Really excellent trip, very good diving from a lovely boat. Dive guides and boat crew were extremely helpful and friendly, always working hard! Food was good. The ready-made "family" group of Girls (with some Boys) That Scuba was terrific fun. It was great to have the added extras of presentations from Simon, Sarah and Elke. Thanks so much!
Review by Mallygill1 month ago
My trip with Insider Divers to Egypt was excellent. Everything from communication, planning, accommodations, food, Cairo extension, dive sites, briefings, and presentations were simply perfect. For someone that is shy, I felt immediately welcomed and part of the diving family. Simon even realized a safety issue in my diving skills, and with no hesitation offered and gave me a review class and even figured out how to change my Scubapro M2 wrist computer to nitrox. He was always available for any type of help we needed and his photography class was awesome! All the guides to include Simon, ensured that we were safe and that we got the most out of each dive. I can't wait for my next trip with Insider Divers in which one of my best friends is going to join in.
Review by Kerlygm2 months ago
Great experience with Insider Divers last week on a trip in Egypt. All communications were clear prior to the trip. Everything was well organized. Simon was a helpful guide with a passion for diving and photography and offered to help everyone learn how to improve in both those aspects. I had a great time and would definitely join them on another trip in the future.
Review by Canfield3 months ago
I went with Insider Divers on a coordinated trip with Girls that Scuba for a week long live aboard in Southern Egypt, Red Sea. This was my fourth live aboard and definitely ranked high in comparison. The energy and set by the organisers lifted the whole group and built a great sense of community. The trip was planned and organised really well from start to finish. Safety regulations were clear and all diving was kept within limits, making the experience fun and professional, and, of course, safe. I would definitely recommend Insider Divers to a friend and I hope to join them on another trip soon.
Review by Hanaelle Pasinios3 months ago
I went on a liveaboard in Komodo last May and was very pleased of my diving holidays! Logistic was impeccable from beginning to end. Very serious operation & organization. Taking care of each and every one needs and making sure that groups were done accordingly to level/ interest (photographers). Nice presentations about photography, mantas.. Extensive explanations about dive sites to make the most of it. A really nice experience and would love to join again one of Simon’s trip. Thanks again!!
Review by JohnJairo Terrassier3 months ago
It was our first trip with Insider Divers. It won’t be our last for sure - we’ve just booked our next one! Simon and his team impressed us. Simon is a well-known underwater photographer and is eager to share his professional knowledge. I’m glad we had his Bull Shark talk in the morning at Cabo Pulmo. I’m sure I would have freaked out when we saw a group of Bull Sharks swimming so close to us if Simon hadn’t briefed us on their behaviour. He made me feel safe when I was surrounding by these massive beautiful creatures. We had such a great time. We highly recommend Insider Divers. Not to mention, you will get a perfect underwater shot of yourself by Simon:)
Review by Hadaza3 months ago
Insider divers took me on the best trip of my life. Everything was excellent. The staff the adventures. Top rated in my book. Would recommend this company to anyone!
Review by ShortiiBlaze Ignataviciene3 months ago
I joined Insider Divers & Girls That Scuba for my first live aboard in the Southern Red Sea, Egypt -- and its was epic! The trip was very well organized - the dive plans, the Cairo extension, all the way down to buddy pairing. Simon created a comfortable environment for you to ask questions, learn & become a better diver. Both coordinators and the boat dive master gave educational briefings - enhancing the experience of every dive. This trip included a lot of firsts for me- first zodiac entry, first negative entry, deep dive cert, and first up close encounter with large sharks - and all was done in a very professional, supportive way. I would definitely recommend Insider Divers to a friend and hope to join them on a future trip!
Review by Abbye4 months ago
Everything about this trip was exceptional; professional but very friendly. Nothing was left to chance and all bookings and options done were for a reason; great dive centre, guides, choices of dive sites, when to go to them, etc. Simon's extra 'Insider' knowledge and passion shine through whether talking about the environment, conservation, marine life, history, and of course photography (and he is a fantastic photographer!) As a solo traveller I made friends instantly with the rest of the group; Insider Trips seem to pull in like minded, curious, fun, friendly & passionate people. I will definitely be going on another Insider Divers trip. Thank you!
Review by MihRanPai4 months ago
Simon leads incredible trips to incredible destinations. While being in amazing locations is often times great enough, the things Simon does to bring trips to an even higher level is what makes his tours so special. I have been on 3 trips with Insider Divers and would not hesitate to recommend any level diver and or photographer to join his tours because I can guarantee you will learn something new that you will take with you for the rest of your life.
Review by Machra Charuvila4 months ago
My brain is overflowing with information! Anilao and particularly APA, is a perfect place to learn or improve your macro photography skills. For me, despite many years as an enthusiastic amateur photographer, it was my first time trying to shoot with a strobe, and it was a massive learning experience. Days of hope, followed by days of frustration! Simon and Pauline, and the amazing dive guides at APA were patient and encouraging, and I would say I left with hope higher than frustration on the scales of my photography! I know I improved, and I hope to continue to improve. Presentations by Simon, Pauline, Tim and Wayne were inspiring, and there was lots of fun with the rest of the group of divers.
Review by Bhagu Phala4 months ago
Our third time to Palau and the best. Exceptional organisation by Insider Divers amd ensure we get the best out of our trip. - from great choice of hotel, dive operator to organising special expediton (fish spawning). But best of all, they are friendly , not "in your face" commerical approach if you get what I mean.
Review by Rec4 months ago
First class all the way! Simon and his team are meticulous in the planning, preparation and execution of their trips. Insider Divers attracts a diverse group of divers, photography enthusiasts and genuine, interesting and fun people...all of the reasons why I love to dive. The combination of learning through sharing of experiences, awareness and conservation is also an important part of the program. If you’ve not yet had the pleasure of joining an Insider Divers trip you are missing out.
Review by Eregan4 months ago
Very reliable, knowledgeable and trust worthy. Will definitely recommend.
Review by Daravy Caroenter4 months ago
From pre trip briefing to post trip wrap up all were very well organised. Both Simon and Pauline are passionate about diving and very skillful. I did a 4 day workshop with insider divers couldn't wish for any better, very impressed well done!
Review by Prashanthjee5 months ago
Great trip to Komodo ! Simon always sorts a great deal, operators and service throughout. Quality is in the detail, preparation is in the delivery, always. See you guys next time...
Review by Tuziah Bultrini5 months ago
I traveled with Simon and Insider Divers in February 2019 on a liveaboard in the Maldives for a week. It was my very first liveaboard but it will definitely not be my last. The entire trip from the planning, payment, the trip itself, and transport back was incredible. Simon and his staff do a great job of taking care of their customers and I can see why they have so many repeat guests. The name of this company does really reflect the type of trip they arrange. In addition to some of the world’s best diving from an absolutely beautiful yacht, I learned so much about underwater photography as well as shark and ray biology which I’ve never seen included anywhere else. I can’t wait to dive the Red Sea with them later this year!
Review by Menioui5 months ago
Great week of diving in Anilao with Insider Divers and Anilao Photo Academy. The DMs were great in assisting us with finding subjects to shoot and guidance on camera technique. The gaps between dives were filled with talks by photography experts and winners on techniques and editing software. Good bunch of people and lots learnt in a full week.
Review by Miratta5 months ago
I shared a trip with Insider Divers, and I can without a doubt give it a huge thumbs up, reason is its not only diving and travelling, the lectures from Simon about the underwater life is eye opening and gives you a chance to learn more about these creatures that we are so fond of, plus the photography knowledge and stories the pictures from Simon tells is amazing, I learned a lot of things and other perspectives from that trip and I will surely want to do another trip with him
Thank you so much Simon
Review by DrStrangeQuark Derrow6 months ago
really a great experience, insider divers organised a great itinerary, nice hotel, and really great like minded people.
Review by Marcque6 months ago
I went on a live aboard trip with Insider Divers in Komodo National Park and the experiences was great. Since the beginning everything was well organized regarding paperwork, pick ups and any special requirements. Once on the boat the group leader was always making sure the group had a good experience and enjoy every part of the trip. I definitely recommend this company.
Review by TeeCee6 months ago
I went to Palau with Insider Divers. Simon and Pauline did a great job of pre-trip organization and communication. Their attention to detail is unparalleled. Once we got to Palau, they continued to strive to make the trip an unforgettable experience both above and under water. We encountered some difficult situations and they were handled with ease and grace.
Review by AJones7 months ago
Travelling with Insider Divers has been an epic experience. You benefit from the ‘power of the group’ (such as having more influence on the itinerary) and Simon is a great group leader. Fun, experienced and knowledgeable - you get that extra bit of insider knowledge (photography tips and details about the wildlife for example). This is such a great option for independent travellers wanting to pursue their passion with a group of like minded people (female solo travellers can also take comfort from the endorsement that Girls That Scuba has given this company as they have done a number of collaborations with Insider Divers). A great way of exploring the top dive destinations around the world!
Review by Dessimira7 months ago
When planning my trips for diving several times a year there is at least one mandatory - a photo workshop by Simon. I am a solo traveler, but Insider Divers have something special that makes me coming back. in my opinion, this is a deep understanding of what they are doing and why. And they involve everyone in this understanding.
Thank you Simon
Review by Dannylee8 months ago
The best liveaboard I have been on! Everything was extremely well run and organised by Simon and Pauline. Highly recommend.
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