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The Dive Academy

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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut 84320, Thailand
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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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Completed my Advanced PADI at the Dive Academy in March 2018, what a fantastic experience! Most important thing to know: these guys are more expensive than competitors, BUT this is because they put safety first, the crew (expat but also locals!) are all legal, and...More

Thank Charles O
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to have Matt as our instructor we went snorkelling with the dive Academy it was absolutely amazing. If we ever go back to koh samui we will be definitely going through the dive Academy again from the minute we met them...More

Thank stephaniebG7244QG
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Stephanie, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience with us and it's great to hear that the team made you feel so welcome and you had an amazing experience. Do come back and see us! Best...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At the dive academy they have a group of instructors of which it is obvious that the work they do is not just a JOB, but something that they love doing. This is a great thing for everyone that visits the dive academy. I feel...More

Thank roundtrip360
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Wouter, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a great review of your experience with us and you're right we only do this for the love of the sport and choose to make this a career. We're really happy you are taking...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was fortunate enough to have chosen Dive Academy for a dive on Kho Tao during my recent short visit to Kho Smui. The booking procedure was exceptionally easy and the pick up and drop off from my Resort (thanks Paul) meant that I had...More

Thank darrenrenshaw
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Darren, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review of your experience with us and for highlighting the joys of the whole day. We really hope to see you diving with us again in Samui and hopefully the tips...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time with Sophie, me a spearfisher wanting to improve my knowledge and skills and my girlfriend a novice but very keen. Sophie accommodated our different skills levels with ease, being very patient with my girlfriend and at the same time getting me...More

Thank Adri B
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Adri, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review of your Freediving experience with us. As you know we cater for all customers whether they want to snorkel, scuba dive or freedive. Sophie is a very competent instructor and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the Padi open water course here at the start of the month. I don’t have a bad word to say about the whole experience. From the first class equipment and boats to the training given by Claire it was a really enjoyable experience....More

Thank jamiemichaelgunn
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jamie, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience and it's great how enjoyable you found it. It was a pleasure having you with us and to teach you, hopefully going back to Scotland wasn't too cold! Best...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took The Dive Academy's begginer and advanced open water courses. The staff here were professional and on more than one occasion went above and beyond to ensure that we were comfortable and safe divers. My husband had issues with the float...More

Thank Samantha D
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sam, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we're glad that you had an an amazing time on both of your courses. We love the sentence "they went above and beyond"!! This is what we hope sums up our diving experiences....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time with all the team from dive academy. We found them very helpful, professional, friendly, safe and fun. We felt well looked after the whole time. Equipment and speed boat are top quality. They knew the dive sites very well. We...More

Thank Renata F
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Renata, Thanks very much for your review, it really was a pleasure to dive with you guys and congratulations again on your wedding anniversary! Best regards, Claire

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got lucky to finish my IDC with Paul Meredith in The Dive Academy. With great pleasure can recommend anyone who wants to study any course according to Standards, safety, personal attention. Small groups (we were 2 students) went through a process of study in a...More

Thank alledishev
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alex, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your Instructor course and hopefully this shows how great our IDC's are as much as our beginner courses and dive tours! Thank you it was a pleasure to teach you. Regards, Paul

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third trip to Samui in the past 3 years and the third time diving with the Dive Academy. I had the pleasure of spending 3 days diving with Heath and the Dive Academy team at the end of April 2018. Two great...More

Thank Mark986
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Mark, We're really pleased that you managed to see a Whale Shark on this trip and as usual it was great having you diving with us! Hopefully see you again soon. Best regards, Claire

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Csaba K
10 April 2017|
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Response from Paul M | Property representative |
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
21 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
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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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