Diving Koh Tao - COVID-19 special discount up to 38%

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the "Scuba Birds" PADI 5-star IDC Dive Center on Koh Tao offers special prices for 2020-2022. Book diving now and get up to 38% discount on PADI Courses and diving programs. No deposit and prepayment required!

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Frequently Asked Questionsabout Koh Tao Scuba Diving

The most popular questions about Scuba diving on Koh Tao island: Scuba Diving and prices for PADI courses on Koh Tao, best season for diving, Diving for beginners, etc.

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How much does it cost to dive on Koh Tao?

The cost of diving on Koh Tao is the lowest in Thailand and ranges from ฿ 500 per dive for certified divers, and from ฿1,800 / ฿2,400 for one or two dives, respectively for non certified divers. PADI Open Water Diver, the world's most popular diving course for beginners, costs ฿8,490 on Koh Tao.

Why is diving in Koh Tao so cheap?

These are two main reasons: All dive sites are very close to the island (on average 20 minutes by dive boat), so fuel costs are low Koh Tao is the most popular diving destination in Thailand, the island has a highly developed diving infrastructure and a high competition between diving centers. Because of this, Koh Tao dive centers set the lowest prices for diving in Thailand

Is there shore diving on Koh Tao?

No, there is no shore diving on Koh Tao. However, shallow water training dives can be conducted from the shore. It's called "Confined water" - learning basic diving skills before diving in open water

Do you provide accommodation on Koh Tao during your diving training?

Our dive center has many options for diving courses with or without accommodation. You can choose the best package for you

What PADI courses do you offer?

We run all PADI diving courses from beginners to PADI Diving Instructors, including Technical Diving courses, PADI Specialty Courses and more

How much does it cost to take a diving course on Koh Tao?

There are many diving courses and prices vary. PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular diving course for beginners costs ฿8,490

What is included in the course price? Do I need to pay extra?

Everything you need for the course is already included in the price:

  • Education materials
  • PADI International Diver Certificate
  • Equipment rental
  • Tea, coffee, snacks, fruits on the boat.

Not included in the price:
Accommodation for the course duration
Underwater photos and videos

What diving certifications do you accept?

Our diving center accepts certifications from all international diving training organizations

Where are we going to dive on Koh Tao?

There are more than 30 dive sites on Koh Tao with different depths from 10 to 50 meters. Dive sites are planned several days in advance, depending on weather conditions, visibility and depths, according to your certificate

I haven't dived for a long time and I don't remember anything, what should I do?

If you are a certified diver with 20 or less logged dives but have not dived in the last 12 months, you must complete the PADI Scuba Review program. You will review all basic diving skills of the PADI Open Water Diver course. The program takes one dive and costs ฿1,600

Are you open on weekends?

Our diving center is open seven days a week, except January 1st and April 14th (Thai New Year - Songkran)

How far from the island are the dive spots?

Travel time from Koh Tao takes from 10 to 45 minutes, except the farthest dive site Sail Rock. It takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to get there

Do I need a prepayment when booking diving on Koh Tao?

No, no prepayment is required when booking on our website

How can I pay for diving?

Payment is accepted by cash, credit card, PayPal or transfer to Thai bank account

What is the cancellation policy? Are there any cancellation penalties?

No, there are no cancellation fees, and cancellation is possible at any time