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Dive Review of Asian Diver in
Thailand/Tao island

Asian Diver: "No show, of picking me up at the pier!", Aug, 2018,

by Toshihisa Tsunoda , Sumida, Japan (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10456.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments I signed up their relay transfer package since transportation from Samui Airport to Asian diver in Tao is complicated. I wanted to go diving in the afternoon, though I left Bangkok very early in the morning.
At the pier in Tao Island, I couldn’t find a car from Asian Diver. After spending 20 min to expect their pick up,
I haggled the expensive taxi to Asian Diver from 300 THB to 250TBH,
Approx. 8USD to catch their dive boat in the afternoon. They said the car couldn’t find you, since you might be too late to disembark from the ferry. I stood in line from the ferry, never be late!
They did not pay me a taxi fare.
The last day on way back to the pier, it is a service only for guests in their accommodation which means it is not included the relay transfer package.
When it comes to diving, young DM are excellent and took care of me well in the water and ion the boat. Diving close to shores are mediocre. In order to encounter schooling fish we have to get to remote site such as Sail Rock and Southwest Pinnacles, however they never take me there due to bad weather. What worse, their price to the remote site is too high. So I changed diving services to New Way Diving. Surprisingly, two divers from Asian Divers embarked the boat to Sail Rock,as Asiana Divers couldn’t get sufficient diver to Sail Rock to operate.
They paid twice as much as New Way Diving with the same service.
It is easy for them to take us to the remote sites taking one hour or so. 3 remote sites are worth diving.
Huge schooling barracuda bat fish, Jacks and snappers.
Large groupers are resident.
Hard to select excellent dive shop. Eventually I used 3 dive shop in one dive trip.
Websites Asian Diver   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving PNG, Solomon, Fiji, Palau, Yap, Pohnpei, Phlippines, GBR, Tonga, Idonesia, Maldives, Thai, Red Sea, Grand Cayman, Sipadan, Okinawa, Izu
Closest Airport Samui Getting There Flight from Bangkok to Samui.
Ferry from Samui to Tao.
Bus from Bangkok to Champion and freey to Tao available.

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 27-29°C / 81-84°F Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 15-25 M / 49-82 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No. Good young DM.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments No rinse for Camera.
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