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Coral Diving Club - CLOSED

At 'Aviavy Hotel' | Madirokely Beach, Nosy Be 207, Madagascar
+261 32 52 160 67
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Coral Divers Nosy Be

Richard made himself known and us welcome as we crossed the threshold of the Aviavy Hotel (opposite... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2014
Edwin C
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Muscat, Oman
Diving with Richard was a thrill

I rank my dives with Richard among the very best i ever had. His expertise is matched only by his... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2014
turist
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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We are the first and only British owned diving club in Madagascar, and the owner (Richard) has more than 18 years professional diving experience around the world. We were established in 2004 (as Aventura-Diving) and we are a PADI dive center and a SCUBAPRO S.E.A. Dive center. We offer daily dive excursions as well as 'Try Dives', snorkel excursions and local island excursions. We have access to more than 30 dive sites which are between 10 and 45 minutes away by our fast dive boat.All of our SCUBAPRO equipment is new and impeccably maintained, regulators, jackets, wetsuits, masks, fins... Everything! We have 22 new Aluminium tanks, and a new BAUER. We have a fast Suzuki 115HP outboard. We take drinking water, professional medical kit, emergency Oxygen, GPS, Depth sounder & communications equipment on every dive without exception!
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1 Nov 2014
“Coral Divers Nosy Be”
18 Oct 2014
“Diving with Richard was a thrill”
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At 'Aviavy Hotel' | Madirokely Beach, Nosy Be 207, Madagascar
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+261 32 52 160 67
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Reviewed 1 November 2014

Richard made himself known and us welcome as we crossed the threshold of the Aviavy Hotel (opposite his dive centre )when we arrived.The 2 days I spent diving with Coral Diving was some of the best diving I had done in years! The first days...More

1  Thank Edwin C
Richard S, Owner at Coral Diving Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2014

Hi Edwin, Thank you for a brilliant review. I am very happy that you had such a great time and it is a shame that your trip was only 2 days so I didn't get to show you more of our dive sites. The humpbacked...More

Reviewed 18 October 2014

I rank my dives with Richard among the very best i ever had. His expertise is matched only by his friendliness. Besides he is a great photographer and willingly shares his pictues with his clients. You sut cant ask for another more from a divemaster.More

1  Thank turist
Richard S, Owner at Coral Diving Club, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2014

Hi, Thank you for a wonderful review. It was a pleasure diving with you too and very special to see the 2 turtles at the same time. Even better to get them both , with you in the background, in the same photo :-) I...More

Reviewed 13 October 2014

I dived for three days with Coral Diving and had the most amazing time - Nosy Be's dive sites are some of the most beautiful I've seen and Richard was an excellent instructor - very fun, professional and great at finding wildlife. I was the...More

2  Thank sarah91rose
Richard S, Owner at Coral Diving Club, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2014

Hi Sarah, Fantastic review. Thank you. It was a pleasure diving with you and I like to get in the water even if just with one client. It is my work but also still my hobby after 18 years, so, every chance to get wet..........More

Reviewed 4 October 2014

Richard is a really laid-back diver who certainly knows what he is doing. Not only the dives were extremely worthwhile, when we saw whales and dolphins we could just watch and follow them for a really long time which was a dream-like experience. I would...More

Thank Arjen B
Richard S, Owner at Coral Diving Club, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2014

Hi Arjen, Thank you for the great review. Seeing the whales was fantastic eh? You and your buddy Jaani had massive smiles for the whole trip! haha See you back here one day, and take good care. Regards, Richard

Reviewed 22 September 2014

Me and my buddy spend our vacations diving around the world. This year, we went to Nosy Be, Madagascar and did 20 dives each (10 diving days with 2 rest days) together with Richard & Coral Diving Club. This was definitely one of the top...More

1  Thank zarr42
Richard S, Owner at Coral Diving Club, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2014

Hi Marie & Marko. Thank you for you lovely review i and I am so happy that you had such a great time. It was a pleasure diving with you both and that we had a chance to see such fantastic stuff together. Very much...More

Reviewed 25 August 2014

We spent 4 days in Nosy Be. When we met Richard at Coral Diving center we knew we will do our first diving baptism with him. Pacient, really good diver and teacher, a lot of experience. Nosi Tanikelly was the perfect place to dive. A...More

1  Thank 1971Ivo
Richard S, Owner at Coral Diving Club, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2014

Hi Ivo and family, Thank you for a cool review. It was a pleasure diving with you all and happy that your wife and daughter had such a fastastic and memorable time on the try dive. Hope to see you again some day, Regards, Richard

Reviewed 21 August 2014

I felt really safe and relaxed even though I'm not an experienced diver. Nosy Tanikely is brilliant for all levels with an amazing diversity of fish and excellent visibility. I recommend going to have a chat with Richard at the dive shop - he has...More

Thank deborahbower
Richard S, Owner at Coral Diving Club, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2014

Hi Deborah, Thank you for a nice review. And thank you for choosing me together with your friends. We do not get so many Aussies in Nosy Be, so I am very greatful. Have a great time down in the south of Madagascar and when...More

Reviewed 18 August 2014

We spend 2 days, 4 dives with Richard at Nosy Be. The dives are beautiful and the preparation by Richard is excellent. He has new, high-tech equipment. Because it's not a large dive centre, you get a lot of personal attention. He has good knowledge...More

2  Thank DanielleTraa
Richard S, Owner at Coral Diving Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Hi Danielle & Bob, Thank you for a lovely review. Was a pleasure diving with you both and I am very happy that you liked the 1 on 1 attention. Nice thing about being a small operation is that I can give my clients personal...More

Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

My family had a fabulous dive outing with Coral Diving, at Nosy Tanikely. Richard was thorough in his planning and meticulous in his preparation of divers and equipment. We will certainly dive with Richard again, if we find ourselves in Madagascar again....More

1  Thank Aroon P
Richard S, Owner at Coral Diving Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Hi Aroon, Was a great day and was great diving with you , your wife and your son. He is a very competent diver for a young boy. When your other son is ready for his first try dive... let me know, it will be...More

Reviewed 27 May 2014

Richard at Coral Diving is simply the best. He is a great instructor; very patient and calming, putting you at ease and building your confidence right from the start. He also has great knowledge of the local area and dive sites. He is super friendly...More

1  Thank Vivienne J
Richard S, Owner at Coral Diving Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Hi Viv, Thank you for such an excellent review! It was a great day and your whole group were very funny and too! Was almost like being on holiday for me! lol :-) I don't think you needed any confidence building, your dive skills were...More