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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 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

from Sheffield reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 29, 2015 Thailand

Added Jun 29, 2015

5/5 stars

Great place to learn

Did my open water and advanced open water at DJL. It is an excellent place to learn and brilliant value for money with accommodation included on both courses. Was with Matt who is a great dive instructor and made it fun and easy to learn. All the other staff are very friendly too. Would definitely recommend.

Iain would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Iain

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 26, 2015 United Kingdom

Added Jun 26, 2015

5/5 stars

Brilliant diving experience!

I used DJL in Koh Tao with Danielle and my instructor, it was fantastic. Great teaching, great place and great fun! All the instructors I met there seemed really lovely and helpful, would highly recommend

Hannah would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Hannah

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 25, 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Added Jun 25, 2015

5/5 stars

Amazing experience

Did my open water with Davy jones and had such an amazing time I also completed my advanced with them. The whole team were friendly and very helpful I always felt comfortable with the skills we were doing and enjoyed every minute of the experience. My instructor rich was an absolute legend. Have recommended these guys to everyone I have bumped into on my travels and will continue to do so

Tim would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Tim

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 24, 2015 Thailand

Added Jun 25, 2015

5/5 stars

Best IDC

I did my IDC at DJL in June 2015. From the first day a great experience. The course director team do not only send you well prepared to the IE but also prepare you for being an instructor. I can only recommend this place for the IDC.

max would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About max

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

from Rainham, Kent reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 24, 2015 in Vientiane, Lao

Added Jun 24, 2015

5/5 stars

Amazing dives and great people

The dive course was very informative and the instructors, Danni and Shane were amazing. Had ever so much fun and I was very sad to leave the dive centre and the island once the courses were complete. Would gladly recommend DJL to friends, family and anyone I meet in the future.

Michael L would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Michael L

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 22, 2015 in La Seyne-sur-Mer, France

Added Jun 23, 2015

5/5 stars

Awesome Dving club

Really friendly team.
You feel safe at every moment of your journey and can enjoy nice biscuits in between two dives !

Diver3 would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Diver3

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

from Wiesloch reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 22, 2015 in Mannheim, Germany

Added Jun 22, 2015

5/5 stars

Koh Tao Diving

Stayed in Koh Tao for 5 days. A friend did his Padi Diving License at Davy Jones. I did a scube review including 2 fundives. Nice staff, good prices, would choose them again.

Klaus would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Klaus

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

from Vedbæk reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 22, 2015 in Vedbaek, Denmark

Added Jun 22, 2015

5/5 stars

Great diving!

DJL was very professional, i like that we started in the pool. We took it all in our own pace, the instructor listened to everyone. I had a great time!

DJL grat diving! would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About DJL grat diving!

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

from Harlingen reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 21, 2015 in Chantilly, United States

Added Jun 22, 2015

5/5 stars

Fun and Professional

Matt and Dani are the best diving instructor team you can possibly ask for. Their combination of fun and safe makes you feel at ease while in the ocean. Additionally, they are very thorough while doing the in-class lectures. I would definitely go back to DJL to take my Advance Diver Course with them.

Karo Rdz would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Karo Rdz

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 21, 2015 Lao

Added Jun 21, 2015

5/5 stars

Put us at ease

Wonderful teachers, never made me feel stupid for asking silly questions. Danni and Shane were very patient with us. We always felt safe in their hands.
Good atmosphere at bar/shop/dive centre. All staff were very friendly and keen to help. You can tell that diving is a passion for them.

Amy would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Amy

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 21, 2015 Denmark

Added Jun 21, 2015

5/5 stars

Great

No complaints, friendly and knowledgable. No complaints, friendly and knowledgable. No complaints, friendly and knowledgable. No complaints, friendly and knowledgable.

Jo would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Jo

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 21, 2015 in Altlußheim, Germany

Added Jun 21, 2015

5/5 stars

Guter Scuba-Review-Kurs

Habe dort den Scuba-Review-Kurs gemacht, hat sich wirklich gelohnt.
Was sich nicht lohnt, ist das Tauchen dort! Die Wasserqualität ist nicht besonders gut.
Vielleicht hatte ich aber auch nur Pech....

Stefan would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Stefan

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

from Turin reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 16, 2015 in Almese, Italy

Added Jun 16, 2015

5/5 stars

excellent diving centre

nice and friendly staff. I miss Koh Tao very much, it was such a great experience scuba diving by Davy Jones Locker and my whole holiday in Thailand!

Ilenia would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Ilenia

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 14, 2015 Australia

Added Jun 15, 2015

5/5 stars

Incredible Experience

The team at Davy Jones were like a family, and really took care of me in learning to dive in the face of my anxieties. I managed to complete the Open Water Course and really enjoyed myself in the process.

Karl would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Karl

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

from Victoria BC Canada reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 12, 2015 Indonesia

Added Jun 12, 2015

5/5 stars

DIving in paradise with Davy Jones Locker

Had an overall incredible experience diving with DJL's friendly, professional and very experienced staff. Would highly recommend for anyone thinking about diving on Koh Tao to check out their shop and at the very least do a day of fun dives with this great team. The shop is great with very friendly and helpful staff, accommodation is quiet and comfortable, deep pool on site for learning skills, restaurant/bar is spot on with delicious cheap food, and the shop is perfectly located right in the heart of Sairee Beach town. Very much enjoyed doing my advanced open water with Micheal, and Rescue Diver with Matt. You really can't go wrong with this dive shop.

Will Ganong, Victoria BC Canada would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Will Ganong, Victoria BC Canada

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Liveaboard diving