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The Dive Academy

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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...more
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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut 84320, Thailand
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+66 92 464 3264
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the open water diver course at The Dive Academy. It was an unforgettable experience. I was in professional hand during the whole course. My instructor, Inna Kurochkina was very patient and made sure that I understand the theory, and I am comfortable with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at Anantara on the 1st September, lovely hotel but soon got bored hanging around the pool. Walked down into fisherman’s village to check out the diving options and ended up on the main drag and found the Dive Academy. Claire helped me choose a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s not easy writing reviews about services, because benchmarks for quality is not necessarily universal - your expectation is formed by previous experiences you’ve had. Unfortunately, even after accounting for the above as well as potential cultural differences, I have decided that The Diving Academy...More

5  Thank vsvsvs000
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Vivien. We are sorry you found our attitude and service not to your liking and we apologise in advance if you believe our reply to be passive aggressive as it is not intended to be. However, when somebody writes particularly negative, inflammatory and inaccurate/incorrect...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a day snorkeling around Koh Tao with the Dive Academy. We (family of four) were the only snorkelers on the boat - everyone else was diving. We had a dedicated guide, the lovely Sophie. We were collected from our accommodation just after 7am....More

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

Hi Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review of your experience whilst snorkeling with us. We're glad your family had an amazing time with your dedicated snorkel guide and that you got to see a turtle too! Thank you in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never seen so many fish. Ticked off at least 25 species and in their thousands! Great diving and would recommend it to all. Great instructor in Paul. Thanks!

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

Hi Jonathan, Thanks for the review, it was a pleasure meeting you and hope you now know many more fish than you did before! Best regards, Paul

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a truly amazing experience learning to dive at the Dive Academy Samui this month while spending a family holiday in this beautiful island. The first positive approach was with the dive master Heath with whom we attended the theoretical part in the...More

Thank FabHKG
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Fab, Thank you for your great review and we all wonder that when we learn to dive, why we waited so long! It's great to hear of the professionalism that you found with our team and the amazing experience you had and we look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I did two dive trips with the team to Koh Tao. From the first email we received to the end of both trips, we found everything very professional. I wish the small boat was more comfortable for the long trip out to...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks very much for taking the time to write an 'Excellent' review of your experience we will be sure to pass on your feedback to the rest of the team! Best regards, The Dive Academy

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good trip. The whole family went so dad could dive and Mum with the children could snorkel, all off the same boat. Good boat, crew, lunch, drinks and gear. Very safety conscious too.

Thank LivingstoneChris
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chris, Thanks for your review, it's great to hear your family all had a very good and safe experience whilst diving and snorkeling with us. Best regards, The Dive Academy

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It all began before we traveled: fast and precise answers by Claire to my mails. Based on her advise we decided to book the Open Water Course for our 11 year old daughter. Turned out to be the right decision: Chris was assigned as instructor...More

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Philippe, Thank you very much for your 'outstanding' review! It was a pleasure having you all with us for several days and of course to be entertained by Alicia! If you do come back to Samui, we look forward to seeing you again. Best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had one day left in Samui and had already visited and done all the activities on our list. Decided to go for a snorkelling trip with Dive Academy after it being recommended by our cooking class instructor and our online research. The morning didn't...More

Thank MariaTuulikki
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Taru, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience and it's great to hear you would recommend us. Apologies again for the slightly late pick up in the morning, we're glad this didn't detract from your snorkeling tour or...More

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CsabaK123
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
10 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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