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Diving Courses

Koh Tao dive courses are so popular that as an island the dive centres here issue over 80,000 certifications every year! This makes Koh Tao the number one destination in the world for those who want to learn to dive, continue their diving education, or even become a dive professional. 

Nomatter what experiences or qualifications you are looking for, or how you want to learn, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of Koh Tao dive courses that meet your needs. Of course, the Open Water Diver program is the most famous of all the Koh Tao dive courses on offer, but you don’t have to be certified to try diving, as one day introductory experiences are also available. 

Certified already? You can choose to skip out on any more dive training and simply enjoy a range of dive sites by going fun diving. If you’d like to level up and gain some new experiences however, you can sign up for your Advanced Diver rating, or even enrol on your Rescue Diver course. 

Travelling with family? If you are a parent travelling to Koh Tao with children, be sure to check out all of your options for scuba diving courses for kids. Koh Tao dive courses are available for children aged 8 and upwards, so there’s no need for kids to miss out on seeing the amazing underwater world that surrounds our paradise island. 

Choosing the Right Dive School

Did you know there are over 40 dive centres on Koh Tao? Dive courses offered through each one will vary slightly in format and schedule depending on what scuba diving agency they are affiliated to, their boat schedules, and how many other students are in your group. But the qualification you get and the price of the course will be almost identical. So what matters is picking the dive centre that is right for you. Almost all Koh Tao dive centres maintain high ratings and reviews online, so we appreciate it can sometimes be hard to choose. Some things to consider include:

  • Maximum group sizes 
  • The course schedule
  • What languages courses are conducted in
  • The location and proximity to your accommodation

Whichever dive centre you choose for your Koh Tao dive courses, you’re sure to have an amazing time exploring the amazing coral reefs and pinnacles that surround the island, and checking out some of the incredible marine life that inhabits them.

Choosing the Right Dive Course 

Ultimately, this will come down to how much time you have on your Koh Tao holiday, and how much of that you want to spend in the water! There are different ways to learn, so you don’t necessarily need to take lots of time out of your holiday to complete your Koh Tao dive courses. With eLearning, for example, you can complete the theory parts prior to arrival so that all you need to do when you get here is dive! So if you are short on time or simply want to maximise your free time on the island for exploring and other activities, it pays to do your research and plan in advance with your chosen dive school to find a solution and schedule that works for you.