The Dive Ao Nang
The Dive Ao Nang
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
If you are thinking about travel in Thailand, then diving in Thailand is something you should try. The Dive Ao Nang is a quality minded PADI 5 Star dive center in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand. As a diver, we will give you the best possible service and experience. We can offer you diving that is rich in marine life, corals and colors. Our Dive Trips are mainly around Koh Phi Phi, but we can also provide other locations, such as: Similans Islands, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Shark point, and Ao Nang local islands. Our Courses are PADI dive courses, which is the most popular dive organization in the world. With a PADI certification, you can dive anywhere in the world. The Dive Ao Nang Team speaks English, Thai, Danish, and German.
Ao Nang, Thailand
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2023

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Eriquentez
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I can absolutely recommend The Dive and it is worth to pay a little more compared to other diving schools around. The staff whole staff is serious, well-organized, multilingual, friendly and openminded. We had a beautiful experience and felt comfortable and save at any time.
Written January 6, 2020
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Dear HulaH12 Thank you very much for your recommendation. We very much appreciate this. We hope to dive with you soon again. Liz & The Dive Ao Nang Team
Written January 11, 2020
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Mal49
Ao Nang, Thailand17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Just completed a dive at koh Haa, and what an amazing experiance! As per the information given by Bjorn, the pickup was on time, the dive boat left the Dock on time,and the diving was spectacular out at Koh Haa. So much Marine life was there, and with such a professionally run Dive Company and Dive Boat (FastManta), the whole day was fantastic fron start to finish. On the boat, safety and organization was brilliant, the Diving Guide knew the dive site well and was continually pointing out and absolute abundance of interesting fish, sea snakes, green turtles, and the list goes on. If you want a fantastic experiance diving in Aonang, with a professional and well run Dive Company, then I can wholly recommend that you make your booking with "The Dive" in Aonang!
Written March 5, 2022
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Hi Mal49 Thank you very much for your great review and thank you very much for your support diving with us again. We very much appreciate your feedback and recommendation. We hope to dive with you soon again.
Written March 11, 2022
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CinziaG18
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We just spent 3 days diving with THE DIVE and we can guarantee is a super professional diving, the organisation is really good and people is friendly and take care of everything in the correct way.
They also provides equipment and we felt very confortable with, everything was new and good quality.
We had a very good italian guide, Francesco, who knows every aspect of the area, current, visibility, best places to dive. We use to travel the world looking for safe and professional diving center and this was definitly one of the best.
thanks!!
Written January 7, 2020
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Dear CinziaG18loveanddive Thank you very much for joining us for 3 days of diving and your great review. We are very happy your group enjoyed our quality and services. We hope to dive with you again next time you visit Ao Nang. Liz & the Dive Ao Nang Team
Written January 11, 2020
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NeilEvansCardiff
Cardiff, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I had the pleasure of diving the Liz and the team from Ao Nang for 10 days. They are a very friendly and professional set-up and I can thoroughly recommend them to experienced and novice divers alike.

The hotel pick-ups were very punctual, the boat was well run and they did their very best to try different dive sites for those that had dived with them for a number of days. From what I could see, they were very patient with the Discover Scuba guests and I know a couple that stayed at my hotel that were doing their Open Water course, found it a very positive experience.

The dive groups were small in number and well divided between ability groups. The pier is about 20 mins drive from Ao Nang and most of the dives take place around Phi Phi which is about 45 mins by boat. Pick-ups were notmally about 7.30am and I was dropped back early afternoon, after the 2 morning dives.

I would recommend making contact with Liz by email before you travel if you want to dive as soon as you arrive in Ao Nang as they seem to get booked up a couple of days in advance. I emailed him before I travelled and he replied with a very full and detailed response, which is the reason I chose to dive with them (he speaks very good English and German).

The 3 differend guides I had (PK, Jute and Mickey (apologies for wrong spelling) were very experienced and good fun and seemed to have a good knowledge of the dive sites we visited.

All in all, these guys were everything I would want in a dive centre.
Written January 23, 2023
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Thank you very much for your time reviewed us in details. We did enjoy diving with you many days. Looking forward to diving with you again next time you visit Ao Nang Liz & The Dive Ao Nang Team
Written April 29, 2023
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Jimmy L
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We made 2 dives with them around the Phi Phi Islands.
It was great, they really know great spots to dive.
We dived with Wilco a Dutch instructor, he was really friendly and helpfull and a really good diver.
He showed us a lot of great coral a lot of colorful fish, leopard shark and black tip sharks.
They have a cosy boat and they make a great Thai lunch.
They also pick you up at your hotel/resort.
They have professional equipment (good working regulators, good working BCD and you also get a modern dive computer.
We got a Suunto Zoop)
They dive in small groups 4 persons with one instructor which was really nice.
They also have a great variety of dives, coral, shipwreck or you can get your license.
They also set up your gear for every dive so you don’t have to do anything just put your gear on and dive in!
We had a great dive!
Thanks guys and see you next time!
Kind regards Alyssia ans Jimmy.

Written January 19, 2020
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Dear X3243OJjimmyl Thank you very much for your time to review us and provide other guests with more information about The Dive Ao Nang. We are happy you enjoyed diving with us. We hope to dive with you again next time you visit Ao Nang. Liz & The Dive Ao Nang Team
Written January 21, 2020
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Kelsey B
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Scuba diving with the Dive Ao Nang was the highlight of my recent vacation to Thailand. My husband is certified and I was not so I was signed up for the discover dive and it was perfect. I had done a discover dive a few years prior but my experience with the Dive was much better thanks to our wonderful guide, Nick. I received a quick but thorough overview on everything I would need to know as we rode to the first dive spot. When we arrived, Nick and the crew were great about helping us get geared up. I felt very relaxed throughout during dive and was able to enjoy the underwater beauty...I've never seen so many fish before! Nick was pointing out wildlife the whole time and my favorite sighting was a sea turtle.

The boat ride was very comfortable, the crew was courteous and professional, and we had plenty of good food and refreshments to keep us energized. I had such a great experience that I ended up completing the PADI open water certification a few weeks after we returned from vacation!
Written January 3, 2020
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Dear kelsbbarber Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed a diving day with The Dive Ao Nang. And congratulation on your dive certification. We hope to dive with you again next time you visit Ao Nang. Liz & The Dive Ao Nang Team
Written January 4, 2020
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Krzysztof
Gdynia, Poland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
It was an amazing experience! Instructor Liz explained everything to us thoroughly and professionally. Give a comprehensive answer to each question, which made us feel confident going down to the water (that was our first time). Instructor Yut explained the theories to us and was happy to answer our questions. He was smiling from ear to ear the whole time - we highly recommend this instructor! On board there were delicious snacks, drinks and lunch after diving. The whole team was great! We regret that we did not have time to go diving with this team again. As soon as the opportunity catches up, we will definitely try diving with this team again, we recommend it wholeheartedly!
All the best- Krzysztof&Klaudia ❤️
Written February 26, 2023
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Thank you very much for diving with us and your review. WE very much appreciate this. Liz & The Dive Ao Nang Team
Written April 29, 2023
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Derek McV
London, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I've just completed 4 days diving with The Dive, and another 2 days to go.

3rd time I've used them since Covid.

Great equipment, great knowledge, feel completely safe and comfortable, small groups, and great fun.

Genuinely nice guys, from Liz the owner, to Yut, PK, Goyo and also the boat crew. Even the van driver is a nice guy.

As it's low season, we just dived the local Ao Nang Islands. I say 'just', but we seen everything from Black Tip sharks, to Bamboo Sharks, Turtles, Stingrays, seahorses, Sea Snakes, Morays and loads more.

Plus loads of lovely fresh Thai food.

I'm Advanced Diver, but I see how they treat, encourage, have patience with, and empower first time divers. It's great to see them change from being fearful and apprehensive, and buzzing and 1000 questions and plans.

Everyone's in safe hands with The Dive.

So much so, I'm already booked my flights to come back in April when we'll be diving Phi Phi again. Trust me, these guys are the ones to dive with ...
Written July 28, 2023
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Hi Dereck Thank you very much for your review and many thanks for your return. WE are looking forward to diving with you again in April 2024. Liz
Written August 23, 2023
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OCSocialplanner
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Really well run & organized dive shop in Ao Nang Beach. I was impressed by their follow up in making on-line reservations, their knowledge of scuba equipment, attention to diving safely, the dive master's knowledge of the local dive sites & sea life and their dive boat crew. All 3 days of diving were in Phi Phi with a very comfortable boat ride to & from Krabi. The lunch & boat snacks provided were great! The dive shop even picks up & drops off from your hotel making it very convenient.
Written March 25, 2020
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Thank you very much for diving with us and for your great review. We very much appreciate your review. Please visit us again. Greeting from Ao Nang The Dive Ao Nang Team
Written September 15, 2020
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Kjell
Zaandam, The Netherlands93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Thanks The Dive team, for the amazing diving days at Ao Nang Islands and Phi Phi, awesome experience 🤙🏻. You are absolute professionals and admire your knowledge and consciousness of the underwater ecosystem and how to go about it.

Without a doubt you made us better divers and at the same allowing us to enjoy the beauty of Thailand underwater world with stingrays, morays, seahorses, banded sea krait and gorgeous corals 👍🏻.

Liz, thanks for your responsiveness and providing the great itinerary for our 2 days (5 dives) with you.
Bjorn, can’t thank you enough for joining us on the trips and your expert guidance and coaching.

Happy you made it through a difficult Covid periods and wishing you many successful years ahead.
For those that look for a great diving center in Ao Nang area, look no further … this is the place to go!!!
Written November 16, 2022
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Thank you very much for your details review. We very much appreciate this. Many thanks for joining us for your private trips. We hope to dive with you again next time you visit Ao Nang. Liz & The Dive Ao Nang Team
Written January 12, 2023
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