We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Kalkan Dive Centre

#9 of 27 Tours in Kalkan
Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Kalamar Beach PK 50, Kalkan 07960, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 532 553 2006

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 104 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 81
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
  • 2
  • 3
Superb dive center

I have been diving for over 20 years and this was as good a dive centre as I have been to. I was only in Turkey for 3 days but enjoyed the centre so much I managed to cram in 7... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Becca W
London, England, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 104: English reviews
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I have been diving for over 20 years and this was as good a dive centre as I have been to. I was only in Turkey for 3 days but enjoyed the centre so much I managed to cram in 7 dives. The staff are brilliant, they have their level of attentiveness just right, always there to help but never... More 

1 Thank Becca W
Santa Cruz, California
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Kalkan, Turkey I decided to upgrade my Scuba Certification while on Holiday in Turkey this year. The trip had been arranged as part of a birthday celebration for my Wife and Brother-In-Law. As one of my “Self Improvement Goals” this year, I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to check that one off the list. I contacted Vicky... More 

Thank hequick3
Level Contributor
70 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

PADI is supposedly about guaranteed standards of SCUBA equipment, tuition and supervision. However my dives on four continents have shown this to be anything but true, and I always approach every new dive centre with apprehension. No need for that here - Altan's team are the best I've dived with, and the service and experience are top notch. The location... More 

2 Thank Banker_on_the_Road
Shymkent, Kazakhstan
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

All the good and positive comments and reviews that I've read here three month ago are 100% true, there wouldn't be a better choice for me to do my PADI Open Water and Advance Open Water courses in Kalkan Dive Centre. Altan and Murat are great instructors and good people, always willing to help, guide you and very patient. Water... More 

Thank Nargis Y
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I went to the dive school with my father back in June and have to say it was an absolute pleasure to dive with them. The waters were clear and I felt safe and secure the whole time. It was also a quiet dive so not too overwhelming. My sister also did her Open Water here and again loved it... More 

1 Thank Beth A
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Did the padi open water course and a boat dive and had a great time. Everyone was professional and helpful which made the whole thing a great experience. Many thanks to all the staff.

1 Thank Stevesparky123
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My wife and I had for a very long time wanted to do PADI scuba course. We had been to Kalkan before and noticed the dive centre then and it appealed much more than a cold day in the murky Thames. After emailing them with several enquiries (and very prompt and helpful responses) we plucked up courage to book up... More 

1 Thank Charlie P
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

My son was very keen to dive whilst on holiday. We arranged for him to dive with this group. They were very professional, with well maintained equipment and all the staff were friendly.

Thank Val G
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We booked a Taster session for £25 each for myself and my hubby. I have never even snorkelled before last year and was very excited to try this out. It was a dive to feed the fishes and swim around the lovely bay at Kalamar. It was extremely professional managed. We felt safe and secure with our instructors and had... More 

1 Thank Nicky016
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Katakana Dive Centre is attached to the Kalamar Beach Club. While the building is a little bit dated, the location is still very good and the service personnel. Drinks are served to the "beach", there is plenty of ice-cream for the kids. Its a pleasant alternative to the beach in downtown, where is now a lot of construction and noise.

Thank climatepolicy

Travellers who viewed The Kalkan Dive Centre also viewed

Kalkan, Antalya Province
Kalkan, Antalya Province
Kalkan, Antalya Province

Been to The Kalkan Dive Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Kalkan Dive Centre and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Kalkan Dive Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?