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Review of Koh Tao Divers

Koh Tao Divers
Ranked #18 of 100 Tours in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Koh Tao Divers was established more than 27 years ago as the first dive center on Koh Tao. Today as a modern but still small dive center, we think that diving is a way to explore the underwater world and not a group sport. Our experienced and professional dive team will teach you all there is in diving and take you to dive sites you choose, in small groups and with a personal touch. What ever it is that does it for you in this tropical paradise, we've got it, and it all comes with a smile. Languages available: English, Finnish, Danish, Thai, Italian and many more on request. We offer courses from absolute beginner all the way to the most advanced forms of technical diving as well as professional courses for divers looking to have a career in diving.
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Small and cosy dive shop. No matter if you are pissis or going to be professional or having any kind of pössis, you will have the great time with KTD.
Five dives a day is awesome, 2 in a morning 2 afternoon and a night dive. What would be your sign for awesome?
Done 80+ dives with KTD and going back again because I know every day will be no same.

4  Thank Jongunranta
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Awesome dive shop! I did DM and Technical diving courses. One of few dive shops offering technical diving. Really professional instructors and relaxed atmosphere.

1  Thank Niko R
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Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

What was concerning was the quality of the instruction for the advanced tune up/refresher.
We were given a questionnaire to do ourselves and were never taken through the answers, noone asked to see our PADI cards or log books at any point. We could've been going diving completely unqualified for all they knew.
We were given the hard sell for a second dive once we were on the boat.
Won't be using them again.

6  Thank gracefayce
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Kwistay, Manager at Koh Tao Divers, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2012

Dear Grace,

That day when you came for your refresher course, our shop officer was sick and unfortunately we couldn't get anyone to replace her on that same morning.
Our normal procedure is that the shop officer checks the diving licenses and the log books when customer is signing up for the dives as well as the dive guide before the dives. Our instructor was the only one at that time at the office who was doing academics with her students and she gave you the the paper work and the tuneup questionnaire.

As you signed up for the dives and the refresher last minute and our instructor suggested you to go the following day as the boat was leaving in an hour time to give us more time to organize your dives. As you definitely wanted to go the same day and we did not have our permanent instructors available in so short notice so we called to a neighboring dive center if they would have an available staff member to dive with you. In this case we would have presumed that this staff member would have check the certification and would have followed the normal procedure and gone through the tune-up questionnaire. Obviously this is not what did happened and we are truly sorry about what happened. We have already done the changes in our procedures so that this kind of case won't happened ever again. Thank you very much for your feedback.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I have done 20 dives with Koh Tao divers. Every dive has been exellent. They have really nice people working, relaxing athmosphere and location in sairee is really good. Want to go back as soon as possible.

Thank Juha H
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

This was the 4th time on Koh Tao and again i dived with the same dive shop as before. I did my dive master program this time and couple of other courses and everyhting from the friendly customer service to the chill athmosphere was really great!

When diving with Koh Tao Divers you dont have to worrie about strict 45 minute bottom times or 50 people jumping into the water at the same time. Also the advantage of a small dive shop like Koh Tao Divers is, that it it possible to ask for a sertain dive site for example for the next day and it might be possible to arrange it on the destination list.

The staff are really laid-back and easy-going but still some of the best and most experienced dive professionals work here so you will get the best dive education as well.

If planning to dive in thailand, Koh Tao Divers is definitely the place to do it. Koh Tao is also famous for it's very attractive dive sites.

2  Thank samipetteri
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