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Dive Review of Davy Jones Locker/Silver Sands in
Thailand/Koh Tao

November, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Raymond C Villemarette, VA, US
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Excellent place to do a PADI IDC Course!"
Report Number 7940
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Maldives, Thailand, Philippines, Hawaii, Okinawa, Australia, Red Sea,
Mediterranean 
Closest Airport
Koh Sumai
Getting There
Bangkok to Koh Sumai and then
ferry to Koh Tao

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
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Comments
I bought a GoPro when I was in Koh Toa as the underwater camera I brought
had crapped out somewhere in route. It was the first time I used a GoPro
und ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
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Snorkeling
4 stars  
 
 

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Beginners
4 stars   
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Comments  
I sort of stumbled on to Davy Jones Locker as I had planned to do my PADI
IDC (Instructor Development Course) with Asia Divers in the Philippines.
Since my travel schedule did not line up with the Asia Divers Philippines
course schedule I reached out to Asia Divers Thailand which I assumed
(incorrectly) was the same operation. The POC I had who worked at Asia
Divers Thailand it turned out had moved to the Davy Jones Locker operation.
A bit of web research said Davy Jones Locker was a five star operation and
100% successful with their students so I decided to give it a shot. I have
done a good bit of diving in Thailand with shall we say mixed results so
you kind of hold your breath sometimes when you decide to go with a local
operation in Thailand which is also true in much of Asia where pretty much
anyone can set up a dive operation. 
I will say that I was completely surpris ...
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