Ok I know its the Maldives where everything is expensive but I think this company may be exploiting their monopoly too much with their costs. I paid for 10 dives in advance which cost $440 and this was just for unaccompanied house reef dives! I had my own equipment and was diving without a guide, so the cost was for the hire of a tank, weights and air fill and this was $44? I find this hard to accept as reasonable and I've dived extensively. After this basic cost everything else was addition, boat trip, equipment etc so if you required equipment and wanted to dive other than the house reef the costs just keep rising. I write this in the hope that Euro Divers will read it and not put the costs up next year as they intend, as I said exploiting their monopoly on the island.
Which is a shame as the centre and the staff are excellent; I was very impressed by their setup, their equipment was first class and their organisation of the diving exemplary. I was mostly impressed by their safety regimes as well; I was particularly impressed by Roman when he had to deal with a diver who had a problem with her ear underwater yet didn't indicate the issue preferring to just not descend causing confusion. After the dive I overheard Roman firmly yet very politely reminding the diver that she must use the universal hand signals.
My only issue with safety was when in rough seas I went onto the boat vomiting after a dive; I know that this is caused when I bob in rough seas (happens all the time!) and I was not concerned however the boat staff do not know me and they did not react as I would have expected, this can be a sign of DCS yet not one of the boat crew approached me to check what was going on, they me oranges and hot tea! OK I'm being picky here but someone should have asked me if I was OK, the dive leader was also not informed by the crew when he came on the boat and only after I told him was he aware of the incident. Sorry but you can't assume that vomiting is sea sickness AFTER a dive the crew should consider DCS.
That said I have no real complaints about this company and would dive with them again, if I could afford it and perhaps in a location where competition forced them to price equitably.
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