Andy Said In November 2018
Hi Gary, keeping busy I see. To anyone out there looking to do any of these courses, Gary is your man. Did my idc and msdt prep, even though I have been diving for 16 years I was still nervous and worried about being able to pass on knowledge to help others to enjoy the underwater world. I completed specialty’s and passed my ie with no problem. Going to teach in Cyprus next year, thanks again buddy, you change people’s lives!!
Marcel Nolda Said this about Abyss Dive Centre in July 2017
Friendly professional staff, nice small centre with dive shop and also education centre Padi.
Oli Said in a text from Phuket a week after their open water course with Abyss Dive Centre
"We had a PADI course director. He said he was surprised how good we were!!!
I said all in the training"
Elisabeth would Highly Recommend Abyss Dive Centre and there Team April 2018

Thanks for everything Gary. 

We were so impressed with your teaching and direction. Thanks for being patient with us! 

Chris and Mo were awesome and I really appreciated Gemma, Kevin, Martin and Adam. It was very helpful to have had a bit of time with them before Saturday so that we got on well with them on the weekend. Adam was very encouraging to me after I lost my cool with my mask.


I am sorry I accidentally brought your black under-fleece back with us. I will try and get it to you before the weekend.

Thank you for letting me wear it-- it helped!


All in all we are very grateful for your expertise and would highly recommend you to anyone we know who would consider diving ! 

Thank you,


Wendy said after her Daughters openwater course in August 2016
"Thank you very much for all you have done in enabling Krystal to complete her course which she absolutely loves and enjoys.  Krystal thoroughly enjoyed it and appreciates all the support you have given her as a team.
We are so grateful for this weekend and Krystal expressed her gratitude towards the instructor Louis and the Diver Master Paul.  Krystal could not have asked for better.
Krystal was very comfortable and satisfied with the training she received no doubt she would want to be trained again by Louis and Paul in the future.
From a parents feedback I am personally very impressed with both Louis and Paul and cannot express in words how gentle and professional they are in working with children they are an exception and highly moved by their level of expertise.  I am really thankful for having them and looking after us this weekend."
Lucy Denton Gave us 5 Stars On Facebook, Lucy Said in February 2016
A massive thank you to Gary and the team. His First Aid knowledge goes above and beyond, very friendly atmosphere and enjoyed every minute of the course. An absolute pleasure!
Julia Jones Gave us 5 stars on Facebook and Said in November 2015
"Brilliant! !!!!
Can't thank all the staff enough. Got to admit wasn't looking forward to it as I'm not confident in the water.... but they talked me through everything, guided me every step of the way... and I'm now P.A.D.I qualified. .. If they can teach me, they can teach anyone"
Louise Crawford Said in October 2015
Thank you and this evening was great Marcus and Lewis were very professional and helpful and are a credit to your team .
Pam Wheeler Said in April 2015
After a recommendation from a friend it wasn't long until we were on our way to Abyss Dive Centre to have a chat with Ian (the lovely gentleman I had been on the phone to for an hour) about diving. Read More
A trip of a lifetime,thank you, Darrell and the team at Abyss

"I wanted to thank you, Darrell and the team at Abyss for helping us get our PADI Certification before we went to the Great Barrier Reef. As promised, here is a picture from our diving experience. Phil is missing in action... he used his air up a lot quicker than me so the instructor went back down with me and this is when the photographer was out! I can vouch that he was down there... if only for 25 minutes :-) 

It was a great experience, the water was as warm as getting into a bath... very different experience from the Delph in November! Unfortunately, the visibility wasn't as good as it could have been as it turned out the day we went scuba diving was the only day of torrential rain!  

The wedding day was great and the 4 week honeymoon was a trip of a lifetime. Thanks once again and it would be great if you could also pass this thank you onto Darrell. 

best wishes 


Thank you so Much from Jacqui:

"I got really good feedback from the young people who really enjoyed the session as did the staff. Thank you so much for organising it for us and I hope that we are able to run more sessions in the future." 


Personal Achievement from Carole:

"...I know the enjoyment I have personally achieved over the years from diving,

 which would not have been without the commitment of yourselves and others

 who take on the responsibilities of training ..."


Thanks Very Much from Colin:

"Thanks very much for getting me through the Open Water course.  When I get back from Egypt I'll get down to the shop to join up, and sort out when to do the Advanced course.

I've really enjoyed the course, and today especially.

You were all great."


I will be back from Ryan:

"Hey Gary. I received my PADI card this morning. Once again, thanks for teaching and passing me.

I will be back to haunt you at some point in the future."


special Thanks from Kevin:

A great big thanks to all at the Abyss from Pip & myself . 


I must however give  a special thanks to David for all the support

 and encouragement he gave pip on Sunday Thanks !

Fab Time from Fiona:

"Just wanted to let you know Simon and I had a fab time on Friday, we are definately going to book a course in the next few weeks.  We will bob and see you though first as we have a few questions!  


 The guy who looked after us was fabulous, he really made me feel at ease as i am normally nervous about putting my face in water, never mind my whole body!! haha  It was great fun and we would both really recommend it!!!"

Special Experience for young people Carmine:

I can tell you this, the young people will carry this experience with them into their future, 

 and the seed that was planted in these sessions could

 produce the fruits that no one could have expected.



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