It's been an exciting few months at The Dive Academy as we have created a new concept of dive centre on Samui and created larger premises for us to provide better facilities to our customers.
We now have 2 training rooms - 1 for non-professional courses and 1 for IDC's. These training rooms have been fitted out to create a comfortable learning environment for every student, with flat screen TV's, whiteboards, prescriptive lesson guides and the all important refreshments! And with lots of information clearly available about Project Aware, photos of our exciting marine life, our offers and discounts for students and what your next training step might be, the training rooms are no longer dull and boring!
At the front of the dive centre, we have a large office area with sofas to sit on whilst drinking coffee and reading a diving magazine or desks to sit at and discuss with our staff the diving or snorkeling options available, what tours and courses we have going on and what might suit you and your friends/family best.
Then there is our retail area. With a fully stocked dedicated area of swimming, snorkeling and diving equipment as well as our own range of t-shirts, jackets, caps, dive guides and log books, we are sure you will find everything you need and in various colours and sizes too! We offer both Aqualung and Mares equipment for diving and Suunto is our chosen supplier of dive computers.
Our piece de resistance is our new, purpose built, 3.5m deep swimming pool. Located behind the dive centre, you do not have to go very far to begin your pool training. After changing into your swim wear in our restrooms, you are ready to hop straight into the pool. We have a large seating area outside as well, should you have family or friends who wish to watch and wait for you. The pool is 10m x 8m and there is no other such facility for diving training on Samui. And we are truly unique as no other dive centre has all their facilities located in one place, so you can relax and enjoy your training without being ferried around to different places.
So where are we? After 10 years being located at the Bandara resort, don't worry we are not leaving, we will still have a booking office there on the beach so as to service guests and repeat customers who love staying at Bandara. Midnight Blue will also still maintain it's mooring off the beach there as well. The new dive centre is located on the main ring road in Bophut, 200m from Bandara and opposite the Anantara hotel and the entrance to Fisherman's Village. So located close to all the great hotels and amenities on Bophut beach and of course Midnight Blue's departure point.
We will be creating a video soon to share with you and give you a feeling of actually being here! but in the meantime, please take a look and let us know what you think!