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The Dive Academy

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The Dive Academy are an English owned and managed PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre and have been providing Scuba Diving on Koh Samui since 2002. We offer the highest standards of customer service, safety and fun and we have the best scuba...more
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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut 84320, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

Went for scuba diving with these very nice guys. Heath and all the rest was very experienced. The boat crew very helpful and also made a very good lunch. I highly recommend this place to everyone who wants to dive here in Khao Samui

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LenaS3743
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Lena, It was great to meet you guys and we're glad you had an excellent day of diving. Such a shame that you don't have time for more diving! Best regards, The Dive Academy

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my fiancee chose the trip with The Dive Academy and it was worth every penny. He got the try dive and it was an amazing first diving experience for him. Love the friendly and proffesional staff. It was great fun! Thanks a lot...More

Thank erika_S9466HX
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Erika, Thank you for your great review and we're glad you both had an amazing experience. Perhaps you can come back to Samui on your honeymoon?! Best regards, The Dive Academy

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very happy to go diving with this company. Professional diving instructors and good diving material.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anoniem567
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi there, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review and that you found our team and equipment of a professional standard. Best regards, The Dive Academy

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful dive with the Dive Academy on 30th Dec 2018. It's not our first dive with them but their expertise and professionalism had brought us back. Not to mention Paul and Claire's continued communication and assistance prior to and during our trip. Great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katyduck
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Katy, Good to see you again this year and thanks for your great review! So sorry you missed out on the Whale Shark, you will just have to come back again! Best regards, Claire

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 14-year-old daughter and I took our PADI advanced diving course recently with The Dive Academy. I couldn't have been happier with the professionalism, attention to detail and knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 591liefe
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lief, Thanks for your great review! It was a pleasure to meet you both and complete your Advanced Open Water course with you, congratulations again! Best regards, The Dive Academy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were curious with a friend about freediving and went for this introduction course. It is just the prefect way to have a first contact with the sport: First you will have a discussion covering various aspect in terms of safety, type of freedicing, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ed N
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ed, Thanks very much for your review. It's always great to try new things and you did amazingly well in your first breath hold session. Just remember don't hold your breath when scuba diving!! We hope you take up the sport and become freedivers...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great experience to go diving and snorkeling with Dive Academy. Regardless of whether you are a novice (like me) or an expert diver, they have the crew to handle and help everyone. They take great care for your safety and make sure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RaviSRamakrishnan
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ravi, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. It was a pleasure having you with us for a few days and also great to see you at Christmas too! Hopefully in time, you will overcome the underwater skills and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are newly qualified divers (myself, husband & 20 year old daughter) We loved our experience Everyone was very competent/ knowledgable & frienly it helped us feel confident in what for us was a totally new adventure. Would definitely recommend Thank you everyone you were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tracy B
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tracy, Thanks for your great review and we're glad you had a brilliant experience. It was definitely the best thing to pull your last tour forward given the storm we had, so hopefully the end of your holiday was still enjoyable! Keep the diving...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The biggest point we want to make is the owner, Claire, who went diving with us, is simply unpleasant. She made all 6 of us feel uncomfortable because she lacked the warmth and friendliness of the many other dive masters we've worked with in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hollymom1
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded today

This customer booked 3 days of private charters, payed a deposit, agreeing to our standard terms & conditions and then tried to leave the island without paying their outstanding balance. This review is a result of 2 things: 1. The Dive Academy pursuing their outstanding...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolute must do when you travel to Koh Samui. Our family including 3 kids (12,10,8) went to the Marine National Park and visited some stunning isolated beaches. The lunch was delicious. Excellent staff. We all had a really fun day and felt...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mishhowitt
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience with The Dive Academy and it's great to hear what a fantastic time you had on your Angthong tour. It is a perfect family tour to enjoy the...More

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OceanGem08
January 5, 2019|
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Response from Mark986 | Reviewed this property |
Sail Rock is the best site around Koh Samui in my opinion. So much to see, lots of different species of fish, turtles and whale sharks if your lucky. I’ve dived there about 8 times now with the Dive Academy in the months of... More
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617arvindc
December 25, 2018|
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Response from Paul M | Property representative |
Hi, Our instructors do accompany all of our tours including snorkeling and our Angthong trips. When are you thinking of coming to Samui? For all information, we recommend sending an email to us. Best regards, Claire
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This should be answered by the Dive Academy
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Best Snorkelling Day Tour Companies? (5 Replies)
Hi all, Which are the best day tour companies for snorkelling? Most of the reviewed companies on TA cater more for scuba divers, rather than snorkellers, although, I know some offer both. I have already contacted 100 Degrees East, who I've seen have been recommended around here more recently for snorkelling. I've also contacted a few other companies mentioned on TA (like Live and Let Dive, Calypso Diving, and The Dive Academy), but, are there other reputable companies worth considering?...More
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hi guys you could try going to the south of the island to tong krut and booking a tour to koh tan it a small island with great snorkelling and not so touristy you wont be able to book online just when you are here cheers dean cleeton