Over the years, we have organised awesome scuba diving trips for many thousands of divers like you. Let them tell you if they were happy about choosing to book with the leading online authority in diving vacations.
Customer reviews of liveaboards and resorts can be found on the product pages relating to each liveaboard or resort so that you can benefit from the previous experience of others. As for the experience of booking through Dive The World, here's a randomcollection of messages from our customers, demonstrating what they think of us ...
Francisco Asencio, Spain, November 2021:
"Good information, great flexibility with covid. Staff were always there for any needs or problem solving. Thank you."
Sadie Redinger, USA, October 2021:
"Vic was helpful when setting up my stay and with getting a Covid test booked for me. Vic was very helpful answering any questions and getting me the information needed for my stay."
Susan Davenport, UK, October 2021:
"We had a few problems and questions from booking mainly due to postponement but Vic was fantastic. He liased with first the Fiji aggressor who cancelled us then the Belize aggressor cancelled about 3 times because of covid. I felt very secure that I had booked with a reputable company who could negotiate and rebook so we didn't lose our money. Vic was excellent. We have been very happy with the service provided by Dive The World. "
Noah Oviedo-Bormett, USA, July 2021:
"Dive The World did a fantastic job helping to organize and recommend the trip. Very responsive to all our questions and very knowledgeable about the various dive locations in the Red Sea. The itinerary Dive The World secured for us was perfect especially given we were only Open Water certified rather than AOW. Would recommend Dive The World to any other divers. "
Timothy Chae, USA, October 2020:
"Due to Covid-19, all 3 week live-aboard trips were canceled at the last minute. Dive-the-world did a marvelous job of rebooking us on other live-aboards. What was even more impressive was that they were able to rebook us so that we could do the original destinations as planned. I cannot think of anything that could it better. Everyone at Dive-the-world.com was awesome. Dive-the-world is the only company I would use from now on."
Alexey Stakanov, Germany, August 2020:
"Dive the World has a fast and easy booking service. I like the very clear information. All good. "
Adrien Simard, France, July 2020:
"The strength of Dive The World is, as usual, helping choose the boats everywhere with a wide variety of choice :) No weaknesses."
Megan A Volk, USA, July 2020:
"Fantastic service from Dive The World helping us find the right trip for us. All representatives showed lots of patience with the back and forth to help us make the right choice."
Ram Rajagopal, India, June 2020:
"The Dive-the-world team is one of the most efficient agencies that I have ever come across. They are prompt, efficient and professional. A great plus is the fact that they're approachable almost every hour of the day through their chat service. I haven't compared their rates with other agencies, so can't really say much on that front. But I would dive again through/with them for sure."
Justin Becker, Germany, April 2020:
"Pip is always doing a great job, very helpful, attentive, fast answering. And we love the discount! More discounts ;-) "
Mike Teske, Canada, March 2020:
"Quick response to emails and friendly service are Dive The World's main strengths. I wasn't sure how to sign up for the included dive insurance, but it was quickly explained when I sent an email."
Skye Cornell, Cambodia, March 2020:
"Everything was amazing, it was the highlight of our holiday and the boat surpassed expectations. Dive The World were great at dealing with my myriad of questions. It was great. Thanks once again!"
Eva Hayes, United Kingdom, March 2020:
"Dive The World always had timely and clear communications and follow up emails as part of the enquiry and boat booking service....."
Paul Trevaskis, Australia, February 2020:
"Vic was extremely helpful in preparing for our trip and completing the online course before we left Australia. Planning a return in October with my partner so she can experience the wonders of Scuba as well. Looking forward to many more dive adventures in the future."
Justin Becker, Germany, February 2020:
"Pip is always doing a great job, very helpful, attentive, fast answering. And we love the discount! More discounts ;-)"
Nina Axman, Sweden, February 2020:
"Quick e-mail replies and good overview of options available that helped me choose. Also helped me ensure I would get vegan food of good quality. Plus of course the Raja Ampat itself was a fantastic diving experience."
Greg Ruggerone, USA, January 2020:
"Dive the Word staff were very quick to answer my questions about diving on liveaboard boats in the Similan Islands. They also honor the policy to meet or beat other offers. We also appreciated the free dive insurance, though we did not needed it. We will use Dive the World again! I cannot think of ways to improve your services. Very happy with our liveaboard choice and overall experience...."
Karol Galanciak, Poland, January 2020:
"The best things about Dive The World are the ease of the booking process, and great responsiveness on online live chat."
Stephanie Lewis, USA, December 2019:
"You all were fabulous at keeping in contact. You were not pushy. You were honest. It was great."
Simona Poma, USA, October 2019:
"I want you to know about our last trip: It was beautiful and perfect! Thank you very much because it was a Amazing experience. I hope to travel for next destination with you. I have a question: we have Dive The World return customer discount for next trip? [Answer: Yes!]."
Karol Galanciak (repeat Dive The World guest), Poland, August 2019:
"The entire process was super smooth, Philippa was really responsive and when it turned out that by mistake I had chosen June instead of July, there were no problems to rearrange the trip."
Timothy Chae, USA, July 2019:
"The service I received form Dive The World was exceptional. Making a reservation was easy and painless. All my communication with representative was via email, but my inquiries were answered quickly, normally less than one day."
Sergio Guadamillas, Switzerland, July 2019:
"Dive The World provides reliable partners in the area like in this case Borneo Divers to dive in sipadan. I think the value added is to be up to speed on diving destination status, provide reliable partners to allow us to select the best vacation to enjoy diving, beach places..."
Colin Zhu, Japan, December 2018:
"Great service from Dive The World. Did their due diligence to help me find the best scuba diving shop at that time. They were great because I was late in finding openings on boats the week before the trip to Fiji. Followed up with me afterward to lock down a time and place and pickups, etc. "
Sarah Drew and Liam Donnelly, Australia, February 2019:
"Having consistency and being able to use the same booking agent "Beef" year in year out, gives us lots of confidence that our booking will be handled correctly. Sometimes it took a few days to get a response to emails, but now you have your "Chat with us" option this has been illuminated."
Thomas Weber, Denmark, January 2019:
"Second time I use Dive The World and the service is outstanding. They take all your questions or comments (big and small) serious and come up with solutions or answers really fast. The personal feel in the communication let you know that it is real people working in this company. You feel they care about the service they provide and that you as a customers actually means something to them."
Galen Tate, USA, December 2018:
"The best part for me was how responsive Dive The World was and that all my questions were answered completely. I felt I had a handle on what was going on, what I could expect, and what I needed to do on my end. I also like the information provided on the site about the different dive locations. I would book through Dive The World again."
Sayuri Teramoto, Japan, December 2018:
"All the arrangement including personal transfer services were perfectly worked on time, that what I appreciated so much. Honestly speaking, I was worried about the arrangement because it was the first time visiting for Egypt. However, all the pre-notices from Dive the World (Beef) were done perfectly. Thank you."
Julia Waldsmith, USA, July 2018:
"Dive the World is an amazing resource for diving. I wouldn't have been able to find our destination without their many pages of information. Also, their frequent and clear communication was absolutely essential and very much appreciated."
Tim van der Weef, Singapore, June 2018:
"The booking process was easy, we paid the balance the night before received a full itemised receipt and confirmed pickup at our hotel the next morning. Pickup as agreed , transfer was easy. Everything went as expected and was great fun. Dive The World's strengths are clear communications, trustworthy and established. Easy for me to book and confirm."
Tomas Barradas, Portugal, February 2018:
"Dive The World's website is very easy to use. Philippa is very good and takes care of all my diving trips! Without any problems and good suggestions. Always Very good on alternatives and suggestions when something changes."
Howard Chew, USA, January 2018:
"Dive The World is more informative and complete than other sites. I appreciate the wealth of information you provide about the dive locations and travel tips."
Yann Renoux and Ariane Lamy, France, December 2017:
"The service your team @ DTW provides is amazing, everyone i interact with (mostly Beef & Enrico) is great, responsive, kind. The best parts were the quick answer and good following up. Thanks! I will probably be back next year."
Wesley Cheng, Singapore, September 2017:
"I had a wonderful experience and will definitely choose Dive The World again. Replies from Dive The World was prompt and clear. All in all, I had a great experience. The best part of the service is the ability to offer a wide range of products (diving sites all around the world). With that I believe I was able to get a better recommendation than from a local dive shop."
Kelda Bindel, New Zealand, August 2017:
"The Dive The World website was great. Beef was quick to respond to my enquiries and very clear with his emails. This is the second time I've used DTW. Fast turn around was probably the key. We emailed multiple boats/companies when trying to decide on our dive destination, and some took over a week to respond which meant we didn't even consider them (as we had to make a decision sooner than that)."
Hillary Holt, Australia, July 2017:
"The best part was Dive The World's friendly, knowledgeable service. It’s great to be able to explain what sort of holiday we are looking for and take recommendations from people who dive themselves. Both times I have booked through DTW we have taken recommended advice and have been really pleased with the outcome."
Anke Steier, Germany, January 2017:
"Communication was good: fast answers and detailed answers to all my questions, payment was also ok. all questions I had, were answered in detail from Beef, so no complaints :) The best thing is the speed and efficiency of communication - always on the next day I had an answer (taking into account also the time difference)."
Christopher Bianco, UK, January 2017:
"Everything was perfect. It is very easy to navigate through the Dive The World website - full of useful information on the location and dive sites. The sales staff provided quick and informative emails. The best thing was the discounted price for our liveaboard."
Randall Wacker, Canada, November 2016:
"Very easy, it is my 'go-to' place for information on dive locations and operators. All aspects are well done from booking to payment. I really appreciate the ability to pay via PayPal. Reliable website and knowledgeable staff make the process easy from start to finish."
William Morris, UK, November 2016:
"Excellent customer service all around. Your website it is easy to use with lots of useful information. I appreciated Pip's responsiveness in answering my many questions. This was my first liveaboard trip, so it was new to me. I appreciated your promptness and ability to answer my many questions and provide advice!"
Jo Nhan, UK, October 2016:
"All good - Vic was very responsive to emails and got us everything we needed for the trip. The best part about Dive The World is the range of liveaboards you have listed, from budget to luxury. The trip reviews and photos and boat information makes it easy to decide which boat would be suitable for us to book."
Bart Vodderie, Belgium, August 2016:
"Booking with Dive The World was easy. I have used the websites on many occasions. The best thing was your personal handling of the reservation. You really get a person treating your requests."
Karin Burroughs, Australia, July 2016:
"All good, very easy to use, great communication. There's so much info online for scuba destinations and resort booking websites, I trust Dive The World because we've had good service and great trips. I'd rather use your service again than sort out all the details myself."
Britt de Klerk, Netherlands, May 2016:
"Process was very nice. Good information, nothing you have to do yourself, only confirm dates an make the payment. Very good instructions for how to make payments, easy! Best part was that you only have to tell where you want to go, and for how long, and you will make all the bookings and arrangements, easy travelling!"
Dominic Mohr, Germany, March 2016:
"Thanks for everything. Monday we returned from our trip to the Maldives and yes, going for a liveaboard on the MS Stingray and booking with you guys was definitely the right choice! Always got a quick reply, that's how we like it. Thank you supporting us and thanks for an unforgettable dive-trip!"
Kira de Gunzbourg, Australia, March 2016:
"I just wanted to send an email to say a big thank you for helping organise the live aboard diving trip. We had the most amazing time with great staff and friendly people. Although we didn't get to see any big animals like whale sharks or manta rays, the diving was still amazing and so different from what I am used to here in Australia. You have been an amazing help. "
Jens Halling, Norway, December 2015:
"The Dive The World website is very comprehensive and contains a lot of information. I enjoyed browsing through it and getting ideas. I got very good advice from Pip. I appreciated the expediency and the rapid response that I received from Pip very much. It is not easy for me to plan ahead very much, so I tend to be in the last minute mode very much. This was not a problem with the service I received and I am very grateful for that."
Leslie Stradinger, USA, October 2015:
"It was all easy to use and easy to book. Communication was easy and prompt. No improvement is necessary. Everything was quick and when I had flight problems, the communication flowed smoothly. Response to emails was amazing. Very on point and very attentive and responsive. Very good overall."
Rachel Berkley, USA, September 2015:
"I had originally contacted Dive The World and several other agents to inquire about joining the Mona Lisa's liveaboard. Dive the World was the only one to respond with other options for me that worked within my budget and timeframe. I never would have known about Calico Jack if it weren't for the suggestion from Dive The World. I appreciate the helpful suggestions, rather than just saying what I wanted wasn't available. I appreciate all the help with planning my trip so last minute."
Susan Wilson, UAE, August 2105:
"Using Dive The World was great. Easy to search the site and look at different options for a particular location. Details on the boats and itineraries were pretty good. Booking was easy enough... Pip was super helpful in confirming details and getting the trip booked. The best part was the response to e-mails, from initial inquiry to booking confirmations and follow up."
Marty Van Keulen, Canada, March 2015:
"I have used Dive The World in the past and recommend them as a company to anyone who is thinking about a dive trip. Communication is very efficient, especially considering that there is a big time difference with us in Canada. When we book thru Dive The World we feel that the boats you use have consistently delivered a good experience to the majority of guests."
Eduardo Henrique Semionato Bernardes, Brazil, January 2015:
"It's easier to book liveaboards through you than to book directly. And you can seach through all the liveaboards and check what's available. Very quick and easy. No major improvements to suggest, everything went smoothly."
Tine Arentz Floysvik, Norway, April 2014:
"Communication was really good. Always responding straight away. Payment went without hassle and it was professional. Thank you, Pip."
William Wan, Canada, January 2014:
"I've been booking my diving safari trips with Dive The World for a long time. They can always find a good itinerary to satisfy my requirements and a competitive price. The online payment is convenient and efficient."
Mathias Eick, Germany, June 2013:
"Good advice on what dive spots at what time and date as we had full moon with strong currents at times. Can only improve if you can slow down time so that I could stay longer ..."
Eric Ramstetter, USA, May 2013:
"I was very happy with the service we received from Dive The World, especially the arrangements for a private guide which I know can be complicated. And the fact that you offered the packages at a discount (compared to the dive operator). I want to thank you very much for your kind assistance. The trip was truly one of the most relaxing, best diving experiences we have ever had."
Miikia Turkia, Finland, April 2013:
"We had another nice diving vacation in Malaysia, organized by our trusted travel agents at Dive The World. Diving was great with a couple of 'blue' dives when looking for hammerhead sharks. We also had some very good macro opportunities shooting, e.g. pygmy seahorses. A good mixture of big and small creatures with smooth and hassle free travel arrangements."
Rodney Van der Laan, South Africa, April 2013:
"Dive The World were excellent. Responses were prompt, and they were extremely helpful in meeting my needs. I have booked 6 trips through Dive The World and each time my dealings were excellent. I'll be back to book a 7th!"
Ariane Lamy, Hong Kong, February 2013:
"From Dive The World all was perfect on the following from my first request to the final booking confirmation. Your following, answers, helpfulness is really the best for me. The best service has been the kindness and helpfulness of my contact Oor, who took time to answer and follow all my crazy requests (dates which can't be changed, special requests) ..."
Itay Lusky, Israel, October 2012:
"Dive The World has a great variety of diving options with clear information about the boats types, costs etc. was very easy to find required information. The help of Vic was great with lots of patience."
Lin Donevska, Australia, September 2012:
"The information received was fabulous. Dive The World provided great options to choose from and the information was very thorough and covered everything you needed to know so making a holiday choice was a fairly easy process."
Sandra Reebie, USA, July 2012:
"Website was very clear with choices of location, resorts, etc. Oor seemed to get back to me in a timely manner (time difference is huge; but okay when you get used to it); and Oor was very friendly over email. She was also helpful with my questions. I would definitely recommend this site to other people. (I had asked another traveler which place they booked through and he said Dive-The-World and mentioned Oor - Oor you rock!!) The communication was good. I really appreciated the email before we left as a confirmation (did not get that with other packages)."
Nathan Kizhanatham, India, June 2012:
"I had a wonderful time. You have excellent and attentive staff. The service all-around was excellent. Email responses were quick and efficient. Terms were explained clearly. I will certainly use your services again. Since travelers come from all parts of the world, you may ask them about their food preferences before their arrival."
Oscar Prat, USA, June 2012:
"The 2 best parts were your quick responses for my slew of questions and the price. For the former you always provided a clear and quick response to my questions which was very reassuring, especially for someone who had never done business with you. For the latter, with the way things are right now in the world, it is necessary to save monies wherever possible. And the discount received definitely pushed me over the edge for the trip."
Cormac Henderson, Ireland, April 2012:
"Vic was very helpful and prompt with any queries we had before the trip. We were collected from our hotel in Male as promised and any food or special request were passed onto the crew. Very happy with the service."
Stephane Tremblay, China, April 2012:
"Basically you did a fantastic job, the 13 dives were just amazing and it was nice to go at 2 resorts and experience muck diving, definitely recommend that. I did the nitrox specialty and my wife passed the advance course. Thank you so much to make this happen. It was our 3rd wedding anniversary and we were delighted! The whole booking process was done efficiently and very professional. Just keep what you do now, it's perfect."
Igor Nefedov, Montenegro, March 2012:
"I booked my dive holidays via Dive The World twice and it was fast and easy. I received fast answers to all my emails and also good answers that show good knowledge. It makes me more confident that my holiday will have no problem. Maybe you need to give more information about dive sites and more pictures."
Jessica Chen, Australia, October 2011:
"Your website is sensational. To be able to compare such a variety of dive operators (particularly in such detail) in the area you are travelling is sensational! The Dive The World website is always my first destination when researching potential dive holidays."
Meshal Al-Omar, Kuwait, July 2011:
"The honesty and the fine delivery is where Dive The World delivered more than what I expected ... for the weakness i can only say a bit of delay because of time difference. It would be good if you had a 24/7 chat service only if you are expanding world wide."
Martina Fleckenstein, Germany, July 2011:
"Dear Dive The World team, we would like to thank you for the excellent organization of the tour, quick reply of e-mails and be sure next time we will book through you. Always quick answer (within 24 hours), detailed information, easy payment procedure (with credit card), reachable by phone. Everything works very well, no recommendation for improvement. An excellent service."
Don and Liz Halina, Canada, May 2011:
"Dive The World service was good. We had some internal issues trying to decide on resorts and by the time that we had made a decision, our preferred resort was not available. We were given a discount on our second choice which was positive. Quick response to questions when asked. Not many weaknesses."
Tamara Johnston, Guam, May 2011:
"Your website allowed us to look at multiple diving package options since we were open to going anywhere in Asia. We were able to get information from someone who loves diving and has been to these places and could give us accurate information for making a comparison. Your correspondence was professional and well organized. Plus, we saved money!"
Clare Phillips, Australia, May 2011:
"Making a booking through Dive The World gave me great peace of mind - not having to worry about finding a reputable PADI dive provider in a foreign country, not having to book my own accommodation/transfers etc. I have recommended Dive The World to several colleagues since returning to work and will be using you to book my next dive holiday."
Karen Roden, Canada, May 2011:
"The best part of the service was the speedy and friendly responses that I received via e-mail. It was something that was important to us when choosing someone to book our trip and one of the reasons that we chose Dive The World. Thank you again for the great service and we will surely be booking with you again!"
David Probert, USA, May 2011:
"Thanks once again for another great trip booked with the assistance of Dive The World. I didn't see everything I had hoped to see, but still a great trip. Dive The World was very responsive to all questions and requests. Also able to assist changing itineraries at the last minute."
Craig Weitz, USA, March 2011:
"I needed some help quickly to find a get-a-way for a weekend in an unfamiliar area. Dive The World helped me find a reasonably priced dive package and made it relatively simple ... I would use them again for my next trip. Pip did a great job communicating with me and making me feel comfortable that things would be taken care of."
Paolo Pastore Stocchi, Italy, March 2011:
"I would certainly use Dive The World again. I found what I was expecting to find, a good dive guide and instructor, good food and kind crew onboard. My arrival and departure was well arranged and the cruise was safe and pleasant. There's not much to improve on. Things worked well."
Dana Aboul-Jabine, United Arab Emirates, October 2010:
"The service was superb! Vic was wonderful, he did everything possible to try to help us find the perfect holiday. He went out of his way to send us every boat that met our requirements and was happy to keep looking. He was so prompt with his responses, so polite and understanding despite all our requirements. It was truly a pleasure to deal with him."
Janine Pyne, Australia, August 2010:
"The service was prompt which was key given I was already on holiday in Borneo with scattered access to internet. They understood the information I gave them and quoted accordingly. Other operators just did not listen, e.g: I only had a limited amount of time and budget and other operators continually quoted on a longer stay and on 5* options?!"
Pilar Mayoral, Argentina, August 2010:
"You provide full information of the places with your web page (resort, diving, transfers etc). The communication by email was complete and fast. The website = excellent. Email responses = excellent. I will certainly use your services again and recommend your home page."
Richard Hewitt, Australia, July 2010:
"The organisation of the whole trip was very well managed. People met us when arranged and transport was where it was supposed to be. Very smooth operation. We had a great time at Sipadan Island and can recommend it to all."
Phillip Ulrich, USA, January 2010:
"The very first thing I want to emphasize about my whole experience was the superb service that you provided in giving such attention and care to my many emails in setting up the trip. Without your patience and the extremely nice and accurate answers that you always provided to my questions, I would have been unable to ever set up my dive trip to Thailand. It made me feel secure and to know that the trip planning with you had been in very good hands. I would definitely not hesitate to book with Dive The World because the tremendous care and attention and answers to all my questions that you provided was absolutely excellent."