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

Davy Jones Locker/Silver Sands: "Excellent place to do a PADI IDC Course!", Nov, 2014,

by Raymond C Villemarette, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7940.

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
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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