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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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+66 77 310 764
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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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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Great diving!

Very nice way to enjoy diving with them, good equipment, nice boats, very organised and bonus, you get your guide taking pictures and films underwater and you don't have to pay... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Very nice way to enjoy diving with them, good equipment, nice boats, very organised and bonus, you get your guide taking pictures and films underwater and you don't have to pay for that!!!! Don't know if it's common in Asia to get free pictures, but these guys are doing it and do it very well. My guide was Chris, and... More 

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1 Thank Robert B
Eric V, Owner at Discovery Dive Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Robert. Our goal is to make every trip enjoyable for each customer. We can't control the sea conditions or the dive sites on certain days, but can guarantee that you'll have a great day with us. I am not sure if there are other companies in Asia that give the pictures for free, but we are... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

I went diving with Discovery Dive Center to Koh Tao. I am an intermediate diver with 12 dives under my belt. Discovery was very professional and it was a great experience. They have their own boat (best boat I've dived from) and we went in a small group of about 12 mostly divers with some snorkelers. They picked me up... More 

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

Thank you for the review Kera and glad you had a great time with us. Yes, we do get choppy seas sometimes, but also have a lot of times with nice flat seas. Either way, our new boats make the ride as enjoyable as possible. We look forward to seeing you next time More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

When I arrived to Ko Samui couldn't wait to organise my diving day! I got in contact with Discovery Dive center who were very helpful and clear on the phone about prices and possible destinations and got my private tour organized for the next morning. They gave us various options and poited us towards the nicest dives of the area.... More 

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

Alexia, Thank you for the review. Our staff always like to give new pointers to experienced divers as well as new divers as little improvements in your technique can make your future dives so much more enjoyable. Also, all of our staff is certified as professional triggerfish blockers. See you next time More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

we went with children aged 10and 12 , started with 1 day but ended up diving 2 days with cris , Jo and nick . The was awesome . Now we want to certify ourselves .

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

Nitya, thanks for the nice review. We had a great time with your group and glad you had such a good time you booked for a second day. Unfortunately, you cannot certify yourselves, but we would be happy to certify all of you on your next trip here. Looking forward to next time. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

I landed on Koh Samui Wednesday morning, and by the afternoon had arranged my dive trips for the next two days with Discovery divers. I think I was pretty lucky with hindsight that spaces were available. I dropped into the shop on the main street in Chaweng, discussed my requirements and had the next two days diving. First day was... More 

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

Thank you very much for the nice review. Not much we can do about the visibility on the second day. We really wish we could control the conditions at the dive sites, but if the conditions are less than ideal we are glad that we can still make for a great day wtth our staff. Any day under the water... More 

Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Our reservation was last minute and I was kinda worried that something might go wrong. But the diving experience turned out to be totally awesome. The staff and boat crew were just amazing, super helpful and fun. The diving experience is also very enjoyable, except that the diving equipments seemed a lil bit worn out. Our instrutor James is a... More 

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

Thank you for the review Joyce. It is because of great reviews like yours that our business has grown and they are much appreciated. We are glad you had an awesome time with us. As far as the equipment goes, we really appreciate your feedback and as we are busier than years past our equipment does get used more in... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

If you want to dive or snorkle in Koh Samui, Discovery Dive Centre is definitely the best option! Because I hadn't dived in years, I was only going to snorkle, but as I was going to be the only person snorkeling, I decided to dive and I couldn't wipe the smile off my face all day. The amount of fish... More 

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

Thank you for your review Mel. Happy to know that you had such an Amazing day with Nik and the Discovery team. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

I and my 13 year old son did the discover scuba diving course with Eric and his team . Video Instructions and Skills in Swimming Pool were done by Alex who was good and patient. We were lucky to have Eric dive with us for the two open water dives ( one from shore and the other from the boat... More 

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

Niraj, thank you for the nice review and it was fun and a pleasure diving with your self and Advait. You guys both really impressed me with the improvement in just 2 dives and it was great to see the poise you both had in dealing with your skills without shooting to the surface. It's great to see that confidence... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Had a fab time. Instructor Zep lovely, professional, friendly, patient. Boat 1 was a new beautiful, good space. Boat 2 was a little older and smaller. Towels provides Pictures taken by crew Crew was hardworking and helpful. Lunch provided. Yum Drinks provided after dives of course. Diving so beautiful, really clear at Koh Tao, Day 2 Sail Rock less clear... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is always rewarding to get great feedback from our guests. I will let Seb know that you had a fun time diving with him both at Koh Tao and at Sailrock. More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

It is a reliable dive center. They provided prompt reply on all of your questions before joining them (I had planned to join another dive center initally in Koh Samui which is also one of the famous dive centers there, but due to their impatience on questions, I did not pick it finally). As per the title of this review,... More 

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

Hi Jed, We appreciate the review and thanks for pointing out that we offer complimentary photos. It gives us great pleasure offering our customers a memento of their day out with Discovery divers. More 

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