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Santana Dive Center Phuket - CLOSED

74/26 Soi Banzaan, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
+66 96 298 6324
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DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AND A CON!

In August 2017 I went to this company to do my open water and advanced open water diving courses... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
xjellylegsx
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London, United Kingdom
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I love this spot

This is a good spot for dive Andaman . Many fish in there and wonderful one is the big lion fish... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
38piyawats
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For more than 37 years now SANTANA Phuket has been a synonym for safe and extraordinary diving and quality diver education in Phuket! Having been one of the first dive centers in Phuket we paved the way for generations of divers to come and even explored and named a dive spot or two. As a PADI Dive Center we strongly care about the education and training of divers and new dive instructors and PADI PROS. We offer Trydives at Kata Beach, Diving Classes from beginner to pro, daytrips and liveaboard trips to the Similan Islands, Burma and Indonesia. We also offer our costumer a wide variety of daytours, canoeing, snorkeling and private boat and fishing charters. Since beginning of 2017, Santanaphuket.com is run be the German company Absolut Diving - the changes are only in the administration - the customer still comes first and gets the best in Fun Diving and Diving Education - Recreational and Technical Diving alike.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible13%
22 Feb 2018
“DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AND A CON!”
19 Jan 2018
“I love this spot”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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74/26 Soi Banzaan, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
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+66 96 298 6324
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

In August 2017 I went to this company to do my open water and advanced open water diving courses. All was going well when I was in Phuket.... However, they told me on the day I passed that in 6 weeks my certificates would arrive......More

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Santana P, Owner at Santana Dive Center Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, unfortunately you were the victim of a scam by the dive shop manager Daniel Schwerin and the instructor Andy Ittrich - both have been expelled by Padi last year. The dive shop was not an official dive shop of PADI or Santana since...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This is a good spot for dive Andaman . Many fish in there and wonderful one is the big lion fish that they say its have the big one more than this

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I had my dive in early December with this company and the instructor Petra Brink. After the dives she tried to sell me the photos she took. She asked me if I have Dropbox account and she said she will send them over to me...More

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Santana P, Owner at Santana Dive Center Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, unfortunately you were the victim of a scam by the dive shop manager and the instructor - they have been expelled by Padi last year. The dive shop was not an official dive shop of PADI or Santana since 2017 - they were...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a dive center that offers the best service and have a great dive spots , then i found santana divers , i discussed the dive spots and they nominated racha island for me , Daniel and Miko were too friendly and...More

Thank Mohammed N
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Santana P, General Manager at Santana Dive Center Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

Hello Mohammed! I am very glad to hear that you had a great time diving with us! And also happy, that the choice of the dive site for that day was just right, hence the MANTA!!! If you have time, I would be grateful if...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Wanted to get the PADI Open Water Diving certificate and these guys seemed very reliable. Cheaper than their competitors because they don't have some expensive location / store. The course consisted of 3 consecutive days: one with theory and a confined (swimming pool) dive in...More

Thank Hampie
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Yes,THE WORST DIVE CENTER... My boy friend is an instructer and I am a dive master in Turkey. We came to Thailand for travelling,diving.. I entered Santana Dive center ,we decided to dive 3 points for tomorrow ( King Cruiser wreck- shark point-anemone reef) we...More

Thank Ezgi K
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Santana P, Owner at Santana Dive Center Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

I have been waiting for this review for the last two days, ever since you and your boyfriend left the shop in the morning. Please let me use this opportunity to straighten out some things and to clarify some other facts, so that people will...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Did an introductory dive afternoon with Petra Brink at Santana Dive Centre. I was a bit nervous and when I first went underwater I panicked and thought I couldn't breathe but Petra calmed me down really well and I realised I was fine. We did...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Thanks a milion We had a Great experiens whit our dive guide Andy He sure knows where to look and shows everything he could find Realy relax dive

Thank Ferdie b
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

I made there my Rescue diver certification. Had a lot of fun with the professional team. For shuer I will come again for my next holidays

1  Thank HelmutHoeg
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

The German crew of Santana diving is always fun, helpful and up for a chat! I'm pretty high maintenance for diving gear (6 foot 4, 300lbs) and they went to the aquamaster with me, lend me their gear and made sure I was finally enjoying...More

1  Thank Andreas J
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