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Centro de Buceo EL Bajon

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Anastasia I wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom16 contributions
Appreciate that Covid is an excuse for many things at the moment, and grateful for the opportunity to dive at all (as all the best rated dive centres in El Hierro seem to be closed at the moment because of the ongoing Covid restrictions - and the El Hierro marine life is simply incredible). But if you want to see one thing (the El Bajon crater), and all you are getting if just the number of dives you’ve paid for - you inevitably feel disappointed. It’s also ironic when a dive center called El Bajon won’t let you dive in El Bajon. Plus, there are other things that could be improved... Hopefully, the below is helpful if you have a choice as to who to dive with in the future. POSITIVES: • new looking basic equipment (scuba gear, wetsuits) • surface cover on the boat during the dive • plenty of hot water in the shower to warm up afterwards - it doesn’t run out even if you are the last person to shower ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT: • No prior consultation / briefing with divers on the day what dive sites they will see. They just bring you someplace, tell you what it is 5 mins in advance. Basically, if you paid for 2 dives, you will get two dives. But if that’s not what you wanted to see - tough luck • no Nitrox available at the dive center • dive leaders are too fast - just swimming off - no time / attempt to explore the dive site area. No air level checks during the dive - which is fairly basic best practice • seemingly no interest in doing dives deeper than 20 metres (I guess if they have to drive the high altitude mountainous roads if they live anywhere outside of La Restinga, that explains it) In a nutshell, a very basic offering / service and you get the number of dives you paid for. So more of a “fast food” type of place rather than a lovely local restaurant - to use the food analogy... Don’t think I’d be going back unless there is again no other dive center that is open.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Jorge C wrote a review Mar 2020
Barcelona, Spain3 contributions
Great experience overall, the staff were really friendly, the equipment was top notch and the diving sites were absolutely gorgeous. Would heavily recommend
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ivonicols wrote a review Mar 2019
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A wonderful team of diving professionals. Very grateful for squeezing us in the baptism dive group on a short notice, and taking care during the dive (and a mild panic attack). A word of notice, communicating in English might be somewhat limiting, but the guys are very professional and know their onions... Great experience. Get ready to see some fantastic flora & fauna, and have a great time.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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herediamarisa wrote a review Mar 2019
Menorca, Spain194 contributions21 helpful votes
It was my first time in La Restina and also my sea baptist, the problem was the sea , was furious and I have not posibility to see underwater and they recommended to wait por a best day.They are very gentle and professional and I hope to come back soon!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Paniermehl D wrote a review Mar 2019
10 contributions4 helpful votes
People in the diving center are very nice, only the owner dont deserve them,he change the diving spot on the last moment,gotta dive on the same place,and have to wait 40 minutes couse couple of snorkels were coming,he left the boat alone while diving,which is something completly forbidden,only when somebody died he Will change It,shame for him.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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