuk1002
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Nicola L, Manager at The Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Congratulations Martin! A fantastic achievement in becoming a PADI Pro! Looking forward to seeing you thrive as a DM.

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

I would highly recommend using the Dive Center been diving with them off and on for the past 2 years and have enjoyed all my dives, a big shout out to the guys at East Coast Dive Center to Mark especially for informative and fun...More

1  Thank Denis Q
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Nicola L, Manager at The Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Thank you Denis for your kind words. I am glad we meet the high standard you would expect in the dive industry.

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Mahmoud E
21 March 2017|
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Response from Nicola L | Property representative |
Hi Mahmoud, you can email info@thedivecentre.ae for a full price list and info on the PADI Open Water course
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Mahmoud E
21 March 2017|
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Response from Pablo N | Property representative |
Good Morning, Please find attached the information about our diving as well as the price list and the Medical Form (If you has a YES answer we cannot take you on the experience.You will need to get permission from a doctor... More
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Elise B
8 October 2015|
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Response from Nicola L |
Hi Elise, The PADI Open Water course takes four days to complete. These days do not need to be consecutive. There are three sections of the course; Knowledge Development, 5 Confined Pool Sessions and 4 Open Water Dives... More
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