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Assava Dive Resort

#40 of 104 Tours in Koh Tao
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22/1 Moo 3 | Chalok Baan Kao Bay, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Fun dives and AOWD

BIG Thanks to the Assava team for this excellent week of fun dives, and an Advanced OWD which was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Francis169
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Paris, France
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Simply amazing!!!

Got to visit Assava as part of a divemaster exchange and had the best time. Amazing diving... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Jaeho B
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Dive Koh Tao with us at Assava Dive Resort (Formerly Sunshine Divers), located on the Southern bay of Koh Tao in Chalok Baan Kao. Assava Dive Resort is a recognized PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre offering a Accommodation to suit all budgets, Small Groups for personalized diving experiences with a focus on quality diver training for PADI scuba diving courses and fun and a relaxed atmosphere. At Assava Dive Resort you're not only a student diver or guest, you become part of the family. Located directly on the beach with gorgeous views of Chalok Bay and landscaped gardens and close to all several restaurants, shopping , atm's and medical facilities. Our newly renovated resort is affiliated with Ban's Diving Resort on Sairee Beach allowing our guests access to more diving and resort facilities if you wish to explore the party side of the island. Our new Restaurant and Bar "The Cove" offers breakfast, take out diver breakfasts for the early morning divers, lunch and dinner.
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22/1 Moo 3 | Chalok Baan Kao Bay, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

BIG Thanks to the Assava team for this excellent week of fun dives, and an Advanced OWD which was not initially planned but very much appropriated. Marvellous experience enabled also by Simon's great patience.

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Management-Team-2010, Manager at Assava Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Francis, Congrats on your Advanced Course and so glad to know you enjoyed your time with us at Assava Dive Resort. See you back for more diving soon. Happy Travels , Natalie

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Got to visit Assava as part of a divemaster exchange and had the best time. Amazing diving experience. Amazing staff and brilliant facilities. I had the chance to do my first week dive, saw my first reef shark, and many more amazing dives. Special shout...More

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Management-Team-2010, Manager at Assava Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Jaeho, Thanks for the feedback and we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us both at the accommodation and diving. Look forward to seeing you soon again, Natalie

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

A perfect little dive resort and café on the beach! I came as part of an exchange originally for a day... obviously this was never gonna be enough. We ended up see over 35 pilot whales, a whale shark and went inside the Sattakut Japanese...More

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Management-Team-2010, Manager at Assava Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Ollie, Thanks again for joining us on your DM internship program through Assava Dive Resort and Sail Rock Divers. Really happy you experienced the Whaleshark and the HTMS Sattakut wreck dives. Happy Diving throughout your travels and look forward to your return in the...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We stumbled upon Assava after visits to a few different dive resorts around the bay, we were really impressed with the welcome from the staff. We did our rescue course here, the kit, resources and most importantly the instructors were top class. We’ve dived with...More

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Management-Team-2010, Manager at Assava Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Tom, Congrats on your Rescue Diver Certification and extremely happy that you had a great time with us at Assava Dive Resort. We hope you'll return in the future to continue with your PADI Diver education. Happy Holidays, Kind regards, Natalie

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

How to describe Assava in two words: freaking awesome. As all of you who are probably reading this, we spent over three weeks looking at diving schools in Koh Tao and sending emails to compare budgets. We wanted to do the Open Water Course, but...More

Thank Cristina L
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Management-Team-2010, Manager at Assava Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Cristina & Hugo, Thanks you so much for the wonderful feedback and your help with offering improvements to our resort facilities. Congrats on your recent achievements as PADI Open Water Divers and we look forward to your return in the future. Kind regards, Natalie

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Well. After several times in Koh Tao, I can't understand how I couldn't discover this gem before. I have friends working in other dive centers and I'm really sorry for them because I will not go back the next visits to this island. The best...More

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Management-Team-2010, Manager at Assava Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Wow, so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Assava Dive Resort, the company of the staff and also your diving experiences with us. We will always have a room available for you on your return. See you back in the near future, Kind...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Took me years to pluck up the courage to dive, really glad I did it with Assava. The whole team are very welcoming and always go out of their way to speak to you, and reassure you if or when needed. My instructor, Nicole was...More

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Management-Team-2010, Manager at Assava Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Hey John, Thanks for the wonderful review, will pass on the excellent feedback to Nicole. Look forward to your return for more diving and taking the PADI Advanced Course. Happy Diving around the world. Cheers Natalie

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This wasn't my first dive experience, and to be honest, I didn't have the best dive conditions while in Koh Tao, visibility was not great due to rain in the previous days. But the dive school is definitely not to blame for that. I can...More

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Management-Team-2010, Manager at Assava Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Hi MBtravels, Thanks for your fantastic feedback and we hope you are enjoying your time travelling throughout Asia. See you back in the future, Kind regards, Natalie

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Me and my 2 friends did our PADI open water course at Assava Dive Resort and we absolutely loved it! The people working there are great and our instructor Marcus was the best we could have asked for. Assava only does courses with small groups...More

Thank Tom K
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Management-Team-2010, Manager at Assava Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi Tom, Thanks for your feedback and truly glad you enjoyed your time at Assava Dive Resort. We look forward to you returning for more diving and fun! Kind regards, Natalie Hunt and Assava Management

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Very friendly dive resort. Instructor Jack did an amazing job and thanks to him we have our open water padi. There is a lot of patience, empathy, goodwill and understanding for beginners. We are so happy we chose this diving school!

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Management-Team-2010, Manager at Assava Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you so much knowing you enjoyed your diving experience with Jack. We are glad you had a wonderful time at Assava Dive Resort and we hope to see you back again in the future, Kind regards, Natalie Hunt & the Assava Dive Team

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