My husband and I have been diving since we were our daughter's age. Ouch. We dove two days with Pilu. On the first day she did a brief but careful overview of diving for our novice daughter and nephew. Both are great swimmers but have only done some snorkeling. Her introductory class was veryu clear and detailed without being overwhelming.
Our first dive was Mermaid, where she did basic checks on them with their skills and equipment. I was with our nephew and my daughter was with her father and Pilu was seemingly both places at once. The dive went smoothly and we all came up at the end happy and elated.
The second dive was at las casitas. This is a beautiful site. Sadly my husband was a bit sea sick before we entered for the second dive and had to abort about half way thru his tank. Feeding the fishes while on a regulator is impressive to see, but not so much fun to do. I went up with him to get him safely in the boat with Captain Carlos's help. Our nephew had declined a second dive and was already lounging above, but Pilu stayed down with our daughter and they had a wonderful time.
My daughter and I dove the next day and had a wonderful time at a site I think was called Morros. Amazing huge school of jacks and golden grouper among all the other fish on display.
We saw the mama whale and her calf while we were in the boat and enjoyed scanning the water for blows and breeches. Pilu had noted that my daughter pwore glasses and had a hard time seeing under the water at any distance, so she brought 2 pair of prescription goggles from another dive shop for her to try. One of them was a good match and really increased her enjoyment even more.
Sadlhy, Henri no longer dives because of dive induced arthritis, but Pilu was just amazing and her team of helpers were friendly and competent and spoke English, which while not usually high on my list of requirements when traveling in Latin American, is a big plus when doing something like diving where mistakes and misunderstandings can be more than an inconvenience.
Pilu introduced my daughter to diving in such a safe calm fun way that she is already looking into taking a certification course at her college. I couldn't be more pleased.
Also, the rates were very reasonable.
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