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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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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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Private Charter: Scuba Diving Tour by Speedboat from Koh Samui
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First experience at diving!!

I had a blast experiencing scuba diving for the first time with the Dive Academy. They were extremely professional and everything was organised properly. Shout out to Nic for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shubhangi J

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had a blast experiencing scuba diving for the first time with the Dive Academy. They were extremely professional and everything was organised properly. Shout out to Nic for being the best instructor! He was cool, strict, witty, encouraging and a lot of fun! I would highly recommend the Dive Academy to everyone :)

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 10 year old and I did a Try Dive with The Dive Academy 18 months ago and we returned to do another dive this year. Both times they were fantastically reassuring and patient with nerves. All the staff we've come into contact with have been great and really helped cultivate a love of scuba diving for my daughter. First... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arranged to be picked up from our hotel in the morning so all we had to do was jump in and the rest was all taken care of, Staff are very friendly and efficient we got through the required paper work and formalities quickly. Koh Tao was a pleasant 1.15 boat trip from the main beach, the company speed... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was thoroughly impressed with the professionalism of this friendly dive school who gave me the confidence to have a go at scuba diving. I arranged the trip in advance of our holiday as a surprise for my husband. Paul and Claire answered all my (many) questions responding to all emails promptly. They were also very flexible with regard to... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for writing a review of your experience and we're pleased to hear you had a great time and overcame your initial fears and experienced our lovely underwater world! Most dive schools do not offer a free practise in the pool beforehand but for us this is an important offering as it enables people to try scuba... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did my Advanced Open Water with Marc. He was very knowledgeable and professional. The overall experience was great. I will dive with them again. Thanks

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

Hi there, Thanks very much for your review and well done on becoming an Advanced Open Water diver! We've been very lucky with whale shark sightings this year so far, may they continue! Best regards, The Dive Academy More 

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I finished my PADI Open Water certification with Dive Academy over the course of two days of diving at Sail Rock and Koh Tao. My instructor, Nic, was very helpful and thorough. He made me feel at ease about doing all the skills and then made sure we had plenty of time for exploring afterwards. The entire staff was friendly... More 

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

Hi Bridget, Thanks very much for your review and we're glad you had a great time with us! Well done again on your certification and we look forward to diving with you and Ben again in the future. Best regards, Claire More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my first review on trip advisor as I had such a great time! I done my research before I came and the dive academy had great reviews so I booked my trip with Paul who was very friendly I explained I'm keen to see a whale shark (as I'm sure everybody is). Although this is something that is... More 

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

Hi Harry, Thanks for writing a review of your experience and what a great day it was! A whale shark sighting always makes everyones day whether they are a beginner or not but it's also great to hear your positive feedback on the rest of our company and your overall experience. Thanks very much for diving with us and hope... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In 2015 I did a snorkelling tour with the DAS and was very impressed. Fast forward to April 2017 and I've decided to do my open water certification with them. To be honest I was a bit apprehensive but Paul, Claire and my instructor Michel made it painless and a load of fun. Michel in particular was an excellent instructor... More 

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

Hi Jeff, It was good to see you and Nicole again - as a diver this time! And we're glad we found you a whale shark to take photos of too! It was a pleasure having you diving with us and both of you on our Angthong tour too. We will see you next time! Best regards. Claire More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A big thank you to Paul Clair and Sophie for looking after us on a great day out sightseeing with kaiking snorkling and island hopping with some breathtaking views all the drinks are included in the price and a lovely Thai lunch we was out for six hours and the cost was very reasonable I would definitely recommend this company... More 

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

Hi Terry, Thanks very much for writing a review of your experience with The Dive Academy. It was a pleasure meeting you all and we're glad you had such a great time on our Angthong tour and on your private charter to Koh Phangan as well. Best regards, The Dive Academy More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always felt comfortable with Dive Academy with every single safety procedure thoroughly gone through. My teacher was Claire and during the dives, would always check on us and see if we were ok. Very attentive on small things we can improve on to make the next dive even more enjoyable! The dive locations were also amazing. I would very... More 

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

Hi Michael, Thank you for your review and it was a pleasure teaching you. We are always looking at ways in which we can teach you to improve and help with your confidence and knowledge as this is only going to aid you in becoming more proficient and safe divers. Hopefully we'll see you again - for your Advanced Open... More 

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