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I have been wanting to Dive Monastery Beach in Carmel for the past few years and I finally had the time to do it.
I picked up my rental Nitrox tanks at the shop and met my dive master Brian around 10am after loading up...More
This is the 3rd area shop I tried, and I'm blown away. I keep going back.
First: I'm a big dude (300lbs+) with a big head. Getting gear that fits is difficult. Two other shops said "You're off the charts; we can't help you, try...More
As with most reviews you need to weed out the silver spoon complaints. The owner went out of his way to make sure our adventure was a good one. Nick seemed to be a bit preoccupied. He referenced his cell phone quite a bit on...More
I booked for two two-day dives with my daughter. The shop staff were really great and kitted is out with gear that worked well and was a high standard. The dive master John who took us on our underwater tour was fantastic. He was incredibly...More
To simplify : below is the e-mail I sent to them. I never received an answer, neither when I sent a reminder a week later. I also told them directly at the shop that I thought I had been overcharged, and they assured me that...More
Nice people running the shop, all the gear is good quality and up to date, they did as expect d and Tom me out on the easiest site on the first day which was disappointing - poor vis and despite the guides best efforts not...More
Short story: Great dive, great dive shop. I'd go back again.
Long story: This was my first cold water dive and the shop was well-equipped to handle all my needs. I rented a full set of gear and it was all in fine shape. Our...More
We did our first cold water dive with Aquarius today and it was great (minus all the Jellyfish). They helped us get everything setup ahead of time and responded to many many questions via phone and email. When we got to the shop all of...More
I was really looking fwd 2 my 1st cold h2o dive in Monterey Bay. Should have realized b4 I arrived @ Aquarius there might b some challenges. 4 starters, when I replied to their email 2x to make an adj, using a special "click here"...More
DO NOT get certified here!!! Zero respect for the students commuting for 3 weekends straight. I understand that people get hurt, but if you cant perform your job, you get others to replace you. Cant believe that they were so cheap they didn't want to...More
Date of experience: August 2016
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Aquarius D, Owner at Aquarius Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016
We apologize for any inconvenience yesterday. Our Head Instructor injured himself teaching class the day before and our other instructors were booked. We realize that we had some confusion between dive staff with regard to the schedule for the day. Again we apologize for the...More