Phuket Surfing - Nautilus Dive & Surf

Phuket Surfing - Nautilus Dive & Surf

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Phuket Surfing - Nautilus Dive & Surf is the only Surf and Dive Shop located right at Kata Beach. For a Surf Lesson or Surfboard rental check our Website for the different options we offer. We also have Stand up Paddle Boards (SUP) or Kayaks so you can paddle around explore the nearby Island and Beaches. If you like to get under Water try Scuba Diving ! We offer all Padi Scuba Diving Courses from beginner to pro. You have already got your padi license,then check out our local Dives or Day trips,all offers you can see on our website.
Karon, Thailand

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Scott M
Singapore, Singapore737 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
There are countless surf schools boards for hire, etc along Kata Beach and of course across Phuket. On Kata beach alone there are several at both ends of the beach and are connected so not sure hoe many really in total vs working together.

Our 9yr old son is already a beginner surfer, our 7yr old daughter this trip was her first experience.

Myself having grown up on the beach and in this environment I can say the team here are simply amazing regardless of the cusotmers experience or age.
For us watch how they treated and taught our children was something special. The guys are so caring, and for my son who very much is past the basics they see that, and take him and teach him to go to the next level vs say a real beginner.
The team were overly generous inc letting them have extra time every session and so on. We were wIth the guys maybe 8 times in four days and I'm so so very impressed busy them all.
So grateful and thankful
If you are anywhere near Kata beach come here, you won't regret it!
Written August 9, 2022
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Micke Å
Gävle, Sweden8 contributions
Dec 2019
Had no plans of any diving on my holiday. Me and my son just happened to end up just outside the shop on the beach and i asked him if he wanted to do a OW-course.
The next day he started his training and two days later he had his OW certificate.
Very professional and extremely friendly staff.
On a few occasions we wanted to do a dive with short notice. This was never a problem, the owner ( Michael) went straight down to the beach and booked a boat.
It all felt very safe diving together with the crew from Nautilus Dive & Surf.
Good and well maintained gears for rent.
Without a doubt I'll be back there soon. That time to get my AOW.
Thanks to Michael, May and the rest of the staff.
See you soon!
Written July 6, 2020
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Ooo thank you so much,i am so happy to hear that. Me and my daugther and the rest of my staff hope to see you soon again. Iwill take you down again:)
Written July 7, 2020
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Michael ?
Gävle, Sweden35 contributions
Dec 2019
Enrolled my son for OW certificate an myself for a OW review. Got booked in for next day.
Excellent instructor, (David) very calm and gave some very good advice for me as i had’nt been diving for a while.
The whole staff with Michael the owner of the shop was absolutely awesom. Friendly and very professional.
Did four dives at Koh Pu, just five minutes with longtail boat, gave us a very good experience, with both corralls, nice fish and a few dive thrus.
I higly recommend this place, both for beginners and experienced divers.
They’ve got a lot of different trips to choose from.
Written December 17, 2019
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Thank you for your nice words :) It was nice to have you as a diver and new friend so hope to see you one day again.
Written July 3, 2020
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Jorge Noguerales
Madrid, Spain11 contributions
Jul 2020
Don't ever go here. I rented a 5.8 board for a week and I paid 3.000 bahts for it. However, I only could used it the first day for 2h due to the lack of waves existing.
I left the board in their shop after my one and only session, I went to the place a couple of times after it, in order to chat with the stuff, concerning about the swell as the conditions weren't good. Two days before the rental time will expire, I just went back and ask for my money back but one day use charge. The owner refused, saying that there were waves everyday and people surfing, when the only ones I'd seen were a few beginners catching foams like they were on their very first day and this didn't even happen everyday.
So in the end they return me half of the money back and kept 1.200 bahts just for keeping an eye on the board I guess.
Also, the beaches of Kata, Kata Noi, Karon and Nai Han were all covered by garbage every single morning. I spent sometime cleaning them up everyday while all you can see is the stuff from this place and from the other schools and shops, chilling, just watching videos on their phones...I still can't believe it.
Written July 2, 2020
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Thank you very much for your review. Yes you have rent the board for one week and us you mentioned in your coment you came sametime by to see wahts going on. But you never told us you want to cancel becouse the waves are to small for you. We had to keep your board and were not allowed to rent it out,in case someone else want to have it,becouse you paid for it . Then finaly at day 5 you come and say you cancel and you want your money back.normaly i should have give you only a 2 days refund,but no i gave you half return,even many people been surfing this days but you as a pro of course could not and even you could not tell us that you want to cancel in the beginning,but you can complain now,thanks alot.
Written July 3, 2020
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Con
Boston, MA30 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
My surf instructor was awesome—it was my second time out surfing and he was able to help me catch a ton of waves in during my 1.5 hour lesson. The only drawback— trash everywhere on the beach and in the water. Couldn’t move an inch without paddling into a plastic bag or wrapper. Actually had to cut my lesson short due to the garbage. All of the other surf companies would have the same problem— Kata Beach’s trash
Written May 7, 2019
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Hi peter We do know that some days a lot of plastic bags during the low season in the water. They come by current and waves from the open ocean to the beach. Luckily it is not everyday.
Written May 11, 2019
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lyhi
Japan47 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
I will never dive in this shop again.
My friend told that she can not do ear removal well,but...Immediately diving...
It was a problematic instructor.
The picture taken by the instructor in the sea is 1000 Baht. I did not buy it.I thought that other shops would be free.
I did not use it but the surf classroom looked good.

ここでのダイビングはおすすめしません。インストラクターが適当すぎる。耳抜き出来ないと伝えて、やはり出来ない友達をぐいぐい引っ張ったり、初心者が多いグループだったのに、それ考えてない。呆れてしまいました。
支払いの時も気分が良くないことがあったのでダイビングではもう使いません。
サーフ教室は見ていましたが、教える方は親切で皆楽しそうでしたよ。
サーフ教室はおすすめかも。

Written September 14, 2017
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I am sorry to hear that...but the instructor was not from nautilus...he is a freelancer on the boat.....and many instructors offers the service to take picture for the divers many divers are happy to get some pictures from the dives they did and if you dont want to buy them you dont have too. Thats no reason to complain anyway thank you for let me know
Written June 3, 2018
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DiviniUK
London, UK21 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
I really enjoyed my dive! After 5 min on the longtail boat we reached the spot. This was around a little island in front of kata beach. We dove along hard and colourful coral. Unfortunately the current did not permit to go on the other side of the island. However we did 60 min of dive time and was really worth it!! Mike and Setven took a really good care of me and was a good and safe experience. Absolutely recommended!
Written March 1, 2019
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Thank you so much....i did not have to take carre you much....you are a good diver and i have enjoyed the dive as well :)
Written March 4, 2019
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CaroBee1
Australia25 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed our surf lesson. Felt safe even though the water was quite rough with a current going through.

Instructors were professional, some spoke more English than others but we could still communicate well.

We didn't book in advance because we wanted to see the surf conditions but still got instructors straight away. However the next customer had to wait for an hour or 2 because there weren't any other free instructors.
Got protective swim shirts/rashies loaned to us and you get to keep the board for the day to practise afterwards.
Would recommend.
Written August 22, 2018
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Thank you We try to do our best...sometime we are to busy but still we will make you happy and if you dont like to wait just make a booking befor and we will be ready when you come...thanks again Your nautilus surf team
Written September 5, 2018
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Pedropete8
Glasgow, UK27 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
I'm just a beginner and this was everything I looked for. I had tried surfing once before in Bali as part of a group and didn't learn much. This was different.

My teacher (Wang) was excellent. He spoke perfect English, gave me constructive feedback, and by my third attempt I was standing. He didn't try to milk me for money and said he believed I would be good enough to go alone the next day but I decided to get one more lesson with him. It paid off and I continued to learn and improve. After our lesson I got unlimited use of the board too.

The whole team at Nautilus are great. A lovely owner whose son is a future surfing champion I'm sure. They were warm, hospitable, and have given me the bug to keep trying for more waves. Thank you!
Written November 2, 2016
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Next time we teach you 1 more step..until you are a pro)))
Written January 20, 2017
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Hey Katie Travels
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Solo
An amazing diving school. I’d come back for the surfing aspect of it as well. The perfect location, literally on the beach. Fabien organised a refresher dive for me since I hadn’t dived in a while. Just had to walk into the water. This was really good just to see what I still remember. We then went for a short dive. He was patient and informative. Even though a refresher dive, I managed to learn something new as well. After lunch we went for another dive on the other side of Kata beach. Stunning dive and I saw a turtle which I believe Fabien already knew frequented there. Fabien also took bunch of photos underwater, I personally enquired about the camera in advance since I didn’t have mine with me so I’m not 100% sure if he takes it with as a standard or whether it’s best to mention it.
He also organised a scuba day trip for me which was beyond words. So well organised. Fabien delivered all my equipment (that I had used for the refresher dive with him) to the boat for the trip which was amazing as I was already familiar with it. There was hotel pick up and drop off, so convenient. The boat had 50 people on it and 3 floors so everyone was spaced out. They served breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert. Soft drinks were included as well. 3 dives on different locations. I did the Phi Phi islands route via shark point. There were many dive masters on the boat and my group only had the dive master and 2 divers (including me) so small and personal. Briefing before each dive. I managed to see bunch of life including another turtle and black tip sharks. They’re not always guaranteed but the trip took us to where they tend to be. Our dive master for the day Had brought his high quality, expensive underwater camera and snapped bunch of photos (I wasn’t aware of this service) and gave them to us completely for FREE. We did end up tipping him as he was truly great and the photos was a lovely touch. You can look at it as a photo charge or a simple thank you. After the last dive you can purchase beer. they also did live music (nothing much but still very sweet). Sunset on the way back and then hotel drop off. Incredibly well organised. Fabien and his team answered emails very quickly which was great since I was already in Phuket. From then on there was communication via whats app and after the day trip dive Fabien even checked in to ask what my day had been like. Wonderful service and company. I will highly suggest to everyone staying in Phuket.
Written January 30, 2022
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