We did a discover scuba diving dive with Big Blue Diving.
The only reason we chose this company was that it was recommended by trip advisor.
Excluding Natalie, staff had a condescending attitude towards beginners and snorkeling enthusiasts. Opening lecture only contributed to raising anxiety levels.
The worst aspect was that we were taken out even though sea conditions were extremely bad. It is not too much to expect them to tell you there is a storm right now, so maybe you should consider waiting a few days for your first dive ever.
The training part was NOT done in a swimming pool as with other places, but instead we were forced to swim 0.5km of high sea waters from the ship to the shore to do our basic training in shallow, sand filled water, so much so that we could not see our instructor while she explained what to do. For this reason my girlfriend panicked and would not complete the training or the dive.
The only professional person on board is Natalie. She is a good instructor and a nice person but unfortunately, that fact did no prevent us from having a horrible first time experience.
I would never recommend anyone to do a discover scuba diving dive with Big Blue. Wasted money.