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Davy Jones Locker Diving

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4.76 / 5

based on 353 reviews - 95% of reviewers would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving to a friend




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from Eindhoven reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Sep 30, 2015 in Thanyaburi, Thailand

Added Sep 30, 2015

5/5 stars

Amazing experience !

I really loved this 2 first dives in my life!! Im definetly coming back to get my open water at this dive school in a few months :)

Robin would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Robin

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 1-20

from Hoorn reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Sep 30, 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Added Sep 30, 2015

5/5 stars

Wonderfull

DJL Diving is great: lovely teachers, good atmosphere and great diving spots!
Definitely recommend DLJ!

Sacha would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Sacha

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 1-20

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Sep 26, 2015 in Hove, United Kingdom

Added Sep 26, 2015

5/5 stars

Amazing!!

Best diving school ever! Had an amazing time! Our instructor virgiene was so lovely. Diving was so fun, highly recommend it to anyone!!!

Phoebe would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Phoebe

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 1-20

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Sep 25, 2015 in Thornhill, Canada

Added Sep 25, 2015

5/5 stars

Great staff, great experience

I completed the open-water diving course over the summer of 2015. I was instantly hooked to scuba diving and the positive attitude of my instructor only acted to further push me towards also doing the advanced open water course. Great experience overall.

Sasha would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Sasha

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 1-20

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Sep 25, 2015 United States

Added Sep 25, 2015

5/5 stars

Fantastic

All the dive instructors were laid back and ready to help. Made the whole experience extremely enjoyable. Will definitely be diving soon and working toward my certification.

Dax would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Dax

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 1-20

from PARIS reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Sep 25, 2015 in Francheleins, France

Added Sep 25, 2015

5/5 stars

AMAZING TIME

THANKS TO VIRGINIE IN KOH TAO I HAD WONDERFUL DIVES. I want to go to koh lipe now so I could do more Dives.

REMY would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About REMY

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Sep 25, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Added Sep 25, 2015

5/5 stars

Fantastic introduction to diving

Started with the open water and ended up doing advanced too. There was a great atmosphere around djl- the pool and bar by the shop meant you were always bumping in to familiar faces, and all of the members of the team were lovely. We had two great instructors, and all of the dive sites were amazing in their own ways. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

Rob would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Rob

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Sep 25, 2015 in Notodden, Norway

Added Sep 25, 2015

5/5 stars

Great experience and instructors, poor details

First of all let me say that clear - diving with DJL was a highlight of our trip to Thailand. We had really good time and we successfully passed PADI Open Water course. However i have few comments that DJL owners maybe would like to consider as a chance to improve:
1. theoretical part of the course was held in small and smelly basement under swimming pool. We came to some crazy-end-of-the-world island and we had to spent 6 hours in a basement... not cool at all.
2. Swimming pool part took 5 hours during which we had one 5 minutes break for QUICK pee.. when i asked for another "emergency" bio break instructors agreed but with great, great mercy. Beside that, i expected at least glass of water or other beverage from the bar (which was connected with swimming pool) but none of that happened.
3. Second day of diving was starting at 6 so we signed up for a "Diver Breakfast" in DJL bar. Unfortunately chief slept over and we had to go to 7eleven for some toasts... If DJL would told us that breakfast is not gonna be there, we would use our resort's breakfast voucher.
4. On the last day (final 2 dives) a girl was recording video with us so we could buy it after whole course. It wouldn't be anything wrong if not the arrogance and rudeness of the lady who was selling the video.. i didn't feel any joy after buying that nice dvd.. actually i felt disgusted.
5. I hated writing final PADI exam in the bar, among loud music, people smoking cigarettes and drinking beer. I drank a lot of beer after but during the test i wanted at least a little bit of focus.

Beside that - Chris and Alex gave us amazing dives and we will not forget it at least until next dive ;)

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Steve Protein would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Steve Protein

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Sep 24, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Sep 25, 2015

5/5 stars

Perfect

All went perfect. Very good instructors and amazing places to visit as dive sites. Personal teaching

andrea would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About andrea

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

from Tromsø reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Aug 12, 2015 in Tromsø, Norway

Added Aug 12, 2015

5/5 stars

Great school

I had a great time at my Advanced course this summer. Both the diving locations and my instructor Matt were excellent, it was also great being the only student. The five dives I did were the most fun I've had under water, so far.

Solveig would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Solveig

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Wreck diving

from London reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 27, 2015 United Kingdom

Added Jul 27, 2015

5/5 stars

Amazing

First experience of diving and I am completely hooked. I only booked Open water Padi but ended up doing the advanced as well. Amazing and friendly staff one of the best experiences of my life, could not recommend it enough. It is also very well priced!

Sarah O'Donnell - London would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Sarah O'Donnell - London

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Wreck diving

from London reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 14, 2015 in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Added Jul 14, 2015

5/5 stars

Amazing teaching and great fun

I would thoroughly recommend learning to dive with DJL. I did my PADI open water and advanced with them and the instruction was excellent, I felt completely safe and had so much fun!!! Would do it again in a heartbeat. Also very reasonably priced!!!

UnderTheSea would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About UnderTheSea

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Skąpe reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 13, 2015 Thailand

Added Jul 14, 2015

5/5 stars

Awesome experience

I did Advanced Open Water Course right after finishing Open Water, that good and fun it was.
I've learned a lot and fell in love with scuba diving. I don't think I could ask for more.

Maciej would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Maciej

Age : 30-39
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Mumbai reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 13, 2015 in Mumbai, India

Added Jul 13, 2015

5/5 stars

Life altering

I had a phenomenal experience in June 2015 at DJL. I achieved my Advanced Divers Certification with Virginie who in my opinion is the finest trainer. She has brilliant instincts and great technical knowledge. The facilities were good and the location absolute perfect.

Dee would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Dee

Age : 30-39
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

from Copenhagen reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 13, 2015 in Frederiksberg, Denmark

Added Jul 13, 2015

5/5 stars

great place for fundiving

Very friendly staff and lots og good dives. Their boat(the one i was on anyway) is pretty big, and can hold a lot of divers, but that wasn't a problem at the dive sites. The instructors and DMs managed to spread us out, so we weren't falling over eachother.

Thomas would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Thomas

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Videography

from London reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 13, 2015 in Purley, United Kingdom

Added Jul 13, 2015

4/5 stars

Great dive school, very friendly and has a more personal touch

There are so many dive schools on Koh Tao, and some of them are huge, I looked at perhaps 7 or 8 of them and just felt that the large ones were just interested in getting you in and giving you the standard chat, whereas with DJL I actually got to chat to them for quite a while, got a good feel for them and liked how the operated.

I did a refresher there and then the advanced course, the instructor was really knowledgable and helpful, made the diving very easy and lots of fun. Would definitely go back there again.

Ross would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Ross

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

from London reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 13, 2015 United Kingdom

Added Jul 13, 2015

4/5 stars

decent diving place!

good course. Did the advanced padi open water course, and was a massive success. Decent value too!!!

Louis demo would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Louis demo

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 13, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Added Jul 13, 2015

5/5 stars

Excellent

Great people, excellent professionals. They did my open water course very enjoyable and funny. I really recommend them!

Roco would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Roco

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 12, 2015 in San José, Costa Rica

Added Jul 13, 2015

5/5 stars

Excellent - thank you DJL!

Everyone who works at DJL is really nice and helpful. It was straightforward to sign up and the course was run very well. You are well looked after, particularly good as a nervous beginner. Unfortunately, I had some ear issues, but DJL directed me to a good doctor. The equipment seemed in good condition and overall I had a great time. Possibly their training pool could be a little cleaner, but that is just nitpicking. I would highly recommend DJL if you are thinking of learning to dive on Koh Tao.

Anon would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Anon

Age : 30-39
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 06, 2015 in Palmerston North, New Zealand

Added Jul 07, 2015

5/5 stars

Great diving company

Very professional. The instructors are experiened and make you feel comfortable. Relaxed and fun atmosphere!

Emmy would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Emmy

Age : 30-39
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

from Gouda reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 05, 2015 Netherlands

Added Jul 05, 2015

5/5 stars

Excellent school for novice divers

Nice equipment, good location, well trained western staff. Good school to start diving, you start out in swimming g pool and continue in sea after practice.

Erwin would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Erwin

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 04, 2015 in Hanoi, Viet Nam

Added Jul 05, 2015

5/5 stars

A brilliant dive school with great instructors and a friendly atmosphere

Very friendly staff - excellent teaching and they made me feel very comfortable. DJL is a lot of fun, but the instructors remain professional and I felt safe throughout. I was particularly glad of their support when I had problems with my ears on decent. We dived at excellent locations in Koh Tao and I met some lovely people. I would definitely recommend this place - the bar and the food are fantastic too!

Joanna would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Joanna

Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 04, 2015 in Cheras, Malaysia

Added Jul 04, 2015

5/5 stars

Highly recommend, great experience.

A great place to go and do your PADI open water course. A nice setting, warm seas and good diving! The instructor we had (Sarah) was so kind and very easy to understand. Highly recommend.

GeoTravelMan would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About GeoTravelMan

Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

from Newcastle Upon Tyne reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 04, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Added Jul 04, 2015

1/5 stars

Brutal customer service

Easily one of the worst experiences I've had whilst I have been travelling. After completing all of my academia with regard to the open water course, I failed to complete dive 1 and so could not continue the course. After requesting a partial refund I was awarded a meagre £20 for a course that cost £180. After speaking in front of the manager and several of his colleagues who felt the need for their presence to be there whilst I spoke I was given an additional £10. What a pisstake. How the hell it costs £10 a dive yet it costs £16 each time to watch a PADI video is beyond me. I was also given a PADI diving manual by email which is of no use to me considering I have no Open Water qualification. Why should I have been charged £50 for this email manual? The only reason they sent it out as prematurely as they did was to cover their own back and to attain as much money from my failed course as possible. I apologise if this seems like a heated review however, £30 refund is no where near good enough for how much of the course I completed. The weighting of the dives versus the academia refund is ridiculous and for this reason I cannot say anything good about DJL, especially after the instructors had no empathy during my failure. The trainee dive master also made it feel like a kick in the balls when he was upset that he couldn't even log the dive on his computer because of my failure.

Will Harrison would not recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

Response from Davy Jones Locker Diving Oct 13, 2015

Unfortunately after completing the first 2 days of the course (a few hours watching the videos on day one, then a full day on day 2 of the course and the morning of day 3 of the course) covering all of the academics and confined water sessions and having the PADI Open Water manual then it is just the actual dives that are left on the course (which is actually just 1 other day an afternoon on day 3 completing the first two Open Water dives and then the morning on day 4 completing the final 2 dives of the course) and when people do go out on the dive boat for the first two Open Water dives then there are costs incurred for the boat fuel, Instructor wages, equipment rental/maintenance costs, tank pumping costs etc. So you did actually complete 5 of the 6 half day sessions from the dive course. You would also have still used the four nights of accommodation that were included in the package you took.
With your referral form you were given when you were unable to complete the course it does mean that you will be able to try to complete just the dives again at any time (in any location) within 12 months of when you took the Open Water course here and as you already have the manual there would be no additional certification cost as the certification is linked into the manual.
I hope this helps to clarify a bit more as to why the refunded amount was lower than you were expecting.

About Will Harrison

Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 02, 2015 Singapore

Added Jul 02, 2015

5/5 stars

Incredible

What a dive school, incredible fun, cool staff & I had an unbelievable instructor.. Thank you Verginie...

Paddy would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Paddy

Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving