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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 Basel reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 03, 2016 Switzerland

Added Jul 03, 2016

5/5 stars

Amazing time

Thanks a lot for guiding me trough this experience.
I had a really good time doing my open water and my advance course

Louise would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Louise

Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 30, 2016

Added Jul 01, 2016

5/5 stars

AMAZING EXPERIENCE

I started Diving with Davy Jones Locker at the end of May.
I haven't even been in a pool for over 10 years, but the staff there had so much patience and were so welcoming, I completed my Open Water and stayed on to do my Advanced.
They made me feel so at ease and safe, and are incredibly welcoming. While being highly professional in their teaching, they are not cold and clinical. The atmosphere is so warm and inviting, with no pressure/obligation to do anything you're not comfortable with.

They took their time with me, and I am now certified to dive up to 30m! The views and experience is just incredible! Since doing the course with Davy Jones Locker, I've spent more time in the water, than on land.

I haven't been near a pool in over 10years. I've now logged nearly 30 hours of diving in just under 4 weeks!

I'm already planning my return for more training!

Thanks Davy Jones Locker!

Can't front flip would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Can't front flip

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 24, 2016 in Nogales, Mexico

Added Jun 24, 2016

5/5 stars

Great

Great staff, great price. Would highly recommend. If you're unsure if this is the place for you, don't be!

Great would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Great

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 24, 2016 in Montreal, Canada

Added Jun 24, 2016

4/5 stars

Good facilities but the same diving spots

The staff was nice and friendly and knowledgeable. The equipment were of good quality and the size of the groups was nice aka smaller. I did my basic and advance classes in a week and we basicually did the same two spots everyday because some staffers didn't want to get out of their routine.

LouLou would not recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About LouLou

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 24, 2016

Added Jun 24, 2016

5/5 stars

I got wet!

I did my PADI open water diving course here. I was in a small group just 3 people and my instructor Davy was amazing. He was really friendly, patient and made me feel at ease. We watched a few videos and did 2 sessions in the pool practicing skills before 4 amazing dives in the open water. We didn't see and sharks or turtles but we saw so many other things, obviously thousands of longfinned batfish, a blue spotted ray, moray eels, trigger fish, puffer fish, groupers, butterfly fish, the list is endless along with the coral, creatures that live in it and sea cucumbers etc it was a really amazing experience. I also did a fun dive with Robyn and Radu assisting which was really great too, both of them are really friendly as I can imagine all the instructors at DJL are. Thanks everyone and hopefully see you again soon!

Alistair would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Alistair

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 24, 2016

Added Jun 24, 2016

5/5 stars

Amazing

Diving at Davy Jones locker was an amazing experience. Our dive instructor Sander was perfect. I definitly recommend them as the best dive school on Koh Tao.

Netherlands would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Netherlands

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jun 24, 2016 Denmark

Added Jun 24, 2016

5/5 stars

Fantastic!

Five stars! Nice atmosphere, nice people, great instructors and diving experiences. I would definitely recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving to everyone :-)

Laura, DK would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Laura, DK

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Feb 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, United States

Added Feb 17, 2016

5/5 stars

Great experience

I chose DJL after reading some reviews online for scuba spots in koh tao. Let's get the one weak spot out of the way. The accommodations are meh that come with your signing up for cert classes. But who really cares anyways. You're not there to sleep in a hostel all day. The instructor (Chris) was super chill. Like the kind of guy you can have a beer with but still knowleable enough to make you feel like your in good hands. The first day is boring video stuff but things you need to know. Once you get past that the fun begins. I won't go into detail just know that it was my best experience in he ocean ever. I got sea sick our first dive day and they didn't make me feel bad about it and rescheduled me accordingly. Best part is I woke up early the next day and just because inspt all day from sea sickness and ended getting the ok to finish my dives with my same group instead of rescheduling. Needless to say they were very accommodating and made for a fun experience. Plan I going back soon for my next cert.

Joesumo would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Joesumo

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Farnham reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Feb 11, 2016 United Kingdom

Added Feb 11, 2016

5/5 stars

Great stuff, amazing instructors, setting and atmosphere!

From the first conversation to the last goodbye with these guys, everything was superb and dream-worthy. The accommodation, food, theory course, materials, swimming pool sessions, skills, boatrides and first encounter with the big blue...was all perfectly managed in an easy-going, welcoming, supportive, secure and crazy fun-loving way. Even though I had some problems on the fear front both Manuel and Rich were super supportive and patient all the way during the course.
If you ever go to Koh Tao, DJL is the place to go to! Enjoy the vibes guys!

Freaky Barbs would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Freaky Barbs

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

from Montreal reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Feb 09, 2016 in Montreal, Canada

Added Feb 10, 2016

5/5 stars

Super simpa!

Personnel ultra sympathique, Ta au restaurant est vraiment cool , j'ai fait mon aowd avec JP extrêmement compétant et attentif ainsi que tout le personnel du club. Super ambiance, j'y retournerais!

Stéphane would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Stéphane

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Feb 02, 2016 Peru

Added Feb 02, 2016

4/5 stars

Relaxed Environment and Energetic Instructors

Completed my PADI Open Water with DJL. Matt Hall was my instructor along with a couple others who assisted. All staff were helpful and enthusiastic, they made sure everyone felt comfortable during the dives and gave individual attention when needed. DJL equipment was in good working order for the most part, though some looked as though it could be replaced after long use and on one dive I had a hose that had a very slow leak leading to a shorter dive than expected despite being toldby the instructors that it shouldn't be an issue when I mentioned it during pre-dive equipment checks. The boat was old and pretty basic, but got us to and from each dive site without any issues; it would be nice if they had a it more shade aboard to escape the intense sun.

gkdive15 would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About gkdive15

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

from Rotterdam reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Feb 02, 2016 in London, United Kingdom

Added Feb 02, 2016

4/5 stars

Great diving experience

I had a great time at Davy Jones Locker. The guys really took their time to guide and make sure I learn it on my tempo. I would had preferred a larger group than I was in. The group consisted only of two guys. I would figure that if the group is larger than 5, it can also get annoying. The diving sights were cool and I had the feeling I was learning in a fun and safe way.

Rodd would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Rodd

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

from London reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Feb 01, 2016 in Wembley, United Kingdom

Added Feb 01, 2016

5/5 stars

I went down on Davy Jones locker...

If you want an authentic, hilarious and unforgettable dive in Koh Tao you simply must dive with this bunch! Our open water dive course with DJL was one of the greatest experiences of our travels! The team are like a family and your welcomed in with open (bear like) arms! ... (We were trained by Rich!) The school is one of the smaller on the island but from what we saw they really are the best! The small teams you are taught in, rather than being part of a larger group like the other schools on the island do, make for a really genuine experience and close one to one training time makes learning the skills much easier! Highly professional team that take safety incredibly seriously until you're back in the bar celebrating after a great dive and their passion for what they do shows in their knowledge and care for the marine environment and their dedication to providing the most amazing experience possible! A truly reef friendly, novice diver friendly team that I would go back down on Davy Jones Locker with anytime! Highly recommend this dive school! 10/10

James & Tatjana would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About James & Tatjana

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Feb 01, 2016 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Added Feb 01, 2016

5/5 stars

Our best time in Thailand

We had so much fun studying from such a great people. I liked everything about the school and they went with us to wonderful diving places. I would 100% recommend the school if you are looking for diving lessons!

Dis would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Dis

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

from Guayaquil reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Feb 01, 2016 in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Added Feb 01, 2016

5/5 stars

Cheers for Davy!

COURSE WAS AWESOME! Rich was our master sensei and made the whole experience unforgettable! He managed to teach us all the essentials with details about scuba and safety procedures. The dives were really technical and at the same time a lot of fun. Would recommend it to anyone. Only bad thing was the free accommodation. But well, it was free.

Renato would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Renato

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Feb 01, 2016 Cambodia

Added Feb 01, 2016

4/5 stars

fun and fast

The lessons was too heavy, to much stuff for 2 days. The teacher, patrica is a so good woman and it was a lot of fun with her and the group. The price was ok. It will be pretty nice when it g7ves more time to learn aaand du divs. But all in all im happy to made this.

David would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About David

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

from Sydney reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jan 28, 2016 in Regents Park, Australia

Added Jan 28, 2016

5/5 stars

professional and fun

did open water and advanced course
great dive sites
helpful and extraordinary friendly team, well organized
well maintained equipment made me feel safe
Our guide was Dave Melis, outstanding mentor and teacher delivered way beyond what we needed to know including real life examples. Good sense of humor , it was never boring.

definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn diving

Andre would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Andre

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

from Rickmansworth reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jan 27, 2016 in Annandale, Australia

Added Jan 27, 2016

5/5 stars

Absolutely fantastic!

Great dive school, so friendly and welcoming. Our instructor Alex was absolutely fantastic, so thorough and professional, as well as being a great laugh too! Felt so safe whilst diving with him - a fantastic person to make you feel at ease on your first dive course! Our other instructor Nic was hilarious and a great addition to the group. Helped us out in some rough currents too, cool calm and collected. Overall amazing time at Davy Jones and would recommend to everyone!!!

Katy Hewett would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Katy Hewett

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jan 25, 2016 in Canela, Brazil

Added Jan 25, 2016

2/5 stars

PADI OW Certification -- not a good experience

I did my PADI Open Water certification there (3 days) and the reason for choosing DJL was a recommendation from a friend. Unfortunatelly I can't recommend them to others at all.

I was there at the end of last November and since it was the low season, I was the only student and ended up having private classes. They signed me up with a freelance instructor, which was good with the technicalities, but quite unfriendly, to say the least.

Besides the not so good experience with the instructor I had a couple of other issues:

1. I had money stolen from my wallet which I left in the classroom while practicing in the swimming pool. It was a small amount (360 BHT, which is enough for two meals there), so I didn't call the police or anything. I just notified the school, which, well... didn't do much about it other than "promising to investigate".

2. They promised I would be registered in PADI.com in 24h or so after the end of the course, but it took almost 20 days for it to happen. And that was after me contacting the school twice to request it.

Finally, regarding the equipment, it was "OK" for my (low) expectations. DJL is not the most expensive school there (but they're not the cheapest either). I really missed a depth gauge and my wetsuit had a big extra hole in it, but like I said, I had low expectations anyway.

After this bad experience, I rushed to a different school for two extra dives, now as a certified OW diver. I was relieved to learn there are much better schools there and had two great dives with others before heading home.

ow-diver would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About ow-diver

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jan 24, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada

Added Jan 24, 2016

2/5 stars

Great if you want to be an instructor, if you just want to be a good diver you won't get the attenti

Wasn't very impressed. Signed up to do my divemaster and decided to cancel the program. I was convinced I didn't want to be a scuba diving instructor, I just wanted to be a competent scuba diver. I felt that because of this a lot less interest was shown to myself. I said I wanted to get my money back for my dive master program and it took them 4 attempts to give me my money, on each of these attempts not once did they ask why I didn't want to continue with the program. This is a real shame because I actually really enjoy diving. Also the resort is very clicky and I am not into that sort of environment.

Tom would not recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Tom

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jan 24, 2016 in Goulburn, Australia

Added Jan 24, 2016

5/5 stars

Incredible place to learn

Did my Open Water and Advanced PADI courses there and was super impressed by not just the price but the staff too. We had Alex and Nic as our instructors and couldn't have asked for better teacchers. A great laugh but also knew their stuff inside out so you always felt safe and in capable hands. Cannot recommend it enough!

Ben would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Ben

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

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jan 23, 2016 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Added Jan 23, 2016

5/5 stars

Good vibes, excellent instruction

One of the best courses I've ever taken in any discipline, awesome laid back family feel crew. And they have a bar.

Dkb would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Dkb

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

from NANTES reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jan 22, 2016 in Paris, France

Added Jan 22, 2016

5/5 stars

Nice scubadiving center, great Course Director

I spent 2 weeks at DJL Diving for my IDC Course, I really appreciated the availability of Pete and Guy, the two Course Director. They did everything to help us to improve and gave us the time to do it and to get ready for the IE. The atmosphere was nice and we've had a lot of fun, both in the classroom and during the pool/open water sessions.

Well, in brief I really recommend you DJL for any scuba diving course you wanna take :-)

Antoine would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Antoine

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jan 22, 2016 in Toronto, Canada

Added Jan 22, 2016

5/5 stars

Amazing experience

It was my first time and I was really nervous. But the staff and especially Alex the teacher were great.
Highlight of my Thailand trip and I would and already did recommend DJL Diving

Karen would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Karen

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Free diving

from Stuttgart reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Oct 14, 2015 in Elztal, Germany

Added Oct 14, 2015

5/5 stars

Great experience!

Really recommend davy Jones' locker. The staff is really cool and helpful. There's no pressure if youre a bit scared. Would come back again!

Tobi would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

About Tobi

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