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“Now a DIve Master!”
Review of Andaman Bubbles

Andaman Bubbles
Ranked #3 of 15 Tours in Havelock Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Andaman Bubbles is a friendly dive centre located on Havelock Island in the Andamans. We opened our doors in December 2008. With a strong emphasis placed on safety, we offer professional quality service, but in a flexible relaxed manner. We here at Andaman Bubbles have a strong passion for the island and the sea that surrounds it. We look forward to sharing that passion with you, not just as our customers but also as our friends. We have new and well-maintained equipment and have taken the step to have equipment quality above that of standard rental gear you find with most dive centers. We hope this will offer our customers as well as experienced divers the opportunity to consider if they really need to bring their own equipment. We stock Apeks fully balanced regulators, Seaquest BCDs, open heel fins, shoes, masks and a selection of short/long wetsuits. Also Suunto dive computers/compasses and digital cameras are available for rent. We also have 72 12-liter cylinders with yoke valve and 10 with din inserts for customers with Din first stage. For those that tend to be a bit heavy on air, we have four 15 liter cylinders and for the smaller divers four 10 liter cylinders. We have a German built L&W 300 Nautic compressor with digital maintenance system to prevent any contamination in the cylinders. We follow the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) as well as Scuba Schools International (SSI) general standards and recommendations. Most of our dive sites are suitable for all diver levels and certifications. But, a few require Advanced open water certificate and more experience due to depths and possibilities for strong currents. If you wish to further your diving education one of our experienced instructors would be happy to assist you. We offer almost all SSI and PADI courses from recreational diving to professional diving.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Really great place to learn to dive. Very friendly staff, who are so passionate about what you see down there and making the experience special. It's also a great place to meet lots of cool people, and we met some really nice Israeli travelers who like the cafe/bar there. Missing the Andamans a lot!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Hi I did a 2-star ssi diving course (owc+adv) And that was the best thing I'd ever done in my whole trip.
The course was professional, fun and safe. The guides gave the feeling that they could be trusted.
I would like to recommend my guide Mario without him the course was not as fun, interesting and that profesaional.

Thank Inbar A
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This summer we planned a dive trip in Andamans with a few guests of ours who were completing their Advanced Open Water Course. The short dive trip was planned with AB.

We are so glad that we dived with AB on this trip. As we had kids (13 and 16 yrs old), we were a little worried on how they would handle the AOW course. But the crew at AB took complete charge and made the kids and all of us really comfortable and feel at home for the short duration that we were there. Each of the instrutors took special care and interest in all of our guests, makig sure that they enoyed every moment both in and out of the water. A big shout out to Hari, the Manager and Matial Ashiwn (Instructor) who were just brilliant.

Last but not least, have to mention that AB has the best dive boat - SULTAN on the Island ...Its huge and extremely comfortable..

Definitely diving with this professional and fun loving crew again! Cannot wait to be back...

Thank AQUANAUTI1
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Hey guys i did the SSI owc+aow course and it was awesome, the course was in english which is not my first language.
they explained me everything till i felt 100% sure that i know what do i need to do under the water, and they were very patient about all the questions and the mistakes among the way.
Each one in andman bubbles crew are amazing especially because they let me feel safe and they were very professional during the course and the fundives.
And i want to thank mario and ashish for everything!!

Thank Lahav Y
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

When visiting havelock island we were recommended to book a snorkelling trip through Andaman bubbles. When we arrived on the island we went in to book the trip and was asked to return the same evening to find out whether a trip was possible as they were busy with dives. When we returned that evening we were booked in to snorkel on the Sunday, 5 days later and asked to return the Saturday evening to confirm times.

When we visited the shop on Saturday evening despite our names being written on the board the staff did not seem to know that a snorkelling trip had been booked in. It seemed at the time they wanted to say it would not be possible however told us to turn up at 12 o clock on the Sunday and we would then be taken in the trip. When we arrived on the Sunday, again the member of staff that was there did not know anything about the trip and said that boat was not yet available and to come back at 2.30. When we returned at 2.30 there were no staff at all there. After a short while a dive master returned with a student and just said he knew nothing about it and that it would not be possible to do the trip as it was now too late.

Throughout our time dealing with Andaman bubbles it was clear that the staff had not communicated with each other. As the Sunday was our last day on the island we were unable to go on a trip despite booking it 5 days in advance. We would have preferred it if they had been honest when we booked the trip and they had just told us the trip would not have been possible and we could have booked with another company.

Overall it was a very disappointing experience, the staff did not seem to communicate with each other and no one seemed to know what was going on.

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NikhilMenon, Owner at Andaman Bubbles, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear Leisa, I am extremely sorry for the poor experience you had at our dive center. I will investigate the matter and ensure this sort of miscommunication never happens. Thank you for bringing this up to our attention as we pride ourselves in giving the best experience to all our customers. Please accept my apologies for this poor show.

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