Below are just a selection of the comments that we have received from our customers who have booked holidays or learnt to dive with us:
N. Chung, December 2012
Thank you again for your instruction at the pool and in Wraysbury, I'm really glad I chose Oyster, your service has been friendly and professional and I feel confident about the knowledge and skills learnt through you. You will certainly be my first choice when I develop my scuba diving in the future. I am certainly interested in the skills weekend you mentioned.
J. Badger, November 2012
I didn't get a chance to thank my instructor last night and wanted to pass it on via you if that's ok? Just in case he isn't my instructor next week...I really struggled clearing my mask underwater...a few times...and he was really patient with me, calmed me down and made me feel more at ease. I really appreciated it. Anyway...just wanted to say thanks.
L and S Newton, October 2012
We just wanted to say thank you very much for a fantastic experience learning to dive with you. Last weekend at Wraysbury was cold but it was absolutely worth it to get the qualification and the experience of open water diving. The Oyster team, and in particular Melvin, were absolutely brilliant - so a big thank you to Melvin, and to Derek, Natalie and Andy for their help throughout the weekend, and to Ann for the pool sessions. We couldn't have asked for better instruction and really appreciated their patience and cheerfulness all the way through. We have recommended Oyster diving to several friends already and we can't wait to put our diving skills to good use in Brazil in a couple of weeks! Many thanks,
A. Wyatt, October 12
Just wanted to say thankyou Oyster for a superb weekend of open water training at Wraysbury lake. Had a great time and our instructor Melvin was a top bloke along with assistants Derek and Natalie, also special thanks to Andy for organising it all. Cheers guys.
M. Gammidge, October 12
Just wanted to drop you a quick email and say thank you. Last year you came to my house in Egham, one cold Saturday in December and helped me through my Open Water course.
My husband and I were going travelling around Central and South America and i'd decided diving with the Whale Sharks in Belize was on my 'Bucket List' but needed to learn how to do it first!!!
Thanks to you getting me started, not only have I achieved my goal, which I originally set out to but I've added sea lions, bull sharks, hammerheads, galapagos sharks, white tips and turtles to my lists of favourites to dive with and just passed my Open Water Instructors Exam.
The plan now..... to carry on diving and forge a career from it.....
I tell everyone who I take out on a discover scuba about how I got started, so if you get any random customers saying they were chatting to a girl in Cyprus, it was probably me.....
Anyway, enough waffle.... hope life's treating you well and you keep on changing people's lives for the better as you have mine...
S. Turner, October 2012
Just wanted to drop you a quick line and thank you and team for a thoroughly pleasurable experience over the last 2 weekends. Ian was fantastic at Wraysbury this past weekend and did a great job. He was extremely knowledgeable, passed on plenty of tips & tricks and was fun to learn from. It was a great experience and if asked by anybody, would thoroughly recommend you guys.
D. Edwards, October 2012
I just wanted to thank you and you team for the courses over the past two weekends. I really had such a fun time with Oyster doing the open water course. A special thanks to Ian who was simply awesome, Derek for his great help, and Andy. I truly now have the bug and cannot wait for the next opportunity to dive.
E. Nankervis, September 2012
Just wanted to make sure I emailed to say thankyou so much for all your help and support doing my Open Diver Qualification, sorry it was a bit of a hassle booking me in with weddings and things but really appreciated all your help. All the instructors and support have been lovely and I have gone from being really very nervous to really looking forward to the dive tomorrow, so am really pleased. Was super nervous this morning but Melvin and Andrew made it all ok.
S. Brassington, August 2012
Just thought I'd let you know that yesterday the girls and I passed our open water PADI on Tioman Island in Malaysia; no doubt in large part due to your excellent preparation and training during the open water referral course.
V. Molina, August 2012
I had a great time last night! Andy is a fantastic instructor!
I. Singh, August 2012
Lucy and Rose really enjoyed their refresher course with Andy last Sunday. Thank you for organising all that.
R. Bernardini, July 2012 (Divemaster)
I would like to thank you for everything, it was a pleasure to be trained by you. I would like to thank you and all Oyster Diving for the support I received for the divemaster course.
C. Crammer, July 2012
I had a great time and will definitely be recommending Oyster to future divers. Ian and Anne were fantastic.
R. Pearkin, July 2012
Fab scuba party thank you. Thomas loved it - think this may turn into a new hobby!!
B. Fattah, June 2012
I absolutely recommend Oyster Diving to anyone in the London area. I genuinely benefitted from the experienced instructors, the convenient training facilities and the friendly staff. Most of all, I made plenty of new friends who share my passion for diving!
A. Varnava, June 2012
Finally got around to writing to say thanks to Oyster for getting Hannah through her Open Water at the age of 10 and 2 months - despite being thoroughly exhausted she had a great time and is already looking forward to her first 'real' dives.
M. Jones, June 2012
I really enjoyed the course and I know that Derek did as well, will be looking forward to getting some more practice and gaining some more skills in the UK and will be sure to contact yourselves (But first i'm going to take advantage of Indonesia (-: ).
J. Seigal, May 2012
...just wanted to say that it was a very good weekend in Chepstow. Melvin is an excellent instructor and was extremely helpful. Thanks so much for arranging everything and preparing us for the upcoming vacation.
A. Olssman, April 2012
Had a great weekend in Selsey, great bunch of people on the trip and UK diving is definitely better than people give it credit for.
O. Lynch, April 2012
I had a great time over the weekend and I am very happy to have my rescue diver.
A. Walker, March 2012
...thanks very much for the weekend, I learn't so much in the two days - it was a great course and I am really pleased I did it. I now think I am offically addicted to Scuba Diving.
A. Heynike, March 2012
Thanks for the training today - really enjoyed it.
H. Slier, February 2012
I just wanted to write to say how much I enjoyed the refresher dive with Andy. I was feeling a little bit apprehensive before I got in the water but he put me at ease immediately. He was very thorough and patient and I think he is an excellent instructor. So much so that I'm planning on booking my dry suit qualification through you and am looking into joining your club so I can come out and do some UK diving with your company.
S. Knight, January 2012
.... thanks Ian for your instruction on my open water course on 14 and 15 jan. I was grateful for your patience and experience, and also for you making the theory parts more fun than the DVD would otherwise have been! The group successfully completed the qualifying dives at Wraysbury at the weekend with Melvin, and I know the others join me in thanking you for teaching us the theory and techniques so well.
T. Mujakporue, November 2011
Many thanks for the course.. I personally had a blast and I’m pretty sure that the rest of the guys did too.
F. Sharkey, November 2011
Just a note to say thanks for allowing me to join the teaching sessions over the last few weeks. I've really appreciated it, and I am feeling more confident now to do the Open Water referral when we go to Thailand. Thank you so much it's been a massive help!
K. Walker, October 2011
I just wanted to write and thank you for a great couple of weekends - i had such fun and learned so much. i can't wait for our trip to thailand in january and i feel much more confident and comfortable in the water. you've been great.
A. Varnava, October 2011
A word of thanks for the introductory lesson you gave Hannah at the weekend. She had a great time and is looking forward to her 10th birthday when she can complete her PADI.
S. Bloomfield, September 2011
Thank you so much for arranging my diving course this weekend at such short notice. It is something I have been wanting to do for years and it was a rare free weekend for me to be able to do this. I absolutely loved it and slightly addicted I fear! Taff was superb and please thank him for his time and patience.
T. Tyldesley, September 2011
We just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing time diving in Thailand and saw all sorts of creatures and corals. Many thanks for the great training - it really made our holiday. Two dive masters commented on how well trained and confident we were.
A. Will, August 2011
Just following on from the open water dives that I did this weekend with the group and Melvin in Wraysbury - I just wanted to say what a brilliant weekend it was and what a great instructor Melvin was :-)
S. Dowling, July 11
Rather belated thank you for your great course that Nick and I came on back in March. We had a wonderful holiday In the Maldives excellent diving and have now got our PADI cards!
With many thanks for making it all so easy for us.
S. Anderson, July 11
...just a quick note to say than you for the really great session that Paul and the boys had with Jenny yesterday. Greg has already decided he wants to do more and started lobbying hard! So, I will probably be in touch again with you before long….
Anyway, we really appreciated Jenny’s calm and upbeat style, so please tell her how great she was.
S. Dunne, June 11
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the trial dive last Tuesday!
B. Charles, June 2011
I just wanted to say thank you for a great experience completing my Open Water.
D. Fakhri, April 2011
Thanks very much for the diving course a couple of week-ends ago - it was fantastic and Jenny was great!
T. Daveis, April 2011
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the course. My sister and I are extremely keen to continue our diving training, particularly in underwater photography.
J. Lesley, April 2011
I just wanted to thank you for the dive course - i really enjoyed it (despite the cold!) You have a very patient manner and run the course at the right speed to keep all levels happy. I now feel very confident to go diving in warm blue water!
A. Olssoman, April 2011
I did enjoy the Open Water dives a lot and I am looking forward to the advanced course on the 16th, the itinerary looks great.
P. Lachance, March 2011
I had a great time. I have to say that diving in the UK was quite challenging vs the Maldives but I look forward trying it again.
J. Smith, January 2011
Thanks for sorting the group holiday. It is up there with the best!! I will definately come again.
A. Innes, January 2011
It was just the most brilliant holiday, thanks so much again. I'm encouraging my sisters to join me for the next one - whenever that'll be.
C. Pendleton, November 2010
I’m back from the most wonderful holiday in Egypt! And... my scuba was simply amazing!!! I was so confident that my instructor said he could have passed me as an advanced diver... So... I’m really looking forward to going back and getting some kit and doing my advanced dive license.
P. Berraondo, October 2010
Just to say a huge thankyou for taking good care of Judi and I on our course - we both enjoyed it so much and are already looking into how and when we can complete this part of the course. You are incredibly patient and I can see why your details say that you guarantee a pass! I will be sorting out as and when will be the best time for one or all of my boys to join you to do the course.
K. Sestakover, July 2010
Just to say a big, big thank you for the weekend and for putting up with me. I'm very happy I've done it and I survived!! I had a big grin on my face all day today at work!
C. Palmer, July 2010
Thank you and Neil for Alice's scuba party, the girls enjoyed themselves and are still talking about it now.
A. Innes, July 2010
I’m of the mind now that if I can do what needs to be done in such an ‘exotic’ location as Wraysbury Lake where that could be seen was brown, brown and more brown and the odd green weed floating by (oh yes, I did see one fish), and enjoy the experience, then anywhere where visibility is more than 1 meter is going to be a blast.
Right, must dash and put the ‘lippy’ on for my passport size photo and send off for my official certificate..
Thanks Mark – It was brill.
K. Dolan, December 2009
We had an absolutely brilliant holiday, the hotel was fab, staff all lovely, nice rooms, great pools and restaurants and the snorkelling was brilliant! The weather was lovely and feeling all very relaxed!
Thanks so much for organising our trip, it was brilliant and a much needed chill-out before the arrival of a noisy baby next year!.. bliss
G. Kirman, December 2009
Got back this morning after a tiring flight from Sydney, but no worries.
Everything went fine thanks to you. We really enjoyed the whole experience.
Thank you once again for all your help.
A. Correia, September 2009
The reason I am writing to you is to let you know that we just successfully concluded the PADI certification for Open Waters in Hurghada.
More important, I would like to share with you that while we were there we often heard our instructor there saying that we must have had a great instructor in the confined water session for, for example, the great way we set up the alternate air source or the way we set up the weight belt (with the strip bend) and some other things that others were doing in a poor way.
So again thank you for the lesson and the hints you gave us.
Mrs V Spencer, Sharm El Sheikh August 2006
“…I want to thank you for the excellent CD of the holiday in Sharm el Sheikh. We have enjoyed looking through the piccies..”
…Thanks again for everything, but in particular the way you looked after Alexander and for your great organizational skills!”
Ms J Folwell, 2006
“Thanks again for all your help setting up the Sharm holiday.”
Mr T Wookey, El Gouna – Egypt June 2007
“Brilliant! Great Hols thanks Mark.”
Mr R Thomas, September 2007
“Thank you very much for Wednesday; it was nerve racking initially and then exhilarating!!! Having 1-2-1 tuition was great and I appreciate your patience with me even if it did take me ages to work out how to clear my mask properly!!!”
Mr D Drake, Sharm el Sheikh October 2006
“We’ve just returned from our holiday in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt & I just wanted to drop you a quick ‘thank you’ note for your time and effort.
All twelve of us were really impressed with the standard of service you provided for a group of our size. As far as the diving goes, it was literally out of this world! I think I can speak for everyone in the group that we all felt the trips to various reefs & dive sites were very professionally organised & given that some of our group were beginners, they too felt very safe & catered for & is something they will pursue….Can’t shut a couple of friends up about it! Really was a trip of a lifetime”
Mr N Johnson, Proctor & Gamble (Senior Management Conference October 2006)
“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say many thanks for organising the conference for 70 of our most senior personnel. I particularly appreciated the level of detail you drilled down in order to ensure that the whole event ran smoothly, efficiently and within budget. The feedback from those that attended was very positive with a number stating that it wa the most organised and memorable conference they had attended. High praise indeed from a very demanding bunch!
Those who you taught to dive, were completely spellbound by the experience, I have forwarded on your details as they all wish to continue their diving education.”
Ms J Daley, August 2008
"Thanks for all your help. You were by far the most professional and helpful person that I spoke to arranging the trip."
Mr A Bell, July 2007
"Thanks for Sunday. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I've been raving about it to my mates."
Mrs P Timmins, May 2008
"Just to let you know we had a really wonderful holiday - the hotel and all its amenities were all very good! Thank you very much once again for all your help and look forward to dealing with you again."
St. Johns Beaumont School, February 2007
"Huge thanks again for all your help yesterday, the boys clearly had a ball and were talk of the dorm when I delivered them back!"
Mrs C Pearce-Thomas, November 2008
"You have a gift of putting people at their ease and I am grateful that you have patience too."