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The Dearly Dive Koh Tao offers PADI certified courses from Open Water and Advanced Open Water to Rescue Diver and Divemaster. If you're not looking to get a certification, you can also try the Discover Scuba Diving program. With the in-house swimming pool, you can complete the initial training and get comfortable with the scuba gears on-site before heading to the ocean. If you are already certified, we can also take you out on fun dives and explore over 20 diving sites around the island. 

Koh Tao has the ideal environment to learn scuba diving. With high visibility, mostly calm water,  and warm temperature all year round, it is perfect for beginners to start their course.


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Let's try scuba diving with PADI

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Let's learn to dive and get certified by PADI


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Let's do more diving and get certified by PADI

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Let's have fun!

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PADI Open Water - The first step to becoming a diver! 

A three-day training course focuses on the fundamentals of scuba diving and how to scuba dive safely. The course includes Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. You will learn the theory and also the skills to be able to dive safely and responsibly underwater. You will go through five sessions in confined water to practice in the swimming pool and then complete four open water dives. The Open Water diver is certified at the maximum depth of 18 metres.

Requirements / Preparations 

- Medically fit and able to swim

- Minimum age of 10 years old (Age under 15 will be certified as Junior Open Water)

- Study the independent e-learning 

- Duration: 3 days

Price: THB 11,000 (including all equipment) 


day 1


Learn about the theory through the independent e-learning and complete Knowledge Development test


Confined Water (swimming pool session)

day 2


Spare time to go through the theory part or to repeat the Confined Water session in the swimming pool


Two Open Water Dives in the ocean

day 3

Morning or Afternoon 

Two Open Water Dives in the ocean

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PADI Advanced Open Water - Advancing your underwater skills!

A two-day course focuses on advancing your knowledge and improving your skills in order to explore the underwater world further. The course consists of Knowledge Development and five training dives, including two required training dives; Deep Dive and Underwater Navigation. They are the essential skills that will allow you to dive safely to most diving sites around the world with a maximum depth of 30 meters. The other three dives can be any Adventure Dives of your choice such as Wreck Dive, Night Dive, Fish Identification, Peak Performance Buoyancy, or Enriched Air Nitrox etc. The schedule is to be discussed with your instructor based on your choice of Adventure Dives. 

Requirements / Preparations 

- Open Water or Junior Open Water certified or qualifying clarification

- Minimum age of 10 years old (Age under 15 will be certified as Junior Advanced Open Water)

- Study the independent e-learning

- Duration: 2 days 

Price: THB 10,000 (including all equipment) 


typical day 1


Two Advanced Open Water Dives in the Ocean (Deep Dive and Underwater Navigation)


One Advanced Open Water Dive (Night Dive)

typical day 2

Morning or Afternoon

Two Advanced Open Water Dives in the Ocean (your choice of the Adventure Dives)


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PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program - Try scuba diving 

A one-day program is an introductory course to try scuba diving and discover the underwater world. The program involves learning basic knowledge about scuba diving such as safety guidelines, how to use the equipment, and basic diving skills. You'll be practising the skills in the swimming pool before heading out for two Discover Scuba Dives in the ocean with a maximum depth of 12 meters. 


No certification is provided at the end of the program, but the credits can be counted toward the Open Water course (up to 12 months after completing the program)


- Minimum age of 10 years old 

- Duration: 1 day

Price: THB 3,500 (including all equipment) 




Swimming pool sessions



Two Discover Scuba Dives in the Ocean

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Fun Dives - Explore the underwater world of Koh Tao!

Going on Fun Dive couldn’t be easier! Koh Tao has over 20 dive sites around the island. The dive boats leave daily to all these different sites. Divers can expect to enjoy a variety of marine life from the colourful Coral reef and the little cutie Nudibranch to Sea Turtles and Blacktip reef Sharks. Occasionally, there is a chance to encounter the gentle giant, Whale Shark, which is on many divers' lifetime bucket lists.  

Requirements / Preparations 

- Certified Diver

- Scuba Refresher Course is required for divers who have not dived for over 6 months 


1 dive

THB 1,500 per dive

2 dives

THB 1,200 per dive

4 dives

THB 1,100 per dive

6 dives or more

THB 1,000 per dive

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