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“Really great, personalized service”

Heart & Soul Divers
Ranked #1 of 9 Tours in Choeng Thale
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Heart & Soul Divers - The name says it all! Heart & Soul Divers is of course the Dive Center for all and everybody, but it's also the exclusive Dive Center for the renowned Thanyapura Sports- and Leisure Club (PIA- Phuket International Academy), located in Phuket, Thailand. We offer an extensive list of dive activities, ranging from Bubblemaker courses for the youngest divers to Divemaster courses for professionals, as well as a large selection of dive trips for certified divers. Regardless of the course you choose, you'll find our team both passionate and professional. From teaching you the fundamentals of diving and staying safe to our instructors' attitudes and our choice of equipment, we only offer: The HIGHEST quality and OUTSTANDING services.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 18 October 2013

I just finished my open water advanced PADI course thru Carsten.

He does a super job of handling all the small details, and actually getting you out there to have a nice day.
Lots of shady dive operators in Phuket, Carsten and Heart&Soul divers are NOT one of them.

Very professional. Very nice.

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Reviewed 18 August 2013

What do you get when you have a really energetic & passionate dive instructor? One awesome experience you won't forget!!

I had shopped around for a good dive instructor for my first try dive. Carsten from the beginning was really enthusiastic about it compared to others so I went with my gut for this one

Whole process was well organised and good equipment provided. Was first picked up from my hotel on time and nice personal service rather than being in a big group

Boat was clean and good food. Carsten was very welcoming and reassuring.we went through all the basics and not only what to do but why it needs to be done

The dive spot racha yai had great scenery nice conditions. First dive was really exciting and could tell I was in good hands of a very experienced instructor. Got to see amazing sealife

After lunch the second dive was even better feeling more confident after Carsten helped clarified a few questions over lunch. In each dive Carsten clearly demonstrated what needed to be done and made me feel great and relaxed.

If this is your first dive I think you will want to consider a instructor who tells you not only what but also why. That way you can adjust your buoyancy yourself etc. and make decisions for yourself

All in all I walked away very happy and this certainly made my trip very memorable. Compared to others on the boat who had other instructors I was really glad to have chosen Carsten who really gives a personal service rather than a big mass operation. Highly doubt others were as satisfied,

Thanks so much for all your willingness to help !!

2  Thank lance157
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Carsten, thank you so much for delivering a fun, interesting, personalized and tailored junior open water course to our two daughters! You brought all the PADI information to them in a way that taught them everything they needed to learn about SCUBA in an exciting, safe and engaging manner. Your course was the highlight of their trip to Thailand and will stay with them their whole lives as they have now had their eyes opened to the underwater world. We thoroughly recommend Carsten Koch of Heart and Soul Divers to provide an excellent diving experience to divers of all ages and abilities. Thanks again from Lorne, Rachel, Sofia, Jessica and Isaac Carroll.

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

It was de 1st dive for us & we weren't able to make up our mind till de last min as to dive or not..Carsten & his wife got everything arrange for us in de last moment for DSD..Carsten was very patient & professional wit us under water..at de same time he is very friendly& jovial on land..thanks to Carsten, he made our first dive a very memorable & amazin one..would really like to go bck & do my open water course wit him..

Thank ck_194b
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

This was our 1st time in Phuket and Carsten had everything arranged for us, including the accomodation and food. From the time we touched down to the airport to the time we depart Phuket, he was there for us.
We went for 3 days of fun dives with Carsten and it was really FUN! He always picked us up from our apartment to the pier and back. We were advance open water certified, but as we have not been diving for a while, he took the effort to ensure we were comfortable in the water so that we would not face any difficulties. He was always looking around to show us stuffs that we would otherwise not spot, eg. seahorses! At the same time, he always checked back on us to confirm that everything was a-okay.
He was not only our guide underwater, he was out guide on land as well! he showed us where to go and how we can get there.
Thanks to Carsten, we had a very memorable trip, especially the dives, to Phuket.

Thank Alvintjx
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