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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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Professional and fun !

I spent a day with The Dive Academy and instructor Claire on July 28th. I had not gone diving for a long time so they gave me all the essential reminders and made sure it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Vientiane, Laos

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Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I spent a day with The Dive Academy and instructor Claire on July 28th. I had not gone diving for a long time so they gave me all the essential reminders and made sure it was going to be a safe and fun day. The training dives for advanced buoyancy and navigation were well done and the amount of different... More 

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madrid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I booked my dive experience online as I was staying in the Bandara hotel and they have a link on their website. They all were very professional. My worry was the number of people on the boat, as I had a bad experience with an overcrowded boat in the past, but the number of divers is limited and we had... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I recently conducted 2 days of diving with the Dive Academy, including my EANx Course. I was extremely impressed with the way Claire and her crew go about their business. They provide friendly, professional and well organised dive excursions. Boat and dive briefs were very good followed by well lead dives (and the lunch provided is excellent!!). I highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I emailed the Dive Academy via the website a month in advance prior to my vacation. Claire contacted me back in less than 24 hours. She set me up with the on-line Padi training course to get my open water certification in which you can work at your on pace. Works perfect if you have a very busy schedule like... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went on 4 dives across two days, to Sail Rock and Koh Tao. Their team was very well organised and we had no problems during our dives even though I was diving after a year.

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Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I hadn't dived for several years and was keen to refresh my scuba diving skills while we were staying on Koh Samui. The Dive Academy has a great and very informative website that stood out when I was looking for a suitable dive company, and as soon as I made my enquiry I received a really detailed overview of options.... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Me and my girlfriend dived with the dive academy in January 2015 . We both found Claire and Paul very professional and friendly and took great care of us during our time on koh samui . They also more than happy to answer any questions we had during and prior to our time with them. I can honestly say we... More 

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

Hi Liam & Helen, Thanks very much for writing a review of your positive experience of The Dive Academy. We try and strike the right balance between having a fun and awesome day with safety and maintaining professionalism. We really strive hard to make this happen for our customers and we're really pleased that this was your experience. We will... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great team who accommodated everyone from experienced, new and novice divers plus me who only wanted to snorkeled. Lots of sea life to see. Good lunch and water and other drinks provided. Easy to deal with both before arriving and when we got there.

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

Hi JanAlanNZ, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review of your experience snorkelling with us and we're really pleased you had such a great day. Snorkelers are as important to us as our divers and having only a maximum of 14 customers on the boat and small groups with our staff means everyone can... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I booked to go for my open water certificate with this company. By chance and sheer luck our hotel was located just next door so that made it easier for the swimming pool session. My instructor Philip was new to the company but I could tell he has ample experience because he was very good at explaining every step of... More 

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

Hi Sylvie, Thanks a lot for your great review! It's great that you had such a good time with us and it is very disappointing that weather meant we could not finish your course. Safety is our main priority and if the forecast is bad and the sea particularly rough then it does not make for an enjoyable experience for... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Not yet dived with them, but if communication so far and the fact they say don't worry about paying deposit for 2nd days diving you can pay all on 1st day is anything to go by the diving should be just as good. Looking forward to September and hopefully booking more dives for January's trip.

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

Hi Richie, Thanks for writing a review already! and we look forward to diving with you in a couple of months. We do try very hard to be as flexible as possible and communication in this day and age is so important. It's also a great way to get to know our customers before we actually meet them! See you... More 

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Address: Bandara Resort & Spa | Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 92 464 3264
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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