My friend and I were looking for a half-a-day dive vice a full 8 hour tour. I found this company through trip adviser and the glowing reviews had me calling their number to make reservations (an important step as boat space is always in demand). The price of the dive was 4600 baht and there is a required deposit of 2500 baht to confirm your reservations, the first example of how good this company is was shown when the person on the phone asked where I was so he could dispatch a driver to pickup the deposit. This made confirming with them super simple, but their impressiveness just continued to exceed my expectations as the gentleman asked me for the sizes of equipment I would need (boot size, BCD size, wet suit, etc....). Having made all the arrangements I was told to expect a pickup at my hotel lobby (along with a drop-off after the dive) in the morning.
The next day the driver was on time and my friend and I had a posirive experience on the drive to the boat where we met our "dive master" for our trip. His name was Steve and he was super friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and exceedingly approachable. He gave us an in depth dive briefing, including maps and pictures of the potential sea life we might see, and went over the PADI safety measures to ensure my friend and I were comfortable during our dive. Steve assisted both of us in getting our gear on and was super easy to follow and understand during our dive.
The dive location was a place called "The Sea Rock" and the main feature is the fact that, like an ice berg, the size of the rock visible above the water line was dwarfed by the amount hidden below the sea. As this rock is the only land/coral in the area there is an over abundance of sea life. My friend and I were both thoroughly amazed by everything we saw. The highlight though was the 4 meter long whale shark that spent the day swimming nearby. It was the first one I've seen and has already been added to my dive log.
When I come back to Koh Samui I will definitely dive with Searobin again.
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