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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 2 days ago via mobile

This isn’t a review of their services in the water because we unfortunately didn’t receive any due to weather cancellations. They can’t be blamed for the rain since it was out of their control, but what was in their control they neglected to utilize by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Canuck964
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the shop the day prior to diving in order to sign-up and pay a deposit. Upon doing so, Matt kindly helped me gather some kit into a bag ready for the following day. Next morning, Heath collectected me from the hotel reception in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David M
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great and detailed review of your experience diving in Samui with us and thank you very much for your recommendation! We do take great pride in what we do to offer the best...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my fourth visit to dive with the Dive Academy in Samui. This trip I decided it was time to take my advanced open water cert. Booking via email was a breeze, I took the 6.00am flight from Bangkok to Samui and the Dive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark986
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mark, Thanks for taking the time to write a review , we were happy to be there for your second whaleshark sighting. We hope to see you again soon so we can repeat the experience 😃. Best regards The Dive Academy

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did a 2 dive day trip out to Koh Tao. Did twin Islands and white rock. Boat was a speedboat filled with soda tea water. We had all we wanted. Crew of ship was amazing nice and helpful. I felt totally safe with divemaster Heath...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie B
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Julie, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy you had fun and felt safe on your trip with us. Safety is our first priority but we also aim to provide our guests the most enjoyable tour possible....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I started to journey to become a professional diver with the Dive Academy. I was an open water diver and did my advanced and recuse diver with Matt, who was thorough and assisting. I did my EFR with Sophie, who again was professional in the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Corey R
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Corey, Thanks for your great review and it's great to see how you progressed as a beginner diver through to becoming a professional diver. We look forward to welcoming you as an Instructor! Best regards, The Dive Academy

Reviewed 5 November 2018

I asked around and also did independent research as to the best dive company to do my Rescue Diver course with in summer this year (July). Dive Academy had great reviews and friends who've used them likewise spoke highly of them. Great communication via email...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Deesboy
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Adam, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. The Rescue Diver Course is one of the most challenging ,but also one of the most rewarding courses that we offer. Congratulations on succesfully finishing it! Best regards The Dive Academy

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We wanted to book a snorkelling trip to Koh Tao for us and our two kids (11 & 13) - so happy we chose Dive Academy! Paul & team are very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The equipment is excellent quality - it made a huge...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Hi guys, Thank you for your great review and we're glad you had a fantastic time! Small groups are what we specialise in and it means your tour is that much more personal and you can be assured of great attention from our team. Thank...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018

I was with Dive Academy in mid October 2018, a very good time of year incidentally as it's relatively quiet, there is good weather and plenty of wildlife. Claire and Paul run a very professional operation. Their fast boats get to out to Koh Tau...More

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

Hi Chris, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience with The Dive Academy. As an experienced diver, you know the kinds of thing to look for and what drives a safe, high quality dive tour. We hope...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018

Awesome experience with Jon's team at the Dive Academy this week. Training was great, took you through everything step by step until you were comfortable to continue, really professional team. 1st day of diving at Sail Rock, second ever dive and there was a whale...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ben T
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi Ben, Thanks for your great review and what an awesome experience seeing a Whale Shark on your 2nd dive! We're glad to hear you're hooked and as you live so close, we hope to see you back on Samui soon! PS We are not...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018

I couldn't have picked a better dive school to do my Divemaster Course with. Exceptionally all staff is very kind and friendly. I have spent four weeks in Koh Samui doing my training. Everything went very well with even having a few days off. Seeing...More

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

Hi Theresa, It's great for us to receive a review from a now fellow professional and it was a real pleasure having you with us for 1 month. You really are a credit to the diving industry and we hope that your new diving career...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
20 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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