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Oonasdivers

Oonasdivers
16 Gildredge Road Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN214RL
United Kingdom
Tel: 00 44 1323 648924
Review Summary

4.75 / 5

based on 236 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Oonasdivers to a friend




About Oonasdivers

Established in 1985, Oonasdivers are a specialist dive tour operator offering travel for those with an adventurous spirit. Our friendly and dedicated team have a wealth of dive travel knowledge and strive to provide you with the scuba diving holiday you deserve. We offer diving holidays to individuals, couples, families, groups, clubs and schools. We also offer an array of specialist scuba diving workshops, so why not expand your horizons and dive into a holiday discovering more about Underwater Photography, Videogrpahy, Freediving or Marine Biology. The yoga retreats are also proving very popular for both divers and non-divers who wish to escape to sunny beaches, fascinating waters and tranquil locations.
You are welcome to call to discuss and plan your ideal tour with any member of our team who is likely to have first hand experience of your chosen destination.
All of our tours and itineraries are fully flexible so if you are looking at a longer holiday or wish to combine different resorts, liveaboards or destinations just let us know.
Oonasdivers are fully bonded with ATOL (Air Transport Organisers Licence) giving you that extra peace of mind that your holidays which include flights made with us are covered by our bond.


Languages

English


Affiliations

BSAC, PADI


Services

Guided dive tours, Boat diving, Shore diving, Liveaboard boat tours, Dive training, Travel booking service, Diver certifications


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Locations

Oonasdivers

16 Gildredge Road Eastbourne

East Sussex

BN214RL

United Kingdom

Our usual opening hours are: 9am - 6pm Monday - Friday 10am - 2pm on Saturday

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Contact Oonasdivers

Oonasdivers
16 Gildredge Road Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN214RL
United Kingdom


Oonasdivers
Fax: 00 44 1323 738387
Tel: 00 44 1323 648924





reviewed Egypt - Marsa Shagra Village

written on Jun 13, 2017

Added Jun 13, 2017

5/5 stars

Marsa Shagra - A hidden gem

I thoroughly recommend Marsa Shagra for anyone who is interested in diving. The resort is very low key, in keeping with it's eco-lodge status, very quiet and relaxed with almost no distractions from diving! I stayed in a Royal Tent, which was very spacious and comfortable, cleaned every day, and made the stay feel a bit more like an adventure. The setup for diving was perfect. There is a well organised dive prep area with your own locker and hangers for your gear with helpful and friendly staff always available. The house reef is a few meters from the prep area, fully accessible from teh shore and fully protected from any waves by the outer reef. The currents were negligible the whole week I was there. You can easily spend a week on the house reef - there is plenty to see there, with a resident turtle and visiting dolphin pods passing through. Its a beautifully healthy reef with massive fish and no signs of the 'wear and tear' that you see in most reefs near holiday sites. It's basically like diving in an aquarium - you would be hard put to find a safer, easier, nicer dive experience.

I'll definitely be back, though I might try one of the other Red Sea Dive Safari resorts next time.

Jenny would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Jenny

Gender : Male

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 1-20

from Barnsley reviewed Egypt - Marsa Shagra Village

written on May 22, 2017 in Bury, United Kingdom

Added May 22, 2017

5/5 stars

Great place to relax and dive

I am an experienced instructor diving with my partner new to diving. Marsa Shagra is a great place to dive at your own pace. Liveabords are great but sometimes you feel rushed. The hospitality was excellent, food great ( surprised I did not put weight on) and finally the dive are was first class and the lads were extremely helpful

Scubadiver would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Oonasdivers May 22, 2017

Sounds like the perfect week for you both! I'm so pleased you had such a great trip :) Regards, Sharmin

About Scubadiver

Gender : Male
Age : 60+
Diving for : more than 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 501+

reviewed Egypt - Marsa Shagra Village

written on May 18, 2017 in Rye, United Kingdom

Added May 18, 2017

5/5 stars

Fantastic

The ideal place to hone your diving skills, chill out between your dives and dive at your leisure. Amazing coral and marine life, big and small. Very friendly and helpful staff, good food, breakfast lunch and dinner. Clean and spacious accommodation. What more do you want.
:-)

Lance aka Goose would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Oonasdivers May 19, 2017

An all round perfect set up! So when are we sending you back there again? ;)

About Lance aka Goose

Gender : Male
Age : 50-59
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 21-50

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 21-50

from Huddersfield reviewed Other

written on May 18, 2017

Added May 18, 2017

5/5 stars

Two Weeks on Emperor Serenity - Best of the Maldives

What an awesome boat!. We were in cabin 12 (second deck), the room was so big you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in a hotel! and the second deck server as out own private balcony!. The crew were helpful and every night we were entertained by one of the dive guides (Ayya) and his guitar, although what he lacked in rhythem and tone, he more than made up for with enthusiasm!.

Food was great with lots of variety and the quality was second to none. The chef did work wonders for every meal.

The dive guides were friendly, approachable and very safety orientated, so no complaints there at all. My only 'gripe' would be that on a number of dives we jumped into the water a little too far from the dive site and had to endure quite a lengthy swim underwater before we go to the actual reef. But other than that, it was all brilliant.
Wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend this boat and itinerary to anyone.

Oh and Oonas Divers.. they rule!. Have been booking my dive holidays with them since around 2004 and they never let me down, not even once. that is one hell of a track record!. Friendly, professional and meticulous in their planning of your dive holiday, nothing is left to chance. Wouldn't even dream of ever booking through anyone else!

Naz Hussain would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Naz Hussain

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Liveaboard diving

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 501+

from Huddersfield reviewed Other

written on May 18, 2017 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Added May 18, 2017

5/5 stars

Emperor Serenity

Just book it and get it done. Fantastic boat/guides/crew/experience.

Very short review , no point in rambling. Pics -- https://flic.kr/s/aHskXbWzU5

Fabulous food too!

Robert Leon Felix would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Oonasdivers May 19, 2017

and what fabulous photos they are! Looking forward to arranging your next trip :) Regards, Sharmin

About Robert Leon Felix

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Liveaboard diving

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 501+

reviewed South Africa - ScubaAddicts

written on Feb 13, 2017 Spain

Added Feb 13, 2017

5/5 stars

Excellent twin location trip

Well where do I start!! It was a fabulous trip. Aliwal Shoal first, the accommodation was good, rooms where clean and the beds where comfortable not a vast amount of space for clothes etc but we didn't take much so that was ok lol breakfast was toast, cereals, fresh fruit and yogurt (a couple of the guests did complain there were no eggs) didn't bother us. Lunch time food was simple, burgers, chips, salads and sandwiches but it was well prepared and tasty. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. The diving was good, with only four of us at the resort there was plenty of room and we weren't cramped on the boat, the launches were done very professionally and safely. Our dive guide Matt was thorough in his briefings and good at spotting stuff. We met Craig and Shona who own/ run the place briefly, they seemed quite pleasant, we didn't have a lot to do with them really. We dived in the mornings and we had the afternoons to ourselves, they provided a driver Jason who was at our disposal to take us anywhere we wanted to go, a really lovely guy.
The transfer to Mozambique went smoothly, we had several stops to break the journey and arrived at the boarder after about six and half hours. Jason talked us through what to do at the boarder and that also went smoothly. We were picked up by Mike from Ponto Do Ouro and had a 20 minute cross country journey over sand dunes on the back of a truck which was great fun lol The accommodation needs a little bit of tlc but I believe that is in hand. It is very much a family atmosphere there, Mike and Leanne make you feel like part of the family, just loved Mikes sense of humour and he was an extremely competent skipper and guide, it was a very professional but above all friendly place, both Mike and Leanne went out of their way to make sure we had everything we wanted. The breakfast was the same as at Aliwal Shoal, lunch was tuna, beef or chicken wraps or rolls with salad or chips, amazingly tasty. We had two evening meals there, which were excellent, one night was steak (best I've had) and chicken the second night, all beautifully prepared and tasty, the local restaurants were good too, and very good value all within a short walking distance. The diving here was awesome from nudibranch to schools of 40 or more hammerheads, tiger, grey reef, hammerheads and bull sharks and the reef diving was amazing too, difficult to compare to Tofo because it's so different, however, I'm pretty sure Rob and I will be going back to this place again next year, going to put it to the club next week as well

SS would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About SS

Gender : Female
Age : 60+
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Wreck diving, Tech diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 501+

reviewed Egypt - Marsa Shagra Village

written on Jul 16, 2016 United Kingdom

Added Jul 16, 2016

5/5 stars

Breathe in.....Breathe out......and Relax....

That's about as taxing as it got during my 7 days by the sea. A perfect retreat away from it all. Fantastic friendly staff, great food and diving all set in a very peaceful environment. Good house reefs, truck dives to local sites and a face to face with an Oceanic out on Elphinstone. I travelled alone but buddied with plenty, a perfect get away.

James Stanley would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About James Stanley

Gender : Male

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 1-20

from Carlisle reviewed Egypt - Marsa Shagra Village

written on Jul 07, 2016 in Gateshead, United Kingdom

Added Jul 07, 2016

5/5 stars

Wonderful staff and excellent diving

You can go in a tent (as we did - right on the beach) or up to a grand A/C apartment. The house reef is excelllent and the further reaches (by Zodiac) have excellent coral with up to 100% cover (yes, I really mean that). Dives range from 5 metres just off the shore to the reef wall which goes down to about 20metres (but I spent a lot of time at the top of the reeef which is very beautiful) to excoursions (extra cost) to such paces as Elphinstone (which goes down to hundreds of metres as a sheer wall with a platform on the north end at 40 metres from which to view the earky morning sharks and a nice 20 metre platform at the south end to which you are conveyed by a nice drift) and Dolphin reef which has some magical bommies. one of them penetrated by a maze of tunnels at 5 metres. The dive staff are excellent and both safety and environmentally conscious. The food is unlimited, of various national cuisines depending on the day and uniformly excellent and the restaurant staff, both in front and behind the counter, courteous and helpful. The whole organisation runs like clockwork. This is my third time at Marsa Shagra and Marsa Nakari is just as good. Oonas' operation in UK is also first class. Below is a boxfish, two views of a stonefish and what I think is a species of Ovula (a mollusk similar to the cowries).

David Wheeler would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About David Wheeler

Gender : Male
Age : 60+
Diving for : more than 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Liveaboard diving

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 501+

from LONDON reviewed Egypt - Marsa Shagra Village

written on Jun 08, 2016 in Godalming, United Kingdom

Added Jun 08, 2016

5/5 stars

Fantastic, Safe and friendly

Great holiday...lovely people, felt very safe and would definitely return. Yoga with Wenche is great and diving/ snorkelling a delight.

claire would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Oonasdivers Jun 09, 2016

Sounds like a week of bliss Claire! It really is special isn't it? Looking forward to getting you out there again in the very near future! :) Regards, Sharmin

About claire

Gender : Female
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 21-50

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 21-50

reviewed Egypt - Marsa Shagra Village

written on May 31, 2016 United Kingdom

Added May 31, 2016

5/5 stars

As good as ever

I keep coming back here, the diving always has something new to offer and the staff (some I have seen at Nakari) were helpful and as friendly and professional as always. I still highly recommend this place, booked through Oonas who were there usual efficient selves as ever :-)

SS would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Oonasdivers Jun 09, 2016

Lovely review Susie thank you :) not long until the next jolly either - Lydia

About SS

Gender : Female
Age : 60+
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Wreck diving, Tech diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 501+

from Edinburgh reviewed Egypt - Emperor Superior

written on May 23, 2016

Added May 23, 2016

5/5 stars

MY Superior May 2016

Just what I expected and more. Fantastic week, great crew looking after everyone. Great itinerary, and lovely liveaboard. Shame no sharks but you can't have everything. Great group of people who added to the experience, so much so that we are already looking to book next year. Thanks all.

Cazz would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Cazz

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Wreck diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 101-300

reviewed Egypt - Marsa Shagra Village

written on May 19, 2016

Added May 19, 2016

5/5 stars

Back home from Marsa Shagra village

Fantastic week of scuba diving and new friendships in Marsa Shagra village !
A week or so ago, on a rainy Wednesday morning , I left for the airport feeling a bit nervous and anxious !
I was travelling on my own
and I have not been under the water for the last 5 years. I was going to stay in a tent in the desert for next 7 days not knowing anybody !
By now , everybody , including my self, thought I was going a bit mad !!
But now , back home in Hove , I could not wish for a better adventure .
I feel rejuvenated and full of wonderful memories from above and under the water .
In Marasa Shagra I met the most wonderful local people and I made friends with divers from from all over the world - Uk , Argentina ,Czech republic, Germany and probably somewhere else !
At my age of 55 ,
I once again feel like a kid after a summer camp !
Wonderful!
I would like to
Thank you all for making me feel welcome and safe
Thank you for
great dives and good food and thank you for
excellent spirits throughout the week
Special thanks to four though British divers who looked after me as if I was always part on the team !
They will know who they are

Katja would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Katja

Gender : Female
Age : 50-59
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  :  Wreck diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 51-100

from Isles of Scilly, U.K. reviewed Philippines - Atlantis Dumaguete

written on May 07, 2016 in Devizes, United Kingdom

Added May 07, 2016

5/5 stars

An Awesome underwater photo adventure with Oonas divers at Atlantis Dumaguete

Just back from an amazing dive photo workshop with Oonas. The diving was exceptional the food, accommodation and staff was first rate...can't wait to return.

Dave McBride would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Dave McBride

Gender : Male
Age : 50-59
Diving for : more than 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Wreck diving, Ice diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 501+

reviewed Thailand - M.V Giamani

written on May 04, 2016

Added May 04, 2016

5/5 stars

Born again diving

Live aboard diving is not as luxurious as some other parts of the world, but the quality of (a) the dive sites (b) the food on the Giamani (c) the knowledge and ability of the dive guides is hard to beat. The highlight of the trip must be the dives at Richelieu Rock: endless streams of predatory trevallies and snappers, clouds of prey fish, then lower down in the water column, the great wealth of macro stuff and diversity of reef life.
The only draw back for me was having to share a cabin with another dive pro of the opposite sex... with only five cabins, this could be a regular problem for solo travellers.

Scuba Steve would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Scuba Steve

Gender : Male
Age : 60+
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Wreck diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 501+

reviewed Philippines - Atlantis Dumaguete

written on May 04, 2016 in Redruth, United Kingdom

Added May 04, 2016

5/5 stars

amazing

I have come to love the Philippines over the last few years , the people are so happy and friendly they go out of their way to make you feel at home and Atlantis is no exception, also the resort was everything you could possibly require , not only that the Diving was excellent too.

Sharon would recommend Oonasdivers    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Sharon

Gender : Male

Q. How many dives have you done?
A. 1-20