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Excellent training for my 15 year-old daughter

My 15 year-old daughter did her entire Open Water certification with Alex down at the Acaia Resort... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Peterjbdk
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Highlight of Philippines Trip

We spent a weekend with Alex getting our first dive certification. He was amazing. His lessons went... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Randall B
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Learn to dive or improve your diving with MDA. We offer scuba diving courses from beginner to trimix, technical exploration, backmount, sidemount and rebreather diving, including custom training to fit individual needs.
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Ayala Avenue, Makati, Luzon 1200, Philippines
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+63 926 715 1040
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

My 15 year-old daughter did her entire Open Water certification with Alex down at the Acaia Resort near Batangas; the whole family of four stayed down there.. First of all the training. Alex carried out the theoretical and practical training in a professional and calm...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We spent a weekend with Alex getting our first dive certification. He was amazing. His lessons went above and beyond what was required for the certificate. The dives were great, and Alex was a great host. We talked about everything from Fiji, his homeland, to...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

For anyone like me, who hasn't been diving in a few years, in Manila for a wknd or more, try these guys for a great reintroduction or additional certification. I am just back to Manila after a wknd away. I was a little nervous as...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

I don't usually write reviews but have decided to make an exception to MDA simply because of the exceptional diving experience they've provided for me while completing my open water certification with them. I cannot stress enough the amount of trust and respect I have...More

1  Thank NingTang
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

When I came to the Phillipines I knew I wanted to take a course and get my dive certification. A friend recommended Manila Diva Academy and connected me with Alex Patrick. As soon as we began exchanging emails, I could tell Alex was a stand-up...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Had never dived before and was a bit apprehensive. From theory to practice, Alex Patrick is a knowledgeable, experienced, and good humoured teacher. Such a great experience! Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

I did my AOW with these guys and I absolutely fell in love with them! Alex is the best instructor I ever had! They are using fantastic gears as well. I'm enjoying each dive weekend with them. I can recommend Manila Dive Academy to everyone!...More

Thank Daniela C
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Best guys underwater or topside!!! Their instructions are of highest integrity. Their "kung Fu" is very good, from the basic Open Water to the Technical Stuff. Top side, these guys are just awesome human beings. Customer service is excellent, friendly, funny, and absolutely crazy! That...More

2  Thank TequilaMan_ATM
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Diving with MDA is always good. They are very knowledgeable and they have fairly new equipment. It makes a difference that the instructors are very qualified and fun (quite funny too!) awesome experience! Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We were all reluctant to do the open water PADI for different reasons, but the excellent customer service and professionalism from the MDA instructors made this one of our best family experiences ever. My wife and two young daughters (10 & 12 y.o.) just love...More

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