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The Dive Academy

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Address: 158/6 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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+66 92 464 3264
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Dive Academy is an English owned and managed PADI 5 Star Instructor...

The Dive Academy is an English owned and managed PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre with 2 locations in Bophut on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. One office is located at Peace Resort in Bophut. We offer the full range of PADI Diving courses, dive tours for certified divers, Freediving courses & tours as well as VIP snorkeling tours.

We have been on Samui since 2002 so have the experience and knowledge to make the most of your diving & snorkeling around Samui. 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 are the only dive centre on Samui who have their own facilities all contained in one location. Our main dive centre has 2 modern, comfortable, air-conditioned training rooms allowing customers to learn in a relaxed and friendly environment. We have our own purpose built, 4m deep, swimming pool located on site which is perfect for simulating real diving in a safe, training environment, so you will not be transported elsewhere to use a public swimming pool. You are also able to browse our retail section which is located in store, for any items you may need for diving. We also have our own 2 engine speedboat, designed especially for diving to make your entries and exists that much easier.

Internet forums such as Trip Advisor provide a great feedback tool for customers, however please also always check out the company website, whether the company is registered with a diving organisation such as PADI and are operating legally within the laws of that country which require them to have licenses and insurance in order to offer diving services to tourists. If you are able to do so, visit the dive centre first to check out the facilities and staff. Unfortunately internet forums do not always represent the full picture as people can assume that good reviews mean everything else is in place - and you want to ensure you stay safe as well as have a good time!

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Private Charter: Scuba Diving Tour by Speedboat from Koh Samui
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Great place to learn to dive

I had a great time learning to dive with the Dive Academy in Samui! My instructor, Heath, taught me all the skills I needed for my two day Scuba diver course, and made me feel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Ben N
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Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a great time learning to dive with the Dive Academy in Samui! My instructor, Heath, taught me all the skills I needed for my two day Scuba diver course, and made me feel confident and safe. Their training centre with 4 metre pool was an ideal location to start out. The highlight was definitely the second day going... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing diving experience with really professional staff, would highly recommend, they are supportive of divers with all levels of experience and very supportive to new divers

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TheDiveAcademy, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience and thank you for recommending us! Best regards, Claire More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Dive Academy team are fantastic. They work hard to ensure you enjoy yourself and get the most out of your experience. The instructors are very thorough when teaching you the necessary skills required for successful diving, and your safety is always the first priority. We had never been diving before and weren't sure what to expect, but thanks to... More 

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TheDiveAcademy, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Kylie, Thanks very much for your great review and we're glad you had such a good time on your Open Water course. Safety is of paramount importance to us and ensuring we certify people who will be good and safe divers themselves. And definitely come back and say hi! Best regards, Claire More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a day trip to Koh Tao with the Dive academy the 1 of March. The weather was ok (despite a lot of rain before and after) We had a good experience. It was my son (7 years old) first snorkle experience and the russian girl Ina (i think her name is) was wonderful towards him and me... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I experienced a fun group of dedicated instructors that make you feel welcomed , whatever your skill level . Being an inexperience open water diver myself ,taking my re activation , I felt I was looked after in a very professional way . Great ambience on boat , amazing dives , good food , wonderful instructors and buddies . I... More 

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TheDiveAcademy, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Clive, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience and we're glad you had a great 2 days of diving with us and felt impressed enough to return! It was a pleasure having you and Clare with us and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best regards, The Dive Academy More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time diver and a little nervous about breathing underwater! We met our instructor Jason and completed our skills test in the pool (I went with my father). Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, all the staff we talked to were incredibly professional and had our safety as their primary concern, especially our wonderful instructor. Second day was the dive itself.... More 

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TheDiveAcademy, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thanks very much for your feedback and we are glad that you and your father had such a great first diving experience with us. For beginners diving for the first time, we always offer a practise in the pool first as this helps overcome any fears in a relaxed environment and maximises your actual dive time when you... More 

Turku
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dived with The Dive Academy and had a great experience. The staff and crew were professional and dedicated. Our 9 year old daughter did her bubblemaker program and was extremly well looked after even though she did not speak any english. Good equipment, professional staff and good dive sites. We saw a turtle and some stingrays and not too... More 

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TheDiveAcademy, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Pia, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience with us and it was great for Anni to be able to complete her Bubblemaker and then next year she'll be able to dive with you both properly! It was a pleasure having the 3 of you with us and thank you for recommending... More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have had two days diving with The Diving Academy. The first to Sail Rock and the second to Koh Tao. Both days were excellent. The team are all really professional, the equipment was great and the boat very fast! The added bonus is the superb lunch that is provided and endless soft drinks. I felt very safe and comfortable... More 

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TheDiveAcademy, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Steve, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your experience with us and we're glad that you had 2 great days of diving. PS We love our food too!! Best regards, The Dive Academy More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was very pleased with The Dive Academy. The experience was very customer centric and well thought out. A small issue with a miscommunication at the end was the only negative, but was handled appropriately after further inquiry. Mark was our guide and was fantastic. I would highly recommend.

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TheDiveAcademy, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Nicholas, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your snorkeling experience with us. We're glad you had a great day and we apologise again for the mis-communication over the return transportation to your hotel. We hope this didn't detract from the great day you had and enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just done 2 days diving with the Dive Academy and it was amazing! We saw Whale Sharks! 2 yesterday at Chumpon Pinnacle near Koh Tao and another one today at Sail Rock! Hoping someone who was there will put a video up! But apart from the Whale Sharks we also had an amazing experience with the Dive Academy,... More 

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TheDiveAcademy, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Holly, How lucky were you guys, 2 days in a row!! We are asked all the time about whether customers will get to see a Whale Shark and we always say we just never know as there is a lot of luck involved! We are really pleased you had such a great experience. Inna is a very friendly and... More 

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