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Pajac-Maribago Rd | Kontiki Marina, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines
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Professional Dive Shop & Excellent Customer Service

We did a refresher course and a shore dive with SiDive. From the initial contact via email with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jun_Cruz
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I took Open Water with SiDive and now I'm hooked on diving!

SiDive is run by Simon, a laid back dude from the UK. Once you schedule your course dates with him... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fareine S
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Sidive is a PADI dive centre that specialises in offering great value PADI Scuba Diving lessons in sunny Mactan island in the Philippines with free accommodation if required. We also offer diving to those who already have a dive licence: eiither boat or shore diving.The academic part of our Open Water courses can either be done at our office in Mandaue City or as Online lessons. The diving part of our Scuba diving courses takes place at various locations in Mactan Island such as Vistamar Resort, Talima, Tambuli and at Kontiki house reef.Our Open Water Diver course starts at $269usd.
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Pajac-Maribago Rd | Kontiki Marina, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did a refresher course and a shore dive with SiDive. From the initial contact via email with Simon, the customer service was top notch. I received responses within a day at most, and booking and paying for the deposit was a breeze. Simon was...More

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Simontimmins, Owner at SiDive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thankyou very much Jun. It was a pleasure to meet you and a joy to see you so happy after the dive. I hope to see you again. Its always great to have happy smiling customers !! Best wishes, Simon

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Reviewed 6 days ago

SiDive is run by Simon, a laid back dude from the UK. Once you schedule your course dates with him, he’ll set you up with accommodations, either at his place or at a nearby hostel. I stayed in the guest room at his house, which...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best diving experience in SiDive with Simmon. He's always been accommodating and makes time to meet each diver. Thanks!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn’t have had a better experience than the one I had with SiDive. From the initial contact with Simon everything was positive and exciting. The location of his shop at Kon Tiki marina is amazing and the instructors on his team are terrific and...More

Thank Nathan W
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Simontimmins, Owner at SiDive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thankyou Nathan ! It was our pleasure to teach you and host you both in our house. I really hope to see you again for your Rescue and Divemaster certifications in the not too distant future!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had two trips to Cebu and used Simon both times. He’s the best instructor if you’re lucky enough to have him. He will also look after you completely even when you’re not diving with him, we always felt very welcome in his house even...More

Thank William V
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Simontimmins, Owner at SiDive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou William, hope to see you both again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I did our OW certs at Simon's place and went on a tour with him. Simon and his team were very helpful, accommodating, professional, and fun! The dive sites were beautiful and had plenty of underwater wonders to see for us as...More

Thank Jin H
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Simontimmins, Owner at SiDive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thankyou Jin, it was really fun teaching you and Solene and hosting you in our house and the trip to Oslob was as much fun as the Open water diver course. It was a great pleasure to have you back again last week for your...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simon, Alfred and Tariq were very welcoming and made my first diving experience exceptionally memorable. From initial prompt email communications and comfortable accommodation to fun and experienced dive instructors, Simon, Alfred and Tariq were fantastic. I am extremely happy to have been under their (underwater)...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

My kids and I went to Cebu for (their) open water course and (my) advanced. This was a great experience for all of us. Not only are Simon and his team flexible and friendly, but despite the (sometimes) hectic philipino environment, we felt the safety...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I went two days to SiDive school to do the PADI open water scuba diving course. It has been one of the best experiences in my life. Both Simon and the instructors of the course (Alfred and Dindo) were really kind and friendly to me....More

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Simontimmins, Owner at SiDive, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thankyou for your kind review Daniel. It was a pleasure to meet you, to teach you how to dive and to have you in our house as a guest. We wish you all the best with your diving and hope to see you again! Best...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Simon is a very friendly and accommodating guy. I stayed with him and his family for a few days while I did my Open Water dives which made the start of my month in the Philippines very easy and comfortable. Him and his team made...More

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Marwane K
26 December 2016|
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Response from Simontimmins | Property representative |
Hi Marwane K I have a Rescue Diver course on the 2nd and 3rd of January you can join We could do the EFR First Aid course on Jan 1 After the Rescue course we could do as many specialties as you like to help you get your... More
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Graecy L
18 September 2016|
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Hi Graecy, Please email me as I am sorry but Trip Advisor do not allow me to send a link to pictures of the room. Trip Advisor also do not allow me to write my email address. Sorry. I hope you understand. If you visit my... More
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Mark I
13 September 2016|
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Response from Simontimmins | Property representative |
The house reef at Kontiki is very nice and if you choose to take a boat for the last day of the course you can visit another one or two marine sanctuaries such as Gilutongan island or Talima where there are shoals of... More
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