Scuba Diving - (Corfu Excursions)

Matthew B          3/10

I learnt to dive with Corfu Diving in Kassiopi based on recommendations through BSAC and other reviews. The team were all very genial and my diving experience with them was good. However... There was a lot of dissatisfaction within the instructors team with the way the business was being managed and it was certainly chaotic. Well that is Greece you may say! Incidentally they advertise that they have a Dive boat - but one of the instructors informed me that this is not true. I waited around for many hours whilst they sorted themselves out and this did detract from the experience - fortunately my friends were very tolerant! It was not until I returned to the UK that I had any real dissatisfaction with them. The reason for this is that despite having received my temporary dive card they did not complete their part of the process for the PADI Centre in the UK. When I contacted the Centre I was advised that I should have received the Open Water Manual as part of the course, which I had not, and that I should wait up to 90 days for my card whilst they waited for Corfu Divers to send the necessary paperwork. Once that had expired they chased Corfu Divers on my behalf, but did not get any response from them at all. I must say that PADI in the UK have been excellent and because I had asked to Corfu Divers to sign my log book I have been able to get PDAI UK to sort out my formal registration - without this I would have had to have done the whole course again. Because I have been so messed around they even provided me with the Open Water Manual. So my advice is to proceed with caution...