bartel franck - - Paris, France, 11.3.2013
Dear Gabriel and Alike,
We are back in Paris (so sad!) and want toThank you very very much.
It was our first real diving experience and you gave us all your best to ensure our pleasure, our fun and to gain confidence underwater.
Thank you for your enthusiasm, your patience, your smile, and your skills!
We are now certified thanks to you and you succeeded in passing your passion, especially when we met dolfin!!! ;-)
Also thanks to your crew for their help and kindness.
We hope to meet you again,
We wish you all the best
Ludivine and Franck
Marco and Alberto - - Padova, Italy, 10.2.2013
Dear Gabriel and Alike,
me and my father are writing this message to thank a lot for this wonderful experience! The place was amazing but all thiese dives were possible only thank to you (one of the best experience in my life so far)! You made these days special !
Such experience is adviced to everyone, you definitly can't go to Kuda Funafaru without diving with them!
Thank you a lot again,
Marco and Alberto
Niccolo e Uberta Monicelli - - Rome/Italy, 30.1.2013
Dear Alinke and Gab we do thank you for taking us to the discover of the Noonu atoll. It was fantastic diving with you. We were pleased by your courtsey and prossefionality. You are also very "simpatici" so you are invited to visit us in Rome to discover many different amenities !!!
Thanks again and hope to see you soon.
Niccolo e Uberta
PS one of the eagle rays is still following me !!!
Anne et Gilles Bernstein - - France, 28.1.2013
Dear Alike and Gab !
We are so sad today not to be with you anymore.... To dive with you was so great and unbelievable ! Your passion is so huge ! We have already dived in Maldives but never like with you. Before, we dived twice a holiday week just to practice and since last week with you, back to work, we only think about diving with you again and again... You made our holidays unforgettable (even if we have a lot of bad things to tell about the hotel) !!!
Thank you very much !
Looking forward to seen you very soon !!!!
Anne and Gilles
Hans Ramberg - - Stockholm, Sweden, 6.1.2013
Million thanks to Oli and all of his team at Filitheyo dive center for a sensational and wonderful Christmas and New Year’s vacation. Four family members concluded their referral certification at the Werner Lau dive center and together we made 30 remarkable dives with Zaid, Leon, Hamza, Ditte and Ziggi. We also took Nitrox and deep dive certificates at the center. Everything worked like clockwork; the equipment, the logistics, the boat crews, the helpers and the dive masters/instructors. You even took care of our ear problems. What great service. And always with happy and friendly faces, even when it was really busy at the dive center. You have exceeded our expectations by far and have given us memories for life! We miss you already. You are just amazing!
And Werner: I really enjoyed to meet you and having the opportunity of diving with you, Lilly and Florian. We are truly impressed of your dive center. Congratulations!
Best wishes to you all and Auf Wiedersehen!
Hans, Anna, Ulrika, Maria, Sofia & Fredrik Ramberg
Anna & Arkaitz - - 24.11.2012
Hi Gabi, Alike and Juli,
it is already quite some time that Anna and me visited Kuda-Funafaru, and actually we were already owing you guys this well earned entry into the Guestbook. Now, finnaly I put myself in front of the Laptop.
Anna and me are very often thinking back about the great and exceptional time we had in Kuda-Funafaru back in September. It has been by sure one of our best divings and not only because of the Maldives over and underwater world, but very specially because of you and your team.
Actually Anna has never been the same since then (see picture of her during our trip back home)...
Something, we, even me with my limited memory qualities, will never forgett.
palle rose - - 5700 svendborg, denmark, 18.11.2012
Thanks from Denmark.
1000 thanks to the best diving-center I could ever dream of. The compressor-team hard working but allways smiling and friendly with splended service. The boat-team the same.
I came as a beginner with only 4 dives in my log, but very competent instructors made me feel safe and learned me a lot. They were very, very good. Had extremely good eyes for what could be better as well as for ones skills. When I left, I had improved a lot aned are now probably the first "dive-master with only 15 dives in the log" --he, he.
Everything taken care for and directed by manager Oli, who in the best way answered all my mails before the hollyday, and during my stay was fantastic.
You couldn`t find a better manager, staff and well-functioning divecenter.
My very best to all of you. I hope we meet again.
June & Immanuel - - Singapore, Singapore, 14.11.2012
Thank you so much Gab, Alike and everyone on the boat when we were over in Oct 2012! :) The dive sites were amazing and it was a great experience swimming so close to the turtles and the fishes. Your passion and vast knowledge of marine life kept us coming back day after day to dive rain or shine. The pampering on board was a little getting used to but that just means this was the best experience we've had so far and will be really hard to top! WE will have to come back for the rays and sharks next time!
June & Immi
Marleen - - Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 5.11.2012
Dear Sheena crew and Baz,
Thank you for a wonderful week at the Sheena in October 2012. We had a lot of fun and seen some beautiful big fish like sharks, manta’s and don’t forget the napoleons.
The food was delicious (not so spicy :-) ) and the service was great.
Maybe someday we will back!
Vincent, Patric, Erwin & Marleen
Brendan - - Australia, 30.10.2012
Alike, Gab & the boat-crew,
Recently we were very lucky to complete our dive course with you in the Maldives. Thank you very much for making our diving experience so wonderful. Your professionalism and diving knowledge is world class, and you made us always feel safe and reassured. Your enthusiasm for diving and marine life is infectious and we cannot wait until we get back in the water.
For anyone thinking of diving in the Maldives, this is the place to do it. We were amazed at the amount of sea life we saw (dolphins, turtles, mantas, sharks & millions of fish) and the underwater visibility (25m+). The island's remoteness was perfect, as we never shared a dive site with anyone else. Alike, Gab & the boat-crew's friendly nature encouraged us to return each day.
Thanks again for the great memories. All the best for the future.
Lucy & Brendan
Aldo - - Italia, 26.8.2012
grazie delle belle immersioni.....
Sophie & Marc - - Paris, France, 21.6.2012
Dear Gab & Alike,
Just to say a Big Thank you to the both of you!!!
We stayed few months ago (Already....!) in Kuda-funafaru and have the pleaser and privilege to dive with you....We had our Best diving experience Ever!!! Your enthusiasm, your Love for diving, your knowledge about it and interest for animals is just...Whaowww !!! You made the Best of it All the time, to ensure our enjoyment ....Amazing!!! We've been diving a bit all around , and to be honest, you two are just the Best Diving Instructors we've Ever met !!! You gave us tips about how to improve our skills, make sure that we're comfortable underwater& improve our safety a lot! Thank you!!
It was by far, our best diving holidays! It's not often to have the chance to dive with so passionated Instructors as you Two!!! We really hope to meet you again in the Maldives or somewhere else, you made our holidays just perfect!!! Thank you!!!
Sophie & Marc
Yoko - - London, 7.5.2012
Hi Filitheyo dive centre team,
Greetings from London.
Thank you very much for your friendly and pleasant service during my five days with you. I truly enjoyed diving there. My thanks go to every one of you, however, I must send one special thanks to Chris for having made my last dive exceptional.
Wishing you all the best.
P.S. For your amusement and to make you feel even better to be living in paradise, I am attaching a picture of mine to show you what we have to wear back in London where the temperature is currently around 10C...!
Thomas Nalino-Baille - - Marseille, France, 29.4.2012
Dear Alike, Julie and Gabriel
First of I really want to say a big "thank you" to the 3 of you for the wonderfull diving experience.
You are the perfect match of profesionalism and friendlyness, and i haven't seen instructors as passionated and devoted to the nature as you.
As well i would like to thank the maldivian crew onboard for their help and kindness
Diving with you has been taking diving for me to a next level, and therefore once again “Shukriyya”.
I really hope to see you soon again.
All the best
Thomas and Katharina
Boris - - Germany, 6.4.2012
Dear Dive Center Team,
thank you for the brilliant service.
Excellent organistion, briefing and support especially
for an occasional diver like me.
You did a great job. Keep it up!
Very beautiful diving sites.
I enjoyed it very much diving with you. Just as everybody did
I talked to durimg my stay at Medhufushi.
Thanks for the good time
Chessa - - Corse France, 3.4.2012
Hugo et Bernard
Chers Ingrid et Gabriel
Une pensée depuis la Corse, avec un grand merci pour les moments passée avec vous 2 durant mon séjour au Zithali..
J'ai trouvé un centre de plongée hors pair, une très bonne organisation, à l'heure le matin après un bon petit déj,!! et en avant toute pour de belles bulles !!!!!
Quand au trajet bateau, c'est une bonne ambiance à bord, toujours le sourire, attentif et un briefing au top.
Les encadrements sont de même qualités avec un total engagement à bien faire.
Merci à vous 2.
Bernard et Hugo
Theo and Monique - - Amstelveen, the Netherlands, 1.4.2012
Thank you all very much for the great week of diving we had from March 18 till March 25. Unfortunately the Sheena was under repair, but the Werner Lau team solved this problem very well by arranging another boat for us.
We could do our live-aboard trip as planned and we were very happy with the solution.
Sammy showed us many great dive sites in Felidhoo and Meemu atoll. We were lucky to see manta rays, hammerheads and loads of other fish.
The dhoni crew is fabulous, everybody is very helpfull. A huge thank you!
The Sheena-chef provided us with delicious meals every day.
We can't wait to be back.
Kari-Anne, Jacqueline, Bernie, Fred, Theo and Monique
Lynne and Nick Stock - - Wales, UK, 6.3.2012
A big thankyou to the amazing team at Filitheyo for making our holiday so special. Five of us, two "old hands who know its never too late to learn" and three less experienced divers always felt safe and supported. Interesting and sometimes challenging house reef excitement and fabulous boat dive excursions all dealt with by a professional but very friendly and approachable team. Dive centre support always 1st class .
We hope to return .......again!
Larissa , Jan , Max Vidal - - Germany, 2.3.2012
Hi Alike & Gab ,
wieder einmal vielen Dank für die tolle Zeit mit Euch !
Ihr seid ein super Team - Eure Freude und die Liebe zu den Tieren überträgt sich einfach auf jeden einzelnen an Bord und das Tauchen ( - Tauchen - Tauchen ) mit Euch macht jedes Mal Riesenspass !
Auch dem restlichen Bootsteam ein herzliches Dankeschön für die nette Betreuung vor und nach den Tauchgängen und die immer freundliche Versorgung mit Obst und Getränken !!!
Wir wünschen Euch schöne Tauchgänge ,noch viele faszinierende unvergessliche Begegnungen mit den Delphinen !!! und "unserem" süßen Babyadlerrochen Rachel ...
Alles Liebe aus dem nebligen kalten Stuttgart und wir freuen uns schon auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen !
Eure Larissa , Jan & Max
Jimmy P. Semaan - - Beirut, Lebanon, 21.2.2012
I just returned from a short 4-day stop in Bathala, and I would like to thank Werner Lau Dive Center in Bathala for making my stay such a wonderful and entertaining one! I had 9 dives in the 4 days I was there, and the dive sites around Bathala are just amazing! On each of the 9 dives I had, we would see sharks, and that to me was just exhilarating!
Really special thanks to the staff at Werner Lau Bathala who made all the difference, and who now I can call friends: Laurent and his nice family (Ingrid and Dylan), Riina, Marianne, Andi, Raju, Zia, Sushil, and of course my long-time friend Philip (my reason for my stop in Bathala)!!
I have also attached a photo of Philip and I getting ready to go on one of the house reef dives.
Bathala and the Werner Lau Dive Center should be on your "places to visit" list!