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“Excellent! Would stay here again.”

Goodtime Adventures, Koh Tao
Ranked #11 of 96 Tours in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: SCUBA diving, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Cliff Jumping, Hiking, Trapeze, Boat Cruises, UV night diving and snorkelling and Watersports - all under the same roof! Looking for some serious fun? Then Goodtime Adventures is for you! A one-stop-shop for adventure on Koh Tao, we are the only SCUBA dive centre that operates speedboat diving right off the beach. We offer instruction from try dives to pro level through both SSI and PADI, with maximum group sizes of four to ensure your comfort and safety. We are also the only Rock Climbing school in the Gulf of Thailand providing introductions, courses, beta and equipment hire. As well as single activity courses, we offer adventure combination tours with a range of our fun-filled activities all packed into half and full day itineraries. On location is the Goodtime Beach cafe and bar, offering western, Thai and Burmese cuisine, weekly BBQ's, film nights, quiz nights, curry nights, slack lining and sunset specials. Also on site is the Goodtime Beach Hostel offering a range of accommodation from luxury private AC rooms with beachfront balcony to AC dormitories.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Excellent! Would stay here again.”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I wish I could start this review with how great GTA's tours were but unfortunately I cannot because they were all full. However, my girlfriend and I did manage to squeeze ourselves in for a fun open water dive experience and that was great! Matt, our scuba instructor, was asweome! He took his time teaching us and being patient with us if we did not successfully complete the required skills. I wish we could have done more tours with them. The accommodations (Co-ed dorm) was probably the best dorm we stayed at throughout our trip. The room was spacious so you didn't feel crammed or claustrophobic. Lockers were provided and we met the most amazing people there! We will never forget Chelsea!

Visited May 2014
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GTAdventures, Manager at Goodtime Adventures, Koh Tao, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Hi there and thanks for taking the time to leave such a positive review, we really appreciate all your comments.

Its great to hear you enjoyed your dives so much, I'l make sure your appreciation gets passed on to Matt. You're right, he is an awesome instructor, and he'll be happy to learn you felt so comfortable with him.

Its such a shame we were fully booked for our other trips, we're sure you would have loved them too. We've always taken pride in our small groups and personalised appraoach to business, and have never aspired to be one of those factory businesses where the personal touch is lost through running tours with larger group numbers at the cost of our customers safety and satisfaction. Unfortunately the down side to this is that in busy periods we are often fully booked. So we're so sorry it didn't work out for you. But there's always a next time - we'd love to have you back!

Thanks for mentioning the quality of the dorms. They were newly opened last year and we're really proud of them. I'l pass on your love to Chelsea in reception for you.

Here's wishing you safe and happy onward travels, and more adventures of the goodtime kind on your future holidays. All the best from the whole team.
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Diving Koh Tao”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

I'm an experienced diver and chose Goodtime out of a huge choice in Koh Tao because of the small groups and I'm sure it was the right choice. I went on 8 dives with 3 instructors, Matt, Pierre and John. The dives were well briefed with a really relaxed approach and I thoroughly enjoyed each dive. The whole team at Goodtime was very welcoming and I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Visited May 2014
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GTAdventures, Manager at Goodtime Adventures, Koh Tao, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Hello and thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review, we really appreciate your feedback and comments.

We're very proud to operate differently from all the other dive centres on Koh Tao, with our small groups, speedy boats, and team of fun, friendly and professional staff. We're happy that you stuck around for a good few dives and got to know us all. We strive to offer each of our customers a more personal experience and a better quality of experience, rather than being just another number on the boat roster. So its rewarding to hear we're achieving our goal.

Thanks again for reviewing us. I'll make sure all of your comments get passed on to the team, and specifically the instructors you mentioned who showed you such a Goodtime! We wish you safe and happy onward travels and hope to see you back here for more fun and adventures on your next holiday.
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“ask for BJORN!!!”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

I just had one of the best weeks of my life learning to scuba with the awesome crew at goodtime!! I went in planning to do one adventure dive but instead went for the open water course and ended up doing the advanced course straight after, largely because of the one and only Bjorn he made everything so easy and fun and came for a beer or 2 with us after hours!!

Visited June 2014
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GTAdventures, Manager at Goodtime Adventures, Koh Tao, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Hi there and thanks for your fantastic review. Its extremely rewarding for us to hear you had such a fantastic time with us, especially after initially not planning on staying so long.

You guys were such a pleasure to have around, and your energy will be missed - especially by Bjorn. I will make sure your comments get passed on to him. He'll be very happy to hear you had such a 'Goodtime'!

Congratulations on your advanced certification, and we hope to see you back here on future travels. Make sure you send us some cool pics for our 'Goodtimes around the world' album now that you've got one of our funky t-shirts please!

Safe travels and all the best from the whole crew.
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Flint, United Kingdom
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“Why Dive anywhere else ?”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Me and my two friends spent a fair few days Diving at the establishment and Have no complaints . Started out doing a scuba review and fun dive with Pierre who was a really good at building our confidence as we hadn't dive in a few years. Then moved on to our Advanced open water with a Spanish instructor called Pablo who was pretty much the nicest guy you could ever meet. Then did our Deep diving and Nitrox speciality's With Jon who was a great guy and was really patient with us on our Nitrox as we were hopeless on the theory ! But with all our wrong answers came a beer fine which he was quick to cash in! Also we shared a good pizza with him while receiving our SSI cards . Another great thing is the Speed boat unlike most dive centres which you have to take a long boat just to get on a bigger boat which takes forever to get to a dive site ,Goodtimes speed boats gets your there in minutes .All in all its a great place all the staff are good fun and really helpful and I will probably be back to do my rescue diver course pretty soon.

Visited June 2014
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GTAdventures, Manager at Goodtime Adventures, Koh Tao, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Hi there and thanks for your great review. We're happy to hear you had such a great time with us on your courses. Your wallets must all be a bit heavier on the way home with all those new cards in them!

Thanks for all your lovely comments, I'l make sure all of your instructors get to see them. We're really happy you stayed for so long and take more courses. You fitted into the Goodtime vibe perfectly and were a pleasure to teach, and to hang out with afterwards. Don't worry about the theory sessions, you guys really weren't as bad as you think, and its fairly normal to struggle getting back into learning mode when you're brain has been set on holiday mode for a while!

We're excited to hear you're already thinking of coming back for your Rescue course, more Goodtimes ahead! Safe travels and happy diving until then, and all the best from the whole crew here.
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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“Called Goodtime for a reason!!”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Decided to do our SSI open water at GTA after being recommended by our tour leader, we were not disappointed that's for sure!! We had Matt as our instructor and he was awesome, always super helpful and explained things very well. I was very tempted to hang out with the folks at GTA for my remaining 3 weeks in Thailand i had such a great time. Small groups so tons of 1 on 1 time , never felt in danger and always had a smile on my face. Again Matt was a great dude and it was a pleasure diving with him!! The only negative if you can even call it that was not having a 4th night included in our package..we got 3 nights accommodation but many of the schools include the 4th night. It;s still very much worth it!!! Thanks for the Goodtimes

Visited May 2014
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GTAdventures, Manager at Goodtime Adventures, Koh Tao, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Hi there, and thanks for such an amazing review.

It's so rewarding to hear you enjoyed your time with us so much that you were tempted to stay with us for longer. Its a dangerous game though - that's how most of us ended up as instructors!

Thanks for the feedback on the course, I will make sure all of your comments get passed back to Matt. He's be very please to learn you got so much out of your time with him. And we have to agree, he is pretty awesome (just don't tell him we admitted that, he'll get a big head!).

With regards to the accommodation, you are right that a few centres offer 4 nights. However no other centre operates speedboat diving with guaranteed small groups (4 max) or our offset dive times to avoid the crowds at popular dive sites. And our course accommodation is AC with hot water shower, rather than basic fan and cold water combinations that most of the other schools provide. So we do feel that our courses offer excellent value for money.

Thanks again for the review and all of your comments. We hope we will see you back here again. Next step - advanced diver! All the best from the GTA crew.
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