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The Dive Academy

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Address: Bandara Resort & Spa | Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 92 464 3264
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Description: The Dive Academy is an English owned and managed PADI 5 Star Instructor...
The Dive Academy is an English owned and managed PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre based at Bandara Resort in Bophut and Centara Villas in Laem Set on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. We offer the full range of PADI Diving courses, dive tours for certified divers as well as VIP snorkeling tours. We have been on Samui since 2002 so have the experience and knowledge to make the most of your diving & snorkeling around Samui. Being the highest ranking PADI dive centre on the island means you can be assured that your experience will be professional, safe, calm, yet passionate and fun, delivering the highest levels of customer service. Internet forums such as Trip Advisor provide a great feedback tool for customers, however please also always check out the company website, whether the company is registered with a diving organisation such as PADI and are operating legally within the laws of that country which require them to have licenses and insurance in order to offer diving services to tourists. If you are able to do so, visit the dive centre first to check out the facilities and staff. Unfortunately internet forums do not always represent the full picture as people can assume that good reviews mean everything else is in place - and you want to ensure you stay safe as well as have a good time!
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A most amazing educational experience

The relatively small crew at The Dive Academy offer fantastic friendly service. From the beginning you feel welcome and well looked after. The practice pool was a little shallow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Tianjin Region, China

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Tianjin Region, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The relatively small crew at The Dive Academy offer fantastic friendly service. From the beginning you feel welcome and well looked after. The practice pool was a little shallow, but aside from that everything was tip top! They were very helpful regarding some problems we had due to the elearning course and internet payments not matching up. The offer everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We booked our PADI open water course before we came over for our Thailand The whole booking process was so easy and really clear. We chose the dive academy because of their informative emails they gave us Even helping us with where to stay near their dive shop. I would recommend doing the E-learning before you come out to give... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My 17 and 18 year old children embarrassed me with their more natural ability. We are novices, but have done one previous PADI introductory course. This trip was excellent. Our instructor, Paul, was patient and very helpful throughout. During the two 50 minute dives we saw many fish and other creatures of all shapes, sizes and colours. All the equipment... More 

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TheDiveAcademy, Manager at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi John, Callum and Frances, Thank you so much for writing this review and for recommending us! It's good to hear that our service provided met your needs and we helped to give you an enjoyable and memorable experience while you were here in Koh Samui. We really try to make sure our customers are taken care of, put at... More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The company were easy to book with and made all of the necessary arrangements. Our guide, Steve, was fabulous and was really good when my son was incredibly reluctant to enter the water. He was patient and eventually got him in to go in where he then thoroughly enjoyed it. Other staff were also great, realising that he wasn't sure... More 

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TheDiveAcademy, Manager at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Tracy, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate it. Great to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us. It's really important to us that the whole team help make your experience as relaxed and as enjoyable as possible, We hope you continue to dive and if you are back in Thailand... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Would just like to say a massive thanks to all the team at the dive academy , and a special thanks to the instructor who taught us in the pool( so sorry forgot your name ) Unfortunatly after we were all booked in and ready to go but i ripped my calf muscle and my wife was feeling under the... More 

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TheDiveAcademy, Manager at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Darren and Anne, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate it. We are glad that you had fun in the pool and really regret that you were not able to come with us to the dive trip. We hope to see you soon again and to show you how amazing the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was my fiance and my debut dive and The Dive Academy made the Discovery Dive super safe and enjoyable. This has reinforced our love and ambition to become certified divers and will look to pursuing the Open Water Dive over the next few months. We also did the free pool session, where we learnt the basics of safety and... More 

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TheDiveAcademy, Manager at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Chien Mi, Thank you for your feedback, it was great to meet you and have some good fun along the way! Safety is paramount in diving and we're glad you felt safe & comfortable with us. It is our aim to always ensure safety & professionalism comes first - after all your life is in our hands! It's always... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very professional service- yummy lunch and free drinks provided. Snorkle or scuba, with a guide close at hand. Learn about the fish and sea creatures about someone who is very passionate about them. On the negative- The water in Koh Samui is not as clear as it is in Bora Bora where we had our last snorkel experience. I found... More 

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TheDiveAcademy, Manager at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi BirkbeckRF, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate it. It`s great to hear that you had a good day with us and our service we provide fulfilled all your needs for the day. Unfortunately it is true that the water in Koh Samui is not as clear, but that is why... More 

Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Steven, our Dive Master gave us a great experience. I highly recommend him and The Dive Academy. He was really kind and helpful with my 13 years old cousin who had his first experience diving in an amazing place (Koh Tao)

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TheDiveAcademy, Manager at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We love hearing from our customers. We are so pleased to hear that you had a good diving experience with us, as we aim to provide a safe and relaxed environment at all times for our students and experienced divers. Congratulations again for your cousin on completing Discover... More 

Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had the pleasure to dive with The Dive Academy on 31/8/15. My son and I dived whilst my wife and younger son snorkelled. We were taken to Koh Tao by great team, on a great boat and looked after very well all day. The lunch provided was excellent also. Highly recommend for a professional and also fun day out.

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TheDiveAcademy, Manager at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Nigel, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. We do work hard to maintain our reputation of professionalism, high quality of service & safety standards and we're glad that we were able to provide you with a great experience. Thanks for choosing us, we hope you continue to dive and come see us again.... More 

Aarhus, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I did my Advance Open Water certification in The Dive Academy. All of their staff is really friendly, they make you feel very welcome. The diving was arranged and carried out very professionally, and above all, very safe. The dive at Sail Rock was fantastic! The communication with the center has been fluid and the location is exceptional!

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TheDiveAcademy, Manager at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Asier, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We love hearing from our customers. We are so pleased to hear that you had a good diving experience with us, as we aim to provide a safe and relaxed environment at all times for our students and experienced divers. Congratulations again on becoming an advanced... More 

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