We recommend you book a Koh Tao dive package, and then choose a resort, if required, to match your budget.
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**Special multi-day discount offer:
Book 3 local Koh Tao day trips with us for US$ 145.
**Special payment offer:
You do NOT need to pay the full amount in advance when you book your Koh Tao dive trips with us. We require only a 15% deposit to confirm your booking, and you can pay the balance on arrival.
The morning trip to the local Koh Tao dive sites starts by meeting at the dive centre at 5:45 am. The boat departs from Sairee Beach at 6 am and returns around 10:30 am. Meet at 11:45 am for the afternoon trip to the local sites. The boat departs at 12 noon and returns around 4:30 pm. The dive sites are close by so divers get kitted up on the way out to the sites. Each trip has 2 dives scheduled, which usually last 45-50 minutes. During the 1 hour surface interval, snacks and refreshments are served - coffee, tea, water, pineapple, watermelon, cookies. On the morning boat there is toast and jam.
The Sail Rock trip departs at 7 am, so meet at the dive centre by 6:45 am. You will enjoy a full breakfast on the way out to Sail Rock. The journey takes approximately 2 hours. You will then make 2 dives at Sail Rock, then lunch will be served onboard. The boat will then begin its journey back to Koh Tao, stopping at one of the offshore Koh Tao sites, such as South West Pinnacle, Samran Pinnacle or Shark Island, for a third dive.
There are options for joining the morning advanced-diver trip, the afternoon trip for less experienced divers, or the special whole day trip to Sail Rock. The local Koh Tao trips are operated by one of Koh Tao's only PADI 5 Star IDC and 100% Project Aware Dive Centres. MV Bangson is the main dive boat and carries up to 45 scuba divers. The Royal Scuba boat carries up to 32 divers is used on days when there are fewer guests. 1 divemaster provided for every 5 divers. Guests can relax between dives on the shaded upper deck.
The Sail Rock trips are operated by Thailand's premier SSI Instructor Training Center. They are also registered as a BSAC Center of Excellence, and run a non-profit ecological awareness and educational organisation called Big Blue Conservation. This dive operator has been in Koh Tao for more than 25 years and runs 5 dive boats, so they are easily able to tailor trips to your taste and experience level. The main dive boat and carries up to 45 divers, the other boats run trips when there are fewer divers. 1 divemaster provided for every 4 divers. There is a great social atmosphere onboard and guests can relax between dives on the shaded upper deck or escape from the natural elements in the indoor saloon.
Our Koh Tao-based options run from throughout the entire year. You can go diving in Koh Tao, as well as Sail Rock, Chumphon and Southwest pinnacles. For more information on these locations, visit: Koh Tao dive sites.
Each crew is highly trained and have been working on board for several seasons now, offering a high level of professionalism throughout the day. Rental equipment is in great condition and serviced annually, as are the tanks and compressor. Standard safety equipment also available on board, together with GPS and marine radio.
Local Koh Tao dive trip prices normally include:
Snacks and refreshments, dives, rental scuba equipment (incl. dive computer), professionally qualified divemaster, and taxes.
Sail Rock dive trip prices normally include:
Full breakfast and Thai lunch, unlimited soft drinks, drinking water, tea, coffee, dives, rental scuba equipment, professionally qualified divemaster, and taxes.
Prices exclude (mandatory, unless customer provides own): None.
Night dives (US$ 45 per person), nitrox (US$ 9-12 per tank), dive computer (US$ 6, Sail Rock trips only), 15 litre tanks, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Non-divers and snorkellers from US$ 30 per day.
There is a re-compression chamber on nearby Koh Samui. We recommend scuba divers have their own dive insurance policy - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation. For general accidents, there is a government run hospital on Koh Tao, as well as clinics, and an international hospital on Samui.
Dive The World gave a comprehensive description of resort options. The descriptions were very good and these helped in making an informed choice. Staff is very responsive. Pricing favorable -- Aji Espinoza, Philippines.