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Sunshine Divers Resort
Ranked #19 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Koh Tao
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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“The Best There Is. Period.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

I had the good fortune of discovering Sunshine Divers on Koh Tao in 2011 when I did my PADI open water certification. I returned again in 2012 to complete my PADI Advanced Open Water course and then again in May 2013 for several days of fun dives around Koh Tao. I can say with complete certainty that Sunshine Divers will provide you with absolutely top-notch dive instruction. Sunshine's classes are always small; instructors are extremely knowledgeable about dive technique, PADI procedures, and the aquatic life around Koh Tao. I am always impressed with the respect and care for the aquatic environment that they stress in their lessons and dives. Sunshine Divers brings the highest professional standards to every dive, and combines this with a real capacity to ensure every diver - whether novice or advanced - has a fun stay. You can look around Koh Tao all you want but if you are serious about learning to dive, you simply can't do better than this dive shop. Period.

Room Tip: The bungalows are simple but clean. You can get a bungalow with A/C but with the evening sea breeze...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

I just completed my Divemaster Program with Sunshine divers having been there to do OW and AOW in years previous. Natalie and the team at Sunshine make it an awesome experience, we were also lucky enough to have the chance to take part in the first Divemaster exchange program, where myself and one of the other Divemaster Trainee's travelled to a different island for a few days to see life at a different dive operation.

The atmosphere, the people and the diving made it an experience I won't forget. I'll be going back for sure.

Thanks guys!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Cool place to get your diving license, especially if you get to dive with Janice and Simon (don't know if they're still there, we went there almost a year ago). We really enjoyed it. You get to dive in small groups of people, which is always better. Relaxed atmosphere (having class and "studying" at the beach is priceless), cool bar.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wilrijk, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I've been diving with Sunshine a few times now and this last time I brought some friends to do their OW, AOW and Rescue course with them.
We were all very happy with this excellent dive shop. The staff are fantastic instructors, the boat and gear is in excellent condition.

If you're diving at Koh Tao, dive with Sunshine Divers!! :-)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

My fiance and I just completed our Divemaster certifications with Sunshine Divers. We cannot say enough great things about Sunshine and Natalie Hunt. If you are looking for a great place to learn to dive or progress to the next level, look no further!

The entire team at Sunshine is committed to creating a fun, relaxed atmosphere to learn and are super patient. They want everyone to succeed and work hard to ensure you do! Their small class sizes mean that you get direct and focused attention with the instructors. You are not just a number!

Natalie Hunt, Sunshine's Course Director, is a superwoman! She is dedicated and passionate about diving and goes above and beyond to help every one, whether it's diving related, finding accommodations, recommending the best places to eat, or renting a motorbike. She is the reason we decided to do our DM certifications with Sunshine.

Sunshine Divers has a wonderful family environment and we were thrilled to be apart of it. We will definitely be back diving with Sunshine again soon!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

What can i say about Sunshine, its a great atmosphere, great people, great location and just all round by far the best place i stayed and the diving is great. The instructors and very helpful and patient with all skills of ability and they seem to cater for every language also. Food in the restaurant is average but service is great and food delivered to you fast. I learnt how to dive first with Open Water and then wanted to stay and i got a discount to move onto my Open Water Advanced.

Room Tip: Pick one away from the bar is you like an early night.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

We came here to do our Open Water Certificate and what a wonderful place! Situated at the end of a stunning yet quiet bay, Sunshine Divers promises a chilled out, friendly vibe, great food and exceptional diving instructors. An incredible experience; cannot recommend highly enough!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sunshine Divers Resort
Address: Chalok Bann Kao, Koh Tao 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #19 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Koh Tao
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Sunshine Divers Hotel Koh Tao

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