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Local Dive Thailand

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Chalong, Thailand
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About Local Dive Thailand
Local Dive Thailand is one of the few full stack Phuket scuba diving companies, with our very own fully purposed scuba diving tour boat. M/V Kepsub runs daily dive trips to Phi Phi Island, Racha Yai/Noi & the King Cruiser Wreck. We're a Thai/British scuba diving centre with an empathise on safety and maximum enjoyment for all our guests. Non divers and snorkelers are very welcome onboard, you'll get the same excellent service as the the scuba divers. Our fun team of PADI professionals are extremely experienced and know just how to tailor the scuba diving experience to the customers needs.
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You'll get the full scuba diving experience.

We'll take you out to the local islands on our purpose-built dive boat to dive on beautiful dive sites with lots of amazing marine life.

Our PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) professionals will run you through every step of this wonderful experience and take you under the waves only when you're relaxed and ready.

A thorough brief on basic techniques and what you can expect to see will be given on the pleasant journey to the dive sites.

Once you arrive you'll be helped into your equipment and then into the water under the wing of your PADI professional and our ever-helpful crew. You won't be rushed, everything is at your pace.

Each dive can last as long as 50 minutes, plenty of time to practice some basic skills in very shallow, clear water, and then explore the dive sites to a maximum depth of 12m.
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Guillaume L wrote a review Sep 10
Phuket, Thailand1 contribution
Very good and professional ! My instructor Sophii made me see diving from a different angle thanks her patience and great profesionalism. Highly recommended if you want to pass the Open Water. Also very easy to communicate and high flexibility.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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agdev wrote a review Aug 2020
16 contributions2 helpful votes
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So we've been diving in SE Asia for over a year and this outfit was BY FAR the easiest to communicate with, had the nicest boat (seriously, like a luxury boat), their boat boys were super on point with helping every step of the way and very friendly, the food was great ( fresh noodles, chicken,sauce, fresh fruit, pancakes etc.) and our dive instructor Sofi was awesome! She took amazing Nat Geo like photos of us and was super informative about the dives. She did a great job of showing us around under water but also let us cruise around and explore when we wanted. We did two spots in Koh Phi Phi and shark point. All three were amazing. The Phillipines were our last dive and these dives were just as enjoyable and cool. We were never rushed. The boat took its time getting back which gave us the chance to enjoy an insane sunset with cold beers. I think that's everything. So yeah, you should dive with these guys. Cheers!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Justin H, Manager at Local Dive Thailand
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Adam, We very much appreciate the great review and very happy that you enjoyed the day with us. Communication is very important with any business and we try to give quick, honest answers as soon as possible to our guests. We're particular happy that you enjoyed your day with us because your enthusiasm for diving shone through even through our FB and email communications. We're very proud of our boat and crew, the boat is designed to give maximum space for divers and we limit the numbers so that everyone has plenty of room to relax on the way too and in between the dive sites. Our food is all prepared fresh onboard and many guests have claimed it's the best they've tasted on their Thailand holiday, you certainly won't go hungry with us! The sunset with a cold beer is a wonderful way to end a wonderful days diving. See you again soon!
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Hanbee C wrote a review Aug 2020
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Have a chance to dive with this company for 4 times ! Because I really love the outstanding services that this company provide! Every staffs are amazing I have chance to Dive with Born and Nickky both of them have a 5 star service mind they are very knowledgeable! I had a very enjoyable time And I definitely want to dive with you guys again !!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Justin H, Manager at Local Dive Thailand
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks very much Hanbee! It was a pleasure for us to have you on the boat for 4 days. Born and Nikki are great guides, both are very friendly, knowledgable and have a great eye for the small things. The whole team from boat crew to tour leader try their very best each day to make your dive trip as good as it can be. After 4 days we hope you now consider us friends and we really look forward to having you back on the boat See you soon!
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Kate M wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, New York93 contributions7 helpful votes
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I celebrated my birthday by going on a full day dive trip with Local Dive Thailand and it was the best birthday I've had in a while. The dive boat was the biggest and nicest we've been on in Southeast Asia. It's three hours out to the first dive spot so you have time to chill and take a nap. The boat stops outside the famous Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh for a photo op. There are three clean bathrooms, multiple hangout spaces and a wonderful crew. The tour also includes breakfast, snacks between dives (fruit and pancakes), coffees, teas and a wonderful lunch. You will definitely not go hungry. We went on three dives and spent about an hour diving at each. Because it's such a big boat they separate the groups of divers everyone is not crowded on the deck putting on gear at once. The gear was great they they have equipment incase something doesn't fit. Our instructor Sophie is awesome! She is professional, funny, kind and takes beautiful underwater photos and videos with her professional camera. On the way back to Phuket we caught a nice sunset. I cannot say enough positive things about this dive company. Communication was clear, efficient, honest and they do their best to make you feel comfortable and safe. Great job everyone and thank you so much Sophie!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Justin H, Manager at Local Dive Thailand
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Kate, Thanks so much for the kind review, so happy we could make your birthday a great one. A chilled days diving is what we hope to supply to our guests, no hurry, no worry just a great day out on the ocean. Our crew are our greatest asset, all have been working for us for many years and we're all happy to work at Local Dive Thailand. Sophii enjoyed the day with you as much as you did with her, Sophii is a great instructor and was very appreciative of the work in these difficult times. Splitting the dive groups makes gearing easy and comfortable for everyone, we're much more focused on a relaxing day rather than getting back to port as quick as possible so we're happy to hear that you appreciated that aspect. Hope to see you again soon Kate
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Tiffany T wrote a review Jul 2020
Bangkok, Thailand50 contributions23 helpful votes
Did my PADI advanced open water with local dive thailand! Seemed to be the best price available and was a great 2 days with 5 dives. Sophi was out instructor and she was a great teacher and also pointed out some really cool fish for us to see. Free pick up from hotel (depending where you live) and also the boat was great, breakfast, lunch and snacks, Super comfortable and would recommend for a very stress-free experience.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Justin H, Manager at Local Dive Thailand
Responded Aug 6, 2020
Hello Tiffany, Thanks so much for your very nice review. Really happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and well done for retaining your skills after not diving for so long - Sophii was very impressed. We do have some great diving available at the moment and with the present restrictions on numbers, are already comfortable boat becomes as you said super comfortable. We hope to see you back in Phuket soon for some more trips to the other dive sites we visit Take care
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