On the 1st December 2018 new Thailand Government regulation in the diving industry on Koh Tao Island was released.

At the beginning of 2018, there was organized a new association «Koh Tao Dive Club». This association includes all Dive operators like Diving centers, Dive resorts, Diving boats, etc. and it’s action was approved by the Government of Suratthani Province and Koh Tao municipality.
The goal of this association is to create new rules for the regulation of the diving activity of Diving Centers and Dive Resorts because of dive business grow so fast for last years.
Association agreement requires all dive center and resorts on Koh Tao Island to offer the same minimal price for diving courses and programs and also, the minimum selling price for accommodation during the course starting from 1st December 2018. Minimal price is mandatory for all dive centers on the island, violation of this leads to a penalty from 50,000 to 150,000 THB (approx. 1,500 — 4,600 USD) for each event of violation for the Dive Center.
We were forced to increase prices because of majority of «Koh Tao Dive Club» members supported this decision.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by increasing our prices, we are doing our best to prepare attractive packages for you included diving and accommodation in different hotels (from standard to deluxe, with special family offers).

PADI Bubblemaker on Koh Tao is a special diving program for children over the age of 8 and the maximum depth of this dives is 2 meters.

The most suitable dive sites for young divers on Koh Tao are Twins and Japanese Garden, as there are comfortable shallow bays with a security zone and beautiful tropical fish. The equipment fitting and briefing for young diver wouldn’t take long. And your kiddo equipped like a real scuba diver jumps off the boat with his new teacher PADI instructor. While your child is diving you can snorkel around and witness his new experience. Also during snorkeling, you can by chance meet a sea turtle or blacktip shark. Or even dare to try diving. PADI Discover Scuba Diving is a trial dive for novice divers, and believe me, you will have the same attention as for your children. Come to us on Koh Tao in the dive center «Scuba Birds» and make your family vacation even more beautiful and adventures.

Divers who have an Open Water Diver certification and above can enjoy the beauty of this diving location in Thailand.

The picturesque rock stretched from the north to the south, the top of which is at a depth of 14 to 18 meters and covered with a continuous field of constantly moving anemones. That makes you believe as if the rock is alive. You can start you leisure trip from any point of the site floating around the seamount. You never know who you going to meet around the corner — superlative hunters silvery trevally, flocks of giant striped barracudas, curious butterflyfish or the queen of the seas — Whaleshark:

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Divers who have Advanced Open Water Diver or Deep Diver certification level will get even more pleasure from diving because on the deeper parts of the site (30 or 40 m) you can meet huge sleeping cuttlefish or a fish floating upside down — Razorfish. And in order not to lose your head over underwater beauties, diving should be supervised by experienced instructors and PADI Divemasters who will promptly tell you about your decompression time and remind you of a safety stop, especially important at the end of a deep dive. Wishing you tons of pleasure in the ocean of safe diving in Thailand!

Koh Tao diving CHumphon Pinnacke

In Scuba Birds dive center, located on Koh Tao and Ko Samui Islands, you can try a variety of programs for diving training.

From the PADI Discover Scuba Diving trial to the PADI Open Water Diver certification and above. Before your first dive, you will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire containing a list of diseases for which the diving activity is prohibited or not recommended. If there are doubts about health, there is an opportunity to visit a doctor (the clinic is located in 10 minutes by walk from the dive center in Koh Tao), where you will be examined by specialists and issued a certificate of permission or prohibition for diving. The most dangerous diseases: asthma, epilepsy, narcolepsy, claustrophobia. Otitis, frontal sinuses, sinusitis are diseases that should be treated with caution, as there is a possibility that you can not equalize the pressure in the air cavity during dive.

Diving is for everyone

There are no absolutely healthy people, but diving is available for most. After all, positive emotions are necessary for everyone. Diving in Koh Tao and Koh Samui is a great pleasure, but in addition, diving is also a sport. Do it on a light program or professionally, as you think the best: [mx_youtuber type="video" id="9XnMdzatQa4" display="title,date,channel,description,meta"]

Go diving with our dive center «Scuba Birds». The underwater world of the Gulf of Siam will surprise and delight you.

But in addition to new acquaintances, on each dive we see those with whom a close encounter would be undesirable. These are charming but terribly prickly sea urchins, or as they are called, «porcupines of sea depths».

Sea urchins are animals of the echinoderms class. They appeared on Earth more than 500 million years ago, at about the same time as their close relatives, sea stars. The body of sea urchins is protected by sharp long needles, attached to it with hinges. The mouth is at the base of the animal, the anus at the top and looks like an eye. There are legends about the life expectancy of sea urchins, some scientists believe that these animals would live indefinitely if there no natural predators. Despite the seemingly ideal protection, they often become prey to crabs, sea stars, large fish and mammals. Some species of sea urchins are considered as delicacy among people.

long needles of sea urchins

Diving in Thailand is mysterious and full of beautiful puzzles, but don’t forget, we are only guests in this ocean. Dive center on Koh Tao and Koh Samui «Scuba Birds» will be your guide in this wonderful world of sea creatures: [mx_youtuber type="video" id="xk97ohkHe8A" display="title,date,channel,description,meta"]