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Dive Review of Discovery Divers in
Thailand/Koh Tao

Discovery Divers: "Excellent warm water diving", Oct, 2018,

by Tim Wood, BoP, NZ ( 1 report). Report 10581.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I have dived with Discoverydivers before some 3.5 years or so ago. Then I was a much less experienced diver with perhaps only 20 dives under my belt and qualified to OW standard only.
This time I've got a bit more experience and have taken my advanced OW ticket (It was an experience at this dive site that persuaded me to take the more advanced qualification: on a day of the previous dives the group had some very in-experienced members who guzzled their air thus limiting the 2 dives to sub 30 minutes each). I had never previously experienced diving with a commercial operator taking a cross-section of abilities.
I was much more organized this trip and planned ahead to book my dive trips as far in advance as possible…once I had my flights and accommodation confirmed. Advance booking (10 days or more) by internet enabled a 10% reduction in cost for the trips. I planned to arrive Monday, dive Tuesday and Wednesday and fly out Thursday (this was a flying visit breaking up my journey home to NZ from the U ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving NZ, Thailand, Solomon Islands, Niue
Closest Airport Samui Getting There Direct flights in to Samui from major Asia centres, BKK, KUL SIN etc.
Dive boats leave Samui or other islands

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 30 to 30 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 8 to 25 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Dive times limited to 60 minutes (ish)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I take a GoPro with me - I don't expect to capture anything fantastic but use it as an ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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