To further enhance your awareness, appreciation and understanding of the aquatic environment, scuba diving around Koh Samui and its neighbouring island is an adventure not to be missed.
An attentive, enthusiastic, highly qualified and experienced team of PADI Professionals can provide dive courses and guides for every level of expertise.
You’ll be diving from a 35 ft custom built dive speedboat - steering you comfortably clear of the crowds to all the top dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand.
Honored by PADI with their “Outstanding Commitment to the PADI System of Education Award” in recognition of exceeding standards of educational excellence and outstanding customer service. You’ll be receiving a level of training, care and attention to detail that will give you all the confidence you need and provide a solid foundation on which to base your future dive experiences
Discover Scuba Diving - 1 day
When opting for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience you’ll be introduced to diving in a safe and relaxed manner and you can experience scuba diving without committing to a course. You will learn basic dive theory and skills preparing you for 2 open water dives under the supervision of a PADI instructor to a max depth of 12m. Before taking the plunge in open water you also have the option to make a try dive in a training pool or your villa pool to gain additional confidence.
Scuba Diver - 2 days
If you want to take an entry level certification course but have limited time, then The PADI Scuba Diver Course is the one for you. The programme is a sub course of the Open Water Course and you’ll complete 3 theory sessions, 3 training pool dives and 2 open water training dives over 2 days. Once certified as a Scuba Diver you can dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional, to a max depth of 12m. Your Scuba Diver certification counts towards the Open Water Diver certification, which can be achieved by completing 2 additional days training at any time.
Open Water Diver - 4 days
Upon successful completion of the PADI Open Water Diver Course, you will receive your certification card which is internationally recognized and allows you to dive to a maximum depth of 18m with a certified buddy, independently of a PADI professional. The course is designed so that you build your confidence and develop your skills gradually over the 4 days and you earn your certification by completing 5 theory sessions and pool dives and by making 4 open dives.
Adventure Diver - 1 to 2 days
Once you have your Open Water Diver Certification you then have the chance to make Adventure Dives and choose dives in areas that are of interest to you. You may want to try out your underwater camera or check out how you new dive computer really works. Among the list of Adventure dives to choose from are Peak Performance Buoyancy, Multilevel & Computer Diving, Night, Nitrox, Underwater Photography and many more. Once you have completed any 3 Adventure Dives you will have earned yourself the PADI Adventure Diver certification and will be well on the way to the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Advanced Open Water Diver - 1 to 3 days
A diver who completes the Deep Dive (from 18m to a max depth of 30m), the Underwater Navigation Dive and any 3 additional Adventure Dives earns the Advanced Open Water Certification. As an Open Water Diver, the 5 Adventure Dives will take place over 2 days, or for those who are already Adventure Divers you are only 1 day from the Advanced Open Water certification.
Rescue Diver - 3 days & EFR - 1 day
The PADI Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step in expanding a diver’s knowledge and experience. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well being of other divers. At rescue diver level, students are ready to learn to manage more complex dive emergencies and to apply direct intervention techniques to assist others in emergencies. A challenging but fun course, essential for those planning their own dive excursions. The EFR course teaches people how to provide emergency care for someone in need. The two sections of the course - Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) - are medically based, following the same priorities of care used by professional emergency care providers.
You’ll get to the sites ahead of the crowds in safety and comfort. The fast new custom built 35 ft Dive Speedboat is powered by two Yamaha V6 200 HP outboards and carries a maximum of 10 divers in comfort.
The boat is equipped with: first-aid kit, emergency O², life jackets, 2 x life rings, 2 x fire extinguishers, ship to shore radio, GPS, compass, marine toilet, and fresh water shower.
Boat departure is at 08:00 every day, returning at:
-13:30 from Sail Rock/Marine Park
-15:30 from Koh Tao
All tours include: full equipment rental, accommodation transfers, light breakfast, lunch, soft drinks, towels, and rain coats (rarely required!)
Suunto GEKKO wrist computers are also rented free of charge to certified divers.
You’ll be diving in small groups (our maximum group size is just 4) and at sites appropriate to your level of training and experience.
You’ll be diving in well maintained, high specification, rental equipment that includes as standard, safety marker buoy, whistle and compass.
If you have friends and family that do not dive but wish to come along to swim and snorkel, we’ll ensure they have a great day out above the water while you explore below.
The Gulf of Thailand offers a great choice of dive sites which satisfy the needs of all divers whether experienced, intermediate or absolute beginners. The 3 main dive destinations are: Koh Tao, Sail Rock and the Anthong National Marine Park. The sites are easily accessible from Koh Samui taking from 50 to 90 minutes from departure to arrival. All one day dive trips consist of 2 dives.
Water temperatures average a warm 30 degrees, with good all year round visibility. Only during the Monsoon season, which usually runs from early November to mid December, does visibility and access to the sites become limited.
Koh Tao Dive Sites
Rock / Shark Island
Sail Rock Dive Site
The famous feature of Sail Rock is ‘The Chimney’ - a large vertical swim through which can be accessed at 5m, 12m and 18m. Inside you will find wonderful clam and coral formations, dancing shrimp and much more.
A full circuit of the whole rock takes approx 35 - 40 minutes & en route you will encounter mountain ranges, cascading coral gardens, vertical walls and delightful gullies. The marine life at Sail Rock abounds, with the smaller coral fish - Blue Ringed Angel Fish, Banner Fish and Butterfly Fish to name a few, found closer to the rock. The larger pelagics - Chevron Barracuda, Whale Shark and Sail Fish - can be found cruising the deep blue, just out from the rock.
When conditions permit a whole dive can be made at The Secret Pinnacle which lies east of the main rock and delights with Giant Grouper, huge schools of Spanish Mackerel and Big Eyed Trevally. The favourite site of all our dive team, Sail Rock deservedly maintains its position as the No 1 dive site from Samui. If you are lucky enough to be diving with us during April or September - check out our night diving schedule - Sail Rock is a must!
Angthong National Marine Park Dive Site
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