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The Dive Academy

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Bophut, Thailand
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 with our own speedboats, purpose built, deep training swimming pool and a full time team of Instructors speaking multiple languages. We offer a full range of PADI scuba diving courses, dive tours for certified divers, as well as VIP snorkeling tours to both Koh Tao & Angthong Marine Park. We offer e-Learning options on most PADI Courses enabling you to learn before you come on holiday! You can be assured that your scuba diving and snorkeling experience will be professional, safe, calm, yet passionate and fun, delivering the highest levels of customer service.
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J V wrote a review Mar 2022
Attleborough, United Kingdom1 contribution
Learnt to dive with the Dive Academy and did my advanced open water also. Great standard of teaching. Good fun! Only pool on the island specifically for dive training which was great. Had some fantastic dives. It was like swimming in giant aquarium packed with amazing coral and fish! They were also very helpful with getting to know the local area, places to go and stay... Thanks!
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Date of experience: January 2022
BigT71 wrote a review Sep 2021
Bangkok, Thailand181 contributions201 helpful votes
I started with the open water dive course with my 10 year old son, we loved it and moved on to the advanced as well. we ended up doing nearly 20 dives in total and the whole team were amazing. Very efficient, great teachers and dive guides, Samira and Ben were incredible and I cannot recommend the Dive Academy highly enough. Safety focused, reliable, punctual, friendly and highly competent. We had great fun and are heading back to do some more dives.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Marleen M wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a wonderful day in Ang Thong. The transfer and pick-up worked smoothly, our guide was super nice, so you felt totally comfortable at all times. The boat trip (on a very well maintained Super Speed Boat) was great (do not forget to put on sun screen lotion!), we were supplied with drinks. First stop was the lagoon, which took a bit of hike to get to. Our guide told us things about Ang Thong and the fish and wildlife. We saw small stingrays. The second stop was kayaking. Through Covid we were really the only ones in the whole national park, which was of course very special. After kayaking, a perfect Thai lunch was prepared for us. Super tasty. After that we could relax a bit until we went to the last stop, snorkeling. This was great! Our guide was always near us and spotted fish for us. Also here we could see Stingrays and a puffer fish! After the day we were taken back to our hotel. I would recommend it to everyone to do the trip with Dive Academy! It was really great and we had an awesome day! Thanks again!! :)
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Date of experience: July 2021
Akim D wrote a review May 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I did a couple diving trips with the Dive Academy in April and May 2021. The team is super nice and very professional. The equipment was great, the speedboat is in perfect condition. I definitely recommend the Dive academy !
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Date of experience: May 2021
Ei H wrote a review Apr 2021
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar3 contributions
My fiance and I loved this course we took with Matt! The Dive Academy team was very responsive on email and very accommodating for our requests before we even got to Samui. The e-learning part you have to do before you start the on-site training requires a lot of hours but it helped us understand the various aspects of scuba diving. On site and in the sea, we learned at a comfortable pace and had a lot of fun. Instructor Matt was very professional and kind. Even the boat crew was very helpful as well! Thank you so much Dive Academy team!
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Date of experience: April 2021