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“Learning how to dive in paradise”

Lumbadive Padi 5 Stars
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14Days - 16 Dives Scuba Holiday in Grenada...
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Owner description: LUMBADIVE PADI 5 STAR Resort, Carriacou Safe, professional and enjoyable diving with the most experience team, where & with whom you want to dive! Lumbadive opened since 2000, has become a meeting point in Tyrrel Bay, a hub of activity from where the diving starts, a friendly 'n welcoming place where you can feel at home. Service is in French and English but we also speak functional Spanish, Italian and German. Richard is a PADI Master Instructor, EFR and DAN Trainer who has over 1000 certified students at his count. Diane has over 20 years experience in diving and is a PADI MDST, EFR & DAN Instructor . LUMBADIVE PADI 5 STAR /GREEN AWARD, offers NITROX blend, is the largest dive center of the Grenadines. Monday to Saturday and on reservation on Sunday. Walk-in business is welcome. All equipment included in prices. Open hours are 08:30am to 05:00pm. You will find a Beuchat boutique, a classroom, a secure storage room for your gears between the dives, a repair and compressor room, hot water showers and a private jetty. At Lumbadive you'll get VIP service; we prepare, bring in the boat and to the dive center, rinse and hang your equipment with care as it is our own. You just have to relax and enjoy the marvelous underwater sceneries. No dive time limit; you dive as long as your air last. We will do the little extra you are looking for. Nothing is too much trouble to please you! We offer dive courses, excursions, snorkelling gears rental, private charters, repair services and underwater work. Private courses or class from Discover Scuba Diving to Pro including a variety of speciality courses like Sidemount, NITROX, UW Photography and Videography to name only these. Beginners sessions can be counted towards Open Water certification. Still being an insiders' secret, and off the beaten track, Carriacou offers unspoiled and uncrowded dive sites. Add Lumbadive team's dedication, experience and love for the Ocean and you'll get unforgettable dives, from spectacular full-adrenaline dives to long slow relaxed macro spotting dives. Over 35 dive sites for your pleasure.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Cariacou is one of our favourite islands in the Caribbean where Lumbadive sits on the beach overlooking at Tyrell Bay. The beauty of the place is obvious, however Diane and Richard were able to make me discover a whole new side of it. Through my open water diving course, I was introduced to an amazing sea world. I am so thankful for them to have given me this opportunity. Their knowledge, approach to diving, and passion for the sea made this learning experience easy flowing and incredible.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Marie-Josee H
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Diane M, Owner at Lumbadive Padi 5 Stars, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Dear Marie-Josée,

Eager to learn, great attitude, very good position in water, concern about your environment.
After only one dive it was obvious you would become a amazing diver.
Seeing the sparkles in your eye after your first dive worth all treasure.
You wanted to execute all exercices perfectly. Give yourself a chance.....
So doing all the OW class wasn't enough, you registered for Advance Open Water too.
Remember In diving you learn every time you will jump in water.

Enjoy all your underwater adventure as you enjoy sailing.
We were happy to also introduce to the Quebec sailors in the Caribbean. They are such good friends and references. I'm sure you will be seeing them often either between Grenada and Antigua.

Have a nice trip back home. We'll see you in September.


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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

As I said previously LumbaDive is truly a FIVE STAR experience from Hamburger to the HAMMER (30 spf to 80 spf)!

So the WHALES!!! I wish I could say that we saw the whales and I am now bummed that I googled “how far can a whale be heard underwater?” and read that research believes up to 10,000 MILES at certain frequencies...so now that the wind is out of the sails of any haters...I feel great again that I remembered I am a mere human, though a Super Pickle, still not able to hear whale convo’s from around the globe (unless at the Whale Bar listening to stories of Moby’s Richard)...HOWEVER based on the VERY complex calculations in my brain and on my fingers/toes, while accounting for the “Caribbean Soon Come” affect on the whales and that fact we were diving less than 2 nautical miles from the Atlantic...I HEREBY CONCLUDE THAT THE WHALES WERE LITERALLY AROUND THE EVERY CORNER!

We have dove Grenada the past 5 years during Whale migration season and have heard from HUMANS the tales of the whale’s lullaby. This year the most amazing thing happened while diving STINGRAY CITY with Sylvain (aka THE Stingray Whispererer)...due to the dive locations proximity to the Harbor we clearly heard the whine from the occasional motors above. Even though we were at 50 feet you always look up and around for boats violating our SAFETY CIRCLE. BACK TO THE WHALES...as we drifted around the sailboat wreck we heard the first call and then we found comfort in the most amazing lullaby between multiple WHALES and their pitches...A simply LUMBADIVE (aka AMAZING) experience!

For the first time is our Multiple stays in Carriacou we saw Turtles of all sizes while snorkeling and diving Tyrell Bay! We hope that Richard can start a GoFundMe campaign to fund: Richard’s Marine Bio-Adventures creating new Wreck Reefs and Bay signage for “Caribbean Turtle XING, PROCEED AT TURTLE SPEED!”

In my previous LumbaDive reviews I mention Diane saving my butt and creating miracles; one of the many miracles this year was receiving a message from Minxy at 0700 about going to Tobago Cays in St. Vincent to freedive the Turtle Sanctuary and with the amazing assist by Cpt. Sherwin & First Mate Nikki, my wife and I found ourselves 2 hours later boarding the #LambiQueen St. Vincent Tour Boat and we literally felt “awe” each time the boat stopped for us to FreeDive with our Friend Turtles. We were fortunate enough to enjoy a private charter and it was worth MORE than every penny! Do not miss this experience regardless of going private or with a group...it is an experience that is tranquility...

And lastly, I hope that you are inspired by the photo’s to “LUMBADIVE” and visit our Dive FAMILY in Carriacou as part of your bucket list.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MistaAndMissaPickles
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Diane M, Owner at Lumbadive Padi 5 Stars, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Dear Michael & Melissa,

Thank you for this fantastic review. It is always a pleasure to have you around year after year. We are happy that this year you were able to ear the whale and that your Tobago trip was a true turtle contact life remember experience.
The Troll Mammouth tug boat will be sink by April 8th which will become an artificial reef for the fish and also a new site for you to discover.
Happy you appreciated Sylvain company in your dives. Maybe next year you will pet the stingray too.
Thank you for sharing that purple icing cake on Melissa birthday. All the staff enjoyed your creation.

We are looking forward to see you again next year.


PS thanks for the pictures and videos.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Arrived at Lumbadive based on friends recommendation having completed all my theory studying online. I was looking for my Open Water Certification. I met up with my instructor Raquel who was just starting with Lumbadive - I was to be her first certification client. Raquel was very detailed in her instructions of what skills we were going to accomplish and why the skills were needed. When it came time for my first open water dive I was EXTREMELY anxious and balked at going deeper than a few feet. Raquel with the help of Richard, did a wonderful job at approaching my personal obstacles for a few different perspectives. They continued to work along side me and with a one delay delay I was back in open water doing my first 13 meter deep dive - may not sound like much but it was huge accomplishment for me thanks to their efforts and reassuring skills. Three days later I accomplished my goal of attaining all requirements including a 60 foot deep dive to get certification. I highly recommend Raquel as an instructor and the entire team at Lumbadive for not only providing top notch training but with the soft people skills that made the difference between success and failure in my case. I am sure you do not find those skills in all dive training centres. We will certainly be back next year to dive with Raquel.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Merrill M
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Lumbadive, Manager at Lumbadive Padi 5 Stars, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Merrill, now you know I do not quit easy. I am passionate in teaching scuba diving and finding ways to find solution to difficulty is me specialty. You work hard on yourself and you did not throw the towel. Well done. I hope your wife will get a safety clearance from a dive Doctor in Montréal.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

just had an amazing week on carriacou.
Everything was expertly organised by Diane at Lumbadive, from the ferry tickets, transfers, accommodation,diving and even our smooth return to Grenada for our flight home.
Diane is an extremely enthusiastic and considerate dive leader, pointing out all the interesting and unusual critters on every dive. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Diane and Lumbadive to anyone. We arrived as customers but left as friends.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Angela S
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Diane M, Owner at Lumbadive Padi 5 Stars, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Dear Friend Angela,
Thank you for this fantastic review. Thanks for every moments we shared. I had a great week doing bubbles with you. Thank you for sharing some tips learned over your diving and teaching experience. I will keep them in mind for ever.
I can return you all the lovely compliments you wrote.
Hope I will have chance to dive with you again and explore the new sites of the Atlantic side.


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