Bans Diving was one of the very first dive centres to open its doors on Koh Tao back in 1993, and since then has grown to become the biggest dive centre in the world. Located directly on Sairee Beach, Bans is a thriving hub of activity where the core teaching team instruct in multiple languages. Particularly popular within the domestic market, the Thai Team at Bans Diving is probably the largest of any dive centre in the country.
Bans Diving is well known as one of the busiest dive centres for professional level training as well as for recreational courses and fun diving. Their PADI Divemaster program is comprehensive and includes additional workshops and activities, and the Instructor Development Course is staffed by some of the most experienced instructors in the region.
The vibe at Bans is inclusive, and its beachfront bar and restaurant allow guests to mingle with other divers at the end of each day. With a picture-perfect view looking west into the setting sun, it’s a great place to hang out and swap dive stories, and some evenings there is even live music.
Courses Offered at Bans Diving
Bans Diving offers virtually every PADI dive course in virtually any language. Entry level courses, advanced and specialty training, and professional level programs are all readily available.
What makes Bans Diving Different
- With its myriad accommodation options, multiple swimming pools, retail shops, several cafe’s and restaurants, and its own in-house bar, Bans diving is difficult to match in terms of facilities.
- There are separate boats for fun divers, divers on entry level courses, and divers on higher level courses to ensure safety, enjoyment, and appropriate dive site choices for all.
- Bans Diving is home to some of the most comprehensive environmental initiatives on the island. While many businesses run eco projects as a gesture to check the box on the growing demand for environmentally friendly tourism, the Bans Conservation Centre is about much more than paying ‘lip service’ to the eco movement, and a visit is highly recommended during your stay on Koh Tao.
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