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About iQ-DIVE
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). The dive center is owned by 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 and French. 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 on a private pier in Baan Nam Khem, north of Khao Lak. Our High=speed Catamaran is moored here and here are also our Welcome lounge with toilets and showers, the filling station, tanks and rental equipment.
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DominicEgger wrote a review Mar 2020
Phuket, Thailand156 contributions67 helpful votes
As we have been too late (after 6pm) arriving into Khao Lak and unable to get a National Park Permit for the Similian, we booked a double dive and went with iQ-Dive. We have been lucky, it was only our family on that trip and Jochen was our Dive instructor. Taken great care of us and is a character. Visibility was very poor but the things we saw - still amazing! We had a great day and very comfortable diving experience!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from iQ-DIVE_Khao_Lak, Guest Relations Manager at iQ-DIVE
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Hi Dominic, thanks for your nice review. We're happy you enjoyed the trip with even that bad visibility but this is nature, right? Hopefully, we will have better conditions next time. your iQ-DIVE Team
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Coley wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York15 contributions28 helpful votes
IQ dive gave us a great diving experience. Our instructor Ralf was great and so knowledgeable about the marine life we were able to See. We got our equipment fitted a day prior and the day of the dive we were picked up by van at our hotel, fed a light snack, given personal water bottles and towels and our equipment was all ready and bagged up for us when entering the boat. We got to do two 30 meter dives on similian Island #9, Christmas point and three trees, we saw a lot of marine life including rays eels and a school of barracuda to end it off. After the first dive we were given a home made complimentary lunch with plenty of waters throughout the day. I can’t compliment this company enough.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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David W wrote a review Feb 2020
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom1 contribution
We spent a fantastic day out snorkeling with IQ Dive started on time at 8AM and return as advised 5PM. Brand new boat was fast and very comfortable, easy entry and exit points. Good rental equipment was provided by the team of professionals dive guides. Perfect for experience and novice snorkeling. Dave
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from iQ-DIVE_Khao_Lak, Guest Relations Manager at iQ-DIVE
Responded Feb 15, 2020
Hi Dave, thanks for your nice review - looking forward to see you again soon. your iQ-DIVE Team
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Andy Green wrote a review Feb 2020
high peak47 contributions44 helpful votes
Spent 5 days diving with these guys and girls. Great team of instructors and Divemasters, awesome ‘high speed’ catamaran to get us out to the dive sites in double quick time. Very good professional operation. Solid safety briefing given every day before embarking on the boat and safety of the divers and crew was clearly the number one consideration at all times. Special thanks to Ralf, Stephan, Thit and Christina for guiding my dives. Saw some awesome sights, including a large marble Wray, a white tip shark and a guitar shark to name but a few. Great that they put ‘teams’ together of divers with similar levels of experience so that dives could be optimised and tailored to suit different skill sets. If we come back to Khao Lak I will definitely use IQ again. Made some good friends here 👍
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from iQ-DIVE_Khao_Lak, Guest Relations Manager at iQ-DIVE
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Hi Andrew, we're all very happy by reading your review. Good luck to you and hopefully we will see you back soon. your iQ-DIVE Team
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lizdrakeley wrote a review Jan 2020
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
My family had an absolutely brilliant 2 days of diving with IQ-dive. Boonsung wreck and Richelieu rock. Just before the dive on the rock I mentioned to our lovely dive leader Tuuli Toivonen that my favourite animals were cephalopods...and there on the bottom, as soon as we descended, was the biggest, chilled-est cuttlefish I've ever seen! Tuuli was even kind enough to film us and send the images. Superb experience, lovely boat, slick organisation, yummy food (compliments to the chef!), expert guiding....highly recommended!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from iQ-DIVE_Khao_Lak, Guest Relations Manager at iQ-DIVE
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Hi Elizabeth, Russel, Max & Miranda, thank you so much for your nice review. We're all very happy about - especially Tuuli. We hope to see you again soon on one of our boats to explore more of our dive sites. best regards from iQ-DIVE Team
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