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Mick was a fantastic instructor. He accommodated my boyfriend and his friend on short notice for a fun dive and discover scuba class in Lake Ilopango. He was very attentive to our needs during the dive and provide great explanations to our friend who was...More
Mick O, Owner at El Salvador Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018
It was a pleasure to take you guys out on Mother's day. For me it is always a great day when I can open someone's eyes and show them the beauty and fun that is diving. The enthusiasm and enjoyment of others when they get...More
We did two dives today with El Salvador divers, would definitely do it again! Good equipment, good divesites, and a great guy who runs the company and pointed out all the interesting things while diving, he even took some photos of us during the dive....More
Mick O, Owner at El Salvador Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018
Hi, It was a pleasure for me to show off our beautiful lake at Ilopango. Just sorry I could not show you more of the wonderful sights beneath the waters of our many varied dive sites. Enjoy the rest of your tour of El Salvador...More
Passing through El Salvador we decided to plan a dive trip with our friends. The vocanic lake was a unique environment to dive. They recently added a new statue underwater as well.
Dive master and instructors were very professional. Dive master is British, so no...More
Mick O, Owner at El Salvador Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018
Thanks guys, it was a pleasure to have you with us and am glad you enjoyed the diving to the new statue of Christ the Redeemer at 27m/80ft as well as seeing the amazing pillow lava field.
We have divemasters that are bilingual, as well...More
Mick is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor and the personalized instruction was great - he'll make sure you know what you're doing and knows where to go to get the most out of your dives. Plus, how many people get their certification in an...More
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Mick O, Owner at El Salvador Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018
Thanks Tom, I am glad you enjoyed the training dives and look forward to seeing you again sometime. I hope this is the first of many dive vacations for you, there is a whole world of variety under the water out there.
I did the Open Water Diver training with El Salvador Divers (Mick O'Connor) and the experience was excellent, Mick is a great instructor and we enjoyed the training very much. Safety was a very high priority for Mick at all times. The training involved both...More
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Mick O, Owner at El Salvador Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018
Hey thanks Ernesto.
It was a real pleasure teaching you both and a lot of fun diving with you in the warm waters of the volcanic lake at Ilopango. Hope you have a lot of enjoyment underwater in the future.
Mick was a great dive master and the 2 dives were reasonable for a great price in the crater lake. We enjoyed exploring volcanic rock and freshwater fish. It’s a beautiful setting. We were excited to be able to dive in a different environment and...More
Great, affordable two tank dive at the large volcanic crater lake, Ilopango. Mick was great to work with and very accommodating of my schedule. Picked me up at my hotel, drive to Ilopango took maybe 30 minutes from where I was in San Salvador. We...More
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Mick O, Owner at El Salvador Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017
Thanks Kevin, true there is a small variety of fish in the lake compared to the ocean but the lava rocks and walls more than make up for that. It was a pleasure to dive with you as well.
What a fabulous company and location to learn to scuba-dive. In just a few short days, Divemaster Mick O'Conner had me trained, tested, and PADI certified for open water diving. His patience, flexibility and unwavering perfectionism were highly appreciated. The equipment was top notch and...More
Mick O, Owner at El Salvador Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017
Thanks for your visit.
Apart from that it was great fun teaching you to dive and helping you around town during your brief visit with info on places to visit.
Please let all your friends know that El Salvador is open for tourists and is...More
There are two dive clubs in San Salvador but the best has to be El Salvador Divers, run by Mick O'Connor.
He's very thorough, and very safety conscious - which is really important.
ESD runs dives in nearby Ilopango fresh water lake all year round...More
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Mick O, Owner at El Salvador Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017
Thanks Bertie, always a pleasure to have such an apt student with us. I look forward to diving with you again when you get to use your new Nitrox certification.
Very nice dives. Dived around Las Virgines and La Isla in two separate dives. Visibility was decent, water very warm (no wetsuit required at least for those accustomed to colder climate, +30 C on the surface in June). Saw fish, crabs, snails, underwater statues and...More
Mick O, Owner at El Salvador Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017
Glad you enjoyed your diving with us in the lake at Ilopango.
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Hi Roman, we offer a PADI Discover Scuba Dive for non certified divers. This is conducted in the volcanic lake at Ilopango after a short theory lesson. The cost of this is $85 if you go as part of a group or $100 if you are... More
Hi Roman, we offer a PADI Discover Scuba Dive for non certified divers. This is conducted in the volcanic lake at Ilopango after a short theory lesson. The cost of this is $85 if you go as part of a group or $100 if you are on the boat with a dedicated instructor. Please contact me either by e-mail on info at el salvador divers . com or on whats app on +50370690473.
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