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Address: 14/3 Moo2 North Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 77 310 764
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Description: Discovery Divers is the premier 5-star PADI dive center in Koh Samui...
Discovery Divers is the premier 5-star PADI dive center in Koh Samui offering the highest quality of service for reasonable prices. We are one of the longest running dive shops on the island as having been in business for over 14 years and have the most experienced and respected full time dive staff in the Gulf of Thailand. Discovery is also one of the only diver centers who runs our own speedboats. We offer a full range of PADI courses from Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba diving and open water diver up to professional level divemaster training. We have full-time dive staff that speaks fluent English, German, French, Chinese, Cantonese, Japanese, Italian and Spanish. At Discovery Divers we are committed to fun and safety. We believe that the customers needs come first. This is why we have access to the widest selection of boats on the island including our own Discovery Divers speedboats and run numerous daily trips to all of the beautiful dives sites in the gulf of Thailand. We realize that it is YOUR vacation and usually can accommodate any request for courses or certified divers to go to the location you want to go on the day you want to go, with the type of boat (tour boat or speedboat)that you want to go on. We also offer photography services and rentals using top of the line Canon cameras and have console and wrist computers for use with courses or certified divers. This along with our stock of exceptional and modern dive equipment from Aqua Lung, Mares and Scubapro will make your dives safe, fun and worry free. Come by and see our dive shop, meet our staff, and see our onsite training pools, equipment room, washing area and classroom in front of the Amari Hotel in Chaweng Beach.
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Not the cheapest option but very good value. The staff are friendy and happy. We were collected from the hotel and welcomed at the boat pier by the team. Quick refreshment while... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Not the cheapest option but very good value. The staff are friendy and happy. We were collected from the hotel and welcomed at the boat pier by the team. Quick refreshment while our belongings were loaded on board. A very pleasant boat trip on a powerful speedboat to the small islands to the north Water was pristine with interesting terrain... More 

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Colin. We had a great time with you and Mas. Yes, we do realize that there are cheaper services out there, but as you realized, when you compare our service level to the others the $5-10 more you may pay for us is well worth it. We hope to see both of you back diving with... More 

Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Went out to Sail Rock with the crew from Discovery. As it had been many years since I qualified I was allocated my own instructor, Nicola. She was great and took me through refresher. Dive at Sail Rock was truly amazing and highly recommended. Nicola and all the crew were brilliant. No hesitation in recommending.

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review and for joining us on one of our trips to Sail Rock. We have quite a few divers such as yourself who have not dove in a while for whatever reason and we are happy to be able to offer 1 on 1 service so that you can get comfortable in the water again and... More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Visiting Ko Samui on our final few days in Thailand, my 13 year old daughter and I were hoping to get a dive before heading home. Discovery Dive Center made it happen. Just a simple phone call and we were set to go. They came by to pick up the deposit that afternoon and were there again in the morning... More 

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

David, I'm glad you and Minny were able to find some time to spend with us diving. We strive to make a great experience for everyone and that includes replacing our equipment often and daily washing and maintenance. In fact all of our customers can see the equipment washed after the dive right as it comes off the boat. We... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

As a PADI / SDI Instructor I am always cautious when it comes to choosing a diver centre to dive with on my travels - if this sounds like you then look no further than Discovery Dive Centre for a 5* service Prior to booking the diving I was in regular contact with Eric via email regarding some queries I... More 

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Gaz. It means a lot to us when we receive praise from someone who has the vast experience diving as you and has been all over the world. The whole gang had a great time diving with you and Sarah and I'm glad we able to even try some new spots. We all really hope... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

very well organized, helpful and knowledgeable .... add this to the relaxed and fun attitude of the great dive masters and crew and you have a perfect diving experience ! Thanks guys ! you made it a great experience.

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

HI Ali, Thanks for the review. We never tire of hearing how our staff works together as a team and makes the boat fun for everyone. I think the fact that most of our team has been with us a long time and has that bond really reflects in our customer service. Looking forward to seeing you next time. More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I had my PADI Advanced Open Water course here and thoroughly enjoyed the four days of diving. The service is great and the programme very flexible. There is plenty to do, to eat and to see near the dive centre in the evenings after the morning and afternoon dive. I would come back again.

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

HI Peter, It was great having you and HK join us for your advanced course. Being you are so close, pop in for diving on some weekends and we will be sure to find some room for you. More 

cape town
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We qualified our 12 year old daughter, Jemma, here in April. Our instructor was Nick and he was absolutely fantastic with Jemma. We had a great time with all their staff and would highly recommend this center for any diving whilst on the Island! Thanks team x

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

HI Jane, Thanks for the nice review and we had a great time with Jemma. We see more and more younger people taking up diving and it's great that as we have a large full-time staff of multilingual instructors, we not only can take kids in groups of 2 or less, but usually can conduct their course in their native... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Did a few dives with these guys at sail rock and quickly decided to do my advanced certifacation with them, equipment is good and the guides are great fun, dive sites are good although i somehow managed to miss the turtle and ray, saw plenty more though, a big plus is that they have their own boat and as such... More 

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

HI Matthew, thanks for the review and we are glad that you decided to hang out with us and do your advanced course. I'm glad you brought up the point about the flexibility we have using our own speedboats. That way we can get everyone to the areas they want to go and even able to make last minute changes... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I went to Discovery Divers for my Open Water Certification and it was the best decision I ever made. My instructor Allie Meyer was a great teacher, she made learning how to dive very fun and was knowledgeable about the aquatic life and environment. When we were diving she would point out many things I would have never noticed. There... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My experience diving with The Discovery Dive Team was phenomenal. We got a chance to do a site that they don't do very often, and you would not even have known by the knowledge the staff had with the site! Also, having flown halfway around the world, I had to rent all my equipment and their gear is top notch... More 

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review Taber. Fortunately, as we run our own speedboats we have the opportunity to go to some new or rarely dove places some days depending on the divers we have on board. It's always fun to get to some different sites and on the day you dove with us it was a last minute decision after... More 

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