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I love this spot

This is a good spot for dive Andaman . Many fish in there and wonderful one is the big lion fish... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
38piyawats
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Amazing dive center

I was looking for a dive center that offers the best service and have a great dive spots , then i... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2017
Mohammed N
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Feb 22, 2018
“DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AND A CON!”
Jan 19, 2018
“I love this spot”
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For more than 37 years now SANTANA Phuket has been a synonym for safe and extraordinary diving and quality diver education in Phuket! Having been one of the first dive centers in Phuket we paved the way for generations of divers to come and even...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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74/26 Soi Banzaan, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Website
+66 96 298 6324
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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

In August 2017 I went to this company to do my open water and advanced open water diving courses. All was going well when I was in Phuket.... However, they told me on the day I passed that in 6 weeks my certificates would arrive......More

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Santana P, Owner at Santana Dive Center Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, unfortunately you were the victim of a scam by the dive shop manager Daniel Schwerin and the instructor Andy Ittrich - both have been expelled by Padi last year. The dive shop was not an official dive shop of PADI or Santana since...More

Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

This is a good spot for dive Andaman . Many fish in there and wonderful one is the big lion fish that they say its have the big one more than this

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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

I had my dive in early December with this company and the instructor Petra Brink. After the dives she tried to sell me the photos she took. She asked me if I have Dropbox account and she said she will send them over to me...More

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Santana P, Owner at Santana Dive Center Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, unfortunately you were the victim of a scam by the dive shop manager and the instructor - they have been expelled by Padi last year. The dive shop was not an official dive shop of PADI or Santana since 2017 - they were...More

Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a dive center that offers the best service and have a great dive spots , then i found santana divers , i discussed the dive spots and they nominated racha island for me , Daniel and Miko were too friendly and...More

Thank Mohammed N
Santana P, General Manager at Santana Dive Center Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2017

Hello Mohammed! I am very glad to hear that you had a great time diving with us! And also happy, that the choice of the dive site for that day was just right, hence the MANTA!!! If you have time, I would be grateful if...More

Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Wanted to get the PADI Open Water Diving certificate and these guys seemed very reliable. Cheaper than their competitors because they don't have some expensive location / store. The course consisted of 3 consecutive days: one with theory and a confined (swimming pool) dive in...More

Thank Hampie
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Yes,THE WORST DIVE CENTER... My boy friend is an instructer and I am a dive master in Turkey. We came to Thailand for travelling,diving.. I entered Santana Dive center ,we decided to dive 3 points for tomorrow ( King Cruiser wreck- shark point-anemone reef) we...More

Thank Ezgi K
Santana P, Owner at Santana Dive Center Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2016

I have been waiting for this review for the last two days, ever since you and your boyfriend left the shop in the morning. Please let me use this opportunity to straighten out some things and to clarify some other facts, so that people will...More

Reviewed March 16, 2016

Did an introductory dive afternoon with Petra Brink at Santana Dive Centre. I was a bit nervous and when I first went underwater I panicked and thought I couldn't breathe but Petra calmed me down really well and I realised I was fine. We did...More

1  Thank nikkipuk
Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Thanks a milion We had a Great experiens whit our dive guide Andy He sure knows where to look and shows everything he could find Realy relax dive

Thank Ferdie b
Reviewed February 1, 2016

I made there my Rescue diver certification. Had a lot of fun with the professional team. For shuer I will come again for my next holidays

1  Thank HelmutHoeg
Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

The German crew of Santana diving is always fun, helpful and up for a chat! I'm pretty high maintenance for diving gear (6 foot 4, 300lbs) and they went to the aquamaster with me, lend me their gear and made sure I was finally enjoying...More

1  Thank Andreas J
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