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Universal Diver

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Address: 140 Seberang Air Keruh, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
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Excellent dive centre - highly recommended

Did great 4 days at Universal Diver and all were great. The staff are extremely friendly and professional; safety was always taken seriously and equipment was in good conditions... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Did great 4 days at Universal Diver and all were great. The staff are extremely friendly and professional; safety was always taken seriously and equipment was in good conditions. Will certainly use again in the future.

Thank libbiej1
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent and friendly staff, with safety being a top priority. My 12 year old nephew did his open water and my 16 year old nephew did his advanced and rescue diver courses and we never had any concerns on their safety, once we had met the dive masters. Very professional Only issue we had was that we had to pay... More 

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We came in a group of 4 for 4 dives in 2 days. They usually travel in a bigger boat, or at least they were. We were together with about 5 other divers, a total of 9 divers excluding the diver masters. We were split to 2 groups 4 & 5, so we actually got a dive master assigned to... More 

Thank zalws
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

My partner booked his diving trip with universal diver at Perhentian Island Besar. He has booked 4 dives, 2 dives on the 8th of Sep, Thursday, 1 morning dive on 9th Sep, Friday and 1 morning dive on Saturday. We went to them on the very day we arrived on the island which was on the 7th of Sep 2016​.... More 

2 Thank KittyLiaw
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My fiance and I did a discovery scuba dive with Universal divers. We had a great time with our instructor, William. He was easy-going, made us laugh but observed the health and safety at all times. The sign of a good school is when they place your safety above other considerations. We were very keen to dive from the boat... More 

2 Thank Anastasia1723
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

As an experienced diver (200+ dives/DM) I hadn't heard great reviews about diving in the Perhentians before I came. However I had a great time with universal divers. The diving was great - good visibility, small groups, turtles/sharks/heaps of eels/lots of nudis/big puffers/baitfish/barracuda/wrecks...list goes on. The team at universal are incredibly friendly and professional, Ali was absolutely brilliant (eyes like... More 

Thank Louise C
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Great diving with this company, have used others but these are by far the best boats on the island to dive from. 3 dives a day and great dive masters and instructors to drive with. Didn't get a chance but their boat trips to redang island are meant to be great.

Thank Kirsty12345678910
Helsingborg, Skåne Län, Sweden
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Nice staff and the equipment was ok. My daughter did a discover dive with a really nice instructor (lady) I went out for 3 dives the boat smells a bit but overall really nice dives.

Thank Leon J
Taipei, Taiwan
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Got my diving license here!My instructor is Fred,he is patient <3 <3 actually he is not in-house instructor here,but their diving instructors we met in this period all are nice!

Thank PeiQiTeh
Birkerod, Denmark
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84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Next door to Tuna Bay resort. Nice guides. OK equipment and not too expensive. But there is also room for improvement: No toilet paper despite most guests being European and hence using toilet paper and not washing. The diving: Some good spots but not so good viz in July when I was there. But you will see sharks, turtles etc.... More 

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