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Fantastic team to dive with

I headed out to the Isle of Man with a couple of friends to dive with Discover Diving. Michelle... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Lisa S
Woolmer Green
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Excellent dive operator

Michelle and Steve really go the extra miles to ensure you experience great diving. They always... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

From the initial booking to packing up our kit Michelle and her team were great. She runs a tight ship and looks after her customers. We booked the whole boat and accomodation for the bank holiday weekend and were sadly blown out for the last two days but saw enough to know that we will be going back. Discover diving try to fit around the needs of the divers and will collect foot passengers from Douglas and organise bookings for cafes etc.
The accomodation is at the top of the house above the dive shop and is clean, warm and spacious. It more than accommodated the 12 of us. In terms of facilities, there are two showers, two toilets and a well equipped kitchen and a co-op up the road, if you want to cater for yourself. If not there is a pub, an Indian restaurant and a few other restaurants within walking distance. There is also a selection of places that serve breakfast, all of which Michelle knows.
The shop has a large selection of dive kit for sale and a large selection of good kit for hire.
On the day of the dive Michelle had organised cylinders and each one was numbered. We drove the five minutes to the harbour and loaded up the dive boat (Endeavour). Parking at the harbour is free and next to the boat.
The boat itself has everything necessary ((lift, toilet, dry area). It is spacious and all 12 of us could kit up easily without bumping into each other. Each seat has a box provided for equipment and cylinders are strapped in place using weight belt straps.
Dives are briefed and entry/exit is supported and easy.
The dives we managed were really enjoyable and left me wanting to come back and do it again.
If you like diving go.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

I visited as part of a week’s long SCUBA diving trip, having never visited the Isle Of Man before. I had some initial reservations about an unknown place however these were rapidly dismissed as groundless, the more I interacted with the islanders, tourist/dive sites and staff of Discover Diving.
The island is very pleasant and relaxed with a happy mix between southern English coastal towns and Scotland accents in the overall appeal but with its own Manx flavour. The waters are very clear and have abundant marine life including playful seals which I can personally testify to interacting with on several occasions.
The staff at Discover Diving are exceptionally capable, facilitating and enjoyable to live around for a week. This included using the dive centre, centres accommodation and dive charter boat; all of which I could not fault. This comes from the experience of using many other dive charter across the entire UK. They were able to give highly skilled advice on the otherwise challenging conditions which prevail in planning diving trips to the Island, notably but not solely, in the area of tides. Unlike some centres, Discover Diving is very diver friendly, catering for Nitrox, Trimix and Rebreathers, alongside single and twinset divers with ease. The centre also caters for experienced to novice divers and snorkelers with easy access to shore and hard boat diving. Endeavour, the centre boat is brilliant to dive from and well ran by the staff.
The dive sites available are very very good, offering a range from technical, deeper wrecks to shallower, scenic dives with the potentials for Basking Sharks and almost certainly Seals. Marine life is more plentiful than many other places, with large amounts of a large variety of life. On land there is a plethora of sites to visit including castles and world famous water wheels.
The dive accommodation is comfortable and more than up to the task of looking after a group of travellers. It has two toilets, a shower, a full kitchen and a mix of beds and bunks. This includes separate rooms for couples or travellers wanting more privacy. There is also a common room and very handily, free WiFi. Weather permitting, a BBQ is also available.
There are ample eateries around the island with a particularly delightful Italian and Chinese restaurant/take-away just by the dive centre. There is also a wide range of other restaurants nearby.
All told a great experience to the Island which I would recommend to others, divers or otherwise. For divers, I would definitely recommend Discover Divers as highly professional and exactly the type of centre which can make a good trip, better. 5 stars.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Michelle H, Owner at Discover Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2015

Hi John
We're glad you enjoyed your time with us, and look forward to welcoming you back again. You're right, the diving round the Isle of Man is superb, although in a week you only get to sample a few of the sites and there's loads more to be seen. Next time, take advantage of our inclusive cylinder use and it'll make your travel plans a little easier - you could even fly (and yes we do courtesy collections from the airport as well as the sea terminal). Our dates for next year will be available soon, so hopefully we'll see you again.

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