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Assava Dive Resort

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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Beach
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Non-smoking hotel
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Bay View
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K C wrote a review Feb 2024
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The place is located right at the beach. It is a resort with various types of rooms and also it is a dive shop. It is super convenient to sign up for scuba diving. They go out twice a day, both are two tanks dives. They are well organized and have their own dive boat. The boat is comfortable and the equipment is in good condition. All of the dive masters and the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and fun to be with. My dive master was Benny. He is patient, friendly and helpful. Their fun dive package is good value with discount if you have multiple dives with them.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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יובל ש wrote a review Jan 2024
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Had an amazing experience at Assava going through the Advanced Open Water Course! Shoutout to Will the instructor, super professional and made us feel like we are in good hands at any moment. Would definitely come back 💯💯
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Malte Martens wrote a review Dec 2023
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
What an experience! Everything went perfectly and the diving school is super professional. A special thanks to Vianney, my instructor. I had a great time with him and can only recommend everyone to do their diving license here. It was a pleasure!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Raoul M wrote a review Sept 2023
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We did the first time diving in our life with this dive resort. Because we didn't have any experience with diving, our instructor Jason took the time to explain everything into details. We felt safe going into the water under supervision of him! We had a great time with him as a instructor. Also the other instructors were really interested in your progress during the training. Everything falls into place at Assava. Another really important part is that Assava isn't overloaded with tourist. That is why they can focus on your skill en ability to dive. Also the contact with the dive resort is personal and not automated generated message. And because it was our first time, that was important to us because we had a lot of questions. We highly recommend this dive resort! 🤙🏻
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dominic S wrote a review Aug 2023
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I completed my Padi open water with Isa and George, they where both great communicators which helped me pick up the required skills to complete the course. Lovely humans floating around here. Up and about crew to get you where you need to be to excel.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Linn S wrote a review Aug 2023
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Stayed here for 5 days and it was very great. I did the open water dive course and it went well. My instructor was Jess, she explained everything to me very clearly and I had a great time. Thank you so much for everything. Definitely stay here if you’re in Koh Tao
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sam H wrote a review Jul 2023
Salisbury, United Kingdom2 contributions
Amazing dive experience with Assava Dive Resort, Joe Lievre my instructor helped me through my Rescue Diver course. Very good job. Would definitely recommend and look forward to my future diving experience. Thank you Joe for being an amazing instructor.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dorina D wrote a review Jul 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Absolutely amazing diving school! Would highly recommend it to anyone. The instructors are very good and the vibe here is super chill. Just a good environment to do your PADI here (which we did). We did a Dutch speaking class with Heidi, she is absolutely amazing. Very nice and chill instructor and takes the time to learn everything at your own pace. She is the best!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Annie E wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom13 contributions3 helpful votes
We found Assava Dive Resort via padi.com website, because there are just too many dive shops/resorts now on Ko Tao to to discern good from bad. It was the perfect combination of chilled out beach, top notch well-run PADI dive resort with a great group of DMs, instructors and divers (both qualified and those learning for the first time). The Superior Garden bungalow we stayed in was spotless and a serene spot to enjoy the garden and birdsongs. Matter of 20 steps to the beach and the beanbags and hammocks! Natalie was great in communicating with us booking us in for 4 days of fun dives at short notice. We had visited Ko Tao in 1998 (AOW qualifying) and 2013 to dive with our kids and have to say the dive sites are now quite busy with boats and the marine life wasn't hugely varied. We didn't see even a reef shark or turtle :(, but plenty of rays, nudibranchs and reef fish. Chumphon was the best dive for variety. Twin Peaks, Tanote Bay and White Rock had lovely soft corals and coral gardens to explore. Jason, our DM, was a chilled diver who loved taking time to stop and just hover and look which we really enjoyed as well. He was very patient with my perpetually fogging mask! The downside was if the boat was busy with many divers / learners it was quite cramped to kit up, but when it was quieter it was no problem. Maybe a 2nd boat in the future?? Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this those looking to get PADI qualifications (at any level), but if you have dived for many many years, then Ko Tao doesn't offer much you won't have seen elsewhere diving. But as a beautiful beach to chill, and enjoy cocktails, great food at all the bars, and coffee and gelato at Koppee, you can't beat it!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Judith P wrote a review Jun 2023
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It was a wonderful stay here! The dive school is very competent and I had an amazing dive master with Joseph, thanks a lot! The surroundings are super nice and a bit quieter. Delicious food was available directly in the resort& if you want to go to the city, you can also easily reach on foot. I would visit again :)
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
£31 - £50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sunshine divers hotel koh tao
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sunshine Divers Resort
LOCATION
ThailandSurat Thani ProvinceKoh Tao
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Assava Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Assava Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Chalok Baan Kao Beach (0.01 miles), Chill Beach Bar (0.10 miles), and Koh Tao Beach Volleyball (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Assava Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Assava Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Assava Dive Resort?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Assava Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yin Yang Restaurant, Big Bite Burger & Bar, and Koppee Espresso Bar & Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Assava Dive Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Does Assava Dive Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.