The Dive Academy

Diving-School Rating: Team-Rating:
7 Ratings
Rate now Book now Go to dive center website
Address: 158/6 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

Diving-School: The Dive Academy

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.

Services

Offers:
Beginners Dive Course, Freediving, Fun Diving, Handicapped Diving, Kids Diving, Nitrox Diving, Pro Courses (IDC; ITC;...), Refresher Course, Sidemount Courses, Specialty Courses, Try Dive, UW-Photography,
Management:
British
Organisations:
PADI,
Course Language(s):  
 Dutch    English    French    German    Italian    Mandarin    Spanish   

Dive Schedule

- Meeting time for boat trips is 7:30am at the dive centre.
- The dive boat leaves at 8am.
- Return time from Koh Tao is around 3pm.
- Return time from Sail Rock is around 1-1.30pm
Last update: 01.12.2018 11:11


In case you see any inaccurate information, please let us know. Report Profile.

Team The Dive Academy

Claire Meredith

- Ratings

PADI Master Instructor

Offers:
Advanced Dive Course, Beginners Dive Course, […]
Course Language(s):  
 English   

Matthew McClung

- Ratings

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Offers:
-- n/s --
Course Language(s)

Paul Meredith

2 Ratings

PADI Course Director

Offers:
Free Nitrox, Pro Courses (IDC; ITC;...),
Course Language(s):  
 English   

Sophie Bellin

5 Ratings

AIDA Freediving Instructor

Offers:
-- n/s --
Course Language(s):  
 English    French   

Contact



In case you see any inaccurate information, please let us know. Report Profile.

Pricing


  • More Prices:
    Dive Tour to Koh Tao (2 dives) 5,000 baht
    Dive Tour to Sail Rock (2 dives) 4,800 baht
    Discover Scuba Diving 5,750 baht
    PADI Open Water Course 17,000 baht
    PADI Advanced Open Water Course 14,000 baht
    PADI Rescue Diver Course 16,000 baht
    PADI Divemaster Course 37,500 baht
    PADI Instructor Course 35,000 baht


(All prices are entered rounded up on full USD.)



In case you see any inaccurate information, please let us know. Report Profile.

Details

    Boat:
    Diving Pool:
    • yes
    Dive Resort:
    • no


In case you see any inaccurate information, please let us know. Report Profile.

27 Ratings for The Dive Academy

5 of 5 stars

Fantastic Family Day

02.01.2019 by Mish report

Great Staff - very polite and helpful. Definitely recommend this boat trip to everyone. We did sightseeing and snorkelling trip to the Marine National Park with them and it was fantastic. We were collected from our hotel and dropped off afterwards. Excellent on every level.

Facilities:
Equipment:
Staff:
Value for Money:

Own Level:
non diver
Attended Course:
Fun Day
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Whale shark, sea turtle, pink dolphins

02.10.2018 by Thierry report

Great dive instructors. Great diving sites. We had a great time. I won’t choose another company to take us diving in Koh Samui.

Facilities:
Equipment:
Staff:
Value for Money:

Own Level:
Open water diver and beginner
Attended Course:
Fun dive
Size of your group:
2  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Professional staff, beautiful sights

23.08.2018 by Edit Ruben report

I did my PADI certification with The Dive Academy. I can only say positive things. My instructor Inna was really patient, professional and explained everything very neatly. After learning how to use the equipment and gaining competence in the pool we went with a strong diving boat to 2 amazing dive sites, Koh Tao and Sail Rock. The abundance of fish was over the expectations, we even saw a big turtle. I truly recommend The Dive Academy.

Facilities:
Equipment:
Staff:
Value for Money:

Own Level:
Open Water
Attended Course:
Open Water Course
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Brilliant

23.08.2018 by Frank van Aalten report

We’ve followed the PADI OWD eTouch course in August 2018. 1st Day pool Day, 2nd Day 2 openwater dives at Koh Tao and 3rd Day 2 dives at Sailrock. Great diving spots and lots of fish. Professional organization, superb equipment, professional and enthousiastic staff and especially Our instructor Matt and owners Paul and Claire. If you’re looking for the best at Koh Samui there is only 1 option:The Dive Academy Thank you guys for your help and guidance through the OWD course Frank & Marc from The Netherlands

Facilities:
Equipment:
Staff:
Value for Money:

Own Level:
Beginner
Attended Course:
Open Water Diver eTouch
Size of your group:
2  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Top freedive instructor

31.07.2018 by Rune Rasmussen report

I participated freedive course in mid July with Sophie, and were so lucky to have Sophie all by my self for the entire course. Since i have been spearfishing for some years i told Sophie what was my goal for the course. I wanted to learn tecniques, breathhold and to learn to take control of my mind. In day one in the pool i managed to hold breath for 2min 25sec, but as Sophie said work with your mind and i would easy make 3min or more so this is what i’m gooing to work on when home. Sophie did also learned me a smooth way to rescue/first aid for an blackout. Thumbs up for this. Day 2 we took the boat to Ko Tao for further practice in open water.This day i easily made 15m down an managed to stay down there for 45sec and also did a rescue dive down to 8m. Thank you Sophie for 2 great days and so much good guidence for further diving. xxxRunexxx

Facilities:
Equipment:
Staff:
Value for Money:

Own Level:
Freediver
Attended Course:
Freediver
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Always the best course in DiveAcademy

25.07.2018 by Vincent Bovay report

I would made the Rescue Diver and Paul say to me, try SideMount. I trust Paul and Claire and i accept this course. My instuctor was Leo. I see often Leon on other Dive groups in my previous Dives. It was a real pleasure to learn and Dive with Leo. He feel my own Diving feeling and give me more exercices tan the SideMount level requirement to made me a better Diver (with my permission). It Was a good idea. :) He explain to me many things about the SideMount Vision/principle and unfolding in cave. Thanks a Lot to the Dive Academy Team and Paul/Claire.

Facilities:
Equipment:
Staff:
Value for Money:

Own Level:
Advanced
Attended Course:
SideMount
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

If you like fish, you're in luck!

20.07.2018 by Lucas Garitta report

Our dive guide was a very laid back, very knowledgable Australian, who would happily whip out his ridiculously large knife to tell you, that in fact, you have no idea what a knife is. The dive was one of the best I've been on, as the abundance of fish circled me, waiting until I would stray from the group or at least, run out of air, were both eye catching and mesmerising. Since they have a speed boat, it's easy to squeeze in a dive before enjoying the afternoon on Koh Samui, eating mango sticky rice and doing questionable things with 100 Baht. Highly recommended! Ask for the Australian...I think his name was Sean...or Steve (that sounds Australian). I don't know, I'm quite horrible with names, Just ask for him and then apologise for me that I forgot his name. Thanks!

Facilities:
Equipment:
Staff:
Value for Money:

Own Level:
Advanced Open Water
Attended Course:
Fun Dive
Size of your group:
2  (without staff)

Rate now!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

0 characters (min. 100 characters)


   I certify that this review is based on my own experience and is my genuine opinion. I have not been offered any incentive or payment to write this review. rateyourdive.com reserves the right to delete reviews which violate these rules or international law.

(non diver, Open Water Diver, etc.)

(Fun Dive, Open Water Course, etc.)

Size of your group* (without staff)

Please log out to be able to write a review.