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The Dive Academy

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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 92 464 3264
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The Dive Academy is an English owned and managed PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre with 2 locations in Bophut on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. One office is located at Peace Resort in Bophut. We offer the full range of PADI Diving courses, dive tours for certified divers, Freediving courses & tours 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 with Instructors who speak a variety of languages. 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 are the only dive centre on Samui who have their own facilities all contained in one location. Our main dive centre has 2 modern, comfortable, air-conditioned training rooms allowing customers to learn in a relaxed and friendly environment. We have our own purpose built, 4m deep, swimming pool located on site which is perfect for simulating real diving in a safe, training environment, so you will not be transported elsewhere to use a public swimming pool. You are also able to browse our retail section which is located in store, for any items you may need for diving. We also have our own speedboats, designed especially for diving to make your entries and exists that much easier. 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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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 92 464 3264

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I debated between going to Koh Tao or Koh Samui to get my scuba diving certification and I'm so happy I chose The Dive Academy on Koh Samui. Although I was planning on just doing the two day certification, after the first day in the...More

Thank Leah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came across The Dive Academy 11 years ago when we stayed in Bophut and gained our Padi Open Water Divers Licence with The Dive Academy. We had an excellent experience with the instructor back then and we decided to come back...More

Thank pigboyking
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked ahead with the Dive Academy for their Discover Scuba experience as neither me or my wife had ever been scuba diving before. The upfront communications from the Academy were very good, even allowing me to pay the full balance well in advance of...More

Thank Northern_Casual
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dived after 2 years at Sailrock and was very nervous given I dont have much experience with diving. Claire arranged a dedicated buddy in Inna for me I had a fantastic time what a fab site and having Inna there helping made it very...More

Thank Monish K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time with The Dive Academy, the first time was last year to complete my Advanced, this time it was to do my Deep Dive. As always Paul, Claire & Michiel were fantastic, they are always welcoming and the fact they remember...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say...a first class and five star dive centre and experience all round for my family and I. My family and I planned to visit Koh Samui in June this year, with our youngest son Sebastian age 14 and I learning our Open...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a couple of dives. Nothing to remember the diving by. Atmosphere on the boat was boring. Very bored. So engaging most of the dive team and staff were asleep on the way back. When I would of been talking to the customers. Or engaging...More

Thank Jason S
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jason. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Obviously we are disappointed you found our service average. On the way out to the dive site I tried to engage in conversation with you and managed briefly when you told me about...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dived on and off for two weeks whilst on holiday in Koh Samui. The Dive Academy were excellent, providing great service and professional, knowledgeable team members to guide us through all the processes. We looked into all the different options on the island before...More

Thank Hellfire_Beast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did two days with this company. Excellent. While the two day Free Diving course was not available I was still able to have a one day Free Diving experience with their highly experienced and skilled free diving instructor, Sophie. I learnt so much, with...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right from when I first booked with them, they were courteous, friendly and helpful, emailing me my PADI e-learning material for my advanced open water course. On the day, I turned up and was buddied one to one with Paul who was great on both...More

Thank Rachel T
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Csaba K
Hi, Can you please tell me all the steps up to PADI divemaster from beginner. How many courses, dives, etc. does it mean and what would be the whole price. Thank you, Csaba
April 9, 2017|
Response from Paul M | Property representative |
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
Prachi N
Hi I have an 8 yr old son who is very keen on diving and snorkelling, he is a good swimmer, would he be allowed for diving and snorkelling
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Paul M | Property representative |
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
Hello, I would like to have my advanced open water course with you in April. I will be in Koh Samui 11-19 April, and I was thinking tohave the course right in the begining of that period, can you accomodate me? I have already written you using the form on your website but I didn't hear anything from you as yet. Regards, Sinziana
January 9, 2017|
Response from Paul M | Property representative |
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