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4/42 Moo 7 | Khuek Khak, Khao Lak 82220, Thailand
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Unprofessional

We came here upon reservations falling through with another company. From the minute we walked in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ckleclau
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Discovery dive

We took a 2 day discovery scuba dive course which was 2-3 hours of information and pool exercises... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Ehlcwa
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Sydney, Australia
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iQ-DIVE Khao Lak. Diving area: Khao Lak is the ideal starting point to explore the beautiful underwater world of the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock and the local wrecks Boonsung, Premchai and Sea Chart with huge schools of fish. Visibility move throughout the year between 15 and 30 meters (open from mid-October to mid-May). Phuket is our destination during the Green Season. There we make day trips to Phi Phi Islands, Racha Islands, Koh Dok Mai, etc. Dive sites like the Shark Point or the King Cruiser wreck are well known. Dive Center: The dive center is owned by the Swiss Ernst and his Thai wife Meaw. The aim of the iQ-DIVE team is to provide guests with a maximum of safety, professionalism and fun. The staff speaks German, English, Thai, Spanish, French or Dutch. Position of the base: The booking center, diving and snorkeling equipment sales and training rooms are located opposite Mc Donald's and it's easy to recognize on the huge "Nemo" neon sign. The logistics center is located right on the harbor of Tablamu. Here are the filling station, the aluminum tanks and rental equipment.
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4/42 Moo 7 | Khuek Khak, Khao Lak 82220, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here upon reservations falling through with another company. From the minute we walked in the employee at the desk was rude. We asked if it was possible to set a date for the next day and he said yes & the dive site....More

Thank ckleclau
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iQ-DIVE_Khao_Lak, Front Office Manager at iQ-DIVE, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are happy that sometimes we only get one star - on the other hand we would think we are perfect - so we see that we can improve something. Strange is only that we got for the same tour both 5 and 1 star...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We took a 2 day discovery scuba dive course which was 2-3 hours of information and pool exercises and then on a boat with 2 dives the next day. Phillipe was our instructor and I immediately felt at ease. I had been very nervous about...More

Thank Ehlcwa
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iQ-DIVE_Khao_Lak, Front Office Manager at iQ-DIVE, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2018

Hi there, we are happy you enjoyed our trip and the Discover Scuba Diving and Philippe would be happy to teach you as well on an Open Water Diver course next time :) best regards, your iQ-DIVE Team

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

IQ DIVE company was amazing. The staff is a class act. They were wonderful as well as extra staff from other companies. The boat was amazing as well as the food and the scuba diving at the Similan Islands and the Boonsung wreck. I would...More

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Ernst S, Front Office Manager at iQ-DIVE, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2018

Hi John, we were happy to have you on board. It's too rare to find a friendly (bit crazy) and open hearted person like you :) your iQ-DIVE Team

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

We had 6 dives in the similan islands, 2 dives in the boonsung wreck and 2 dives on kho bon. Well organised, nice dive guides and caring staff. The trip on the big boat was relaxing and comfortable with sufficient time to enjoy delicious food,...More

Thank 818bordeaux
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Ernst S, Owner at iQ-DIVE, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

Thank you very much for your nice review. We all hope to see you again soon best regards from iQ-DIVE Team

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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Great boat and good diving. TRIP was booked threw Similian Dive Center. Went prefectly on schedule and great Staff and Dive Master made my first dive in 6 yrs a big success. Thanks for the great day.

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Ernst S, Owner at iQ-DIVE, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again soon on our boat. best regards from iQ-DIVE Team

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited khao lak in november 2017, after pre booking my dives with another dive centre I actually did 3 days my dives with IQ-dive. My guide was Flavia who was an excellent guide who knew the sites well and all briefs were great covering...More

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Ernst S, Manager at iQ-DIVE, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018
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Vielen Dank für deinen netten Eintrag - wir freuen uns immer, wenn es unseren Gästen gefallen hat und sie mit...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

This trip was booked through the very professional Khao Lak Scuba Adventures which primarily does liveaboards. My husband rented the equipment and was sized and outfitted at their shop since he did not bring all of his dive equipment. The dive was IQ Diving, their...More

Thank Marie M
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Ernst S, Manager at iQ-DIVE, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Hi Marie, we appreciate your review and we're happy that your husband were happy with us und our services too. We hope to see you again very soon. best regards from your iQ-DIVE Team

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

Diving on iQ-Dives own boat to Similan. All good and divemaster gave good advises during boat trip as we were pretty inexperienced. Some minus comes from rather big group size, as there was five divers, divemaster and one in divemaster training, so total headcount was...More

Thank Erno123
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iQ-DIVE K, Front Office Manager at iQ-DIVE, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2017

Really? You're complaining about our safety standards? First of all: you are not allowed to dive in Thailand without a guide - even as an dive instructor! Our maximum group ratio is 1:5 and in this case we've send a second guide (Dive Guide trainee)...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

We are so disappointed as we did not expected a 5 stars boat or service but at least basic general conditions. We are both Advanced PADI Nitrox divers with +200 divings (Maldives have been taken from The Sarojin Resort at 7:00 am and when we...More

Thank Ioana Z
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iQ-DIVE K, Front Office Manager at iQ-DIVE, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Hi Iona, sorry but all of your critics are not in our responsibility! 1. We cannot do anything if the Navy or the Similan Marine National Park administration doesn't clean the pier area in Tablamu - we don't like it either! 2. We have a...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Nice dive with IQ-DIVE, long time dive my latest dive, so refresher with Gary. Gary is a super instructor with focus on you and your safety. Long trip to the Islands, but worthy the time. No problems using IQ-DIVE again. John

Thank John P
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iQ-DIVE K, Front Office Manager at iQ-DIVE, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2017

Hi John, nice that you liked diving with us. best regards from Gary and the iQ-DIVE Team

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