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“Very good overall experience with great staff and fair prices”

Bangtao Dive Center
Ranked #2 of 11 Tours in Choeng Thale
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our dive shop in Bangtao Beach, Phuket. It’s not far from Surin Beach only 500 meters. Just walk a few steps to reach our dive shop. Our shop we have diving equipment difference brand for sell.We are also just one who’s sell as comprehensive such as Masks, Snorkels, Fins, Wet Suit, Dive Bag & Cases, Torches, Dive Knives, Marine Book, Accessories.We are also a diving school. Diving courses are start from the beginning the Discover Scuba Diving to professional Divemaster. We also offer half day diving to the Koh Weah and full day trip to Rcha Yai, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai., Shark Point, Phi Phi Island and Similan Islands (The dive site top 10 in the world for the Similan Islands).For Similan Islands we have 1day trip and live a board. It’s a good chance to see Manta Ray, Shark, and Whale Shark etc. It offers a good service yummy food look sunrise& sunset at sundeck and friendly service you will never forget our service
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We had three days left before our flight back to Germany and decided very short-termed to do another day dive trip in Phuket. We went to the store at 7pm, not expecting anyone still there but luckily the owner Mr.Bond arrived by car after a 5-minute wait when we were already concidering another day at the beach for the next day. Even though the store was not officially open, he adviced us on possibilities for the very next day, was very down-to-earth and let us feel 200% welcome. We had other experiences in terms of customer handling in Khao Lak (arrogant store stuff, unmotivated guide) so first impression was perfect. We booked three dives, tested the equipment and in less than 30mins everything was aligned, ready to take of early morning the next day.
The day trip experience was amazing. This was mainly related to our guide, divemaster On (she guided us great and made nice pictures - thanks again), but also to the staff on the boat which was friendly and supportive. Also we haven't expected to get one of the best meals of three weeks Thailand (including breakfast, lunch, pancakes, free coke) on a boat! :) So overall the Bang Tao Divers get our full recommendation. Don't hesitate, just go for them: very fair prices, great staff, great owner and a real dive experience. All the best to you guys!

Thank KhlavKalash
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

After 4 years completing Open Water Course with "James Bond" I returned to Bangtao for holiday and had a refresher course and 2 dives with James and Crew and a Student "Paul". Day out was fantastic and fully recommend Bangtao Dive Center

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Not just the great diving shop, but super awesome diving community.
Their staff are very knowledgeable and supportive. They made the trip flawless. Thank you so much for one the best memorable diving experience at Phuket.

Thank MameowC
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I and my sis have got the Open Water license last 15 years ago and really forgot all about scuba diving. Kru Bond and his team took only few minutes to brief and guide the important points to us which cover all and make us feel confident. He and his team take care of us very closely. We feel really safe and enjoy with 2 days trip with them. It was very impressive experience and got a lot of nice pictures. Kru Bond is a very professional instructor and also excellent photographer,no more perfect!!!!

Thank SarunyaK11
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Very professional dive company with great staff, equipment and dive masters!

We enquired about a three day dive and the company actually sent someone out to our resort to discuss. This was a great way to engage with the company one on one and discuss what our dive trip would look like and get an idea of costs involved and the expectations of the day.

The day itself bought horrible weather, however the boat staff, and dive masters were amazing and accomodating to one very sea sick boat member!

Three day dive package includes transport, food and drinks and incredibly friendly boat crew and dive staff.

I'd love to come back and dive during the high season!

Thank Janelle D
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