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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 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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Excellent and friendly dive centre

Right from when I first booked with them, they were courteous, friendly and helpful, emailing me my PADI e-learning material for my advanced open water course. On the day, I... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Right from when I first booked with them, they were courteous, friendly and helpful, emailing me my PADI e-learning material for my advanced open water course. On the day, I turned up and was buddied one to one with Paul who was great on both days, over which we did 5 dives. The little things they did we're great, from... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had dived with The Dive Academy on a previous visit, sadly it was out of season so only managed 1 dive , this time we got it right, perfect time of the year for diving. We booked 5 days with them, on each occasion we experienced great professionalism from each and every member of the dive staff, even if... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very professional outfit and the owner Claire was very welcoming and helpful. Our diver Matt was fantastic and was really calm and relaxed which put us at ease as we were returning from a few years of not diving. Great dive sites, clean boat and equipment, with all the dive instructors very friendly and accommodating. Was a fun day out... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The solo diver in our group was made to feel at home very quickly. The dive team were full of a good mix of lively personalities and also serious professionals. Impressed with their environmentally friendly approach too. The speed boat team were also very professional. We also had 2 older VIP Snorkelers. The smaller group sizes made the whole experience... More 

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Thank nickmas0n
TheDiveAcademy, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Nick, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your snorkeling experiences with us and of course Nicola's fun diving. We really enjoyed having the 3 of you with us for several days and we hope you had as much fun as us! Best regards, The Dive Academy More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dive Academy were great; they were clear communicators ahead of our trip, and made the booking and payment process extremely easy. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and equipment was best condition of any company we dove with in the Gulf of Thailand. Hands-down the best dive company you can pick for safety and experience. Had 2 amazing dives at Sail... More 

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Thank Tim N
TheDiveAcademy, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi Tim, Thanks very much for your review and your great feedback. It's great to hear your thoughts and we do pride ourselves on our 100% safety record and we work very hard to ensure our customers have an amazing end to end experience. We look forward to diving with you both again if you come back out this way!... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I recently visited Koh Samui to do my Open Water Dive Certification and I chose to do it through the Dive Academy. I was blown away by both the facilities and the professionalism of the entire team who really made my visit to Koh Samui the trip of a lifetime. Having never dived before i was a little nervous before... More 

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

Hi Robyn, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your time with The Dive Academy and it's great to hear that you were blown away by the experience. And seeing Whale Sharks on 2 occasions is amazing - it's all downhill from now on! Just kidding!! We'd love to see you back here if you... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My 14 yo daughter and I contacted the Dive Academy before we arrived in Thailand with the intention of becoming PADI certified. We finished all the coursework before we arrived and did some training in the pool. (I highly recommend doing coursework ahead of time!) The second day we went to Koh Tao and did our first open water dive.... More 

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

Hi Eve-Marie, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience and we're glad you had a great time with us. It was a pleasure having you both with us and we hope you get the opportunity to return to Thailand to dive with us. Best regards, The Dive Academy More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just finished a ripper 4 days with the Dive Academy and our fantastic Belgian guide Michiel (I hope I spelt that correctly). We came to Koh Samui to do our Open Water certification and I contacted a few different tour operators before hand, before picking The Dive Academy. We ended up there due to a mix of the great... More 

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

Hi Kelsi, WOW! What an amazing review and thank you very much! We are pleased you had such a great time with everyone here at The Dive Academy and that you got to see Whale Sharks on 2 days! It's great that you have mentioned Sak as well because he is absolutely an integral part of our team and we... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience! Having wanted to complete our PADI open water for years my wife and I decided to do so during our honeymoon. The Dive Academy provided an excellent standard of safety, instruction and above all passion for the sport. Our instructor, Nic, had a fantastic teaching style and showed great patience and care. Unlike many of the dive... More 

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

Hi Danny, Thank for writing such a great and detailed review and you definitely were here during an amazing period of diving! We're glad you had such a great time with The Dive Academy and you are welcome to come back and join us at any time - Advanced Open Water next time? Best regards, Claire More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a couple of days available for diving and called Dive Academy. Picked me up on time each day. Courteous and fast service. Good atmosphere and nice small groups with each guide. My guide ( Paul) gave clear and thorough briefings before each dive and was attentive in the water. Good boat and nice lunch. Saw a whale shark just... More 

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

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience diving with us and it was a pleasure having you with us! Hopefully the 2 days of diving and the Whale Shark made up for the Yoga retreat!! Maybe see you again one day. Best regards, Claire More 

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