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The Dive Academy

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Bophut, Thailand
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About The Dive Academy
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 diver training facilities on the island. We offer a full range of PADI Scuba Diving Courses and dive tours for certified divers, Freediving courses & tours as well as VIP snorkeling tours to both Koh Tao & Angthong Marine Park. We offer e-Learning options on most PADI Courses including Open Water Course, Advanced Open Water Course and Rescue Diver Course. You can be assured that your scuba diving experience will be professional, safe, calm, yet passionate and fun, delivering the highest levels of customer service.
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Diving Tour for certified divers from Koh Samui

With so many options to experience the Gulf of Thailand, it can be difficult to know which diving tour to choose. This excursion from Koh Samui to Koh Tao or Sail Rock guarantees a comfortable, personalized experience by limiting group numbers to four divers of similar experience level. Includes hotel transfers and lunch.
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7 hours
from $158.13

VIP Tour Angthong Marine Park

Explore the wonders of Angthong National Marine Park by speedboat on a small-group tour that offers more personalized attention than other tours. Go kayaking, snorkeling, and at scenic spot throughout the islands with a guide who ensures a safe and fun experience. With a ratio of one guide for every six participants, and a maximum of 12 participants, you get quality service and an escape from the crowds.
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7 hours
from $148.25

Snorkeling Koh Tao

The island of Koh Tao is renowned for its marine life, but finding the best spots to snorkel in can be difficult for first-time visitors. See the best of the island’s underwater world on a snorkel tour that includes all equipment and hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off. A small group of six snorkelers per guide means you’ll receive personalized attention at all times.
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7 hours
from $105.42

Discover Scuba Diving at Koh Tao or Sail Rock from Koh Samui

Get a relaxed introduction to SCUBA diving on Koh Tao or Sail Rock, 2 easy and beautiful dive sites. Learn basic underwater skills in a low-risk environment, and enjoy personalized attention during this small group experience. Get the chance to practice in a pool before making your first dive and swimming with tropical marine life.
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8 hours
from $189.43

PADI Open Water diver course with eLearning

The PADI Open Water Course is the most popular beginner level scuba diving course. The course teaches you everything you need to know about diving safely, the equipment you need for diving, dive planning and how to have an unlimited amount of EXCITEMENT and FUN!! Your certification will allow you to dive anywhere in the world to a recommended depth of 18m/59ft, accompanied by a certified buddy. The course will take place over 2.5 days where after having completed the theory independently, you will complete a swimming pool session and 4 open water dives.
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3 days 12 hours
from $609.47
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Dome S wrote a review Aug 2020
Bangkok, Thailand13 contributions2 helpful votes
My gf and I went on a trip to Samui for a family getaway. My gf was taking AOW + Nitrox, while I only took Nitrox + fun dives. The Dive Academy was very flexible in having we dived together in every single dives. Matt was our instructor, and I can clearly notice a significant improvement on my gf's bouyancy control. We had a great time overall, esp. at Sail rock where the visibility couldn't have been better.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy
Responded Sep 1, 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write this great review Dome! It's very useful that you are both now Nitrox certified. Hopefully you will now get the chance to explore more deep and exciting dive sites together!
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laurawd69 wrote a review Jul 2020
23 contributions8 helpful votes
The Dive Academy is truly amazing! Their trips are excellent, the captain and boat boy are both amazing, and the instructors are friendly, professional professional and thorough. My family and I went to the Twins and the Japanese Garden dive sights in Koh Tao on our first day diving , and it was incomparable to places such as Pattaya and the Similan islands. The coral was stunning and the fish were abundant; visibility was excellent. The dive instructors were great at spotting sea life. They were kind to everyone on board. I’m glad we chose this company.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy
Responded Jul 30, 2020
Hi Laura, Thank you for your amazing review. It was lovely to have you on the boat during these 2 days in Koh Tao and Sail Rock!! We had great conditions at Koh Tao but Sail Rock was stunning and we are very happy that you got the best of it. We hope to see you again for more diving with us!! Thank you
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Scott wrote a review Jul 2020
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An amazing snorkelling trip with the Dive Academy for our family. It was the first proper snorkelling for our kids 8 and 10yr olds and for my wife and we were all looked after so well by Samira who made sure everyone was ok throughout. Professional service, great boat and crew, wish we could have done another day trip with them. Oh, and the beaches and reefs in Koh Tao are mind-blowing. Cant recommend this trip enough.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy
Responded Jul 30, 2020
Hi Scott, Thank you for your lovely review. We had a great day in Koh Tao with your family and the other divers and snorkelers. The safety of our customers whether they are diving or snorkeling is our priority and we are happy that you felt that way!! We hope to see you again for more snorkeling and maybe some diving too!! All the best. Thank you
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roberthklein wrote a review Jul 2020
Kamala, Thailand61 contributions44 helpful votes
On my little holiday on Koh Samui I met Samira who works for "Dive Academy" and she recommended to join a trip to Sail Rock. And it turned out to be a superb recommendation. That we had excellent weather, a calm sea and great visibility was just extra. I was impressed with their organization, top rental gear and very nice and friendly staff. By the way - Sail Rock is really a top dive site - highly recommend the dive spot and the dive company.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy
Responded Jul 30, 2020
Hi Robert, Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you had a great time with us and were very satisfied with our organization. It is our priority to keep our standard to the highest level and provide the best service to our customer to make their day and dive unforgettable. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you
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scubachild59 wrote a review Jul 2020
Ko Samui, Thailand108 contributions17 helpful votes
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comfortable boat with friendly helpful staff. They helped us into our gear and with boat entry and exits. The scuba diving at Sail Rock was awesome.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy
Responded Jul 30, 2020
Hello, Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you had a great time with us and hope to see you again. Thank you
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