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Phuket Surfing - Nautilus Dive & Surf

Karon, Thailand
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About Phuket Surfing - Nautilus Dive & Surf
Phuket Surfing - Nautilus Dive & Surf is the only Surf and Dive Shop located right at Kata Beach. For a Surf Lesson or Surfboard rental check our Website for the different options we offer. We also have Stand up Paddle Boards (SUP) or Kayaks so you can paddle around explore the nearby Island and Beaches. If you like to get under Water try Scuba Diving ! We offer all Padi Scuba Diving Courses from beginner to pro. You have already got your padi license,then check out our local Dives or Day trips,all offers you can see on our website.
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Hey Katie Travels wrote a review Jan 2022
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An amazing diving school. I’d come back for the surfing aspect of it as well. The perfect location, literally on the beach. Fabien organised a refresher dive for me since I hadn’t dived in a while. Just had to walk into the water. This was really good just to see what I still remember. We then went for a short dive. He was patient and informative. Even though a refresher dive, I managed to learn something new as well. After lunch we went for another dive on the other side of Kata beach. Stunning dive and I saw a turtle which I believe Fabien already knew frequented there. Fabien also took bunch of photos underwater, I personally enquired about the camera in advance since I didn’t have mine with me so I’m not 100% sure if he takes it with as a standard or whether it’s best to mention it. He also organised a scuba day trip for me which was beyond words. So well organised. Fabien delivered all my equipment (that I had used for the refresher dive with him) to the boat for the trip which was amazing as I was already familiar with it. There was hotel pick up and drop off, so convenient. The boat had 50 people on it and 3 floors so everyone was spaced out. They served breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert. Soft drinks were included as well. 3 dives on different locations. I did the Phi Phi islands route via shark point. There were many dive masters on the boat and my group only had the dive master and 2 divers (including me) so small and personal. Briefing before each dive. I managed to see bunch of life including another turtle and black tip sharks. They’re not always guaranteed but the trip took us to where they tend to be. Our dive master for the day Had brought his high quality, expensive underwater camera and snapped bunch of photos (I wasn’t aware of this service) and gave them to us completely for FREE. We did end up tipping him as he was truly great and the photos was a lovely touch. You can look at it as a photo charge or a simple thank you. After the last dive you can purchase beer. they also did live music (nothing much but still very sweet). Sunset on the way back and then hotel drop off. Incredibly well organised. Fabien and his team answered emails very quickly which was great since I was already in Phuket. From then on there was communication via whats app and after the day trip dive Fabien even checked in to ask what my day had been like. Wonderful service and company. I will highly suggest to everyone staying in Phuket.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Kiste wrote a review Sep 2021
Cologne, Germany11 contributions4 helpful votes
I took 1.5 hours of surf lesson. Ed the instructor was super nice and patient. It was great fun and at the end I was able to stand the waves all the way back to the beach.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Micke Å wrote a review Jul 2020
Gävle, Sweden8 contributions1 helpful vote
Had no plans of any diving on my holiday. Me and my son just happened to end up just outside the shop on the beach and i asked him if he wanted to do a OW-course. The next day he started his training and two days later he had his OW certificate. Very professional and extremely friendly staff. On a few occasions we wanted to do a dive with short notice. This was never a problem, the owner ( Michael) went straight down to the beach and booked a boat. It all felt very safe diving together with the crew from Nautilus Dive & Surf. Good and well maintained gears for rent. Without a doubt I'll be back there soon. That time to get my AOW. Thanks to Michael, May and the rest of the staff. See you soon!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Michael S, Owner at Phuket Surfing - Nautilus Dive & Surf
Responded 7 Jul 2020
Ooo thank you so much,i am so happy to hear that. Me and my daugther and the rest of my staff hope to see you soon again. Iwill take you down again:)
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Jorge Noguerales wrote a review Jul 2020
Madrid, Spain10 contributions2 helpful votes
Don't ever go here. I rented a 5.8 board for a week and I paid 3.000 bahts for it. However, I only could used it the first day for 2h due to the lack of waves existing. I left the board in their shop after my one and only session, I went to the place a couple of times after it, in order to chat with the stuff, concerning about the swell as the conditions weren't good. Two days before the rental time will expire, I just went back and ask for my money back but one day use charge. The owner refused, saying that there were waves everyday and people surfing, when the only ones I'd seen were a few beginners catching foams like they were on their very first day and this didn't even happen everyday. So in the end they return me half of the money back and kept 1.200 bahts just for keeping an eye on the board I guess. Also, the beaches of Kata, Kata Noi, Karon and Nai Han were all covered by garbage every single morning. I spent sometime cleaning them up everyday while all you can see is the stuff from this place and from the other schools and shops, chilling, just watching videos on their phones...I still can't believe it.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Michael S, Owner at Phuket Surfing - Nautilus Dive & Surf
Responded 3 Jul 2020
Thank you very much for your review. Yes you have rent the board for one week and us you mentioned in your coment you came sametime by to see wahts going on. But you never told us you want to cancel becouse the waves are to small for you. We had to keep your board and were not allowed to rent it out,in case someone else want to have it,becouse you paid for it . Then finaly at day 5 you come and say you cancel and you want your money back.normaly i should have give you only a 2 days refund,but no i gave you half return,even many people been surfing this days but you as a pro of course could not and even you could not tell us that you want to cancel in the beginning,but you can complain now,thanks alot.
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Michael ? wrote a review Dec 2019
Gävle, Sweden35 contributions44 helpful votes
Enrolled my son for OW certificate an myself for a OW review. Got booked in for next day. Excellent instructor, (David) very calm and gave some very good advice for me as i had’nt been diving for a while. The whole staff with Michael the owner of the shop was absolutely awesom. Friendly and very professional. Did four dives at Koh Pu, just five minutes with longtail boat, gave us a very good experience, with both corralls, nice fish and a few dive thrus. I higly recommend this place, both for beginners and experienced divers. They’ve got a lot of different trips to choose from.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Michael S, Owner at Phuket Surfing - Nautilus Dive & Surf
Responded 3 Jul 2020
Thank you for your nice words :) It was nice to have you as a diver and new friend so hope to see you one day again.
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