Orca Dive Club Soma Bay

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Total Rating

  5.5 out of 6
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Udo

Travelled in: January 2024, Rated on 06.02.2024, Booked with Action-Sport
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Hans-Peter

Travelled in: December 2023, Rated on 11.01.2024, Booked with WiroDive
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Melanie

Travelled in: December 2023, Rated on 11.12.2023, Booked with WiroDive
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Stefanie

Travelled in: November 2023, Rated on 02.12.2023, Booked with tourmare
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Well-run dive centre, well organized, good equipment, boats are top clean and well maintained (food excellent!);
I find the system with the guides strange, you have to book and pay separately, I didn't know this before.
Reefs are beautiful, corals intact, no garbage; but from my point of view there is little "special" to see. Moray eels, lionfish and blue spotted rays are the highlights and twice a turtle, at least.

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Ulrike

Travelled in: November 2023, Rated on 30.11.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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Frank

Travelled in: November 2023, Rated on 29.11.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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Barbara

Travelled in: November 2023, Rated on 29.11.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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Well-organized dive centre with always approachable staff.
I found the checkdive for guests who had just come from a safari superfluous, but that's the rules.


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Ina und W

Travelled in: November 2023, Rated on 29.11.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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Andreas

Travelled in: November 2023, Rated on 28.11.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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There is already a lot going on and you need something to get your bearings. If you are unsure, you should book a private guide. Then of course it is individual. You have a guide - not a teacher. You have to be aware of that. They are all very nice and helpful. We had great dives and were very satisfied.
Some of the rental equipment could be replaced (e.g. wetsuit)

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Ingrid & Gerhard

Travelled in: October 2023, Rated on 21.11.2023, Booked with fish & trips
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Wolfgang

Travelled in: October 2023, Rated on 19.11.2023, Booked with fish & trips
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Erich

Travelled in: September 2023, Rated on 13.11.2023, Booked with tourmare
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The dive center is excellently organized. But this is absolutely essential when it comes to mass processing. There are an estimated 60 - 80 divers at the base at the usual times. Of course, this also means that the house reef is always busy (even if groups are out on a day trip, half-day trip or Zodiac excursion at the same time).
We went on a half-day excursion, which I only enjoyed moderately.
The Zodiac excursions, on the other hand, were very good (if the right guide is there and knows exactly where to go into the water).
I personally didn't like the highly praised house reef. In 10 days I didn't see a single soft coral or nudibranch.
Huge areas of stony corals are a single pile of rubble. Only in the shallow water up to 5m was life pulsating.
I have to say, however, that divers dived with dolphins during the early morning dive.
Perhaps my assessment is also due to the fact that I am too spoiled from earlier times.

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Anette

Travelled in: October 2023, Rated on 08.11.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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A great diving center with everything you need, top guides and instructors and excellent service. The dive sites were all very good and the boats were well equipped. Absolutely recommendable! We will be back in the spring.

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Bettina und Ralf

Travelled in: September 2023, Rated on 07.11.2023, Booked with tourmare
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Beat

Travelled in: October 2023, Rated on 06.11.2023, Booked with Dive & Travel
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We only did a few dives on the house reef. The dive center is very commercially oriented.

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Katia

Travelled in: October 2023, Rated on 30.10.2023, Booked with Dive & Travel
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What to mention about the dive center would be that the touchgides, who are employed there as freelancers, might also be somewhat informed about the dive center, not that afterwards the guests must still get all the relevant information (eg booking boat dives, types of boat dives, finding for day trips in the base, types of excursions, etc.). We had in the group JOWD guys who still had less than 20TH, they felt besides the lack of info, not really well picked up.
Otherwise, the staff of Orca Dive Center were very friendly, attentive and helpful.

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Oliver und Gian

Travelled in: October 2023, Rated on 22.10.2023, Booked with WeDive
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Great school. For the continuation of our education (father-son) everything just fit. We will come again.

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Urs und Britta

Travelled in: September 2023, Rated on 05.10.2023, Booked with Dive & Travel
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Birgit

Travelled in: September 2023, Rated on 05.10.2023, Booked with fish & trips
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Bruno und Celine

Travelled in: September 2023, Rated on 29.09.2023, Booked with Dive & Travel
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All very nice & helpful people!

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Marina, Hendrik & Jens

Travelled in: September 2023, Rated on 26.09.2023, Booked with WiroDive
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Herr Dr. Burghardt

Travelled in: September 2023, Rated on 24.09.2023, Booked with Aqua Active Agency
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Still a very good base. One takes care.
Everything is very well organized, even when it is busy.
The house reef is a pleasure at any time of day.
Unfortunately, often well visited by foreign diving ships, has gotten around.

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Patrick

Travelled in: September 2023, Rated on 15.09.2023, Booked with Dive & Travel
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Bine

Travelled in: July 2023, Rated on 24.08.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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Fly there for 10 years, just mega beautiful here.
Even if you know the dive sites - you always experience something new.


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Maxim Levin

Travelled in: July 2023, Rated on 21.08.2023, Booked with Reisecenter Federsee
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Joachim Volkamer

Travelled in: August 2023, Rated on 21.08.2023, Booked with Aqua Active Agency
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Perfect.

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Vincent

Travelled in: August 2023, Rated on 17.08.2023, Booked with WeDive
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Hélène & famille

Travelled in: August 2023, Rated on 16.08.2023, Booked with Dive & Travel
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This diving club is really top-notch: ideally located right in front of a magnificent coral reef, it offers very safe services, excellent equipment, a very efficient organization and all the people working there are very smiling and friendly. The dive masters and instructors are highly professional, and everything is pleasant and of the highest quality. We'll be going back with our eyes closed.
Last but not least, the dive sites they offer are simply breathtaking.

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Peter und Stephan

Travelled in: August 2023, Rated on 14.08.2023, Booked with Seahorse
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The ORCA dive center is independent, but virtually integrated into the building complex of the Breakers, so that the distances are very short. In my opinion, the dive center is quite generously designed and guides and crew were also very accommodating there. In addition to the house reef diving, many half (1 dive) and full day tours (2 dives) with the ship are offered; full day tours with very tasty catering. Also there you can easily do 4 dives per day with early morning diving and night diving, at the house reef even more. For boat trips the guests are driven to the marina by minibus. Also the approx. 400 m long way over the jetty to the house reef is overcome with "golf carts". On average we had to pay about 50 EUR per dive including all additional costs (often guide, etc., without rental equipment). Last but not least the ORCA offers a well equipped store for diving equipment. Also repairs can be done. Rental equipment is available in large numbers and in good condition. The WIFI of the Breaker unfortunately does not reach the dive center.

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Bettina Schwerdt

Travelled in: July 2023, Rated on 09.08.2023, Booked with Aquaventure Tauchreisen
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Miriam und Tauchfamilie

Travelled in: July 2023, Rated on 28.07.2023, Booked with WeDive
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Cornelia und Frank

Travelled in: July 2023, Rated on 17.07.2023, Booked with Dive & Travel
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Well organized dive center. For every problem they have a solution.
For experienced divers top. You can dive the house reef alone as much as you want.

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Melanie

Travelled in: June 2023, Rated on 17.07.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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We were received very friendly at the base. The base is well laid out and well organized.

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Carmen

Travelled in: June 2023, Rated on 15.07.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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Located on the grounds of The Breakers, friendliness, helpfulness and the feeling of being at the second home runs through from the Breakers to Orca. Multilingual guides and instructors, very well equipped and also very good technical service. VDST partner, wide range of training possibilities. We feel in good hands when we are there.

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Martin

Travelled in: June 2023, Rated on 12.07.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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Great service and nice staff

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Tobias

Travelled in: June 2023, Rated on 12.07.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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Unfortunately, no loaner fins for booties.

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Martin

Travelled in: June 2023, Rated on 12.07.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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Maier

Travelled in: June 2023, Rated on 12.07.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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Michael

Travelled in: June 2023, Rated on 12.07.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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Christian

Travelled in: June 2023, Rated on 12.07.2023, Booked with Action-Sport
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Alles war mega gut!

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Sandra

Travelled in: June 2023, Rated on 21.06.2023, Booked with SELEGER SportsTravel
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Sonja

Travelled in: June 2023, Rated on 19.06.2023, Booked with Dive & Travel
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Dive center: the check-in was bad. We were greeted unfriendly, I had to make a doctor's certificate because of prescription drugs that I take (well that's probably just the guidelines

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Wolfgang

Travelled in: May 2023, Rated on 13.06.2023, Booked with fish & trips
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Also, no wishes remained unfulfilled and we can well imagine this hotel and this dive center to visit again.

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A.G.

Travelled in: May 2023, Rated on 06.06.2023, Booked with tourmare
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Very well organized base! Also certain special requests were met. Guides for the most part very hardworking, especially good was Hamaad! The house reef is very nice!

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D. G.

Travelled in: April 2023, Rated on 04.06.2023, Booked with Reisecenter Federsee
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Boats I can not judge because we were only on the house reef, the trips over the jetty with the small electric vehicles was great.
Super great base, everything top organized.

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Dany

Travelled in: May 2023, Rated on 13.05.2023, Booked with Dive & Travel
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Christiane

Travelled in: April 2023, Rated on 08.05.2023, Booked with tourmare
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A base where everyone feels comfortable, from beginners to experienced divers.
Uncomplicated, always helpful - from the first moment a pleasure to be back and enjoy the dive sites.


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Bettina

Travelled in: April 2023, Rated on 06.05.2023, Booked with WiroDive
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Rolf

Travelled in: April 2023, Rated on 06.05.2023, Booked with WiroDive
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There was not enough water/tea on the boat! :-(

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Beate und Uwe

Travelled in: April 2023, Rated on 05.05.2023, Booked with WiroDive
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Hans-Peter

Travelled in: April 2023, Rated on 02.05.2023, Booked with WiroDive
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Meret Triet

Travelled in: December 2022, Rated on 25.01.2023, Booked with Dive & Travel
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Liebe Meret

Vielen Dank für deine positive Bewertung. Wir freuen uns, dass es du die Tauchgänge mit dem Orca Dive Club genossen hast.

Wir wünschen dir einen angenehmen Tag.
Beste Grüsse und bis bald wieder.
Dein Team von
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Ulrich Hauber

Travelled in: November 2022, Rated on 06.12.2022, Booked with Reisecenter Federsee
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Robert

Travelled in: October 2022, Rated on 16.11.2022, Booked with Dive & Travel
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had a really exceptional French-speaking guide. we had asked for it before leaving. we were very satisfied

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Pedro Büchel

Travelled in: October 2022, Rated on 15.11.2022, Booked with Dive & Travel
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Cleanly run dive center that can fulfill every wish.
With the guides it depends very much on which one just gets assigned.
The management here is also top.
Unfortunately an SSI base instead of a PADI solution...

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Hallo Pedro

Toll zu hören, dass du das Tauchen genossen hast.
Wir freuen uns bald wieder von dir zu hören.

Beste Grüsse
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Katja

Travelled in: June 2022, Rated on 18.09.2022, Booked with Reisecenter Federsee
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Joachim Wilhelm Volkamer

Travelled in: August 2022, Rated on 11.09.2022, Booked with Aqua Active Agency
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Sabrina Suter

Travelled in: July 2022, Rated on 26.07.2022, Booked with SELEGER SportsTravel
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Tilo Zoll

Travelled in: May 2022, Rated on 07.07.2022, Booked with Reisecenter Federsee
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OWD diving license and Advanced made. Super team and best instructor ever. I can recommend the dive center without reservation.

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Chris

Travelled in: April 2022, Rated on 04.05.2022, Booked with tourmare
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A big praise to the dive center, we were immediately in the middle of it. The MA in the store are always in a good mood and helpful despite permanent stress, the guys at the base incredibly committed, helpful and eager. We felt well looked after all around and the diving was made so comfortable for us that it will be hard to top that.

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Heidemarie Ofner-Böck

Travelled in: August 2021, Rated on 24.09.2021, Booked with Tropical Seas
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The staff was very competent, very helpful and our courses were always offered in English and German. The boats were guided in an exemplary manner and the dive sites were also very beautifully selected. The diving on the Salem Express will probably remain in our memory forever.

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Christian Abend

Travelled in: May 2021, Rated on 02.08.2021, Booked with SELEGER SportsTravel
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Melanie

Travelled in: July 2021, Rated on 21.07.2021, Booked with tourmare
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Super base, great reef, absolutely professional guides. The where I got to know dufte have done their thing with the diving license with my son absolutely super. They have explained everything very well and understandable. Thanks Momo, thanks Tarek :-)
We come again

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Carsten Kuhne

Travelled in: June 2021, Rated on 06.07.2021, Booked with tourmare
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We will be back :-)

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Stephan Heierli

Travelled in: November 2020, Rated on 20.12.2020, Booked with SELEGER SportsTravel
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