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The Dive Academy

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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 92 464 3264
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Private Charter: Scuba Diving Tour by Speedboat from Koh Samui
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The Dive Academy is the premier dive centre on Koh Samui, operating on Samui since 2002, so we have the experience and knowledge to make the most of your diving & snorkeling around Samui with Instructors who speak a variety of languages. We are an English owned and managed PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre with 2 locations in Bophut on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. Being the highest ranking PADI dive centre on the island means you can be assured that your experience will be professional, safe, calm, yet passionate and fun, delivering the highest levels of customer service. We offer the full range of PADI Diving courses, dive tours for certified divers, Freediving courses & tours as well as VIP snorkeling tours to both Koh Tao & Angthong Marine Park. We are the only dive centre on Samui who have their own facilities all contained in one location including a purpose built 3.5m deep training pool. We also own 2 speedboats and do not share with our dive schools.
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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well , our first days diving in Thailand was an amazing experience . ! The organisation of the day was without fault . Totally professional. We are a family of 5 with different needs and Claire and Paul really personalised it for us . Safety...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't sure im up to diving but after the course i think i fell in love. Our instructor was superb. Demanding but patient in the same time whitch really built the confidence from zero to 100%. Couldn't ask for a better teacher for the...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jaakko, Thank you for your great feedback and we're glad you loved your course. We think you should join Juha and upgrade to Open Water diver this week!! Best regards, Claire

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Koh Samui in Jan/Feb 2018 for three weeks where I had 10 dives with the dive academy at different sites. The dives were at Sail Rock, Twins, Chumphon Pinnacle and Shark Island, whereof I liked Sail Rock the most. My instructors Mark...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Christian, Thanks very much for your comprehensive review and it was a pleasure having you with us whilst you were here and we hope we managed to take you to all the best spots possible! We are very happy to welcome you back to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I spent a long time researching places to learn to dive. With the plethora of companies on the island, it was not an easy challenge, however, after speaking to Marc he quickly and assuredly answered all questions and concerns. So we booked!...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for your great review and we love the way our customers become our friends! Marc is a very patient Instructor and is great with people who are nervous or unsure of their first diving experience. We look forward to seeing you back...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of four and went on two day trips with The Dive Academy. The first snorkeling trip was to Koh Toa and the second trip was to Ang Thong Marine Park. Both days were enjoyable. The views on the Marine Park tour...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Debbie, Thank you for your great review and it was lovely to spend time with your family for 2 days enjoying both our fabulous snorkeling locations. We hope it was a memorable birthday for you! Sophie is a very safety conscious instructor and having...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went together with my girlfriend for a one day diving at Sail Rock. We really wanted to see whale sharks, which unfortunately didn't happen at the end. It was still worth it though as we have seen plenty of colourful fish, corals etc. I...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Peter, Thanks for taking the time to write a detailed review of your experience with us and we're glad you both had a great time with us. We wish we could 'order' the Whale Sharks but the element of surprise and luck makes it...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I booked on the snorkelling / kayak and trip to the Ang Thong marine park . What a brilliant day . We were escorted on the day by s french lady ( sorry I Carnt remember your name ) she was excellent,friendly,informative...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jane, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience of Angthong Marine Park. It is indeed an amazing day and it would have been Sophie who took great care of you all. We hope you have some great...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did my open water certification with the dive academy last year and when I had the opportunity to have a week diving somewhere, I decided to return to the dive academy. I also decided to do my advanced open water course whilst I was...More

1  Thank Jeff B
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jeff, It was great to have you back diving with us and to see how much progress you have made and we hope you feel a more confident diver now. Well done on completing your Advanced and keep the diving up! PS. Tshirts are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved every minute of diving with Leo, my instructor. I had never dived before, but Leo made me feel safe the entire time. He was very attentive to me underwater as well, to make sure I was okay every (step) of the way. Very...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sav, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience and we're glad you had a great time! Next time definitely complete your Open Water course! Best regards, The Dive Academy

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing bad to say about the company. I went diving with Matt. Great guy and made you very relaxed before the dive. My partner went snorkelling. We both agree that the company was great but that there wasn't much to see. Second dive at shark...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ronny, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience and we're glad you enjoyed the day with us even if you did not feel there was too much to see. We try and take our divers and snorkelers to...More

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Csaba K
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Hi Csaba, thanks for your enquiry. If you could let us have your email address it will be easier for us to send you the information that way - there is a lot of information to share. Or you can find us on Google and send... More
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Hi Prachi, The minimum age to start diving is 8 years old and they can complete a PADI programme called Bubblemaker, which is designed especially for young children between the ages of 8-10 years. If you would like more... More
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Hi Sinziana, Sorry we do not appear to have received an email from you? Perhaps you could re-send it to us.... April is usually a great time to come to Koh Samui and we do have availability on the dates you mention. Best... More
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