Individuals

2012

“My partner and I dive regularly with Diamond Diving.  They’ve got a great team, the structure has a human size and feel, great atmosphere and excellent quality of teaching and guiding.  Be it for a try dive or Discover Scuba Diving experience, passing the different courses available or simply diving for fun, Diamond Diving is a very good dive centre that I would recommend without hesitation.”

Josephine Husson

 

“I took and passed my Open Water Scuba Instructor exam last year and was trained throughout the entire Instructor Development Course by Alex.  I think I owe half of my success to Alex due to his professionalism and solid experience in diving and teaching in the PADI system.”

Emmanuel Bove

 

“As a qualified dive master myself with over 10 years’ experience, I have dived with many Dive Instructors in many countries and I can honestly say that the Diamond Diving team are the best I have worked with.  They can adapt easily to the different requirements of a client’s diving experience, from the experienced wreck diver needing a detailed knowledge of local dive sites, to the newly qualified open water diver who seeks support and reassurance.  They also have a great sense of humour.”

Martin Humphreys

 

“The Diamond Diving team have been very reliable, professional, easy going and helpful.  I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in learning to dive or anyone who wants to obtain further diving qualifications or just come along for a fun dive.”

Kevin Elliott

2011

“The summer of 2011 has brought me one of the the most wonderful experiences in recent years.  Thanks to Noemie and Alex I discovered the beauty of the underwater world.  A world of strange and wonderful aquatic life.  Little by little I have learnt how to enjoy my trips in this world.  Every single time was different, interesting and it captivated little by little my heart. I am still a beginner. Lots of things to be learned and lots of underwater sights to be seen….  Since last summer, Diamond Diving plays an important role in part in my leisure time.  Thanks guys for having patience with me and for your enjoyable personality.”

Daniela Fuiorea


“We dived with Diamond Diving in July 2011 and I was really impressed by the great service and attitude of Alex and the whole team.  It was really a pleasure even the water got a bit cold on some of the dives:)  I can easily recommend Diamond Diving for anyone that wants to see the Mediterannean from below the surface. We will definitely come back in 2012!”

Pekka Heng


“We are back in Ireland now and I am back at work but I wanted to take the time to thank you both for the wonderful time we had under your care and instruction while we did our PADI Open Water Diver course last week in Golfe Juan.  We both really enjoyed it and much of the credit for that goes to you guys.  The diving was very good and I think I was surprised by how much there was to see.  The instruction by both of you was very clear and calm. I think though that one of the things that I enjoyed the most was meeting other divers, especially those that have dived with you a lot, the mix felt good and it felt like you were interested in more than just putting us through the training program.”

 

Kevin & Conal Phelan


“Having been a dive widow for a couple of years, thanks partly to a couple of unsuccessful try dives, I had resigned myself to being a snorkeller whilst my Dive Master husband explored the depths.  However, he had raved so much about his previous experience with Alex and the Diamond Diving crew that I decided to have a go at a DSD whilst in Antibes in August 2011.  It was the best decision I ever made as I totally got the bug!

On day 1, Alex gave me the opportunity to snorkel whilst the divers were out and the marine life blew me away!  I couldn’t wait for my DSD.  My Instructor, Jerome Lan was fabulous!  Everything from the briefing to the Confined Water dive and the trip out to the dive site on the rib was awesome!  Noemie, Josh and Ben put me totally at ease throughout the whole two days and we were always made to feel part of an incredibly friendly and professional team!

The DSD experience couldn’t have been with a better team or in a more incredible location!!!

As a result, I came straight home to the UK, signed up for an OW course, bought all of my own kit and finally qualified on 5/10/11 as an Open Water diver.  Now all I want to do is jump on a plane to Golfe Juan and get back on that rib with the Diamond Diving crew!!

Thank you all so much, from both myself and my husband, for welcoming me so perfectly into the underwater world.  I am so excited about my next diving experience with you and cannot recommend you highly enough!!!”

Karen (&Keith) Jessop

2010

‘We enjoyed some really happy times this summer, it was truly a pleasure diving with you. We particularly appreciated your welcoming service and the atmosphere at your centre. Sara adored her try dive with Noemie’

Corinne Arbasetti

“I just wanted to say a big thanks to you, Noemie and Florian for the fantastic diving experience during our recent holiday. Although these were our first sea dives you and your team made us feel very reassured and comfortable and we were able to really enjoy the diving. I would also add that the boat rides to the dive sites and the fantastic variety of sea life we saw were both exhilarating and exciting!

Finally I would also like to say a big thank you for making Charlotte’s Discover Scuba Diving such a brilliant time – she is definitely a new recruit to Scuba diving!’

Chris, Al and Charlotte Wise

“I’ve completed several courses and many leisure dives with Diamond Diving over the last two summers and had a great time throughout. The tuition comes with a friendly and personal touch and there’s always room for some fun, before, during and after the dives.”

Tim Shannon

“Just got back from an impromptu end of season little dive trip, on the French Riviera, and I have joined the ranks of the very pleasantly surprised. Yes this area of France is well known for its charm and beauty, but the success of the diving was due entirely to ‘Diamond Diving’ aka Alex and Noemie. Their laid back yet still highly efficient management of our time with them covered arranging our accommodation, collecting us from our hotel everyday after breakfast and back again in the evening, helping out big style with kit issues, ensuring a variety of dive sites, recommending restaurants, bars and sight-seeing musts. Their dive-guiding demonstrated sound and interesting knowledge of the locality and conditions close up and further afield as well as the indigenous sea life. Nothing was too much trouble for the couple and if we were irritating, creaky old timers we were made to feel more like old friends.

The RIB was well equipped with ladder etc, the sites were within easy reach of the port, the water was a warm 19 degrees, the sun shone, the corals and fish sparkled. After lunch we stretched out on the sandy beaches while wets suits dried off.’

Lynne Sheppeard


2009

“The PADI ‘Open Water’ diving course & holiday with Diamond Diving in summer 2009 was not only a great holiday and course but a life experience! The boys & myself were nervous but quickly relaxed with the days events because of your relaxed and friendly manner, which was always focused on our enjoyment & health and safety as paramount.

We spent a week with wonderful experiences of sea life, educational talks on diving & life beneath the sea. Noemie was excellent as our teacher and always kept the lessons interesting and professional which was no small matter with my teenage boys but each day we learnt and laughed. I think the boys grew from the entire experience and enjoyed meeting the other characters along the way especially the old gentleman Graham.

Again, thank you for teaching us so much and enabling all 3 of us to pass the ‘Open Water Diver’ Course and feel throughout the experience that we were part of the diving family.”

Stephen Pearson

“Alex and Noemie took myself and my girlfriend on the PADI Open Water Diver course in the summer of 2009. We had no prior diving experience and took to the course at different paces. They are keen to use appropriate teaching styles and offer a very supportive learning environment. It is easy to be passionate about diving, but they are also enthusiastic about teaching. They offer the right mix of professionalism and fun. Highly recommended.”

Robert Timson

“When I came to Juan-Les-Pins to join Diamond Diving for the weekend I was luckily able to transfer to the PADI Open Water from a BSAC qualification that I had started previously. The three days were extremely well organised and I felt that we were looked after, even in the lunch break(!). I was most impressed by the bilingual, expert and reassuring diving instructors. There was a good-humoured and friendly atmosphere in the group, whilst the important aspects of the dive training involving safety and of course common sense were always adhered to. The actual diving experience was spectacular and a lot of fun, and it was my first time scuba diving in the sea, I now want to do more. Overall this was a great chance to learn and interact with divers of all levels and backgrounds in the rather stunning surroundings of the Cote d’Azur.”

Frank Kelly


2008

“I went diving with Alex in August 2008 and had a fantastic time, the people were great, the location lovely, the weather superb and the diving as good as Egypt. I would thoroughly recommend it to all of my diving buddies”

Rachel Smith

“I had a fantastic holiday with Diamond Diving. Everything was really well organised and Ste Maxime is a great place to visit. More importantly Alex is very professional and a great guy. I’m looking forward to my next trip there, and I highly recommend Diamond Diving.”

Kostas Antonopoulos

“Thanks again for a most enjoyable weekends diving. I’m sure we’ll both be looking to make a return visit or two in 2009. We particularly like the sound of La Londe from both a diving and social perspective! The deep dive specialty course also appeals.”

Chris Jolliffe

“We both really enjoyed the trip and found it a really good way to get some interesting diving in without having to fly long haul or have to experience the chilly and often unsavoury conditions that we believe UK diving has to offer! In particular thank you for your support and guidance regarding local diving protocols and of course where to track down that ubiquitous bottle of rose wine in between. Our trip certainly very pleasantly met our expectations from the airport pickup, the accommodation and of course the diving. You really have something special here.”

Tina Bunbury

“My 16 year old Daughter and I recently took a short diving break with Diamond Diving in the South of France and it was one of the most enjoyable scuba trips I have been on. It’s also one of the easiest holiday booking processes that I have used. Everything was booked over the internet following a single call. What was also re-assuring was that my local dive centre in the UK endorsed Diamond Diving (and had actually used them). We opted for “basic accommodation” and whilst I wouldn’t describe the hotel as luxurious, it was clean, the staff were friendly and it served the purpose perfectly for a short break. Also, being a typical Brit’ my language skills are pretty poor, so it’s always nice to have someone that can take care of everything for you and, from start to finish, every detail was taken care of. All we had to do was turn up and dive. Alex even made good suggestions for places to eat. That’s my sort of diving holiday.”

Robert Burton


2007

“Once again many thanks for a fantastic week & great company! I can only congratulate you on the superb set up, facilities & professionalism that you offer, long may you continue!”

Tony Sadler, Hertfordshire

“We found Diamond Diving very approachable to help novices decide what they required, accommodating to fit in with our holiday, and professional to help out teenage girls through a challenging course (PADI Open Water). We would have no hesitation recommending Diamond Diving to other novices.”

Jim, Rosanna and Phoebe Unwin, Gloucestershire

“My experience with Diamond Diving was by far the best holiday I have had yet. Alex was very flexible throughout our time in La Londe and his quality of teaching was second to none. Despite difficult circumstances, our enjoyment and success on the course was a priority and has left me with some of my happiest memories of France. I wish Diamond Diving every success in the future, of which I have no doubt. I, for one, will be definitely using them again.”

Will Foulkes, Kent

“I’ve done three holidays and a PADI AOWD course with Alex. He is a very excellent chap, totally reliable and a very thorough instructor. The dive centers he uses are perhaps the most professional I’ve seen and the Cote d’Azur is a beautiful location in every respect. You will enjoy!”

Dave Linney, Coventry


2006

“Many thanks for an excellent time last weekend. The diving was great, and I really appreciated your excellent divemastership (if that’s the right word!), which is so important for someone who doesn’t dive frequently.”

John Woulds, Cheshire

“Diamond Diving is an invaluable resource for the English speaking scuba enthusiast visiting the French Riviera. I enthusiastically recommend it to any serious diver who also has an interest in exploring the local culture.”

Andy Levine, Los Angeles

“Our whole experience with Diamond Diving was fantastic from start to finish. Every thing was well organised, prompt transfers to and from the airport, hotel, dive centre. The dive sites were great, diving was flexible, all divers and non divers were well looked after… fabulous…. I would do it again!”

Carl T Gucker, South East England

“We had a great time with Diamond Diving; the friendly, professional and flexible service that we received from the initial booking to getting on the plane at the end of the trip was of the highest standard. The location only serves to enhance the experience and the food in the 2 star hotel was fantastic, when we managed to make it out of the Crystal Bar in Antibes!”

Trevor Cade, Lincolnshire

“I cannot recommend Diamond Diving enough. Alex helped me reach my PADI Advanced Open Water where we had some incredible dives from 45m visibility on the Pyramids (in St.Raphael) to amazing wrecks at 30m. I had a great few days diving and they are an outfit I will definitely be using again”

Ben Collison, Auribeau-sur-Siagne