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Old 04 May 2015, 16:34   #1
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suffice to say i'll not be going to puffin dive centre again though.
Why? Do tell
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Whatever happened it will hardly be shocking or surprising, they aren't known as being the most popular facility on the west coast.
Tis a pity though, someone with a good sense of customer service using the fantastic facilities there would be a Carling type of dive centre............
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Old 05 May 2015, 02:46   #3
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suffice to say i'll not be going to puffin dive centre again though.
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Whatever happened it will hardly be shocking or surprising, they aren't known as being the most popular facility on the west coast.
Tis a pity though, someone with a good sense of customer service using the fantastic facilities there would be a Carling type of dive centre............
I've had my run ins with them before, I just wondered if Dubrus had a similar experience. They are without doubt the most unhelpful, miserable set of people I have dealt with in the boating/diving world. They don't deserve the stunning location that they have.
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I've had my run ins with them before,
Did you try to get green shield stamps on 49L of fuel then Pikey?

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Old 05 May 2015, 03:24   #5
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Did you try to get green shield stamps on 49L of fuel then Pikey?

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No, I wanted the Hi-ball glasses & they only had the whisky tumblers
Like the man says, pay up or fk off to Tescos. Hmmm Jerry cans
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Whatever happened it will hardly be shocking or surprising, they aren't known as being the most popular facility on the west coast.
Tis a pity though, someone with a good sense of customer service using the fantastic facilities there would be a Carling type of dive centre............
Fuel fill Puffin Quick Exit petrol 600
Fuel fill Croabh haven Fast Forward diesel 250
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hey all,

I wasn't going to say too much about this in case the locals need to use them and i don't want to annoy them.

i'll copy and paste a PM to save re-typing as it annoys me "we" give people like this money.

this is quite a wee story so bear with me

I arrived there at roughly 6.30am, i couldn't sleep the night before so i set off at 2.30am thinking i'll put boat in water and goto the camp site i was booked at for some kip before meeting up with some of the lads midday friday. the general consensus was there was a pontoon/dinghy at puffin so we could use that or a mooring and row in.

anyways, problem numero uno, they wouldn't allow me to launch until the shop opened at 8am even though they were awake and walking about the place when i arrived. i pleaded with them that i damaged the boat last time out and wanted to catch it before low tide, it was roughly 3/4 tide when i got there and on the way out. i was leaving the boat/trailer etc there so not like i was going to bugger off.

eventually they let me launch about 7.30am.

next problem, i asked can i leave the boat against the wall and climb up one of the set of 3 ladders to go get a couple hours kip.....nope you can't do that.

ok, can i borrow your dinghy sitting there so i can put it on a mooring....nope, can't do that.

i asked how i could get back to shore and they suggested, i kid you not....swim.

my mrs is disabled (brain tumour/really bad eye site because of it) and she can't drive nor helm the boat. i asked can i leave it there 10 mins while we nip in to town to get a couple of bacon rolls (it was circa 9am by this time)....nope, need to stay with the boat. the place was EMPTY, i was only boat there and only one in the water, none on moorings either. so i had to leave my mrs sitting outside puffin on a bench with the keys to the boat for HER to move (no chance she could) as they demanded we remain with the boat or take it out water as in case it needed to be moved.

time passed on and we sat basically at the boat waiting until 11am to meet up with geoff off the forum, we went out for a few hours and headed back to easdale. i said to the lads i'll nip back up to puffin and see if anyone else is there as we were awake about 34hrs by this time and....well....FEEKED. there was no one at puffin still at about 2.30pm ish so i again went and asked if i could please leave it there for a couple of hours or borrow that dinghy....nope...need to take it out the water....so i did.

i refused to give them more money and put it back in the next day which ultimately meant i missed all of saturday, i picked the boat up out their yard about 11am saturday and headed home.

the owner is a complete tool who would have got a smack on any other occasion for the way he spoke to me and the staff unhelpful in general.

in the whole time i spent there i seen ZERO other people other than maximus from the forum so not like they were busy etc.

anyways, thems the breaks.

cheers

p.s fuel was 1.45 per litre at puffin, tescos was 1.19 on the same day. i only needed about 50l to top up so i probably would have paid the extra if they were helpful.
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Fuel fill Puffin Quick Exit petrol 600
Fuel fill Croabh haven Fast Forward diesel 250
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In fairness though - even assuming they were the same volume its hardly fair to compare diesel and petrol prices. Obviously there are many pro's and con's of diesel v's petrol that have been repeated here over the years.

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fuel was 1.45 per litre at puffin, tescos was 1.19 on the same day.
I don't think that is an unusual premium to pay for the convenience of "on the water" fuelling.
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