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“Professional, fun and convenient” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bophut Diving Tours

Bophut Diving Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Bophut Diving has been operating from Koh Samui’s world famous Bophut Fisherman’s Village for 22 years. Our company has earned respect within Koh Samui’s boating and diving community as the premium provider of combination island safari tours and premium diving expeditions. Our purpose built Diving Yacht Cruiser Sao Samui, is based on the beach at Bophut Fisherman’s Village and is recognized as one of the islands premier boats. Bophut Diving provides the ultimate in Safety, Comfort, and Professionalism combining with great Fun. Whether it is for Private Boat Charters and adventure tours or full Scuba Diving services anywhere within the Chumpon Archipelago. “Bophut Diving offers a unique, first class service”
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
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“Professional, fun and convenient”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

We've picked this place by chance as we walked passed it from our hotel (Hansar) couple of times (just 2 mins walk) and noticed it has its own pool (a sign of well established diving school). As soon as we stepped in, we were greeted by Colin (the owner) and know we have made a good choice. He was funny yet professional.
We signed up for Koh Tao on our first day trip and we ended up goiing to Chinporn Pinneacle but we saw our very first bull shark even though the water was a big muggy due to the current. Since it was 9 years ago from our last dive, I was a bit frightened and had a hard time to sink. Adam (our instructor) was very nice and stayed up with me for a minute to tie up my mask and help me to sink. Once I got down, I was fine and he kept checking on me to make sure I stay "sinked" with them.
We went to Light House on the 2nd dive and the water was absolutely clear. We saw a lot of fishes there and it was absolutely fun. The lunch was great even though we were not supposed to eat much between two dives.
We really enjoyed the diving and having Adam as our instructor. He helped us to manage to find the last two opening seats to dive again at Sail Rocks on the last day before we fly out. It was absolutely beautiful and we saw a few big bull sharks (3-4 meters long and with babies) swimming very close to us as well as those gigantic size Garoupa (2 meters long and wide as a coffee table). All those littel fishes were also amazing and we were having so much fun and so glad that we could made it. Adam once again taking very good care of us and so as the other instructors that were on board. They were all very professional, helpful and fun to hang out with.
I would highly recommended anyone who wants to do scuba dive try this diving school since safety and professional is the number one concern in this activities. Adam is a very patience and experienced dive master so I would highly recommended him to anyone (novice or experienced). Wish to visit them soon again.

Visited August 2012
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Basel, Switzerland
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“Thank you for the bullsharks :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

I've went diving with the Bophut Diving School team three times as it was great fun. I went with my siblings and it was awesome!! We did one trip to Koh Tao which was beautiful and the other two to Sail Rock - YOU HAVE TO GO- where we saw bull sharks and a stunning underwater world.
Food & beverages are provided and included in the price.
Collin and his team are AMAZING! Thank you guys again!!

Visited August 2012
Thank jmsz
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Best dive shop and courses in Thailand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

I was lucky to find the Bophut diving school early on in my Koh Samui experience. Liam and the team looked after my step son and I like family. Jeremy (15) undertook a four day beginners PADI open water qualification course. He loved every minute of this course and bonded with the instructors. The team were total professionals in and out of the water. The blend of personalities at the Bophut Dive shop made the diving a truly fun experience. All the team have fantastic friendly personalities. I highly recommend the Bophut Dive shop to both novice and experienced divers. I have dived at many places around the world and I promise that you will not be disappointed with any aspects of whats on offer both in and out of the water.

Visited July 2012
Thank Tony T
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“what a fantastic trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

I'd highly recommend a diving trip with Bophut Diving School. We had such a great time out on the boat with the charming Liam and co. From start to finish they were professional and friendly and we both felt well catered for. The place itself is amazing. It's so lovely down there! My friend has been diving a few times before, had been excited about our Koh Samui holiday for ages and was really impressed. It was my first time and though I was initially nervous, I quickly gained confidence and I put that down to the instruction and encouragement from our hosts. My friend said the equipment was better that he'd used in other places and I particularly liked the boat. Overall, It was great fun and really interesting and the trip made our holiday. I'm itching to do it again.

Visited June 2012
Thank Karenbolland_7
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
1 review
“Made the holiday!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

Have recently returned from koh Samui. What a wonderful holiday,lovely people,great food and weather but the highlight of the holiday was my diving experience. It started with getting in touch with Liam at the dive school. He went through everything with me and I decided to go ahead and book the trip. What a day I had! Picked up at my apartment,on time may I add,taken to the dive school where the boat was waiting.I was very nervous but needn't have been.All was explained in great detail and it certainly put my mind at rest.Fantastic experience,always knew there was life underwater but to see it was awesome!I will definitely be back!Had lunch which was very nice and I had already worked up an appetite!My thanks go to Carl and Liam for being so courteous and helping me overcome my fears.All done with a great deal of patience and humour.Thank you boys Can't wait to come back next year!

Visited July 2012
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