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Address: 74/3 Moo 3 Rim Had Road, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 76 385 518
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Merlin Divers SSI dive center provides scuba dive services on Phuket with a...

Merlin Divers SSI dive center provides scuba dive services on Phuket with a personal touch. For all dive trips and courses we promise small groups.

Merlin Divers offers all SSI & PADI dive courses from beginner to the professional level. We run half day scuba dive trips along the west coast of Phuket, dive trips from 1 up to 10 days to the dive sites of Phi Phi, Racha and Similan Islands, Shark Point, Anemone Reef and King Cruiser wreck and Burma.

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Great experience! Responsible owner and very detailed Divemasters

I had a great experience with Merlin Dive center, all the credit to the owner Robert and the DiveMasters. I was planning a trip to Phuket and wanted take this chance to go for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Abhishek G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a great experience with Merlin Dive center, all the credit to the owner Robert and the DiveMasters. I was planning a trip to Phuket and wanted take this chance to go for a dive. My last dive had been a while so wanted to make sure that I chose a center which had good reviews on their operation... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I made my SSI diving license at Merlin Divers. Everything was perfect, procedure, orga, training, diving. The school has very good coaches and is very well organized. Over 25 years of experience of the owner shows the professionality of this spot. The coaches are very keen of safety and very kind. They know the diving spots very well and will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was looking to complete my Open Water and Advanced diving qualifications and through some googling came across Merlin Dive Centre in Kamala, Phuket. After some research on their website I realised Merlin Divers would be best suited to my needs. I emailed Robert, the owner, and received a response within a few days. I still had some questions and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time diving, so I was a little bit nervous. But my teacher, Leo, was so patient, that I forgot all my worries. So I had two wonderful dives in one afternoon as beginner! Thank you:)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Richard and his team of amazing staff made my day by accepting my request to propose to my sweetie while diving off the coast of Phuket. I corresponded easily with Richard via email to set up the special day. And it all went off remarkably well for memories of a lifetime. The dive masters are super friendly, knowledgable, easy going... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Researched a number of dive shops in the area and I definately picked the right one. They provided a great dive experience for my son and I. I am a Canadian Divermaster and appreciate the service and direction the Divemasters at Merlin provided to enhance my dive experience. Their prices were the best in the area with a full range... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I completed my padi open water cert with Merlin after doing the swimming pool and exam elements in the UK. The 4 open water dives with Merlin were done in the local area. The depths were 10-14m, visibility good (about 10-14m), with a large variety of fish (regret not having a u/w camera). I have no complaints at all regarding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having my family over for visiting and not wanting to waste an entire day on a diving day trip I contacted Robert from Merlin Divers in Kamala about the possibility of a more "traditional" local dive by classic Thai Longtail boat. What appealed to me the most was that we were told we'd be back by 13:30, which was spot... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a three dive dive-trip to king cruiser with merlin divers. Good service and easy to do with. Got a personal dive master, Sandra, that provided an excellent dive experience during rather tough diving conditions. I would go diving with merlin again :).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found these guys easy to deal with and accomodating. My wife and I used all their hire gear and everything look in good condition. Wetsuit, Fins, BC, etc. all fitted perfect. The Divemaster was super mellow and we just cruised around for two ~55min dives. Water temp was around 29c in November so you could dive without a suit... More 

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