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“Great B&B (and pub) and dive school” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fathom and Blues

Fathom and Blues
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Great B&B (and pub) and dive school”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

I visited F&B last week to do a couple of dives. It is a great set up for diving: there are good bedrooms, a pub, restaurant, a wet area for dive briefs etc, and a dive school - all in the same building - and the dive boat is moored a couple of minutes away. The business (pub / restaurant / dive school) is under new management - as of late last year - and Alex and Sue seem to have a great vision for building their dive school / B&B / pub to a very high standard.
From the outset, Alex, Sue and Lee were very helpful on the phone to make sure all was set up for our trip, and we could do the kind of diving we were after. We arrived late at night (after 10pm), and were shown our room. The rooms have recently been redeocrated and are simply and tastefully decorated. Decent curry house down the road for dinner, and then good breakfast in the morning.
Wet room works well as a briefing room / classroom (particularly if we had been a larger group).
Changing roomms and dive shop at the bottom of the pub lead out to a car park, and then a short walk in kit to the jetty. All very easy.
Diving was great - skipper was knowledgable, friendly and safe. Chocolate and hot drink after surfacing.
Back after the first dive for tea and sandwiches etc at F&B. The team have great local dive site knowledge - with plans / maps of the wrecks etc. Air fills / nitrox etc on site.
Sadly time did not allow us to sample the pub!
Overall, highly recommended. Really friendly set up, catering for all levels of diver, and very good £ value. Suited our needs really well, and I imgine would be great for club trips. They have planned a busy schedule going into the season - we will be back !!

Visited March 2012
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English first
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic dive school”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Recently had the pleasure of doing a PADI dive course with these guys and can't recommend them enough. Friendly, professional, flexible and really nice people. Their course director is an absolute star and has a rep as one of the best around, must say that this is well deserved. If you are in the area, or even if you aren't but you need a PADI course, you can't go wrong with these guys.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great experience, friendly and professional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

I had always wanted to try scuba diving, so decided to do the PADI "discover scuba diving" one-day course at Fathom and Blues with my 15-year old son. The day was spilt into two sessions: a tutorial session which involved a flipchart presentation followed by an hour-and-a-half practical teaching session in the local swimming pool; then the next day a sea dive trip to a wreck outside Portland Harbour. Our instructor for the first session, Jez, and dive master for the sea dive, Steve, were both thoughroughly knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The sea dive was great - saw a lot of fish and other creatures in surprisingly clear water. Good value at £95 each for the whole course. Overall a great experience, highly recommended.

Visited August 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fathom and Blues dive centre”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

Whole heartedly disappointed with this dive centre. Customer service almost non-existant. This was our first dive at this dive centre and first in the UK however we were given no instruction on the day, layout, procedures etc, just left in the bar and then mocked when we hadn't followed the =

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