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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Master Divers

Master Divers
Ranked #2 of 90 Tours in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Master Divers is a small, professional PADI 5 star IDC centre on Koh Tao, Thailand, offering dive trips and the full range of PADI scuba diving courses and experience programmes. Guided snorkelling trips, UV night diving and UV snorkelling are also available here. Master Divers has a long standing reputation for offering a quality dive experience and maintains a friendly and relaxed environment. They guarantee small groups and offer private guiding and tuition too. Their team of multilingual staff are some of the most experienced on the island making the centre a sought after destination for divers.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
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“top of the line”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

When doing our open water course and topped it off with a deep-dive we wanted a professional dive center and we are so happy with our choice. :-). Equipment very good. Staff friendly and professional. We were also fortunate to get an extremely professional instructor. thank you Kev so much for this life-experince! We have to come back sometime.

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MasterDivers, Owner at Master Divers, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thanks for leaving a review ! Pleased you enjoyed your time with us ! See you next time !
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“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Exceptional week diving did my open water and advanced adventurer course with Daniel H. Awesome beyond belief, friendly, knowledgeable, encouraging and a total gent.
Master divers are the benchmark on the island, great staff, diving team and enthuasism. Small group size, attention to detail and ability to facilitate your development at whatever pace is comfortable.
Enough cannot be said about Daniel; ask for him if you're unsure about diving, his attitude and enthuasism are infectious. He's a nice bloke, who is great at what he does and he's part of a great team.

Awesome week, awesome dives, awesome instructor.
If you are considering diving on Koh Tao, look no further.

Thanks guys,
John and Becky

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MasterDivers, Owner at Master Divers, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thanks for your comments ! I have shared what you had written with Daniel too. We are really pleased that you enjoyed learning to dive and got the chance to share and learn from Daniels passion too.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Best diving experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I went to Koh Tao in January 2013 for two weeks and chose this diving centre based on recommendations from Trip Advisor. We originally planned to take our open water diver course, but ended up doing the Advanced Adventurer and adding another 5 fun dives. All this thanks to our fantastic instructor Martin, who made our introduction into diving the very best experience. We were a group of three on the Open Water and chose to continue with the Advanced Adventurer because of our instructor. We were initially tense about going under water, but Martin was really good at explaining all the aspects of diving, answering our questions, so we never felt that we were in any danger. I had some problems equalizing at first (it took me 8 min to go down to 15 m) and I have to admit that if it wasn’t for Martins endless patience and useful tips, I’d probably have given up. Martin’s enthusiasm for diving showed throughout both our courses and fun dives, making each dive a great experience. He was great at pointing out lots of fish and corals, especially those hiding in cracks and under rocks like some bluespotted ribbontail stingrays and white eyed morays. We also really enjoyed the boat rides to our dive sites with extremely nice crew and other instructors and divers. There is this really friendly and relaxed atmosphere both in the shop and on the boat that makes you feel as a part of a community. We met a lot of interesting people we plan to keep in touch with.

Next January will be coming back to Koh Tao and Master Divers and Martin will be the first people we contact for all of our diving.

Thank you again for the amazing experience!

Visited January 2013
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MasterDivers, Owner at Master Divers, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Thanks for leaving a review - Im happy that you had such and great time with us. Martin is a great instructor and I have passed your comments onto him too. We look forward to seeing you back here next year.
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“Now even better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

I have been coming to Master Divers now for 9 years and seen it evolve from an OK dive centre to what is now undoubtedly the best dive centre in Koh Tao, possibly all Thailand. The owners have put tremendous effort into the new shop and kit rooms to transform this into Koh Tao's premier dive school without losing the personal tuition they have built up as their trademark over the years. So many other dive schools on the island have a feed them in, churn them out certified attitude. You won't find that at Master Divers. The managers/owners only employ the best instructors who have to have the vital ingredient, personality. You are a name here, not just another customer. You will receive the best care and attention to safety with small instructor/client ratios. The kit room is immaculate with very well maintained, modern kit. I always bring my own kit as a qualified diver but with airline weight allowances as they are I would have no fears about using this centres equipment. The boat is never too crowded even when carrying the full compliment of student/instructors and Pi Dong the captain has extensive knowledge of the dive sites and some seniority amongst the other dive boats, which is always useful!

Visited January 2013
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MasterDivers, Owner at Master Divers, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Thanks for leaving a review and also coming back again! Always a pleasure to see you ! See you next year !
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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
“Best dive shop in Asia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

This time last year we both did our MSDT through Master Divers. Having worked in other dive shops since then and having seen how other places are run we can honestly say that we havent found anywhere that is better for a quality dive service. They are well organised, thorough, safety conscious and a fun outfit to dive with. Best wishes James and Lynn

Visited February 2013
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MasterDivers, Owner at Master Divers, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thanks for your review ! We were happy to have you in the dive centre and pleased that we were able to help you with your career. We wish you the best and maybe one day we will see you back here!
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