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Jun

postedbyYousef

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I finished my beginner course on saturday and the only thing left is to have the written exam to get my diving license for beginners.

Lets begin with the review. This time I’ll divide the review to parts and talk about each part separately. There is going to be 5 parts: Safety, Professionalism, Atmosphere, Fun and overall satisfaction.

Safety:

I’m not used to risky activities, and to me diving was a risky activity till I joined this beginners diving course. They held a 3 days class, 2 hours each, to teach us all we needed to know about diving, the equipment, safety tips, about the compression and pressure our bodies go through under water, the air tanks and the kind of gases they’re filled with, and what to do and not to when we’re down there. Basically they taught us all what we needed to know as beginners into this diving experience.

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And then when it was time to go into the water (pool) we were attended to by no less than 5 men, paying attention to every detail before any of us could go anywhere near the pool. At that time I remember being not so sure if taking this diving course was a good idea, yeah I was a bit hesitant to jump in. The captain was in the pool, he saw to every detail till we all jumped in and made sure that we’re all comfortable.

I think the most reassuring thing was that every one working there was looking at our expressions to see whether we were uncomfortable, afraid, had questions, had a problem.. etc. they were very reassuring.

Professionalism:

-They have ranks, every person is obedient to their superior and cooperative with their subordinate. Makes you feel you’re with professionals, which also leads to you feeling safe.

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-I remember one incident where we were about to set sail to Kubbar, and the captain saw a plastic cup in the sea just before leaving the marina, and when he knew that one of the staff threw the cup, he ordered him to go into the water and retrieve it at once, and he did. I just loved that moment.

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-One criticism though, the class should’ve been bigger, coz it is very small and do not give the best first impression.

Atmosphere:

-The guys working there are all very friendly and create a very relaxed mood. I’m not the kind of person to easily mingle and have fun with people I don’t know, but that wasn’t the case here, they know how to make you feel welcome.

-There is a deck for sun bathing on the boat, good music, and sandwiches from Opera (and the likes), along with many beverages and even icecreams (bo9ale7 I think the icecream idea was great!)

Fun:

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It was loads of fun. I never thought I’d enjoy some tiring activity so much. It’s a different world down there and I loved and enjoyed every mintute in the water! Check this video

Overall satisfaction:

Well I’m very satisfied and I think they’re worth every fils I spent. Oh, and I just signed up for their advance course.

The beginners course costs KD120 and the Advance KD100.

Bubbles Diving Center
Located in Shuwaikh, behind Living colors, in AlSabeeh Marine, 1st floor.

Phone # 99989020

 

This entry was posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2009 at 6:57 pm

19 Responses to “Full Review: Bubbles Diving Center”

  1. Bo9ale7 says:

    LOL yousef , glad that you have enjoyed the course. Believe me advance will be much much more fun specially the search and recovery exercise and deep dive where you go as deep as +20 Meters

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  2. nora says:

    Can girls go?

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  3. Bo9ale7 says:

    Yes noura definitly you are more than welcome

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  4. do they give padi or naui certification? and could you hire them for private dive trips?

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  5. Daddy's Girl says:

    The most important part of this experience is underwater photography… especially for those of us who never set a toe in the water before… u get to do all the hard work o we watch πŸ˜€

    Ma kan feeh vegeterian sharks in ur way?!

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  6. Daddy's Girl says:

    ooh just saw the video!!! That monster of a shark does NOT look vegeterian!

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  7. faisal says:

    really only 120kd
    i thought it would cost more than that
    can i ask how many student there are in the class?

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  8. Yousef says:

    gastroprentice Good question I should’ve mentioned that in the post. The certificate is given by NAUI.

    Daddy’s Girl lol 3ad believe it or not tha creature IS indeed vegetarian πŸ˜›

    faisal There were 8 people in the class.

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  9. MAYYA says:

    It seems your captain is very good , its not always the case! i also like the fact he asked the staff memeber to go and pick up the trash he left!!! good luck with your course!

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  10. Sulaiman says:

    laaa mashalah 3lahoum … i had my license since 2003 or 2004 mashalh 3lahoum wieeed khoooosh nas o yastahloon kil khair ….

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  11. Hamad says:

    LOL! yousef ESH6AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARY 3ALAIK!

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  12. bo9ale7 says:

    Hamad you are next πŸ˜› 3alshan we all go to sharm el sheikh πŸ˜›

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  13. Marzouq says:

    Cool, I think I will be checking it out for sure!!! Thanks for the great review!

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  14. Q80 BOY says:

    great review … are there any age limits?

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  15. CrazyCatQ8 says:

    ABEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :( ana ba3ad abyy .. aby a3aref a7san mokan 3ashan atdarab . ham ana aby aghoo9 eb sharm πŸ˜›

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  16. well whale sharks are not actually vegetarians. they eat krill, which is basically this tiny shrimp-like thing.
    looks cool. got over my fear of fish in sharm last summer. want to try this!

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  17. CrazyCatQ8 says:

    missghesquiere : they are called phytoplankton and zooplanktons ;P

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  18. Bash says:

    So, u do recommend Bubbles Diving Centre…??
    I’m worried about diving.there are always weird creatures swimming around me werever i snorkel or swim in deep waters! from sting rays to god knows what.
    Do u think this will get me over my fear of diving?
    Thank u.

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    Yousef Reply:

    Bash, I definitely recommend bubbles. They’re very skilled, safety oriented and on top of that they’re fun to be around then

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