9 Moo 2, Mae Haad, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Planet Scuba is a PADI 5 star Instructor Development Centre. They offer the full range of PADI Scuba Diving Courses from complete beginner all the way through to instructor. The staff are true diving professionals who teach the groups of 4 with patience and skill. With over 25 years of experience on Koh Tao, this Mae Haad dive shop offers multi-language courses and great deals on dive gear. With their numerous PADI awards of recognition, any diver with Planet Scuba can be sure to have received a true underwater education.
Laem Klong Resort, Chalok Baan Kao, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Ihasa Dive & Adventure Centre specializes in eco-activities like scuba diving, kayaking tours, snorkeling tours and boulder climbing. They host a friendly atmosphere with a Spanish flair, provide custom service and have a maximum group size of two per instructor. The shop is on the beachfront and they even throw in a free photo souvenir with each course.
20/10 Moo 1 (old town Mea Haad), Mae Haad, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Golden Divers is a small, well-established dive shop in Mae Haad. The feel of the shop is intimate and welcoming and perfect for meeting some new people while on holiday. Their dive times are scheduled to allow for the most privacy at dive sites and group sizes are maxed at 4 people. Offering PADI courses in multi-languages, Golden Divers is the obvious choice for those who want a family feel.
3/6 Moo 2, Mae Haad, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Pura Vida is a small dive shop located in Mae Haad specializing in Spanish, French, German and English courses in both PADI and SSI. This shop creates an intimate atmosphere for travellers to interact and have all the personal attention they need while diving. Their groups are small, their instructors experienced, and they even throw in a free t-shirt if you complete a course.
24/21 Moo 2, Mae Haad, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Scuba Birds formerly known, as Jolly Rojer is the only Russian focused dive operation on Koh Tao. Owned and operated by a Russian team, this dive shop is located in Mae Haad, only 5 minutes walk from the pier. Along with a new name also came a new boat and upgraded equipment. With personal service and attention, this is an oasis for Russian travelers looking for a familiar touch.
18/1 Moo 1, Sairee, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Asia Divers is a large and long-time established dive operation in Sairee Beach, Koh Tao. Offering courses from beginner level all the way to the PADI Instructor Development Course, this establishment is saturated with experience and knowledgeable staff. Courses are offered in several languages and visitors are always passing through adding to a busy and bustling vibe. The shop is connected to a resort where accommodation, swimming pool, restaurant and bar are available for lounging and meeting other travellers.
South Sairee Beach, Sairee, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Goodtime Adventures is a friendly boutique dive center offering small group dive courses (PADI & SSI), as well as fun dives from their two custom built speedboats. The dive times are staggered to leave later than other shops allowing for more privacy at dive sites, but can be flexible depending on customer needs and requests. Goodtime, just like the name is highly focused on creating a fun experience and intimate atmosphere for visitors. The speedboats are located directly on the beach in front of the shop and allows for maximum fun and quick water getaways. They also offer rock climbing courses, adventure tours, and water sports.
8/44 Moo 2, Mae Haad, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Pimp My Dive is Koh Tao's first boutique dive shop, offering a trendy upscale atmosphere for visitors and divers alike. This Belgiun run shop on the up road in Mae Haad is stocked with new equipment, original atmosphere and a whole lot of fun. They run courses in both PADI and SSI and have small group sizes with more personal attention. Hanging out at their pimped up store is a definite plus after a long day of diving. One evening a month Pimp My Dive host a live dj night and provide a social atmosphere for thier customers and guests.
5/52 Moo 2, Mae Haad, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Aqua Tao is a newly established dive shop located 5 minutes walk from the pier in Mae Haad, Koh Tao. It is a French operated school and courses are taught in French and English. This small intimate school has a laid back atmosphere and an “anything is possible” attitude. Ask about their free diving initiation or take a snorkeling tour with an experienced instructor. Aqua Tao offers free breakfast on morning dives aboard their new speedboat. Come and enjoy this fresh new shop.
11/2 Moo 1, Sairee, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Roctopus Dive is a small, personal and friendly dive shop with a huge and happening reputation. They have a strong team of experienced instructors sure to make your diving experience fun, safe, and social. The shop is a relaxed place to hang out, talk to other divers, do some homework, or grab a bite to eat. With small group sizes, multi-languages, and weekly trips to Sail Rock, its hard not to choose Roctopus for your next diving adventure.
40/2 Moo 3, Tanote Bay, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Calypso Diving is a small diving operation on the remote Tanote Bay on the East end of Koh Tao. The atmosphere is relaxed and quiet and the beachfront property is an added perk. They offer courses in PADI, SSI and also teach CMAS all the way to instructor level. Calypso hosts a relaxed and flexible dive schedule with no time limits on dives. For a laid back experience on the beautiful Tanote Bay, this is your shop.
43/3 Moo, Chalok Baan Kao, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Big bubble is a European run dive shop with 19 years operating experience in the South of Koh Tao. This successful operation has learned what makes divers happy and pride themselves on being customer oriented. They allow for schedule flexibility meaning that guests can tailor their diving to fit their holiday schedule. Offering both SSI and PADI courses in multi –languages, Big Bubble is sure to accommodate all of your diving needs, questions, and requests.
25 Moo 3, Chalok Baan Kao, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Alvaro diving is a cozy beach dive shop located on the west side of Chalok Ban Kao. Still protected from the massive tourist path, the operation is beautifully nestled between beach shore and jungle at the south side of Koh Tao. The atmosphere is very relaxed and intimate, and the diving schedule allows for privacy at dive sites with a later morning departure of 9am. Alvaro has a new comfortable dive boat with a beach departure, and has a maximum group size of 4 people to create the family vibe. Dive courses are offered in PADI and SSI as multi-lingual courses. Come join the Alvaro family.
22/1 Moo 3, Chalok Baan Kao, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Sunshine Divers is located on the Southern bay of Koh Tao in Chalok Ban Kao. Recognized as a PADI 5 star Instructor Development Centre and one of Asia Pacific’s leading PADI Dive Centers. The shop has a relaxed atmosphere, offering personal scuba diving experiences with a maximum group size of 4 people. The instructors are extremely qualified and the equipment is regularly serviced and often renewed. Sunshine Divers is a multi-cultural dive shop that offers courses in a variety of languages. Their goal is to ensure excellent customer service through safety, professionalism and loads of fun.