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Diving on Koh Tao - Well known to be the best in the Gulf of Thailand

come and feel the freedom under water.Koh Tao Diving - If there is only one activity you do on your travels make sure it is scuba diving, it truly can be a life changing experience, just ask some of the local dive professionals about diving and you will see that many of the “long termers” only planned to stay a short while before they got bitten by the underwater bug.

What is scuba diving? SCUBA is an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus and was designed and first used by Emile Gagnan and Jacques-Yves Cousteau, back in the 60’s.  The equipment  has come a long way since then however, it uses the same basic principle. 

Koh Tao Diving - come and learn breathing under waterYou breathe compressed air from a cylinder mounted on a buoyancy control device (usually worn
like a jacket). Controlling your buoyancy using the device and the air in your lungs is something you learn on the course and once mastered allows you to experience the wonderful feeling of weightlessness.  People describe scuba diving as like visiting outer space, it is true that the underwater world is alien to most non divers and the strange equipment and zero gravity feeling adds to the otherworldly feeling.

Koh Tao has been famous as a scuba divers paradise for years. It offers some of Thailand’s best diving at very affordable prices.  The spectacular submerged pinnacles and colourful coral reefs are home to a wealth of interesting sea creatures.  Rays and eels, exotic reef fish and a variety of other marine life await you.

So what are you waiting for?  Immerse yourself in Koh Tao’s azure waters today!  Maybe it will change your life!

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PADI - Professional Association of Diving Instructors

PADI - The Professional Association of Dive InstructorsPADI or the Professional Association of Dive Instructor is the most well-known scuba diving training agency on the planet, to such an extent that people often ask to do the “PADI” course when referring to any scuba diving course.  Founded in 1966 they have more than forty years’ experience serving scuba divers and have over six thousand dive shops locate around the globe.


SSI - Scuba Schools International

SSI - Scuba Schools InternationalSSI - Scuba Schools International holds the title for the fastest growing scuba diving training agency in the world. They have gone from strength to strength on Koh Tao over the past few years with a majority of shops now running SSI courses alongside PADI courses from beginner right through to instructor level and beyond. Furthermore many well respected dive shops on Koh Tao now offer only SSI courses.

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  • About Professional Courses
  • About Fun Dives

New Divers receiving a certification after the completion of the course.Have you ever considered what it would be like to scuba dive?  If you are planning a visit than your curiosity can become a reality.  The island of Koh Tao is surrounded by a beautiful underwater paradise boasting comfortable landscapes and calm waters.  There is a variety of marine life and several corals to awe you.  This underwater terrain is perfect for beginners, making scuba diving one of the most popular and enjoyed activites.  The prices for Try Dives or certification are of the cheapest in the world, and the experience is one that will make you fall in love with the ocean. 

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Diver deep down exploring the blue clear water of the islandAdvanced courses are offered by almost every dive center and are extremely affordable.  The advanced course allows each diver to  gain deeper knowledge in areas of diving such as marine life or diving buoyancy and can make the scuba diving experience a lot more enjoyable.  Doing the mandatory deep dive to 30 meters will expose new dive sites and expose different marine life.  The night dive will surely be a thrill and reveal a completely different underwater habitat.

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Here you will find out all you need to know about combining professionalThe beginning of a new career - New Instructors at work courses, languages available, equipment & materials requirements and additional fees

If you are unsure about what course or dive package best suits you please feel free to contact us here at kohtao.asia. Our team includes experienced dive instructors qualified to teach up to professional level courses for both PADI and SSI.

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Explore a tropical coral reef and enjoy Yellow Fusiliers swimming over the reef.Here you will find out all you need to know about what is required from you as a certified diver who would like to fun dive on Koh Tao.

Koh Tao is known for its high standards when it comes to safety consequently before being allowed to dive you will be asked for your certification card and log book.  If you do not have them do not worry! Each dive centre can look you up online using your name and date of birth.


Although the different certifying agencies (PADI, SSI, BSAC, etc.,) recognise each other’s certification, if an individual dive centre does not represent the certifying agency they may not be willing or able to look you up. There are plenty of dive centre on Koh Tao many of which represent all agencies so as long as you have been certified it is not a big problem to track you down however having your card and logbook prevents any of this unnecessary hassle. 

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