Topdeck vs Deep Sea Divers Den - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.3
Guide — 4.3
Activities — 4.3
Lodging — 4.2
Transportation — 4.2
Meals — 4.2
Overall — 4
Value — 4.1
Guide — 4.1
Activities — 4.1
Lodging — 4.1
Transportation — 4.1
Meals — 4.1
Recent Reviews

FUNNEST GAP TOUR EVER!

5.0 July 2018
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This Topdeck was so much fun, with it being the leaders last trip the chefs first trip and everyone else on the bus being 18 on a GAP year it was one to remember!
Unfortunately we missed out on Nice as we were in Paris heading to Nice on Bastille day, the day of the drive through attack. Topdeck took a good step forward and moved us to Switzerland earlier and we had an extra day there and in Florence instead! They had the best facts and took us to the best places. Our leader Amanda would tell us the most important facts of the trip show us where to party and where to stay safe and let us do our own thing at night!
Would highly recommend!
Check out my Topdeck here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB_uiN6dOOc&lc=z221j1nhwkfwfjgeaacdp4302urkdwx33xmfi0u45j1w03c010c
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Amazing Europe Trip

5.0 February 2017
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
There are so many great things to say about my European trip of a lifetime. The people that made it was my fellow topdeckers and of course the Fab Tour guide Matt Stewart. This is a trip that I will never forget, so many lovely memories I will cherish forever. We was very lucky with Matt because he really took time to talk to us and make us all feel relaxed with each other and asked us what we wanted to do. He was so knowledgable about all the places we went to, I remember thinking to myself this guy is pretty cool the fact he knows so well about the history and culture of each place especially the amount of cities we travelled to. Matt made the trip fun, interesting, exciting and I hope that if I was to ever do a top deck again one day he would be the tour guide or I think I would be disappointed. Have recommended top deck to so many people, memories I will have for a lifetime.

Georgina staines
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TopDeck Tours was awesome

5.0 January 2017
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Topdeck Tours was awesome, at the time back in 2005 I was traveling for 12 months, and wanted to see a huge chunk of Europe on a budget, so I found this company and it was exactly what I was looking for, the guides were very friendly, our cook was making really great meals on the side of the road, and the driver was very funny, and the accommodation was all good and I and all the other people had such and awesome time, and lots of us still keep in touch and will always remember our Topdeck experience.
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Tour Topdeck Company Reviews

Enjoyed every moment of the trip!

5.0 January 2017
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just came off the 2 day & 1 night live aboard & absolutely enjoyed every bit of it. I'm pretty chuffed that I did the Advance Coarse which was offered.
Even tho the boat was full the staff were awesome & always did their best to make sure what ever needs we had were taken care of.
Special mention to our Advance Dive Instructor Drew for doing a A1 job, his DTE friendly personality made the quick coarse exiting & a pleasure. Just watch out for those pesky near head butting GT's on your next night dive fella.
Definitely be coming again as I would like to do the night fleuro dive as that looked pretty cool. Great work
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Tour Deep Sea Divers Den Company Reviews

Very disappointed by their poor customer service.

1.0 January 2017
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Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
I have to admit my experience with Deep Sea Divers Den was not the best. Probably due to a cold, I couldn't equalize the pressure in my ears and thus couldn't go on the two dives I booked. The crew however assured me I will get the money refunded, as this is a medical condition and not my own fault (like I didn't go diving because I was scared). As soon as I was back I called the office, and they told me that my problem is not a medical condition and they can do nothing about it. So, on top of my disappointment of not having been able to go diving I am immensely disappointed by poor customer service!
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Tour Deep Sea Divers Den Company Reviews

Thanks for another great trip!

5.0 January 2017
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just finished 4 awesome days diving on Ocean Quest for the second time this year and Rochelle (my partner) and I will definitely be back again. The crew are friendly and accommodating, making every effort to take care of the guests in and above the water. The rooms are nice. The food is excellent - you just have to demonstrate some restraint at breakfast to ensure you don't sink on the second dive.
The dive guiding/supervision is great as they pick the best spots for the conditions and help you explore the areas around each mooring. Rental equipment and suits are all good and there is plenty of space to prepare for each dive, even when the boat is full.
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Tour Deep Sea Divers Den Company Reviews

Tours 351 Trips 3 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 149 $ 148
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Mixed Land & Cruise
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
Service Level Standard Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Australia & Pacific
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Scuba Diving
  • Adventure
Headquarters Chiswick, London, UK Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Year Established 1973 1974
Solo Friendly Good for singles, No single supplement N/A
Tour Languages English
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    About Topdeck

    Founded in 1973, Topdeck has been providing fun, adventurous trips around the world for 18-39 for over 40 years.

    What Makes Topdeck Travel Stand Out?

    Topdeck tour focuses on providing friendly and authentic guided group tours where like-minded 18-39 year old travelers can have amazing group experiences. There are several trip types to choose from, from camping, to immersive, to multi destination, to sailing.

    Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Topdeck?

    Sociable, adventurous, budget conscious 18-39 year olds are the kinds of traveler who will gravitate to Topdeck. Though they offer a few different distinct travel styles, there is definitely a sense of an ongoing party, with travel as the conduit and underlying shared interest.

    If the idea of being around a group of similarly aged people - many of whom may be exploring internationally for the first or second time - being spontaneous, and meeting locals (often in the environment of bars or clubs) is unappealing, then Topdeck may not be your cup of tea.

    Introverted travelers, or those for whom an extensively planned itinerary including many museums and historical sites is ideal, may want to hunt around before choosing a Topdeck tour.

    That is not to dissuade the more observational traveler - who may very well find a group they gel with perfectly on a Topdeck tour. Only to caution that you will be surrounded by several extroverted personalities.

    The bottom line is if you are game for anything, are traveling on a budget, and don’t mind fairly basic but comfortable accommodations and inexpensive meals - sometimes on the go - then you will enjoy the Topdeck tour experience.

    Top Destinations

    Topdeck has tours throughout the world, in Europe, Australia & New Zealand, North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

    Topdeck Travel Style

    The Topdeck travel style is tied quite specifically to their audience. These tours are great for youthful and energetic 18-39 year olds looking for a good time and to make new friends.

    In the interest of keeping their tours affordable, travelers with Topdeck will need to make a few allowances. For example, hostels and hotels may be situated quite far away from the city centers. You can also expect some long travel days. The more of a good sense of humor and adventure you have, the more you’ll enjoy the experience.

    Why Choose a Tour With Topdeck

    Feeling the urge to connect with travelers in your age group, have fun, and make lasting friendships? Topdeck has over 40 years of experience in adventure travel, which has helped them create epic low cost trips for 18-30 somethings.

    These tours are certainly not for those who prefer to take things slow. You will be running around, moving between a lot of places - which in some cases means very long bus rides - going out a lot, meeting new people, and staying active throughout your tour.

    If your ideal travel experience is more methodical and planned out in nature, Topdeck may not be for you.

    But if you are an adventurous and social travelers eager to absorb a new culture and make new friends, then hop on board!

    About Deep Sea Divers Den

    Since 1974, Deep Sea Divers has been running tours to the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    For snorkel and dive enthusiasts, Deep Sea Divers is an excellent tour company choice. they have numerous dive levels from beginner to advanced, and offer lessons. Daily reef outings are available as well as multi day cruise expeditions.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Divers and snorkelers from experienced to novice. While there is no age limit, diving can be a strenuous activity so it’s important to be physically fit. 

    Where Do They Operate?

    They operate their trips among the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.

    Why Travel With Them?

    If you’re in the area visiting Queensland, a trip to see the Great Barrier Reef is essential, and a snorkel or dive trip is the perfect way to see this magnificent sight. Deep Sea Divers have been operating their trips since 1974, are focused in helping you have a safe and enjoyable dive experience. 

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