The Dive Academy

158/6 Moo 1 Bophut Koh Samui 84320 Thailand
English owned and managed PADI 5 Star IDC Centre offering PADI Courses from beginner to professional
The Dive Academy was founded in 2005. It is an English owned PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre. The Dive Academy caters for family groups, with children as young as ten joining in and doing (sometimes better!) the same PADI Courses as the adults. Children between eight and ten can also learn with courses designed especially for them. Experienced and friendly staff can teach in a number of languages, including: English, German and Dutch
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PADI, PADI 5* Instructor Development Center
Chinese, English, French, German
From recommended hotels: Free
Diving types
Boat Diving

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The Dive Academy
Location The Dive Academy's main location is in the north of the island at the Bandara Resort & Spa in Bophut, north coast of Samui Island. Approximately 5 minutes to Fisherman’s Village, 15 minutes to the airport
Instructors & Dive masters Paul opened The Dive Academy in 2005 after becoming a PADI Instructor in December 2002 and has since taught all levels of PADI Courses, from introducing 8 year old children to the pleasures of diving with the Bubblemaker Course, to training divers on the first step as a Professional with the Divemaster Course.

Claire - IDC Staff Instructor, teaching at all levels
Number of Dive Guides 7
Non-diving activities VIP Snorkeling tours to the best spots in the area
Infrastructure Classrooms, Coffee bar, Deco Chamber, Equipment shop, Lounge, Parking, Pool, Shower, Storage room, WC, Wi-Fi
Equipment Description Two modern, air-conditioned classrooms allow you to learn in a comfortable and relaxed environment and Koh Samui's only purpose built 3.5m deep training pool give you the best facilities on the island for your diver training. Included in the price of dive courses or dive tours is the rental of our top brand Mares diving equipment. Diving equipment is properly maintained and serviced regularly
Distance to nearest Deco Chamber 3 km
The Dive Academy has own our speedboat built specifically for diving which means you can be taken to the dive sites quickly and comfortably at the same time as giving you the best possible service. Midnight Blue has the latest in GPS technology so finding the less commonly visited dive sites is easier and with an iPod / iPhone compatible stereo system we provide some relaxing, chilled out tunes while your'e eating your delicious lunch.
Emergency Oxygen, First Aid Kit and...Continue reading
Number of boats 1

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Check-in time 7.30 am if you are staying nearby, if dive center picks you up, the time is between 6.45 am and 7.20 am depending on where you are staying
Seasonality January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, December
REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS Certification Card, Date of last dive, Number of dives
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From recommended hotels to dive center Free
Dive center organizes transfer from nearby hotels
Recommended hotels Bandara Resort & Spa, Bophut

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