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The Dive Academy

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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut 84320, Thailand
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The Dive Academy is the premier dive centre on Koh Samui, operating on Samui since 2002, so we have the experience and knowledge to make the most of your diving & snorkeling around Samui with Instructors who speak a variety of languages. We are an English owned and managed PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre with 2 locations in Bophut on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. 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. We offer the full range of PADI Diving courses, dive tours for certified divers, Freediving courses & tours as well as VIP snorkeling tours to both Koh Tao & Angthong Marine Park. We are the only dive centre on Samui who have their own facilities all contained in one location including a purpose built 3.5m deep training pool. We also own 2 speedboats and do not share with our dive schools.
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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut 84320, Thailand
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I booked two days diving with The Dive Academy for the 8th and 10th June 2018, after long deliberations around our safety and the number of other Dive outfits on the island. I am really glad that I chose wisely!! Myself and my kids (20...More

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I did a little bit of research and found The Dive Academy on-line and noted their good rating on Tripadvisor. Administration before travel was prompt and efficient. My wife and I booked on a snorkelling trip whilst I dived at Shark Island and Tian Laem....More

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I just recently returned from a three week holiday in Koh Samui where I became a certified open water diver with The Dive Academy. I had previously been to Koh Samui and witnessed people taking part in a dive course at my hotel and it...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chris, Thanks for your great review, we really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback and to hear that we exceeded your expectations is exactly what we want to achieve and is what led you to select us over other options....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had a fantastic experience with the Dive Academy! Our instructors (Leo, Heath) were knowledgeable, patient and very clear and concise with their instructions (spoke clear English) as well as funny, both in the pool (we had a complimentary orientation session the...More

Thank Gabriel S
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gabriel. Thanks for your great feedback and the title of your review "Best dive shop in Samui" really made us smile! We're glad you had an awesome experience with our team and hopefully this has given you the inspiration to dive more. Come and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service and expertise by Matt and Craig! They happily went out of their way to help a brother out! Felt safe and comfortable, any questions were answered confidently and upmost reassuring! Memorable dive, I’ll be back again :)More

Thank caitlingilliam
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Caitlin, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your experience and you are right Sail Rock is a fantastic dive site! Safety and fun are our priorities at all times and it's great to hear you have taken away some amazing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had my first scuba diving with the instructor Heath and even though I was scared and not really motivated at first, he managed to make me learn and enjoy a lot! He was very patient and caring, he made it really FUN!!! He is...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review of your first diving experience and we're glad that you had a lot of fun and learned a lot as well. Hopefully you are not so scared of diving now and are more motivated...More

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Csaba K
April 9, 2017|
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Hi Csaba, thanks for your enquiry. If you could let us have your email address it will be easier for us to send you the information that way - there is a lot of information to share. Or you can find us on Google and send... More
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Prachi N
March 20, 2017|
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Hi Prachi, The minimum age to start diving is 8 years old and they can complete a PADI programme called Bubblemaker, which is designed especially for young children between the ages of 8-10 years. If you would like more... More
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Sinziana2011
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Hi Sinziana, Sorry we do not appear to have received an email from you? Perhaps you could re-send it to us.... April is usually a great time to come to Koh Samui and we do have availability on the dates you mention. Best... More
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