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The Dive Academy

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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut 84320, Thailand
+66 92 464 3264
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The Dive Academy is the premier dive centre on Koh Samui, operating on Samui since 2002, so we have the experience and knowledge to make the most of your diving & snorkeling around Samui with Instructors who speak a variety of languages. We are an English owned and managed PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre with 2 locations in Bophut on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. Being the highest ranking PADI dive centre on the island means you can be assured that your experience will be professional, safe, calm, yet passionate and fun, delivering the highest levels of customer service. We offer the full range of PADI Diving courses, dive tours for certified divers, Freediving courses & tours as well as VIP snorkeling tours to both Koh Tao & Angthong Marine Park. We are the only dive centre on Samui who have their own facilities all contained in one location including a purpose built 3.5m deep training pool. We also own 2 speedboats and do not share with our dive schools.
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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut 84320, Thailand
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Our dive guide was a very laid back, very knowledgable Australian, who would happily whip out his ridiculously large knife to tell you, that in fact, you have no idea what a knife is. The dive was one of the best I've been on, as...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this place 2 weeks ago for a freediving course. Here i met Sophie who is supernice. I have experience from speardiving but wanted to learn more and get new input for do things better. If your looking for this your freedive instructor is definetly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on our trip out to Koh Tao. The crew were great and nothing was too much trouble for them. Special thanks to Corey and Inna for their patience dealing with 5 adults and 7 children !

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi guys, Thanks for your great review and we're really pleased you had an awesome trip with us! We have many families that join us for diving and snorkeling so we're very happy to have kids with us! Best regards, The Dive Academy

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the best experience that we had in Samui!! All the arrangement of The Dive Academy was very good. The pre-diving training course in the swimming pool did help us. Thanks for Paul's professional teaching with patience. He's really nice and encouraging, I really...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Queenie, Thank you for your great review and we appreciate you taking the time to write both in English & Chinese! Paul is a very experienced Instructor so has many years experience with nervous people and you are absolutely right that trying things in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the diving tour to Sail Rock and had a great experience - mostly because of our amazing instructor Heath! I did a “fun dive” and my boyfriend tried diving for the first time and did a DSD. We were still able to...More

Thank Amalie B
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Amalie, Thanks for your feedback, we're glad you had a great diving experience with Heath. Sail Rock is the premier dive site in the area and due to its distance away from any other dive site, everyone always completes 2 dives there as there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just finished our Advanced Open Water course with the Diving Academy, and they were fantastic every step of the way! Below are a few examples: 1) we couldn’t decide which diving school to go through, so we emailed most schools in Koh Samui....More

Thank Joseph J
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Joseph, Thanks for your great review and well done to you and Tamlyn on becoming Advanced Open Water divers. We really appreciate your feedback and hope that the experience has given you plenty of new learnings to take forward with your diving! Best regards,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi I went to the dive academy for my refresher and advanced open water course The dive academy was I think the right choice They were so professional and the instructors were amazing The equipment you could see was new and well maintained Our dive...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Hussain, Thanks for taking the time to write a great review of your experience, it was lovely to meet you and your sister and we hope you have learned some new things to help you improve your future diving. Well done on becoming Advanced...More

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Csaba K
10 April 2017|
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Hi Csaba, thanks for your enquiry. If you could let us have your email address it will be easier for us to send you the information that way - there is a lot of information to share. Or you can find us on Google and send... More
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Prachi N
20 March 2017|
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Hi Prachi, The minimum age to start diving is 8 years old and they can complete a PADI programme called Bubblemaker, which is designed especially for young children between the ages of 8-10 years. If you would like more... More
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Sinziana2011
9 January 2017|
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Hi Sinziana, Sorry we do not appear to have received an email from you? Perhaps you could re-send it to us.... April is usually a great time to come to Koh Samui and we do have availability on the dates you mention. Best... More
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