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Diving Group Portofino

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Via Favale 25A, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 335 725 9758
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Great Diving Instruction

I was in Italy for a couple weeks and decided I'd pursue my AOW certification here. DGP has two... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Maher N
The most amazing internship

I have had the most phenomenal time doing my dive master internship at DGP. DGP is a very... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Eva N
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Diving Group Portofino is located in the beautiful, historic town of Santa Margherita on the Ligurian coast, 3 km from Portofino, 30 minutes from Genoa, 90 minutes from Pisa and 2 hours from Milan and Nice. Diving Group Portofino is a few steps from the port where our boats are moored and close to the hotels and restaurants that offer all our clients and their guests discounts. Diving Group Portofino have a licence to dive with you in the protected Cape of Portofino Marine Park - there are 20 dive sites within 10/15 min navigation from the port where our boats are moored with great diving suitable for divers of all abilities. The Marine Park is is home to a dazzling array of marine life some of which are not found elsewhere in the Mediterranean. Expect to see vibrant red corals, moon fish, moray eels, large schools of barracuda, tuna, dentix, scorpion fish, groupers, violet and pink nudibranches and the most famous dive in the whole Mediterranean – the statue ‘Il Christo Degli Abissi’ submerged in memory of scuba diving pioneer Dario Gonzatti.This dive has now become a symbol to memorise all those who explore and love the ocean is a must for all divers to visit at least once. You will be uplifted by the sheer beauty of this unique marine park which is studied by biologists and enjoyed by divers from all over the world. Everyone at Diving Group Portofino promotes responsible diving and respect for the environment.
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Via Favale 25A, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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+39 335 725 9758
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

I was in Italy for a couple weeks and decided I'd pursue my AOW certification here. DGP has two locations from which they launch and are well staffed and run. The staff here speaks english well and are very knowledgeable. My instructor, Stefano, was great!...More

Thank Maher N
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

I have had the most phenomenal time doing my dive master internship at DGP. DGP is a very professional operation but I was never made to feel that I was getting in the way of the team, and rather than being told that I was...More

Thank Eva N
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We only spent one day diving with them but we know that we will return! Great location with hot showers, very good and new equipment and some other good ideas (lockers for guests etc.). The two dive sites we visited were full of life and...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We just did two dives with Diving Group Portofino and it was a very pleasant experience. We got in touch via email on a Sunday evening just two days before our planned dives and everything went very smoothly. The whole staff is friendly, helpful and...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great staff, really friendly and informative. I think it is very important for that kind of activity. They explained everything before diving/snorkeling, the place was beautiful. They even took the time to show me good places to eat in the city. Professional, friendly, and they...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Recently took my teenage children to complete their open water dive certification with Dive Group Portofino and could not have been happier with the service we received. Nothing was too much trouble for Luca and the team. I also needed to do a refresh of...More

Thank Scottyarrow
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

We came here to get our wreck diver certification. From the planning (a few weeks before) to the training and the diving we had a great time. The entire team is very professional and Enrico was an awesome instructor. He took us step by step...More

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Luca S, Owner at Diving Group Portofino, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you very much for these kind worlds, we try to do our best and sometime when we get busy like that it is not easy. We are lucky to be surrounded by a very good team. We all look forward to diving with you...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We highly recommend the diving base DGP in Santa Margherita Ligure just steps from the port. They offer not only great diving experiences - the nature reserve around Portofino is right in front of the door - but also have a good equipment including a...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I have been diving with Diving Group Portofino since a while when they where "only" DWS. I saw them growing acquiring "DivePassion" in Santa Margherita and finally becoming the actual Group acquiring the Abissi Diving in Rapallo. Their characteristics have always been professionalism, friendship, passion...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

All four dives in two days around Portofino park were quite satisfactory (lots of fish, ship wreck, octopus, etc.). The hospitality of the staff is very good. Thank you.

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