Profiles of the Month – November

13.12.2018 by Editor Team
diving instructor with student practicing water nose reflex

Our Profiles of the Month get published in:

Britain’s best selling dive magazine: “DIVER”

(get your digital issue here: https://pocketmags.com/eu/diver-magazine),

The German “Unterwasser” Magazine 

(get your issue here: http://shop.interabo.de/unterwasser/index.jsf )

The free online dive magazine: “DIVE.in

(the article: divein.com/blog/best-dive-professional-and-dive-center-of-the-month-november/)

 

Our Profiles of the Month – November

Dive Professional of the Month

Location: Thoddoo, Maldives

Dive Center: Maldivica Divers

Profile: www.rateyourdive.com/profiles/alle-michael

The rateyourdive users are convinced of his skills:

  • ”Michael helped me as a diving beginner with his calm kind very much to experience relaxed dives. professionally and humanly one felt in the best and safe hands. and as promised before the night dives were an unforgettable experience. I can recommend him without reservation.” (Karin)
  • ”If you do a dive with Michael and afterwards you are not completely enthusiastic and want to go back into the water immediately, you have done something wrong! During my course he taught the necessary knowledge and ability in theory as well as in practice and he kept it constant with every dive. Whether it was deep diving at 30 meters or photography (his special hobbyhorse) at 8 meters, it was a lot of fun and I felt safe and in good hands at all times. His communicative, funny and honest character also contributes to the fact that you always feel in good hands with him and can hardly wait for the next dive with debriefing. I would always decide for him again as a diving instructor and hope that we can go somewhere and sometime again together in the water!” (Patrick)
Dive Professional of the Month

Location: Berlin, Germany

Dive Center: Atlantis Dive Center

Profile: www.rateyourdive.com/profiles/francisco-aguilar

Reviews:

  • ”Francisco was my instructor for the 4 dives of my OWD certification. I always felt safe and well informed about what I was doing well and what I could improve upon. I also had a lot of fun, which is really important. Francisco brought a really good ratio of fun and seriousness to the course. Thank you!” (Martin)
  • ”It was a great course with the man from Chile. We always knew what we were doing, when we were doing it right or should do better. Theory questions were explained clearly in excellent English and everybody flourished with their skill acquisition. Fransisco also brought his worldwide dive experience with him which made for interesting chats between dives. His best friends are the fish, corals and don’t forget the sharks! It was throughout a fun experience. I would recommend Fransisco 100%.” (Paul)
Dive Professional of the Month

Location: Quepos, Costa Rica

Dive Center: Bocas Dive CenterOceans Unlimited

Profile: https://www.rateyourdive.com/profiles/georgia-king/

The rateyourdive users are convinced of her skills:

  • ”Her patience, knowledge and kind demeanour facilitated the learning process. I have recommended
    her to several of my peers, and also to my friends.” (Pat Floyd)
  • ”Her strong sense of humour, passion and ability to not simply spoon-feed but actually make you learn were defining factors in what makes Georgia and the way she teaches so remarkable. I greatly respect her independence and strong ideals.” (Tasmin Jenner)
  • ”Her knowledge and dedication far surpassed anything I’d expected, resulting in a training and mentoring experience far greater than anticipated. Georgia encourages and is willing to share her wealth of experience and expertise, making it easy to strive towards new goals.” (Dan Green)

 

Dive Professional of the Month

Location: Mallorca, Spain

Dive Center: Dive Center Mallorca

Profile: www.rateyourdive.com/profiles/leon-oude-aarninkhof/

The rateyourdive users are convinced of his skills:

  • ”Thank tou, Léon for teaching me in Cala d’Or last weekend! I learnt a lot and would recommend you to everyone! See you next time. All the best!” (Marcin Trzcinski)
  • ”I followed the open water divecourse with Leon. I would really recommend to follow the course at this diveschool. You learn a lot and practise the needed exercises multiple times. During the dives Leon pays a lot of attention to safety, which makes you feel more relaxed while practising. The open water dive at the end of the class was really great.” (Jasper)
Dive Center of the Month

Location: Marsa Alam, Egypt

Profilewww.rateyourdive.com/profiles/deep-ocean-blue-diving-center/

The PADI Dive Center „Deep Ocean Blue“ is located at Dreams Beach Resort Marsa Alam, 45 km north from Marsa Alam Airport. They offer a free transfer from all Hotels between El Quseir und Port Ghalib, as well Tulip Resort and Three Corners Fayrouz. As a family run Dive Center of course families are always welcome! You can join them for all courses from Try Scuba Diving till Divemaster. Certified divers have a choice from Housereef, Shore and Boat dives. 

The rateyourdive users recommend that Dive Center:

  • „Professional & friendly staff on shore & on boat. We worked on our skills under the EAGLE EYES of our Instructor, he made sure we were buoyant & horizontal & on dive plan. Our first 2 shore dives were in Mangrove bay. Their dive boat “VENICIA” took us for our next 2 sites, it was so enjoyable we never knew till it was over. We have made new friends.“ (Hani)
  • “Went there with the whole family in October. Our son got his diving license enthusiastically. Thus, we could still experience some family dives. The team of the diving center is well organized and responds to all wishes and needs. The boat trips – also ideal for snorkelers – were a special experience! Also, the food on board was freshly prepared and delicious. We are already looking forward to the next family diving holiday. Thanks to Sabina and Lena and the whole team for the good care. “ (Georg)
  • “We have rarely, oh what I say, never experienced such a service as with DeepOcean Blue. We tried everything to please the diver, dive site wishes were considered and fulfilled, there were always drinks available. In the base a coffee was already prepared in the morning. The food on the dive boat is great. Actually, one wants to enjoy the food rather on the boat than in the hotel. We felt good all-around and like to come back.” (Bettina)
Dive Center of the Month

Location: Nosy Be, Madagascar

Profilehttps://www.rateyourdive.com/profiles/sakatia-lodge/

More than 20 diving sites nearby, over 1,000 different marine species to be discovered:

​Diving at the Sakatia Lodge on Nosy Be, Madagascar, is a special experience. Our diving sites are still largely undiscovered and unfrequented. Therefore you are very close to nature and you will have unforgettable diving experiences!

The Sakatia Lodge specialises in macro diving and night diving: At night, a fluorescent underwater world can be admired, which you have probably never seen before. In the case of small marine organisms, it is definitely worth taking a closer look, because an incredible diversity of species is revealed. 🙂

Experience Madagascar Diving at the Sakatia Lodge!

The rateyourdive users recommend that Dive Center:

  • “Thank you to the Jacques & the whole Sakatia family for the best holiday ever. The quality of Service, Attention to detail and knowledge of our oceans is out of this world. Sakatia Lodge is friendly, a great family vibe and phenomenal food. Diving with Jacques and his dive masters, Masha & Jodie has no doubt improved my diving and overall made me more confident as a diver.” (Marco Vieira Brazao)
  • “Thanks for great week at a wonderful place! Safe dives with competent dive masters Jaques and Sandra, with a lot of knowledge of the marine life!” (Eli)
  • “Without doubt, Sakatia Lodge, its staff and management are way beyond the 5 stars I can give in a review. The attention to detail, the food, the setting and absolute passion is evident in every single thing they do.” (Hilary)

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