Normally I don't take the time to write reviews, but in this case I deemed it necessary to go through the hassle of downloading the app, creating a profile, etc to personally thank the owners of Evolution, Dave and Matt, and all the folks at Evolution diving for nothing short of the best dive experience to date. I came to Malapascua with a couple of bags, the desire to get my dive master, and no clue how or where to get it done. After walking into many dive shops along the beach, including exotic and thresher shark diver, I quite didn't get a gut feeling of personal attention until I came to the last dive shop on the beach, which was Evolution. At Evolution, and talked with an Irish "chap" named Dave, told him my desires, and he offers me the dive master package at a good rate, but than tries to tell me I might be happier with tech diving instead of a DM package. I'm stuborn and how would this stranger know what I want more I do, little did I know he knew what I wanted more than I did. So I signed up with the DM package, great experience, great diving, great instructor. But I wanted more, and I began to hear how great tech diving is, and how great Dave and Matt are as instructors, and not just from the people at Evolution but from others not affiliated with the shop. I did the tech course, and it was challenging, and even greater than the challenge was the reward! The reward for me was diving the Magami Maru wreck with Dave and my course buddy. My secondary reward was the outstanding character traits of Dave and Matt; their perfect mix of professionalism and fun has made me a better diver while keeping me interested in diving and wanting to continue challenging myself with more advanced diving courses.
I will be returning to Evolution next year for trimix. Evolution diving in Malapascua is about much more than sharks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Evolution is small and friendly owner operated resort that provides everything you could need to enjoy Malapascua's great diving. We have 16 rooms with a choice of AC or Fan, all within a short distance from our golden white sand beach. The resort is home to one of the most highly rated restaurant on the island, where you'll find food for all palates, and a great selection of vegetarian dishes as well. Just let us know what you need to make your trip great and we'll do our best to make it happen. ... more less
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