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Local Dive Thailand

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Rawai, 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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Departure656370 wrote a review May 2022
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LDT is great. Phil and crew will take care of your diving needs. If your a vacation diver, they offer the best rates in Phuket, only need to purchase 9 dives. They are a big boat(as are most in the area) so the boat and water can be crowded at times.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Justin H, Front Office Manager at Local Dive Thailand
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks very much Mike! Our three day/9 dive package is great value for money. You did come at a particular busy time and there were a few more guests onboard than we usually allow so apologies for that. Hope to see you back in Phuket for some more diving and great photo of the leopard shark!
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Cindy C wrote a review May 2022
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions2 helpful votes
Professional boat manager, organised. Provide clear not coerced instructions. The 3 days dive package with excellent breakfast, lunch , snack of thb 9900 is unbeatable. So blessed to have the experienced Dive guide (years of being a dive instructor) Bon who is attentive but not micromanaging. Knows when to do what with whom. Different customer has different needs, she knows how to manage. The boat crew are helpful, diligent. Everyday‘s trip operation is streamlined, starting from on time pick up, to little waiting time at jetty to gear up and organised dive schedule [boat would ring the bell to let customers know when to get ready to gear up, which car/van to get on etc], boat is never messy even though with full of 40+ people. Unfortunately the daily trip to say Racha runs alternative day, so as I started my 3 day dives on a Friday, sat to Phi Phi , Sunday I'm back on Racha again. so I only ended up doing only 2 days dive, instead of 3 days as not keen to go back to Racha, same spot again on Sunday. Look forward to coming back to dive with you , but will stick with Bon only ! She is the best !!!!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Justin H, Front Office Manager at Local Dive Thailand
Responded May 21, 2022
Thanks Cindy! Our whole team have been working together for a long time so they all know their roles and perform them to the best of their ability. Keeping good staff together for a long time is a testament to the overall philosophy and management of the owners. Born is a fantastic instructor/guide and you you're quite right, her vast experience enables her to judge just what each guest needs Hope to see you again in Phuket and maybe try the King Cruiser Wreck next time Happy Travels!
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eli s wrote a review Mar 2022
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam11 contributions4 helpful votes
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Great day diving. Service, guides, cleanliness, professionalism all 5of 5. And the dive sites ? Come see for yourself ❤️
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from Justin H, Front Office Manager at Local Dive Thailand
Responded Mar 18, 2022
Thanks Eli! Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your day with us. It's a tough job for our crew to keep everything running smoothly, look after our valued guests and maintain a high level of service but they do with a smile on their faces. We'd be lost without them! Hope to see you back in Phuket someday soon
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Neo G wrote a review Mar 2022
Ko Kret, Thailand8 contributions7 helpful votes
If it weren't for the instructors at Local Dive, I may have not gone back to diving again! Thanks to a bad experience a few years back, coupled with not being a good swimmer hence my confidence being low, and not being able to certify OW as I couldn't master buoyancy, I didn't go back to diving for almost 3 years since I first took it on. But, since 2019 I have been diving multiple times with this amazing company and their super crew of Instructors and Dive Masters. When I first approached them I told them exactly what my situation was and explained that all I want is to be underwater and just take it one dive at a time. And they did exactly that. Since then I have been able to improve my skills and just enjoy the dives as I wanted to, knowing I was safe and not being pushed to do anything I wasn't comfortable to do. I have dived with a number of their team members, starting with Pu, then Bon, Nikki and also most recently with Sophii. Each and every one of them have been astounding with their professionalism, fun attitude, encouragement and also their personal knowledge and experience related to diving and sites, that helped me to get to where I am today. Even the rest of the team from Noon, the owner, Justin, Phil and even the boat crew have only attributed to what made all my diving experiences as easy going as it could possibly get. I know I am safe and I will also have a wonderful experience as soon as I get on their boat. Whether you are an absolute novice like me or a seasoned diver with years and years of experience and achieved advanced levels of diving all over the world, you are going to have a whale of a time with this amazing company and crew. I cannot recommend them enough. And you can be sure I will be back again to dive with Local Dive Thailand many more times too, while in Phuket. <3
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from Justin H, Front Office Manager at Local Dive Thailand
Responded Mar 10, 2022
Hi Nayomi, Well it's about time :) Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we do feel that your part of the family now. Albeit the distant cousin that gets drunk at family gatherings and causes mayhem :) It's been great for all of us to see your confidence build up and look forward to your dive trips with joy and not the trepidation that you first had. Keep on diving and improving Nayomi! See you soon
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Jon F wrote a review Feb 2022
charlottesville, virginia10 contributions13 helpful votes
I have lived in Phuket off and on for several years now. FINALLY, I took the time to practice and receive me open water certification with LOCAL DIVE. Even though I have been a water person my entire life, my first lessons in breathing underwater in the were a disaster for me. I just could not do it...even though I have snorkled all my life. My two pool instructors Sophii and Justin could not have been more patient. Seems that i am not the first one to question the ability to breathe underwater. After this initial issue we went on to open water dives, first walking into the sea from the beach and then deeper dives off the boat. I cannot convey strongly enough the professionalism, safety consciousness, and joy this group brings to all their guests. My open water dives on their dive boat were sublime and engaging...the equipment all first class, and the support and comradery out of this world. In a few short days I went a total beginner to 18 meters deep watching incredible sea life along the reefs. I cannot recommend Local Dive highly enough. If you are in Phuket, this is the group you absolutely want to use !! I'll be back in March for more !! Love it !! JOn Fink, Charlottesville and Karon beach, Phuket.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from Justin H, Front Office Manager at Local Dive Thailand
Responded Feb 7, 2022
Hi Jon, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. Scuba diving certainly was a challenge for you at first but you didn't give up. 99% of the credit goes to you for overcoming your initial anxiety and completing your PADI Open Water. For us as instructors, it's very rewarding to see students experiencing the joys of scuba diving after struggling at first so thanks very much for that Jon See you in March!
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