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The Dive Academy

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The Dive Academy are an English owned and managed PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre and have been providing Scuba Diving on Koh Samui since 2002. We offer the highest standards of customer service, safety and fun and we have the best scuba...more
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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut 84320, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 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

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

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 31 August 2018 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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jonathanlK9523CW
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

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 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FabHKG
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

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 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

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 27 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LivingstoneChris
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

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 26 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

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 24 August 2018 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

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

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

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and teenage sons dived with Claire from Dive Academy. My husband is an experienced diver and instructor, albeit not dived for quite a few years. My eldest son recently qualified as a PADI Open Water diver and my youngest son had never dived...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Hi guys, It was a pleasure having you with us and we're pleased we were able to provide a great family experience. Professionalism, safety and fun are the things we aim for, so we're really happy that you found the whole experience excellent! Best regards,...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Based on a personal recommendation, we booked with the Dive Academy in Koh Samui so that I could snorkel whilst my husband reactivated his PADI certificate. Sophie took the snokelling and she was excellent, catering to the needs of a very varied group in challenging...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Fiona, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and it's great that you came back for more and got the Freediving bug! It was a pleasure having you and Gordon with us for a few days and also getting Gordon...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I initially signed on with the Dive Academy for my Divemaster Certification last Year and was very impressed/satisfied with the entire process. The course took 4-6 weeks which allowed us plenty of time to not only check all the boxes required for the certification, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kevin W
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Kevin, It's been a pleasure having you with us for several weeks and seeing you go from a diver through to a professional (and overcome the hospital adversities!!) We welcome you into the diving industry and hope you are now looking forward to your...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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