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| Salang Bay, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
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Grahame was fine during the first few dives (open and confined), however as I got into the end of... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Sasha I
Simply a brilliant dive instructor!

I went to Grahame for the Open Water Diver course and i didn‘t regret my decicion for a second. He... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Alex L
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Independent scuba diving instructor offering padi diving courses and fun dives. I provide a personal service unmatched by any of the dive centers here in Salang Bay on Tioman Island. I cater for individuals and groups, and can make arrangements to suit you personally.
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Grahame was fine during the first few dives (open and confined), however as I got into the end of the course, he was getting impatient. I struggled with descending, and he got irritated with me and my learning, rather than teaching me how to descend...More

Thank Sasha I
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GrahameMassicks, Owner at Scuba Guru, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Sasha I freely admit that I am not the most patient of men! I try hard to be more patient but like everyone else, I don’t always succeed. Students must make the effort to overcome their natural anxiety. They must listen to, absorb and...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I went to Grahame for the Open Water Diver course and i didn‘t regret my decicion for a second. He is a brilliant diver and a great teacher. He gives you all the time you need for learning and practicing the skills. All his experience...More

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GrahameMassicks, Owner at Scuba Guru, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Many thanks for this review. Contributions to the Trip Advisor community and very helpful when it comes to making choices! You were actually a very easy student to teach. Much is written about the quality of instructors as if we were the only part of...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

On my recent trip to Tioman Island I completed my open water course with Scuba Guru. The level of instruction I got got was top class. Grahame is extremely accommodating to your needs and instructs in a nice relaxed and safe way. I emailed many...More

Thank Lorcan H
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GrahameMassicks, Owner at Scuba Guru, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to write this review. I also don’t like receiving generic emails, especially when they don’t answer any specific questions I had. One size doesn’t fit all and I prefer to take a more personal approach. The way...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Well... It is about time i write this long overdue review... haha.. It was in May 2016 when I met Grahame. It has always been my want-to-do thing about diving and so my lovely wife went and got me a diving course. She found Grahame...More

Thank bryyap
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GrahameMassicks, Owner at Scuba Guru, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hi Bryan, many thanks for getting fingers to keyboard and posting this review! Congratulations on achieving your Instructor certification! As you have seen with a few of the courses that you have helped me with the attributes of the student are critical to results of...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Learned by the book and beyond, felt safe all the time, enjoyed diving with Scuba Guru... Would recommend to anybody seeking experience and professionalism in scuba diving. At the same time, Salang (Tioman) is a great place with lovely people and best food.More

Thank Emir H
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GrahameMassicks, Owner at Scuba Guru, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Many thanks for your review and kind words Emir! Safety is always paramount – this is a recreation and is supposed to be fun, but you can’t enjoy if you don’t feel safe! PADI is very good in this regard and we are actually trained...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We're a family of 5 pursuing our diving license and he made the almost impossible possible! Grahame had amazing patience and professionalism throughout our course, especially for my parents who are hitting their 50s. We were originally only doing our open water course but after...More

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GrahameMassicks, Owner at Scuba Guru, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Hi Sher Min, That was quit an event teaching your family to dive! I posted a photo of you guys on social media and one of my friends who is a very experienced diver was amazed that a family could go so far together! It...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Grahame, thank you so much for being patient with beginners like us and sharing your knowledge and experience with us. I never imagined I could do Scuba diving especially when I struggle with swimming  You made the training fun and enjoyable. I really appreciate...More

Thank AnkitNarchal
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GrahameMassicks, Owner at Scuba Guru, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Hi Anik, Many thanks for this glowing review! I am glad you enjoyed your scuba course, and I hope to be able to take you further into scuba if you ever return to Salang! Safety is always my first priority. Minor scratches are the worst...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Really great personne and excellent professeur I did my open water with him and didn't speak very good English he was very patient and understanding with me!! I recommend him highly many thanks GrahameMore

Thank sabelette34
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GrahameMassicks, Owner at Scuba Guru, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Hi there, Many thanks for your review! I am very used to teaching scuba to people whose English is not strong. If you think about it – it goes with the territory!! Luckily, we can’t talk underwater so for the diving it is not such...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This was my second dive course I took with Grahame, and again it was absolutely worth it! Not only did he help my boyfriend and me with the ferry schedules and accommodation, he also built the whole course flexibly around our skills and time schedule....More

1  Thank Anna A
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GrahameMassicks, Owner at Scuba Guru, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Many thanks for this glowing review. It was great to welcome you back to Salang to take your Advanced Course and to meet Max and introduce him to diving! I could tell at the end of his first day that he was doing well and...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Grahame explains everything perfectly. We liked to dive with Grahame. Without hurry and with pleasure! I recommend to everyone! Maria and EvgenyMore

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GrahameMassicks, Owner at Scuba Guru, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Many thanks for this review Evgeny! It was a real pleasure to meet Maria and you plus your other friends from Moscow! I am glad you had a chance to see some of the delights available in these waters, and it would be wonderful if...More

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