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Portofino Divers

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Via Jacopo Ruffini 47, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 280791
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New equipment, staff knows the location well, not ideal for beginners

I have over 50+ dives of experience across multiple continents. I went on three dives with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melissa K
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New York, New York, United States
Best dive company experience

Portofino divers is by far the best dive company I have experienced. The shop is well organized... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Jessica S
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Portofino Divers is a dedicated dive center for those who seek the finest , it was set up in 2002 by Susanna and Bruno Borelli with the aim of offering a premier quality service to those who are interested in diving the best sites in the Portofino National Marine Reserve and the many wrecks off western coast of Liguria. It offers quality GUE and PADI training programs at any level.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Jacopo Ruffini 47, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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+39 0185 280791
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have over 50+ dives of experience across multiple continents. I went on three dives with Portofino Divers over two days. Pros: New and large boat with plenty of space. New and clean equipment and facilities. Freshwater showers at the shop. Organized cubbies at the...More

Thank Melissa K
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Portofino divers is by far the best dive company I have experienced. The shop is well organized gear is properly maintained and Bruno is an excellent guide! The dive guest house is perfect if you’re doing a quick stay! It is affordable and well kept!...More

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I booked 2dives in the morning from 9am to 13pm, perfectly on time. Booking was super easy thanks to a well built website and transparent prices with no surprises. The equipment is incredibly well kept, with a full set of HALCYON BCDs, the wetsuits were...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

My wife and I have been diving for the past 3 years in Florida and Hawaii with about 20 dives under our belts. So we felt confident that we could handle the marine park in Portofino. We did OK, but there were some struggles along...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

While traveling through Italy I decided to do 2 dives in Portofino. The staff was Amazing. Well knowledgeable & helpful. Franco was my instructor for both dives. He is very comfortable in the water and lead the dives with confidence and ease. The underwater life...More

Thank SweetLife483
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Excllent service overall, worth the premium. Bruno knows his business inside out and knows how to run it smoothly. He is the benchmark in the area.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We came from Australia to dive here and booked in advanced specifically requesting to do the wreck dive. I paid a deposit and provided our certifications it was confirmed in the email that we would be doing a wreck dive. On the day when we...More

1  Thank KylieMcDowell
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BrunoBorelli, Direttore at Portofino Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hi Kylie, your negative comments are a vary bad surprise for me because you didn't look disappointed here. I invite you to read our email exchange more carefully, unfortunately I cannot publish here, TripAdvisor does not allow me to do. I have never said that...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I dove 6 times with Portofino Divers. In general you get what you paid for. Prices are a little higher than other diving centers, but: - Boat if very good, well adapted and the groups are limited, which gives you a lot of space on...More

1  Thank Andrew_0000000000000
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BrunoBorelli, Proprietario at Portofino Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Hello Andrew, thanks for your review. I'm glad you find a very professional service at our facility. Unfortunately I know I could look rude to whom does not know me or especially to whom is rude with me. I have to admit since the first...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

In July I spent two days diving with Bruno and his team at the Area Protetta di Portofino. This is a very nice place with many dive spots to discover. Many thanks to Susi, she guides me very well, Bruno for the quick response and...More

2  Thank Frank S
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

First time scuba diving and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our instructors were thorough and patient, we felt very safe diving with them. The dive spots that we were taken to were excellent, the boat was lovely and there are shower facilities back...More

1  Thank Cheryl T
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