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Sub Aqua Dive Center

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4.76 / 5

based on 405 reviews - 98% of reviewers would recommend Sub Aqua Dive Center to a friend




About Sub Aqua Dive Center

With over 40 years experience operating dive centers in Maldives, we pride ourselves on giving you the hassle-free diving holiday you dreamed of.

Consistent high quality and commitment to diver safety means you can trust Sub Aqua Dive Center™ to arrange everything from single dive experiences through to full diving courses, diving liveaboards and fun diving packages. There is something for everybody from beginner to expert.

MALDIVES: Experience divers’ paradise at our 2 dive centers on Angaga & Thulhagiri Islands.
THAILAND: Specialists in diving liveaboards to Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock we can customize your dream diving holiday.

Let Sub Aqua Dive Center™ take care of your diving needs at one of our top diving destinations.

Seit nunmehr über 40 Jahren erfüllen die SUB AQUA DiveCenter™ Urlaubsträume für Tauchanfänger, Fortgeschrittene und Profis. Unser höchstes Anliegen sind die optimalen Bedingungen und die stetige Verbesserung des Angebots für unsere Tauchgäste.
Mission:
Wir bieten Tauchpakete mit oder ohne Begleitung, Non-Limit-Tauchen, Tauchausbildung, Nitrox-, Trimix-, Rebreather-Tauchen


Languages

German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese


Affiliations

PADI, SSI


Services

Guided dive tours, Boat diving, Shore diving, Liveaboard boat tours, Dive training, Equipment rental, Dive insurance, Diver certifications


Shop media

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Locations

Maldives - Thulhagiri Resort

North Male Atoll

Thulhagiri Island

Maldives

Maldives - Angaga Resort & Spa

South Ari Atoll

Maldives

Contact Sub Aqua Dive Center

Maldives - Thulhagiri Resort
North Male Atoll
Thulhagiri Island
Maldives


Maldives - Angaga
Tel: +960 6680 752
Maldives - Thulhagiri
Fax: +960 664 1414
Tel: +960 664 1414





from Kampala reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on Oct 30, 2014 Uganda

Added Oct 30, 2014

5/5 stars

Best night dive ever

Thanks to the guys at Sub Aqua Dive Center for convincing me a night dive off Kata Beach was a good idea. So many lobsters, I was amazed!

Kez would recommend SADC Ltd

About Kez

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Harrogate reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on Mar 25, 2015 in Leeds, United Kingdom

Added Mar 25, 2015

5/5 stars

phuket diving

Had 3 great days diving organised by Sub aqua. English guide (Simon) first 2 days and Japanese guide (Miyuki, English speaking) for final day.
Pick up and drop of at hotel went well. Dive boats well organised. Guides very good, pointed out lots of sea life. I would thoroughly recommend Sub Aqua for Diving in Phuket.

AndyC would recommend SADC Ltd

Response from Sub Aqua Dive Center Mar 31, 2015

Dear Andrew,
Many thanks for taking the time to review Your experience with Sub Aqua Dive Center Phuket, I'm glad You had a good time and hope to see You again in the future.
Best regards,
Marc Partiti

About AndyC

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Photography

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on Mar 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom

Added Mar 26, 2015

4/5 stars

Amazing dives!

The first time time I went down, was so scary but my instructor assured me that I could take my time and that he would help me all the way- it would be when I was ready. This helped to calm me down and when I did descend it was the start of my new hobby! It has inspired me to start doing my Padi course. He has taught me some of the signs and skills needs on the beginner course like how to clear water from my goggles and I used this a lot! So thank you Simon!

Jaclyn J would recommend SADC Ltd

Response from Sub Aqua Dive Center Mar 31, 2015

Dear Jaclyn, Thank You very much for Your review. I'm really happy to hear You had a great time diving with us and You felt safe with our instructor Simon. Wish You best of luck on Your Open Water course :-)
Best regards,
Marc Partiti

About Jaclyn J

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Photography

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on Apr 13, 2015 in San Giovanni Lupatoto, Italy

Added Apr 13, 2015

4/5 stars

good staff

tutti simpatici cordiali bella la monica ..va bene cosi ...anche se sto ancora aspettando le foto dell'uscita ..

walter would recommend SADC Ltd

About walter

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Photography

from Ossett reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on Apr 14, 2015 in Castleford, United Kingdom

Added Apr 14, 2015

5/5 stars

Excellent Service and attention to detail. Very professional.

Most of the dive companies in Puket offer the same or very similar dive packages and all at similar rates, but what made us opt for Sub Aqua over the rest (after the price) was the service, they went beyond the call of duty and bent over backwards to accommodate us, from lending us tools so we could change my computer battery to washing off our personal kit so we didn't have to hang around (we've travelled around the world including Eygpt several times and never been this lucky!)
We would definitely reccomended Sub Aqua, in particular Marc from the office and Simon our Guide and would without doubt use them again if we returned.....which is probable!

Bev & Andy Brook would recommend SADC Ltd

About Bev & Andy Brook

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Tech diving

from Madagascar reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on Apr 15, 2015 in Washington, United States

Added Apr 15, 2015

4/5 stars

Good operation, full service, but a bit crowded on the boat

I had the luxury of having my own instructor who was very knowledgeable. Putting on equipment on the boat was a bit challenging as the deck was full of divers. All services including the initial ride to the dock, lunch, and equipment pick-up were included and done well. Visibility was poorer than usual, but that was not the fault of the dive center.

Robert E would recommend SADC Ltd

About Robert E

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on Apr 23, 2015 Iran

Added Apr 23, 2015

5/5 stars

Excellent

the duving experience is wonderful with you. I love it and hope to do it again. Especially in Maldives

Taher IZadpanah would recommend SADC Ltd

About Taher IZadpanah

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Photography

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on Apr 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia

Added Apr 28, 2015

5/5 stars

Best I've had!!

The staff were exceptional at Sub Aqua at the Hilton Phuket. Simon (UK) my DM was so relaxed with me and made me very comfortable to dive again after a break of a few years. His knowledge of the dive sites, protocol and everything else was up with thte best I've experienced across Asia, Red Sea, Central America and Australia.

Lachlan Macdonald form Australia. would recommend SADC Ltd

About Lachlan Macdonald form Australia.

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Photography

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 04, 2015 in Horgen, Switzerland

Added May 04, 2015

5/5 stars

Similans Live a bord Trip

at whas OK, the Manta Queen 7 is not a big boat, the rooms are very small, a have sleeping on the roof 5 Nigths because the noise is very important.

The Similans as very beautiful. But next time we choice a other boat compagny or make a Live a bord trip in a other Country.

Michel de Huu would recommend SADC Ltd

About Michel de Huu

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 11, 2015 Australia

Added May 11, 2015

5/5 stars

Great Experience

We hadn't been diving for over 10 years and were a little rusty. We dived 3 days with Sub Aqua and each day we had a different guide. All 3 guides went out of their way to ensure we had a great experience. We would highly recommend Sub Aqua Phuket

Brett C would recommend SADC Ltd

About Brett C

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Berlin reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 13, 2015 in Berlin, Germany

Added May 13, 2015

5/5 stars

enttäuscht

wir hatten die Tauchgänge vorher gebucht, während der diesjährigen Boot, 12 für 10. Wegen Sturm und starker Strömung konnten wir jedoch bloß 9 Tauchgänge machen. OK, in den Geschäftsbedingungen steht: "Nicht vollständig genutzte Tauchpakete werden nicht zurück erstattet." Wollten wir auch nicht. Aber mal ehrlich, was wäre es für ein Problem gewesen, wenn man uns für die entgangenen Tauchgänge eine Gutschrift für's kommende Jahr gegeben hätte. Die Antwort auf meine Anfrage gebe ich lieber nicht wieder.
Mal abgesehen von der Basisnutzung kostet eine Flaschenfüllung nur ein paar Cent. In den letzten acht Jahren haben wir zu zweit von dieser Basis aus über 250 Tauchgänge gemacht, da sollte doch so etwas möglich sein. Ich nenne es einfach Kundenbindung. Wir hätten auch einen Grund gehabt wieder dorthin zu fahren. Nun überlegen wir jedoch, in welchem Ägyptischen Hotel wir nächstes Jahr für unsere Tauchwoche unterkommen.

Lümmel would recommend SADC Ltd

About Lümmel

Age : 50-59
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 19, 2015 Germany

Added May 19, 2015

4/5 stars

entspannt und kompetent

das Team hat kompetent auf meine Anfängerwünsche reagiert und mich gut begleitet.
Das Tauchrevier ist einfach hervorragend. Leider ist das Hotel nur Mittelmaß, weshalb wir das Team zum wiederholten Mal besuchten und das Hotel billigend in Kauf nahmen.
Toller Platz für uns Taucheltern, weil unsere Kinder den ganzen Tag ungezwungen spielen und umhertollen konnten.

Jan M would recommend SADC Ltd

About Jan M

Age : 50-59
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 21, 2015 Switzerland

Added May 22, 2015

5/5 stars

relax but professional

we made our booking on very short notice but still the service received was very friendly and efficient. The trip itself was relax but led in a professional way

Daniel B would recommend SADC Ltd

About Daniel B

Age : 50-59
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Maldives - Thulhagiri Resort

written on May 22, 2015 in Malé, Maldives

Added May 23, 2015

5/5 stars

great diving holiday!

Well organized dive center, professional but friendly people. Dives were great: mantas, sharks, you name it!

SubAqua_T would recommend SADC Ltd

About SubAqua_T

Age : 50-59
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 22, 2015 in London, United Kingdom

Added May 23, 2015

5/5 stars

A great trip perfect diving with awesome people

I travelled to Thailand for a weeks diving but because of work timings I arrived about a week after all of the live-aboards stopped running, so I contacted Sub Aqua Dive Centre to put together a package for me . They were really helpful from the start, suggested an itinerary that suited me really well and were able to make changes to make it exactly what I wanted. It included 15 dives over 5 days and three PADI specialities at a very good price. When I arrived my flight was delayed, Marc was very helpful and stayed several hours late to make sure I was able to dive the next morning. Simon who was my instructor and buddy met me the next morning, he told me that I had been booked onto the same boat (they use shared boats in Phuket) for the full week which was awesome as I meant we only needed to carry our gear once and leave it set up for the duration! He was clear with his instruction, had a deep local knowledge and was consistently helpful. His local knowledge ensured that we saw lots of marine life, including rays, shark and even a green turtle during the week, often other groups on the same boat hadn't seen the good stuff until I showed them my camera! The boat was well organised, had helpful boat boys and crew with everything you could want and great food too. I would dive in Phuket again and I would certainly be happy to use and recommend Sub Aqua's service any time!

Paul would recommend SADC Ltd

About Paul

Age : 50-59
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Dortmund reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 25, 2015 in Unna, Germany

Added May 25, 2015

5/5 stars

Sehr gute Basis

Eine sehr gute Basis wo eigentlich kaum ein Wunsch offen bleibt!Besonders hervorheben möchte ich die Crew die immer gute Laune haben und einem schon jeden "Wunsch" von den Augen ablesen,sei es beim aufrödeln oder abrödeln ,es ist immer jemand da der einem hilft !!!! Und das in keinster Weise zu aufdringlich! Das einzige Manko ist der defekte Bootssteg gewesen, da keine Ausflüge mit dem Boot unternommen werden konnten!! Ich würde gerne wiederkommen wenn das Hotel nicht so besch......en wäre!!!

Marco O would recommend SADC Ltd

About Marco O

Age : 50-59
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 25, 2015 in Dresden, Germany

Added May 25, 2015

5/5 stars

riffgebühr

Hallo,ich habe nur eine frage,gibt es am utopia Riff eine Riffgebühr pro tauchgang 4 Euro 0of wenn,seit wann? In der Preisliste stand diese jedenfalls nicht dabei! MfG t. jelinek.

Thomas J would recommend SADC Ltd

About Thomas J

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Raunheim reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 25, 2015 Germany

Added May 25, 2015

4/5 stars

Sympathisch, praktisch, gut ;)

Die Tauchbasis im Utopia hat meiner Meinung nach einen sehr guten Sevice, immer hilfsbereit und sehr nett. Auch die Tauchlehrer und Guides sind sehr sympathisch und lustig
Ich kann es hier nur empfehlen zudem es hier auch ein wunderschönes Riff gibt
Mfg Dennis K.

Dennis K. would recommend SADC Ltd

About Dennis K.

Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 26, 2015 in Altenthann, Germany

Added May 26, 2015

4/5 stars

Super Hausriff

Das Utopia verfügt über ein tolles Hausriff. Die Tauchgänge waren erlebnisreich. Am Schönsten war der Tauchgang mit Privateguide.

B. A. would recommend SADC Ltd

About B. A.

Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 26, 2015 in Aachen, Germany

Added May 26, 2015

5/5 stars

Tolles Riff und ein super Staff!

Wir waren das 5. Mal im Utopia. Davon 2 Mal mit Töchterchen (6). Dank der unglaublich tollen Mitarbeiter konnten wir entspannt tauchen gehen. Alle sind sehr hilfsbereit, aufmerksam und haben uns ständig zum Lachen gebracht. Ein wirklich tolles Team, wie es selten zu finden ist. Auch die Tauchgäste sind in der Regel immer eine nette Truppe. Natürlich ist auch das Riff 1A. Wer entspannt tauchen will, mit einer Chance auf alles ... der muss ins Utopia. Delphine, Haie, Walhai, seltener Kleinkram .... es ist dort wirklich alles möglich. Das Hotel ist sehr schön angelegt und auch das Essen ist für uns ok. Es ist kein Gourmet-Tempel ... aber das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis stimmt. Wir bevorzugen die 4* Superior Zimmer.

Mica Ela would recommend SADC Ltd

About Mica Ela

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 26, 2015 Germany

Added May 26, 2015

4/5 stars

Tolles Hausriff - Excellenter Service

War für vier Wochen tauchen im Utopia und es war ein Fest - tolle, abwechslungsreiche Tauchplätze mit wunderschönen Korallengärten und jeder Menge Fisch; sehr kompetente und engagierte Instructors/Diveguides (special thanks to Ayman, Diab & Sharky!), sehr freundliches und gut organisiertes Team, Sonderwünsche wie Zodiac Specials, Early-Morning oder Nachttauchgänge jederzeit problemlos umsetzbar, Basis & Leihausrüstung sehr gepflegt/sauber und top in Schuss (jedenfalls soweit ich das beurteilen kann) - einziger Wermutstropfen und daher in der Bewertung nur 4 Sterne: es werden aktuell überhaupt keine Ganztagesbootstouren für Taucher angeboten, da der Bootssteg gesperrt ist - bitte dringend ändern, ich komme nämlich sehr gern wieder :)

Barbara would recommend SADC Ltd

About Barbara

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Berlin reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 27, 2015 in Zerbst, Germany

Added May 27, 2015

4/5 stars

Tauchurlaub eingeschränkt

Die Basis und das Team wie immer super, die Ausrüstung, die ich erstmals zum Teil in Anspruch nahm, scheint nagelneu und Top gepflegt. Allerdings war ich dies Jahr zum Glück nur eine Woche da. Hätte ich einen normalen Tauchurlaub gebucht, in dem ich immer an die 30 TG mache, hätte ich mich sehr geärgert über den immer noch defekten Bootssteg, der keine Tauchausfahrten an die wunderschönen Riffe ermöglicht. So hat sich mehr oder weniger alles am immer noch schönen Hausriff zusammengestaut, was etwas schade war, aber für eine Woche durchaus ok. Bitte den Steg reparieren und dies vor allem auch bei den Reiseveranstaltern bekanntgeben! So könnte es für den einen oder anderen eine böse Überraschung geben.

Andrea H would recommend SADC Ltd

About Andrea H

Age : 50-59
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Photography

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on May 28, 2015 India

Added May 28, 2015

5/5 stars

Awesome dive at Phuket

Brilliant dives, excellent English speaking guides with nice food as well on board
Will come back soon for another thrilling experience
Kid friendly as well

Parameswaran V would recommend SADC Ltd

About Parameswaran V

Age : 50-59
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Photography

reviewed Sub Aqua Dive Center

written on Jun 03, 2015 in Berlin, Germany

Added Jun 03, 2015

5/5 stars

drei mal dagewesen - es gibt nix zu meckern

Hallo liebes basisteam,
der gut organisierte ablauf auf der basis und die hilfsbereitschaft der aegypter haben uns sehr gefallen. Ebenso die gut gefuellten flaschen deutlich ueber 200 bar. Die option strand- und zodiaktauchgaenge wahlweise im geschuetzten revier zu machen, haben wir sehr geschaetzt
Wolfgang

Wolfgang P would recommend SADC Ltd

About Wolfgang P

Age : 50-59
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Photography

from St. Gallen reviewed Maldives - Thulhagiri Resort

written on Jun 04, 2015 in Salmsach, Switzerland

Added Jun 04, 2015

5/5 stars

persönliche und gute Betreuung

Equipment in gutem Zustand, hat alles funktioniert und war gepflegte. Freundliche Betreuung und gute Unterstützung. Theorie sehr gut Beigebracht, mit vielen praktischen Tipps.
Traumhafte Tauchgänge und Sicherheit immer berücksichtigt.
Hilfestellung bei Unsicherheiten und toller Service bei Tauchgängen vom Boot --> Material wird auf Boot geliefert und steht zur Verfügung inkl. Badetuch, Wasser, Flaschen etc.

Carl E would recommend SADC Ltd

About Carl E

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Photography