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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 the premier dive centre on Koh Samui, operating on Samui since 2002, so we have the experience and knowledge to make the most of your diving & snorkeling around Samui with Instructors who speak a variety of languages. We are an English owned and managed PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre with 2 locations in Bophut on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. 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 offer the full range of PADI Diving courses, dive tours for certified divers, Freediving courses & tours as well as VIP snorkeling tours to both Koh Tao & Angthong Marine Park. We are the only dive centre on Samui who have their own facilities all contained in one location including a purpose built 3.5m deep training pool. We also own 2 speedboats and do not share with our dive schools.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for a day trip dive on the 4th of January. My experience with the Dive Academy started when I made an inquiry over email. Claire, who is part owner of the shop, responded very swiftly. The email was clear and very detailed. All...More

Thank Jimbo B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff and great facility. Pre-dive in the pool was beneficial for my children to overcome any fears. Location is easy to find.More

Thank Eunice A
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Eunice, Thanks very much for your review and we're glad the kids all had a great time. Having all of our facilities in 1 location, means we can offer the free practise in the pool to make everyone's experience in the ocean that much...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We completed our advanced open water and our daughters done their open water courses with The Dive Academy. A great experience from start to finish. The staff were amazing, very helpful and informative with any questions we had during the course. The boat was comfortable...More

Thank utopiacleaning
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi guys, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and we're glad you all had a great experience. The boat is definitely a lot quieter now!! Take care and keep on diving and hopefully see you again soon! Best regards, Claire...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to thank Claire and the friendly staff of the Dive Academy at Koh Samui for my six boat dives over three days and assisting me in completing the PADI Enriched Air Course. With completing the course I believe that Claire was very...More

Thank Troy D
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Troy, Wow, what a great review! Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a detailed review about your experience with us. We all work very hard to deliver a professional service where you do really learn as much as possible from what...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Completed my Padi Open Water course with The Dive Academy. Four great dives and amazing instructors. Simply put: a great experience.

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Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Johan, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your great diving experience, it was a pleasure to teach you and we hope you can continue on with your diving and have many more positive experiences. Best regards, Claire

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back from a fantastic day trip to the Angthong National Park. Lots of steps to get to the Emerald Lake but it’s worth it. The kayaking was also good - the guys somehow seemed to always get us everywhere before the big crowds...More

Thank mjw75
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michael, Thank you very much for your great review and we're glad you had a lovely time with us. With 15 years of experience of the tours here, we have monitored what the mass market tours do and scheduled our tours accordingly so that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a Open water diver course with the Dive Academy and everything went as planned. I had two dives around Koh Tao and two dives at Sail Rock. I saw almost all the advertised fishes including Yellow boxfish, Stingray and Whaleshark. Especially the Whaleshark...More

Thank JukkaTV
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jukka, How lucky were you and Tiina with the Whaleshark, particularly on your Open Water course! It was a pleasure having you both with us for a few days and we're glad you had such a great experience and thank you very much for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a qualified diver but my daughter and her friend have never dived before and were very nervous beforehand. We needn't have worried. We were collected from our apartment by the owner who immediately made everyone feel at ease. We were assigned our own...More

Thank AntBerg
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ant, Better late than never! and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your experience! Thank you very much for choosing The Dive Academy and we're glad we made your experience with us memorable and the girls have now got...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had booked with The Dive Tribe but for reasons I won’t mention here, they could not do my Nitrox course. I called into The Dive Academy and they were extremely helpful (even on Christmas Day) and arranged everything for me to complete my course...More

Thank Davemmyers
Paul M, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Dave, No problem at all to help you out and get your course finished for you. Just sorry this weather has stopped us taking you diving! You will just have to come back again! Thank you for writing a review, it's always appreciated. Best...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent professionalism from the whole team. Travelling with 6 teenagers and they had a great session in the pool then 2 dives in Koh Tao. They enjoyed it so much that we can’t all wait to return next year to complete their open water course....More

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

Hi Fleur, Thank you very much for your great review and we're glad all the 'kids' had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again next year to complete the Open Water course! 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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