Myself and my family had booked a week in Benidorm and I have always wanted to go diving but never done it before.
I contacted Nisos dive centre and got a very quick response from Jess. They explained everything clearly and gave me any further information I asked for before paying the deposit ( I paid a small deposit through paypall).
When I arrived at the dive centre I was a bit nervous as I have never done a dive before. Jess and the team put me at ease and gave me a very good induction to diving. They explained everything clearly and didn't make me feel silly for asking questions. I felt comfortable from the start. The whole team are so friendly. After my induction and some theory we got ready for the dive. All the kit was explained to me and I was helped with every aspect because I was a total newbie!
When I got there the day I had booked for was quite windy and the weather wasn't that great. Typically the weather had been amazing the days prior to this! When we go out we were meant to go from the boat but it was too choppy. Jess and the team then drove to another site to see if we could do a dive from the beach but Jose (The boss!) said no as it was too dangerous for an inexperienced diver. Although I was disappointed not to get a dive that day I was happy that they were competent enough to say no and not risk it. It was reassutring to know my safety came first before money. They gave me my deposit back but said they would contact me if the weather got better and try take me out again. Thankfully a few days later the weather was perfect and we managed to get out for a dive. They picked me up at my hotel and had all the gear ready as they knew my size from the previous attempt!
As for the dive itself....it was AMAZING!
I was nervous as it was new to me but Jess was with me for the entire experience. She held on to my hand the whole time and constantly checked that I was ok and comfortable under the water. After the first 10 minutes of ''this is so weird breathing underwater'' I really relaxed and felt safe and comfortable the whole time. I was under for over an our but it was so amazing it felt like it passed in 10 minutes! The visability was amazing and I seen lots of beautiful fish and creatures. I must say I never expected to see such a variety off the coast of spain. It was very clean and clear. Jess pointed out creatures and starfish that I may have missed (trying to look at everything!).
Getting out of the water is the hardest part. You get used to being weightless that as soon as you surface and try to walk back to beach you feel so heavy! Jess was there the whole time in case I fell flat on my face haha!
We went back to the centre afterwards and identified the fish and sea life that I had seen. They never took payment until I had completed my dive. I definitely would dive with them again and am considering going back to the are just to do my 3day dive course with the team! Cant fault them. Genuinely love people I hope to keep in touch with.
Thank you for the experience of a lifetime! :)
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