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Review of Lobo Larsen

Lobo Larsen
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My husband, our two teenage daughters and myself thoroughly enjoyed our snorkelling with Lobo Larsen. Coming from New Zealand, we are familiar with marine animals but this is something else - very very special. The sea-lions really do interact with you and it is incredible and so worth the money. Cecilia was fantastic - her enthusiasm, knowledge and care was exceptional. We were well prepared and looked after by Martin and the boat driver. Definitely an unforgettable experience. Sincere thanks Lobo Larsen!

Thank Jill M
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lobolarsen, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Lobo Larsen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Dear Jill, it was such a pleasure that you joined us! It's so nice to meet a beautiful and enthusiastic family like you are. Thank you so much for your words! Congratulations on your family! Never stop traveling! See you in New Zeland! Best best wishes for you all! Ceci

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Really helpful and friendly staff. In advance we emailed with the staff and everything was arranged before arrival. English was really good at the office and also of the dive instructor spoke good English. Next to that we had two great dives! Although visibility at one spot was not so great (but nothing the dive school good do a thing about). And what was a really big plus was the information about the animals and the photo report that we received afterwards.

Thank Sam C
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing experience! Of course, with wildlife, conditions can be unpredictable (and we went during the low season) but we were lucky to encounter many sea lions. Many thanks to Cecilia, Martin and the rest of the staff for their friendliness, advice and knowledge. We will be talking about this for years to come!!

Thank Meng_13
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lobolarsen, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Lobo Larsen, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Dears Meng and Erin, thank you so much for your words! See you in New Zeland! The best for you! Take care and enjoy everything as you know! Best wishes! Ceci

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Even if you're only in Puerto Madryn for a day, you should not pass up the opportunity to get in the water with Sea Lions! The team at Lobo Larsen are awesome, we were a group of three individuals (France, Argentina & a kiwi) and Cecilia in the main office could fluently speak to each of us in our own language! Gringo, our instructor, is an absolutely dude with years of diving experience, he was very competent but also rad company, everything you could ask for in a guide. It might seem like a lot to be paying for something that seems to be over so quick, but having the opportunity to interact with genuine wild animals in their natural habitat is a truly unique experience– a priceless experience in my opinion. There are other companies that do similar tours but I would recommend Lobo Larsen, good gear, great staff, and lots of clear instruction and support both before and while in the water, I never felt I was in an unsafe or unwanted situation.

It is important to know that you won't be able to just jump in the water and swim around, there is a particular way to behave in order to make the sea lions comfortable enough to come close, which involves staying as a group nearly the whole time. Listen to gringo's instructions carefully and you'll be getting kisses from a sea lion in no time!

Thanks for one of the best experiences of my life Lobo Larsen!

P.s If you're planning on getting in the water during the colder months, don't make the same rookie mistake I did, get a dry suit! It's not that much more expensive and you will be grateful from the first second you hit the water. I choose the cheaper option, a 7mm wetty, and suffered the whole time!

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We got along with Gringo and Cecilia very well, and they immediately took us in and made us feel welcome and cared for. Due to weather conditions, we ended up having only a small window of time to take our open diver course. They were very flexible in providing a schedule that worked for us.

Gringo is a strict mentor. We appreciated his style of teaching – straight-forward and clear – and we never felt unsafe underwater with him by our side. Cecilia was a steady foothold that always offered words of encouragement.

We greatly recommend Lobo Larsen as our experience was that they are both very kind and knowledgeable. They also will never ignore safety measures in order to make money. If you do not have the proper skill set and refuse to review your diving basics, they will not let you go diving.

Snorkelling with sea lions was one of the absolute highs of our entire trip, a must do!

All in all, we were very uncertain when arriving in Puerto Madryn about which diving agency to chose. But when we started studying with Lobo Larsen we knew that we could not have made a better choice. We are so proud to have learnt diving with Gringo as our teacher!

Lots of love/ Amanda and Elias from Sweden

Thank Elias N
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