I had a fantastic time at Asia divers whilst I was there for a week in July '11. So only when I left and thought back on my time there, when the mist of happiness had blown away from in front of my eyes, could I see what the resort is really like.
Me and my partner were lured in to staying at Asia divers, firstly, from a different Island. We were told that if we booked our dive courses off the island, they would be cheaper, and were promised that if we looked around whilst we were there, and decided to go else where, we'd receive a full refund on our deposit. We were planning on spending a few nights staying in a different place on the island before starting the dive courses but were told to go to the Asia divers office when we first arrived on the island to confirm our booking. Whilst we were in the office we were given a 'secret tip' by the British guy who could see their booking screen. He said that if we arrived at Asia Divers that day, instead of waiting, we'd be given a superior room for the price of a standard one, as the standard ones were fully booked. We followed his advise and arrived there earlier than expected only to be given a damp, smelly, boiling hot standard room. We asked if we could move to another room in hope of it been slightly less smelly, but it wasn't. The room was quiet, which was really good and came with free wifi but it was wasn't very reliable.
The resort has a pool which is great, but it was far from clean. And it is in a good location which is quiet, and close to local shops and restaurants.
As for the diving, it was excellent. The dive staff were friendly and helpful (unlike the resort staff who were uninterested almost to the point of being rude). We enjoyed the diving so much that we booked a couple of fun dives after our course. It was at this point that were let down by the fact that we had two people diving with us that (unaware to the dive master) weren't certified and were all over the place in the water! No one had checked to see if they had licenses (dangerous).
On leaving the resort, we settled the bill and paid a little extra for Asia divers to send off our certifications to PADI for us. We're still for our licences to arrive 4 months later.
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- Also Known As:
- Asia Divers Hotel Koh Tao