Mexico & Central America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 DF: Any's Hostal vs Dos Fridas y Diego re location
  2. 2 La Fortuna via Poas
  3. 3 Trip Report Riviera Maya: Five Days of Peace & Plenty
  4. 4 Costa Rica - Arenal & Tamarindo questions
  5. 5 Costa Rica - First trip itinerary, jaguar rescue center visit
  6. 6 Sleeping At San Jose Airport
  7. 7 Entering Guatemala on a One-Way Ticket
  8. 8 Trip Report Puerto Vallarta Nov 2015 edition
  9. 9 Trip Report Wonderful Memories with Granddaughter
  10. 10 Yet another Costa Rica question!
  11. 11 E. Coast Mexican resort good for teens?
  12. 12 Cobo San Lucas For The Day
  13. 13 Patricia missed Puerta Vallarta, so...
  14. 14 Cruise trip to Western Caribbean in Feb.'16.
  15. 15 HoneyMoon - Gutemala - Mexico
  16. 16 LaPaz Baja car rental
  17. 17 2 months in nicaragua - solo female
  18. 18 Need to find companions for drive to Panama from US
  19. 19 Costa Rica: Arenal or Monteverde
  20. 20 Weather in Playa Del Carmen?
  21. 21 Should I take my hiking boots?
  22. 22 Help with 7 week itinerary
  23. 23 Geisha Coffee Seeds/green beans
  24. 24 Manuel Antonio or Uvita
  25. 25 Itinerary help for Osa Peninsula and Arenal
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Scuba Diving Training on Guanaja Island, Guanaja Island Club

Jump to last reply

After researching almost all of the dive shops on Guanaja, I selected The Guanaja Island Club as my top choice based on great reviews, PADI and PDIC; I sent an email to reserve a space at the resort and received an email back immediately. I continued to coordinate my arrival time with Brian, the Diving course director at the resort. I was impressed when Carolina, the owner met me at the airport when I arrived on the island! We proceeded to travel back to the resort by boat, Talk about service!

The Guanaja Island Club offers a wonderful service at affordable prices, offering a family-like and caring touch in all exchanges. My Instructor Brian was professional and fun and I learned both PDIC courses that I took (Open Water and Advanced) quickly and efficiently. By the end of the 2nd day I was confidently setting up my dive equipment, doing buddy checks, and excitedly and confident.

Brian and Carolina welcome those staying at the Resort and diving into their family and their children are a delight.

After a dive it was not uncommon to come back to a dock with all of the dive staff and visiting divers sitting together on the dock, which they turned into a bar and grab a beer with instructors and students alike. A wonderful experience!

If you want more than the typical and want to get to know Guanaja and the people who live there a little better, I highly recommend diving and staying at the Guanaja Island Club. You can always head to the all night parties at the Island House a short walk down from the Guanaja Island Club and you can take the boat bar cruise, they call it the” Honky Tonk Cruise”, a tour which they start around 9 or 10 at night and cruise to different watering holes around the island. Wow! this is something I have never experienced and it was a highlight of the week’s activities.

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.