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Discovery Dive Centre

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Address: 14/3 Moo2 North Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 77 310 764
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Discovery Divers is the premier 5-star PADI dive center in Koh Samui...

Discovery Divers is the premier 5-star PADI dive center in Koh Samui offering the highest quality of service for reasonable prices. We are one of the longest running dive shops on the island as having been in business for over 14 years and have the most experienced and respected full time dive staff in the Gulf of Thailand. Discovery is also one of the only diver centers who runs our own speedboats. We offer a full range of PADI courses from Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba diving and open water diver up to professional level divemaster training. We have full-time dive staff that speaks fluent English, German, French, Chinese, Cantonese, Japanese, Italian and Spanish. At Discovery Divers we are committed to fun and safety. We believe that the customers needs come first. This is why we have access to the widest selection of boats on the island including our own Discovery Divers speedboats and run numerous daily trips to all of the beautiful dives sites in the gulf of Thailand. We realize that it is YOUR vacation and usually can accommodate any request for courses or certified divers to go to the location you want to go on the day you want to go, with the type of boat (tour boat or speedboat)that you want to go on. We also offer photography services and rentals using top of the line Canon cameras and have console and wrist computers for use with courses or certified divers. This along with our stock of exceptional and modern dive equipment from Aqua Lung, Mares and Scubapro will make your dives safe, fun and worry free. Come by and see our dive shop, meet our staff, and see our onsite training pools, equipment room, washing area and classroom in front of the Amari Hotel in Chaweng Beach.

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Excellent Diving experience

Discovery Dive Center was an excellent safe and easy dive experience. I dove with them for three days while in Samui. They accomodated me with a 15 liter tank I requested. they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 June 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Discovery Dive Center was an excellent safe and easy dive experience. I dove with them for three days while in Samui. They accomodated me with a 15 liter tank I requested. they pair not more than 3 divers with a divemaster, and being solo this was just what I needed. The dive master for each group briefed his divers before... More 

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

Hi James, I am glad that you were able to join us for a few days of diving while on Samui. Professional, safe and fun is what we strive for and I am glad we were able to hit all those marks with you. See you next time. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

I had got recommended by a friend and decided to go with them. Highly professional more expensive than the rest. Have their own speed boats and great personal attention. Only negative factor was the casualness of the main co-ordinator on the boat. I have been diving elsewhere, and I felt they were a little too overconfident. But otherwise my wife... More 

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Rushin and we are glad you were happy with our service. We realize that there are options out there a little bit cheaper, but if you are on holiday a couple dollars more to make sure you have a fun and safe time is sure worth it. I apologize if you thought our boatmaster was... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Dived at Sail Rock. Experience was excellent. Our dive master, James, was attentive to detail and safety-conscious. Only drawback is that Sail Rock is quite busy, and thus the likelihood of sighting a whale shark as advertised is really quite nominal. Don't go because of the whale shark advertised. But great bunch to go with.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

As a dive instructor, it is tough for a dive company to impress me, but these guys hit the mark and kept going. Extremely friendly staff who took care of everything, treated everyone like a friend & knew the dive sites like the back of their hand. Highly recommend these guys & would definitely go diving with them again!

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

HI Rick, Thanks for the review. It is always great to be appreciated by another dive pro. We hope to see you back here diving with us in Samui More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

What a fantastic day diving!! Although my husband had a bad cold and couldn't do the first dive, Chris was so patient and encouraging. I went down with Chris on the first dive. She was easy to follow and ensured I was safe. The second dive the three of us went down and had a great time! Saw a ton... More 

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

Jennifer, Thanks for the review and for coming with us diving. We're glad that Cris was able to be your triggerfish guard for the day. We look forward to you both coming back to do the open water course with Cris and Discovery and hopefully your husband will not have a cold this time More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

I had only had 9 dives under my belt including my open water training. Had 6 amazing ones with discovery. Very professional,safe and fun. Loved it so much got my friend to take his open water course which he did with Joe. Dives took place on 26th/30th/31st may 2015. koh tao and sail rock. What i loved about all my... More 

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

HI Drew, Thank you for the nice review. I agree, diving is fun and we try to keep everything relaxed, We are glad that we were able to contribute to your great holiday in Koh Samui. Please look out for Pop's upcoming HBO comedy special. Hope to see you next time. More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Did the discover scuba diving on Monday 8th June, having done a discover scuba diving a few years ago in the Caribbean, we wanted to do it again! Pick up from hotel is around 7am which sounds early for holiday but it's actually a really good way to go scuba diving as you get back for around 2pm to enjoy... More 

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Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

HI Phil, It was great having you and Laura dive a couple of days with us. Hopefully next time we can finally get the open water course done for you. More 

Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

From the first email to the last drop-off at the hotel excellent service. Prompt reply to all emails, questions. Driver pick-up/drop-off booked via Discovery always on time. All the staff very welcoming and friendly, boats in great shape, boat crew very helpful, all dive gear well maintained, dive leaders very professional. Booked total of 3 trips with Discovery, all days... More 

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Eric V, Manager at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

Hello Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are super happy to know that you found our team to be very professional as well as giving you an outstanding service. We look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Discovery Diving Centre is very professional. From the time I booked the tour, their communication is very good and very patient to answer all my questions. I was a first time diver, Chris my instructor kept encouraging me and helped me feeling comfortable under water. Overall experience is really great. If you would like to do diving in Samui, Discovery... More 

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Eric V, Manager at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

Hello Jenny, Great to know that you had such a great experience diving with Discovery divers and Chris. Chris is very patient and has a great passion for diving and teaching. I will be sure to let Chris see your review. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Being someone who is terrified of drowning an being underwater I didn't think scuba diving was an option for me on a recent trip to Ko Samui. After being persuaded to at least try it I'm so glad I didn't miss out. However I don't think I would have had such a positive experience if I had chosen a different... More 

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Eric V, Manager at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

Hi Derek, We appreciate your review and are glad that you had an incredible experience with our amazing instructor Chris. It was great that you decided to take the step to dive with the reservations you had, rather than missing out. Hopefully next time you visit you may have the time to complete the Padi Open Water course. More 

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