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The Dive Academy

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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 92 464 3264
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Private Charter: Scuba Diving Tour by Speedboat from Koh Samui
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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 with Instructors who speak a variety of languages. 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 speedboats, 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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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
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158/6 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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+66 92 464 3264

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organized, good equipment professional staff.Only minus is they did not supply a wetsuit, not required they told me. But I felt rather cold on both dives after 30/40 min.

Thank Josina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really proffesional team and solid performance. However, be prepared for long transit to dive-sites. Took us 1.5 hours each way.More

Thank PWB717
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Per, Thank you very much for your review and we're glad you & Emily had a great time fun diving and completing the Discover Scuba diving experience. You are right there is no diving around Samui itself, which is why we travel to Koh...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "Dive Academy" has a very professional and helpful team that took me from Kho Samui to the "Sail Rock" dive site with a speedboat. We (Me and my young daughter) . We have used the dive shop very high standard equipment. The instructor took...More

Thank Yanir L
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Yanir, Thank you very much for your review and we're glad both you and your daughter had a great time diving with us at Sail Rock. For sure if you come back to Koh Samui, come and see us! Best regards, The Dive Academy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thx for a wonderful dive at Sail Rock. Lady luck smiled on us and I got to see a whale shark on both my dives. Professional setup, comfortable and fast dive boat, well stocked with food and beverages. Inna was a great dive leader and...More

Thank aNiShRa
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Anish, Thank you very much for your great review and we're glad you enjoyed Sail Rock and of course got lucky with a Whale Shark sighting! Our whole team work very hard to ensure our customers have a great experience from your pick up...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dive master is professional, boat is large enough to stay relaxed on the boat. Dive with small group, the guide (dive master) is taking care of guest with their professional skill and hospitality. This was my last diving trip before I go back to...More

Thank yumi_sawa
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Yumi, Thank you for your review and we're glad you enjoyed our hospitality and your diving tours with us. We look forward to diving with you again, the next time you are here! Best regards, Claire

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day with the Dive Academy diving around Koh Tau. We had a mixed group of divers, with bubble maker, Discover Scuba and Open Water. The crew took good care of us and ensured we felt safe all times. The kids loved...More

Thank Niels v
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Niels, Thank you very much for your review and we're glad everyone that joined us had a great time! We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, The Dive Academy

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 days taking the Scuba Diver course and had an incredible time! For starters, the facilities at The Dive Academy are excellent, I can highly recommend to others considering learning to dive. The classroom is comfortable and well air conditioned, pool is brilliant for...More

Thank Davinia J
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Davinia, It was great to meet the 4 of you and we had great fun too! Thanks for your great review and we're glad you're now hooked! Turning fear to courage is what makes our job worthwhile. We look forward to hearing about your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I completed my Open Water Course with the Dive Academy, with Maria as my instructor in April this year, and it was absolutely amazing! All of the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. Maria was a superb instructor and only increased my love of scuba...More

Thank Phoenix1806
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for your great review and we're glad you had an amazing time with us. There's a lot of luck involved with the whale sharks being in the right place at the right time. So you'll just have to come back and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having enjoyed an extended vacation on Koh Samui, our family has been on a couple of trips with the Dive Academy and our 13 year old has completed her Open Water Cert. They come highly recommended for a reason, we couldn't fault them at all...More

Thank Puk S
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Puk, Thanks for the great review and as always its been a pleasure having you and the kids with us. We all love teaching children and yours are the best, a real pleasure to teach and have around. We'll definitely see you before you...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I had been wanting to get my PADI open water certification for a long time and I'm really glad I chose The Dive Academy to do it with. Their professionalism and attention to safety really sets them apart from other dive centres. I was paired...More

1  Thank Mercedes C
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mercedes, Thank you for your great review of The Dive Academy and your wonderful feedback of your experience with us. Even more importantly we are glad to have passed on the diving bug to you! Keep blowing bubbles! Best regards, The Dive Academy

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Csaba K
9 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
9 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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