The Dive Academy

PADI 5 Star Diving Centre in Bophut, Koh Samui
158/6 Moo 1,, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat ThaniOpening at 10:00 AMOpen today until 6:00 PMOpening at 10:00 AM tomorrowSorry, we're closed
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Posted on Oct 26, 2018

Our new staff member at The Dive Academy, Gabriele (likes to be called Lele), is an expert at equipment maintenance and servicing and although he doesn't need a certificate to keep our diving equipment in good working order he recently became a Scubapro Level 1 Technician. This means that althoug...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2018

The Dive Academy tries to protect our ocean environment, such as offering our divers reef safe sunscreen, a range of PADI Project AWARE Specialties, lowering our plastic usage and getting involved in coral reef conservation.

Did You Know Normal Sunscreen Damages Coral Reef?
We all need to protec...

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Posted on Oct 22, 2018

The Dive Academy are proud and happy to support the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. If you would like to show your support and wear your poppy with pride come to the dive centre in Bophut to collect one or if you are sitting at home in the cold UK you can always donate to our UK Bank or via Pa...

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PADI Instructor Course


To become a PADI Instructor you need to take an Instructor Development Course (IDC) conducted by a PADI Course Director at a recognised PADI IDC Centre.

As with all PADI Courses the IDC builds upon the knowledge and experience you gained during previous PADI courses, especially the Divemaster Co...

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PADI Open Water Course


Congratulations to Will who finished his PADI Open Water Course with Claire today. Here he is completing the Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent at the beginning of his third dive of the course. Great job Will and let's get started on the Advanced Open Water Course!! #instascuba #instathailand #...

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PADI Instructor Course


A successful day on our Instructor Development Course today with both Adam and Corey delivering great open water presentations and getting very strong scores. Keep this up guys and we are sure you will get through the PADI IE next week with no problems #padiinstructor #scubadivinginstructor #scub...

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Posted on Feb 10, 2018

Becoming a PADI Professional gives you the opportunity to live and work the way most people only dream of living in some of the most fantastic destinations in the world. You will also get to meet some amazing people and make many new friends along the way. The Dive Academy offer the highest stand...

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Posted on Feb 10, 2018

The waters around Koh Samui and the surrounding islands are perfect for beginners to experience diving for the first time and The Dive Academy offer a range of options for beginner divers from the one day Discover Scuba Diving program to PADI Open Water Diver

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a month ago
Without doubt the best diving school on Koh Samui, and I have dived with most of the others. The Dive Academy made my diving fun and safe. Not only did I get free advice, as a avid photographer I was put with like minded divers which I thought showed the Dive Academy's attention to details. They have there own purpose built speed boats that were comfortable and clean, and all the staff were friendly and professional. The food on board was excellent, all in all I thoroughly recommend The Dive Academy to any one wishing to dive or snorkel around those lovey warm clear blues seas that they are blessed with. I will definitely be returning. Five stars from me!
- paul w
a month ago
Really great team, very professional and reliable. Worked hard to make every dive great and diver safe.
- rolf h
2 weeks ago
Heath and Linfang are my instructors, they are amazingly nice people and professional instructors.

PADI 5 Star IDC Centre

The Dive Academy is an English owned PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre based on the paradise island of Koh Samui. We offer a full range of PADI Dive Courses from beginner all the way to Professional. We also offer Dive tours to the top sites in the Gulf of Thailand.  

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158/6 Moo 1,
Bophut, Koh Samui
Surat Thani 84320

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM