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Davy Jones Locker Diving

Davy Jones Locker Diving
14/102 Moo 2
Koh Tao
สุราษฎร์ธานี
84360
Thailand
Tel: +66 77456604
Review Summary

4.76 / 5

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




About Davy Jones Locker Diving

DJL is a 5 star PADI Career Development Center located on Koh Tao. We offer a full range of PADI courses from Open Water right through to Staff Instructor with a highly successful Divemaster program and team of Platinum rated Course Directors running our IDC program. We of course also offer Discover Scuba Dives and fun dives and are located in the popular Sairee Beach area of the island. We also have a Technical Diving department that can offer Tech courses through PADI/DSAT, ANDI & IANTD as well as Cave Diving and Rebreather courses.


Languages

German, English, Spanish; Castilian, French


Affiliations

ANDI, BSAC, IANTD, PADI


Services

Boat diving, Dive training, In house equipment sales, Diver certifications, Free collection from pier, Accommodation booking


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Davy Jones Locker Diving

14/102 Moo 2

Koh Tao

สุราษฎร์ธานี

84360

Thailand

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14/102 Moo 2

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Koh Tao

สุราษฎร์ธานี

84360

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Contact Davy Jones Locker Diving

Davy Jones Locker Diving
14/102 Moo 2
Koh Tao
สุราษฎร์ธานี
84360
Thailand


Davy Jones Locker Diving
Tel: +66 77456604



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reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 in Denpasar, Indonesia

Added Jul 31, 2014

5/5 stars

A awesome dive experience!

While i was with DJL I took a refresher, advanced, and rescue. I had a great time! Alex and Robert/Bear were my Instructors and guides! They were really great and really made my diving experience memorable! Thanks guys!

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 Sri Lanka

Added Jul 31, 2014

4/5 stars

Friendly staff, well organised dives

Scuba review was good, dive was well organised. Had to wait for the second taxi to come back with gear and the DM in order to fill in log books, which was fine but meant that when I went to book in for dives the next morning the office was closed so I had to go with another company. I wasn't aware that the dives shops close at 5.30 on the island, as I had only arrived the day before and almost missed a days diving because of this. Maybe let people know when they are booking or returning from their dives if they are on their first dive with you

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving


reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 Thailand

Added Jul 31, 2014

5/5 stars

Great Instructors!

Had a great trip with this company and would thoroughly recommend them. My highly qualified instructor, Louisa Payne, was superb in making me and my awkward partner feel safe and relaxed. My instructor Louisa Payne and the team took us around some great spots and made our first dive a truly memorable experience. One of the many ways that made this trip so memorable was when Louisa would make frequent hilarious jokes in between serious, obviously highly researched diving trivia. With my partner, a person who was clearly not born to be near water, Louisa Payne was brilliant! On the way to the diver site Louisa would make faces that resembled the many fish we would see so that my partner felt at ease.



I would definitely return to this company and to my instructor Louisa Payne.

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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from Armidale reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 in Armidale, Australia

Added Jul 31, 2014

4/5 stars

Great

Accommodation was pretty shitty without paying for the upgrade which was quite more expensive. As i was doing the dive course and my partner was not, she was left in the room. Otherwise the dive course and our instructor was awesome!

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 in Reykjavík, Iceland

Added Jul 31, 2014

5/5 stars

Wonderful

I have submitted a review on tripadvisor. anyway, it was great. Loved it. Anne was a fantastic instructor, give her a pay raise. Keep her.

One "downside", the accommodation was way below par for the rest of Thailand, and SE asia.

If you are an enthusiastic diver, it does not matter. If you want to combine diving with a holiday and want to relax when not doing diving activities. Davy Jones Locker does not fulfill my requirements in that matter, if I want to go back to Koh Tao.

davy jonses would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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Age : 20-29
Interests  : Free diving

from Aas reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 in Oslo, Norway

Added Jul 31, 2014

5/5 stars

Incredible experiende, and good coach!

My stay in Koh Tao became excellent partly because of DJL.

My diving experience was greatly improved during the coarse, mainly through our extremely professional instructor Ollie. This australian guy knows his way around recruit-divers. Awesome job man!



The only negative experience I had with this diving center was the accommodations. The room we were given was without air-con, which isn't a possibility for me in this climate.



Koh Tao is a great place for both couples and backpackers.

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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Age : 20-29
Interests  : Free diving

from Sydney reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 in Caringbah, Australia

Added Jul 31, 2014

5/5 stars

Great time with friendly people

I had a great time diving, plenty to see and the dive masters were really friendly and helpful.

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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Age : 40-49
Interests  : Free diving

from Lille reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 Sri Lanka

Added Jul 31, 2014

5/5 stars

Best Diving centre

Just Amazing Time With them. Awesome course director,( Guy Corsellis and péter ) , awesome boss (Tim) generous honnest..

Best Diving centre in Koh Tao .

I Will come Back soon to do my specialities With them !

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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Age : 20-29
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 Ireland

Added Jul 31, 2014

4/5 stars

Great experience!

Staff were so friendly and helpful. I was quite nervous and they really put my mind at ease.

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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Age : 20-29
Interests  : Free diving

from Singapore reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 Singapore

Added Jul 31, 2014

2/5 stars

Disappointed

Hi there,

I'm really dissapointed on the process of all my certificates. As at today I'm yet to receive any update email from Padi of my latest specialty courses which I took month ago.

I wish that Devy Jones Locker able to speed up my request.

Thank you.

This user would not recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

Response from Davy Jones Locker Diving Aug 01, 2014

Hi Lilly,
the certifications for the Specialties were paper forms which were sent off to Australia to the regional PADI head office there to be processed and so they should be through any time now as it was about 6 weeks ago since you left here. Unfortunately the paper based certifications do take a lot longer to be processed as they have to be sent through to Australia and so it's common for them to take 4-8 weeks to get processed. Your certification paperwork would have been sent off either that week or the following week to PADI (we don't send off paper certs as often as we use to since the introduction of the eCerts for the OW, AOW & Rescue Diver courses). I can see on the PADI database that your DPV Specialty is already showing there, so I'd expect to see your other Specialties turn up in the next day or two unless the paperwork went off at different times. I've asked your Instructors for the Specialties that aren't showing yet on the PADI database if they can check to ensure that there wasn't any problems with the paperwork (ie if PADI had come back to them for any reason).

Best regards

Phil

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Age : 40-49
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 in Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Added Jul 31, 2014

5/5 stars

Spot on

Great job done by Pete, Anna and the rest of the team, highly professional experience but also a good laugh at the same time so well done. Enjoyed our time there, only feedback would be to install more plugs in the dorms and fix the bathrooms in the hostel but in terms of the course a flawless experience so many thanks!!!

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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Age : 20-29
Interests  : Free diving

from london reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 in Yeovil, United Kingdom

Added Jul 31, 2014

4/5 stars

great staff

great staff, very well trained. will certainly dive with you guys again when i managed to return to koh tao.

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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Age : 20-29
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 Belgium

Added Jul 31, 2014

5/5 stars

Kickass damn crazy nice shit kickass

This course was so kickass I almost lost all my money but then got Dengue Fever instead. If it wasn't for this ungodly disease I would've done the advanced diver course as well. The instructors were so cool I forgot I was human and all the equipment was so well maintained I felt as if I was enjoying Belgian Social Security.



This is the best diving place, please give them all your money and don't forget to pay the instructors in beer after the courses. By the way. The beer fines are real!!!!

Give them some love, shitheels.



Peace

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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Age : 20-29
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 Myanmar

Added Aug 01, 2014

4/5 stars

Good experience

Good atmospher, dive masters motivated and involved in formation. Multi-language. Too bad that they have only PADI formation.

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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Age : 20-29
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from Vancouver reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada

Added Aug 01, 2014

5/5 stars

Had a blast doing OW at an awesome dive shop!

Myself and two friends took our Open Water at DJL and had an awesome time! We had our own private instructor, Robert, who was great! Would definitely recommend!

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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Age : 20-29
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reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Jul 31, 2014 in Santa Cruz, United States

Added Aug 01, 2014

5/5 stars

a great time

Our scuba instructor was really wonderful and patient. It was my first time and i was a bit nervous about my ears. He really made me feel safe and comfortable. I would go back to djl in a heartbeat!

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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Age : 30-39
Interests  : Free diving

from Singapore reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Aug 01, 2014 Thailand

Added Aug 01, 2014

4/5 stars

Great diving experience

My instructors, Felix and Ida, as well as dive master have made diving enjoyable and fun. They were patient and friendly. I felt safe all the time knowing that they are looking out for me. Will definitely recommend DJL to my friends

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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Age : 20-29
Interests  : Free diving

from copenhagen reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Aug 01, 2014 in Rødovre, Denmark

Added Aug 01, 2014

4/5 stars

Danish review

Loved It!

But make a better discount for going from "open water" to "advanced" the 6% (or so) is almost ridicules.

See you in January.

Highfives your way.

This user would not recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

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Age : 20-29
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Aug 01, 2014 in Rhoon, Netherlands

Added Aug 01, 2014

5/5 stars

Great Instructors!

While we were with DJL we took the Open water. We had a great time! Alex and Lizzy were our Instructors. They were really great and really made our diving trip! Thanks guy

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reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Aug 01, 2014 in London, United Kingdom

Added Aug 01, 2014

5/5 stars

Great experience

Instructors Sophie, Nick and Felix were fantastic in teaching the techniques required for Open Water diving. Extremely friendly, approachable and patient. Great experience all round

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Age : 20-29
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from Reykjavík reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Aug 01, 2014 in Reykjavík, Iceland

Added Aug 02, 2014

5/5 stars

First time diving

I had my first diving experience at Davy Jones and it was so much better than I thought it would be. Great teachers and good atmosphere. Made us all feel really safe diving for our first time and we enjoyed it very much.

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Age : 20-29
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from Dublin, Ireland reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Aug 01, 2014 India

Added Aug 02, 2014

5/5 stars

Best company on Tao.... Perhaps the world!

Let's just put it this way: in 2012 I visited Koh Tao without any diving certifications. That summer I got my Open Water from DJL and was so pleased I also completed my Advanced open water. If that wasn't enough I came back in 2013 to do my rescue course and some specialties. This year I returned AGAIN (yes it's that good) to finish off my master scuba diver certification. My boyfriend of the time did his open water. I say boyfriend of the time because with the help of Peter Galea & his instructor Hannah and DJL, my boyfriend proposed underwater fulfilling my exact dream proposal. So I think it's fair to say I love DJL for several reasons but most importantly because even though the courses are half the price you'd pay elsewhere in the world, the instructors there and safety are top notch. When I dive around the rest of the world I feel well prepared compared to other divers that got a quick run through course. I can't compliment Peter Galea enough on his instructing and management. I've had him for two of the years. He is excellent and you will really learn a lot from him. The Silver Sands rooms are probably the nicest you will get on Tao without being very far away from everything and the Workers of the resort are always helpful and nice. I love their massage place and they do THE BEST foot scrubs and pedicures on KohTao (probably in Thailand to be honest) the food is great and cheap at the DJL pool bar and it's a great hangout spot. Therefore with all these reasons and many more I can't write without having you read a novel, go to DJL you won't regret it. I'm sure I'll keep going back. So far it's once a year ;). Thanks DJL for everything!



Charlotte

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Age : 30-39
Interests  : Free diving

from Melbourne reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Aug 01, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia

Added Aug 02, 2014

5/5 stars

Great place to learn! Great team, great value.

Got my open water ticket, the teachers were great and such good value. Would go back to do more! Thanks

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Age : 20-29
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reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Aug 03, 2014 in Sydney, Australia

Added Aug 03, 2014

3/5 stars

advanced

Didnt get the link for the e-manual for the advanced PADI sent through but the staff were nice and the dive sites good!

This user would recommend Davy Jones Locker Diving

Response from Davy Jones Locker Diving Aug 04, 2014

Hi Catherine, it appears that your email address had been entered incorrectly and so that was why you hadn't received the code for your eManual, you would have also never received the notification from PADI that your certification had been processed. This has now been corrected in the PADI database and the link and your eManual code has been resent to your correct email address now :)

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Age : 30-39
Interests  : Free diving

from São Paulo reviewed Davy Jones Locker Diving

written on Aug 03, 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil

Added Aug 04, 2014

4/5 stars

Good but with some points to review

I really enjoyed the course, but one thing made me a bit disappointed. When I was doing my Advanced Open Water, we went for the night diving and when we were swimming in the surface, before start the dive, my flash light died. But died because there was no battery and not because of a problem. So in my opinion you should be careful with this small details that makes the difference under water.

Appart from that I really liked both courses that I took (Open Water and Advanced), and I would recommend the school.

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Response from Davy Jones Locker Diving Aug 04, 2014

Sometimes the torches do fail, either due to batteries running out or due to a fault with the torch unfortunately. We do test all of the torches in the shop during the afternoon before a night dive to ensure that the batteries in them are working and then change any batteries that need to be changed, but as I say every now and then one may slip through without getting picked up. This is the reason why your Instructor was carrying spare torches just in case any of the torches or batteries failed as in this case.

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Age : 20-29
Interests  : Free diving