Saturday, 21 September 2013

Cyprus Weather

Have a look at one of the web sites we use for our conditions

Great Diving Kept Simple - Thanks Arjen for review 49

5 of 5 starsReviewed 20 September 2013 NEW
During my two weeks in Cyprus I did 4 dives with John. He showed us some nice spots and the Zenobia is a must! All was very professional with good equipment. I want to thank John for the nice dives and highly recommend Marine Divers to all who are thinking of diving in Cyprus! I have seen a few dive centres during various vacations and Marine Divers is among the best! Keep up the good work Debbie en John.
Visited September 2013

Saturday, 14 September 2013

What a great week!!!

Wow, we have had such a fantastic week, completed 4 Open Water courses!! So a big well done to, Alejandro 'Couch' Cuff (Alex)!!! Jim, Steve and Ann oops sorry Dave!!!! Well done guys!!!

Friday, 13 September 2013

“First class service with a "We are all friends and family" approach”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 13 September 2013 NEW
Just returned from a holiday in Coral Bay which included a couple of days local diving and a trip to the Zenobia. I found Debbie and Jonny to be helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and highly professional, and as a fellow Padi Pro was more than happy in their application of safety standards and approachable manner. Nothing was too much trouble for them and I would be more than happy to recommend them to all. 
Well done you 2 and all the best for the future.

“Great Experience”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 12 September 2013 NEW
Our two boys (ten and thirteen) had a fantastic time on the Discover Scuba Diving session. Debbie was excellent and took a lot of time to clearly outline all of necessary safety aspects before we even saw any water(very reassuring for anxious parents)!. The dive itself was hugely enjoyed by the boys. They were taken to a lovely secluded bay that was perfect for them. I would thoroughly recommend Marine Divers.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Happy Customers.....

Dive 70 & 80 complete with amazing caves & swim throughs including a cathedral and a cuttlefish! Thanks Marine Divers!

Monday, 9 September 2013

What a great week ahead...........

3 Open Water Courses starting today, two trips to the Zenobia in the week, two Advanced Open Water courses starting Friday, with qualified guided dives too. — feeling happy. — feeling happy.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Discover Scuba Divers........

Just back from 3 outings for today, well done to Rob & Sam with their DSD, loving your comment when your head popped up out of the water, "that's probably one of the coolest things i've ever done". So glad i was there to help with something you've always wanted to do. jonny

Thursday, 5 September 2013

“child diver”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 September 2013
my grandson is 10 years old and he loves going diving with Debbie and jonny, he can never decide who he wants to go with as he loves going with either of them. He has a fab time and is always ready to go again. They are both English and your child will want to go again and again after diving with marine divers
Visited August 2013

“Excellent Bubble Maker”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 September 2013 NEW
I'm writing this on behalf of my son George. He would like to say a very big thank you to Debbi and Jonny for making his diving very enjoyable. "I'm going to use the experience I have gained for my Junior Open Water next month."
He is already looking forward to Diving in March and August as a Junior Open water diver.
Personally from me ( Dad ) I have dived with Marine Divers for the last couple of years and their help, patience and understanding both with children and us grown ups is secondary. We both have made some very good friends for life.
Jonnyand Debbi are always very funny and make us at ease. You guys rock

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

New For 2014!!!

Yesterday, we had 2 new flags, and said it was the first of many finishing touches still to be added, today we are pondering the next step, 3.5 by 1.5m LED Screen, a daily fly by from the Red Arrows, And at the end of the day, just before the shop closes Freddie Mercury performs we are the champions, followed by we will rock you. Bring it on!!!!!!

Debbi's profile pic for the web site

The best looking female instructor in Coral Bay Cyprus, Infact the only female owner instructor in the area, PADI Instructor, NNEB Childcare Certified & CRB Checked, Dive the difference with Marine Divers

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Our new flags..........

Many thanks to Steve Thomas, for the first of the many finishing touches to our shop frontage. These flags have been in the pipeline now for over a year and today they are finally up.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Passion, enthusiasm and totally customer focused = Marine Divers

5 of 5 starsReviewed 22 August 2013 NEW via mobile
I looked up scuba diving in Cyprus and marine divers immediately sprung out as the place I wanted to dive with. An email later, immediately replied to, and I was reassured I'd made the right choice. All six dives were completed in a professional, friendly, knowledgeable manner, Debbie and John are running their dive centre as centres should be run, with passion, enthusiasm and totally customer focused. The highlight of my holiday was without doubt my trip to the Zenobia wreck. Picked up at my hotel right on time, we were first on the dive boat getting the best spot. All kit meticulously prepared beforehand we were the first in the water descending to a fascinating wreck site. John knows his stuff on this wreck and both dives were superbly led and I had a wonderful time and saw all the main features and even some penetration diving through the accommodation. Back at the dock we were first off and I was back by the pool in paphos by 3.15. A truly amazing day out. Thanks to both of them for a great set of dives and good luck for the future.
Visited August 2013

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

The BIG 40 for trip Advisor - Highest Ranked Dive Centre In Paphos

5 of 5 starsReviewed 19 August 2013 NEW
Had four great relaxing dives last week with Debbie and Johnny around the coral bay area all guided in a very safe,profesional and relaxed atmosphere,this is how it should be done.
Choose these guys as you get treated as you would want when your on holiday and not like you are at a cattle market.
I travelled past at least four other dive centres to get there enough said apart from fact I will be going back.
Good luck to Debbie and Jonny going forward.
Visited August 2013

Saturday, 17 August 2013

A day to remember!!

The Picture taken on the evening we decided to buy our own business two years ago.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

“Excellent dive centre...”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 13 August 2013 NEW
I visited Coral Bay in mid July and completed my Advanced Open Water (PADI) with Marine Divers and then also went to dive the Zenobia with them.

Debbie and Jonny (and Sean) were excellent, always very knowledgable with any queries or questions but easy to get along with also. The Zenobia dive is something I will never forget and was an amazing experience that you must do (through Marine Divers) when visiting Cyprus.

If, or when, I headed back to Cyprus I would have no hesitation in diving again with Marine Divers.

Thanks guys!

“Friendly, patient and helpful”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 13 August 2013 NEW
I have just passed my Open Water course with Debbi and Jonny and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. From my first nervous dive, right through to my 4th open water dive, they were extremely patient, but at the same time pushing me to succeed. Most of my dives were one to one with a couple of dives having one other learner. This made it very easy for me to get to grips with the skills at my own pace. They have definitely given me the taste for more dives. I do not normally put comments on TripAdvisor, but such was the experience with Marine Divers that I have made an exception.

Thanks again Debbi and Jonny

Well done Dan & Vlad for passing your Scuba Diver course.

Thanks Philip!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 9 August 2013 NEW
My experience last year with Marine Divers was so good I could not wait to come back and Dive here again. 3 of us went out this morning with John he was amazing very professional its a joy to dive with him I cannot wait to come back :)

Monday, 12 August 2013

All part of what we offer!!

Debbie giving me a refresher course in the Pool, for my confidence before going back in the sea. Thank you — with Marine Divers.

“Helpful, friendly and professional service”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 11 August 2013 NEW
Thanks to Debbie and Jonny we had great dives around Coral Bay. Having completed rescue diver course a few years ago we hadn't been diving since, skills were rusty! So Jonny took us to a great site just to refresh our skills and to get used to new kit. He was very relaxed and that in turn made it easier for us. Thank you both for a great time.

Friday, 9 August 2013

34 Excellents!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 8 August 2013 NEW
Great dive on the Zenobia and a fantastic overall experience. Debbi and Jonny make the place so friendly and with no hassle. Anything that you need, they seem to have already thought about it and prepared it. IMHO, dive centers deffer in the owner's willingness to create a great experience and not just the dive and Marine Divers have a lot of that passion. You just feel at home.
Visited August 2013

Lost count now!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 7 August 2013 NEW
Just returned from a little trip to Cyprus. Whilst I was there I wanted to do a few dives and spend a day diving on the Zenobia wreck. Looked around on line and found Marine Divers amongst a few others in Paphos. After a few emails I decided to book some dives for me and a discover scuba course for my girlfriend (who could not put her face in the water and is scared of fish!). I am so glad I chose Jonny and Debbie. For me, I had a dive to the Amphitheatre with Jonny which was a nice dive, whilst Debbie ran through the discover scuba with Izabela. In the afternoon I went with them for "the dive". Within 15 mins Debbie had Izabela swimming with her face in the water, breathing from the reg and even submerging a little. Within 30 mins they were scuba diving down to about 5 meters! Amazing! The patience and professionalism shown by Debbie was outstanding instilling trust and confidence in a scared, bordering on panicking student. Needless to say Izabela loved it and booked another follow-up dive the next day.
My dives with Jonny on the Zenobia were great. He was knowledgeable and professional but made the dives informative and fun. I need to go back and do a few more dives on the wreck later in the year.
If you fancy diving in Cyprus give Marine Divers a shout, you won't regret it.

Visited July 2013

Another Happy Customer...........

Hi Debbi and Jonny,

Just wanted to say thanks for a lovely experience, both for me on the Zenobia and for the girls. There's something in your diving center that just makes people feel good.

Thanks Yossi, for the lovely email.

Congratulations Phil, Chloe & Jay

Well done for passing your Open Water course with us at Marine Divers.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

TripAdvisor review No 32

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 August 2013 NEW
Just completed a great trip to the Zenobia wreck and two shore dives earlier in the week with Marine Divers. This dive centre in my opinion is top of the list for Cyprus with both owners Jonny and Debbie having a great friendly place that makes you feel most welcome. Being a well travelled dive instructor, I have seen a lot of dive centres and this one is amongst the best. Local dive sites for sea caves and the amphitheatre are close by which allows for good diving for all levels of experience. Underwater scenery is magnificent although marine life is limited. I also had some of my own equipment problems which Jonny quickly stepped in and sorted this out otherwise I could have lost out on some dives, very much appreciated.
Visited August 2013

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Ranked #4 of 33 activities in Paphos.

That's a big thank you to all our customers who have recently posted amazing comments on the diving service we provide here in Coral Bay. This Currently makes Marine Divers the top rated dive centre in Paphos on trip advisor. Always sharing our passion with you, Jonny & Debbi

Zenobia August 3rd 2013

Jonny, Paul Andy and Yossi!!

Excellent Review No 31!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 August 2013 NEW via mobile
Absolutely fantastic.

We took our SSI Open Water certificates in Turkey July 2012 and wanted to complete some dives in Cyprus. It had been a year since we dived and after enquiring at Cydive in Pafos Harbour (Don't bother!!) they were adamant we had to take a formal refresher at 53euros! Marine Divers had no issue with that - Debbie and John happily went through a quick refresher with us and we were out! We had infact just turned up to try to suss out some diving for later in the week but one hour later, we were out at the Amphitheatre with John kitted up and ready to dive!

The centre are really so friendly and welcoming. We have done 4 dives so far and are back for a further 2 before our holiday ends. Felt like friends after 10mins with the guys. Don't go anywhere else!
Visited July 2013
Thanks Nicola and Dan, for diving with us.

Friday, 2 August 2013

August is here!!

And so the mad weekend begins!! 1 Advanced Open Water course, 3 Scuba Diver courses, 5 Open Water courses, Several Discover Scuba's, Guided dives and a couple of trips to the Zenobia!! — feeling great.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

A Happy Customer

Two nice dives today with Marine Divers , sea caves and amphitheatre. Magic underwater scenery. Big thanks to Jonny for sorting out computer problem. Good buddies and great dives thanks.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Face Book comments

Fantastic day, went to Coral Bay to try suss out some diving for the week, fitted straight in at Marine Divers - two dives later and two very happy customers  back tomorrow for more!

A New Milestone With Review 30

“Truly brilliant!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 28 July 2013 NEW
Taking the Open Water course under Debbie's and John's supervision wasn't just an efficient and interesting way of getting a licence to do something that I've been wanting to do for years, but also one of the most amazing holiday experiences I can recall. They're both really fun, cheerful, relaxed, patient, flexible, and willing to pass all their broad and impressive knowledge of marine life and scuba diving to everyone willing to immerse themselves in the mysterious underwater world. Debbie and John succeeded in creating a relaxed and cosy atmosphere in their centre (unlike in many other, "mass training" centres), which really helps when it comes to asking "silly questions", making mistakes, or having to repeat the same action for the 100th time. Moreover, it's likely you'll be taking the course alone/in small groups, which naturally creates a better learning environment. Having got a lot of diving experience, John and Debbie are reliable, trustworthy, and knowledgeable instructors one doesn't fear to trust even when diving in the open water for the first time in their life. I was impressed that both of them really try to understand their student's psyche, adjusting training to each individual- eg. I had huge troubles completing the skill of taking the mask off underwater and simply refused to do it. Thanks to Debbie, who calmed me down, gave me a day break from the task, and did simple exercises in the shallow water before the final attempt, I managed to complete my course and I am now a happy open water scuba diver :)! I really recommend this centre to everyone- if you're fascinated by the underwater world and scuba diving, I guarantee you'll be even more so after meeting Debbie and John :)!
Visited July 2013 Photo: Congratulations Agnieszka Zbieranska, for becoming an Open Water Diver! Welcome to our world!!Photo: Congratulations Agnieszka Zbieranska, for becoming an Open Water Diver! Welcome to our world!!

Saturday, 27 July 2013

MY first Discover Scuba at 11 years of age!!

Debbi Gittoes on the left age 11!!

29th Excellent!! Big thanks to Hayley and Russell

5 of 5 starsReviewed 26 July 2013 NEW
After having completed our open water course 6 months before our trip to Cyprus, we were a little nervous about getting back in the water. We immediately felt at ease with Jonny and Debbie and with their guidance got back into it with ease!
We were only planning on doing one dive with them while on holiday but we need up going back twice! The evening dive spotting a moray eel and finding the pots were highlights for us, not to mention the swim-through!
I cannot recommend this dive centre and Jonny and Debbie enough for both beginners and experienced divers. You can be sure your time with them will be fantastic and will not hesitate to go back to them when in Cyprus again!

Thanks guys for such a lovely review, hope to see you again soon.
Visited August 2012

Thanks guys for diving with us 

Friday, 26 July 2013

Child Care Whilst Diving In Cyprus

Are you a Parent / Adult who loves to dive or thinking of trying our Discover Scuba Diving Experience. Here at Marine Divers we are offering an alternative to keep you in the water, diving ! 'Child Care Solutions'. Our very well trusted friend & College is the answer. We are pleased to announce we are working together to give every family member the opportunity to enjoy there holiday by offering diving and child care.

Childcare Solutions offers Childcare for all occasions. We offer childcare packages for Weddings, children's parties and Bespoke Nannies and Babysitting.

Izabela's first Discover Scuba!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Keeping our ocean clean!

Big Thank you to Franck from Belgium for helping Jonny to retrieve a broken sun lounger. Bin It Don't Dump, Marine Divers aiming to keep the Paphos coastline clean.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Standing Ovation

Ruth Justin & Hugh, give me scuba diving version of a standing ovation yesterday in the amphi theatre.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

28 Excellent TripAdisor reviews!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 20 July 2013 NEW
Choosing to dive with this centre was the best decision we made on this holiday. Both Debbie and John are extremely friendly and very considerate. I really felt that my wants and needs were put first, something you dont always get. Did some great dives and really enjoyed my time with them.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Wow, our 27th Excellent!! Thanks so much John McCluskey, for such a lovely review.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2013 NEW via mobile
Had a fantastic time with Marine Divers doing the advanced Open Water with my 13 Year Old Son. Debbi, Sean & Jonny were great with us and the course was perfect to enhance our dive Skills. We did Peak Performance Bouyancy,Ssearch & Recovery, Navigation, Deep and Night to round it off perfectly. If Carlsberg did Dive Centers, it would definitely be Marine Divers!

Visited July 2013

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

George modelling our new flags!!

Thanks so much Steve Thomas for the flags!

TripAdvisor Excellent NO 26!

“FANTASTIC pt 2!!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 16 July 2013 NEW
As promised in my last review I returned to Marine Divers 2 weeks ago to, once again, be welcomed and treated like no-where else I have dived previously.
Jonny took me to White River near Lara Beach to experience 'The Cathedral' and to show me a dive site that I had not previously done. 
Once again, Jonny was the perfect host showing professionalism and good knowledge of the site.

Later that week we went to the Zen again where I got great footage of our swim through. A great day!!

Debbi was, again as always, happy to accommodate anything that was presented to her during a difficult week due to the West Mediterranean storms aftermath that had disrupted the previous days. Still smiling, still helpful and always professional.

Marine Divers are a professional, helpful, accommodating, well equipped company that I would recommend to any diver, be it beginner of experienced and, you've guessed it, I look forward to seeing them again very soon. 

Visited July 2013

Our new Flag!!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

What can I say, that's 25 Excellent's!!

“A wonderful establishment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 15 July 2013 NEW
The truth is I have deleted my last review which contained a typo and was not generous enough. I knocked off a star because the diving round Cyprus isn't great - with the exception of the celebrated Zenobia wreck. But that wasn't fair. This husband and wife team are a joy to dive with. They are relaxed and confident and use really good equipment. No, Cyprus diving is easy and uneventful, but what a great team to learn with, or to improve your skills with. If I dive again around Cyprus I will definitely dive with Marine Divers.

Zenobia Trip!

Just had a great day on the Zenobia thanks to Lynne, Elizabeth, John McCluskey and Nick Walmsley. And also thanks to Jonny G for finally letting me out!! Cheers guys for diving with us xx

Monday, 15 July 2013

Our 24th Excellent Review on TripAdvisor!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 13 July 2013 NEW
My girlfriend and I were on holiday in Coral Bay in June '13 and I had decided before we went that I wanted to go scuba diving - had NEVER done it before! Googled 'diving in cyprus' and checked them out on trip advisor and decided they sounded like the best bet for amateurs like ourselves.

Was in contact with the instructors before we went on holiday and was very friendly- booked our slot via their website after discussion on their facebook page - which is monitored regularly.

Safe to say, we were not disappointed!!! Was a FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE and we managed to do a good few hours with them one morning. Our instructor, Johnny, came with us and we had a little bit of a theory/safety brief beforehand, and shown how to use the kit - all was explained thoroughly and clearly! Then we went for our dive- which was brilliant. Johnny was with us the whole time and helped my gf with any difficulties she had to begin with.

I can thoroughly recommend these for a friendly, chatty, welcoming dive experience from people who really know what they're doing. Its a great family-owned dive centre not a big company. Also, they are British which makes understanding instructions really easy!!! Really want to go again!!!! Dont worry if you've got no experience diving, the instructors are really patient and helpful and will help COMPLETE beginners and get you diving!! Thanks guys! :)

    Thanks Sean for all your hard work!

    After 2 amazing dives yesterday with my buddy, i just did 2 wonderful DSD's (discover scuba diving) and then assisted on a deep adventure dive, just got home and going out for a night adventure dive shortly, what a lovely weekend.

    Sean Flynn

    Congratulation John, Nick and Marcus for completing your Advanced Open Water!!

    Tuesday, 9 July 2013

    23rd Excellent Review!!

    5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 July 2013 NEW
    I have to say, choosing Marine divers was one of the best decisions I've made in a long time. My partner and i had such a great time with Jonny and Debbi, we weren't just customers to them, more like friends, and that was clear from the moment we walked into the dive centre. My partner did her discover scuba dive with Debbi and enjoyed it so much she came back for a 2nd dive. As for myself, i'd always wanted to dive the Zenobia, and i have to say i was one of the best dives i've done, a great experience and one i'll never forget. A big thanks to Jonny and Debbi for their help, support and for just making it a fantastic time.

    Thanks so much John and Nicky!

    Zenobia Thursday 20th June

    Cheers John Streather, what a great video. Thanks for diving with us!

    Friday, 5 July 2013

    22 Excellent Reviews, now ranked 6 of 32 for activities in Paphos on TripAdvisor!!

    “A Wonderful New World...”
    Reviewed 4 July 2013 NEW
    In the very safe hands of Jonny and Sean we quickly found ourselves under the beautiful clear waters of the Med off the coast of Paphos in Cyprus and experiencing a wonderful new world. The whole team, including Debbie of course, made sure that we received the best few hours possible. Excellent - a big 10/10 for all. Thanks again guys I wish you every possible success and honestly can't recommend you highly enough to anyone with any interest in diving. Bill...

    Jonny, Martin and Dimitry