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About Coral Grand Divers - Dive Center in Koh Tao


Coral Grand Divers is one of Koh Tao’s longest-standing dive shops, operating diving trips since the early 2000s with over 50.000 diving certifications completed. As a PADI 5-star Dive Center, we operate the highest standard of diver safety and training and maintain a full-time course director to ensure excellence in our IDC program and all our diving trips and courses.

Our instructors are passionate about scuba diving and active members of the environmental conservation community. We run courses in a variety of languages with multi-lingual staff. Get in touch and let us know what your language preference is.



A unique diving location for a fantastic diving experience


  • Our dive shop is straight on Sairee Beach, and we have direct access to the diving boats, so we can leave directly from the beach. Our theory sessions and pre and post-dive briefings are held right next to the beach - after each dive, you’re perfectly placed to enjoy the beautiful sunsets on Koh Tao. Discount accommodations are also available with dive courses.
  • We use all modern Aqualung and Scubapro dive gears and ensure our diving equipment is serviced regularly.
  • We have a dedicated scuba training pool at the diving school, built specifically for confined water skills development.
  • We have a fleet of two dive boats, all up to date with safety standards and the comfort you can expect from a first-rate dive shop.


PADI Course Director of Coral Grand Divers


Jean-Michel Pelissier (or Jimmy) is our Course Director. He started diving in France with the FFESSM and CMAS, joined the PADI family as an instructor in 1993, and attained the highest teaching rank of PADI Course Director in 2004. Jimmy has worked around the globe as a diving teacher. He has worked in France, Egypt, Jordan, Mexico, and Saint-Martin, where he owned and managed two dive schools for 20 years.

Finally (it took a hurricane), Jean-Michel came to Thailand. With more than 34 years of dedicated diving experience available for you to share. These years have given him a wealth of diving knowledge, meaning that any prospective dive pro (dive master, dive instructor, and above) or Tec diver will find in him a genuinely masterful mentor.

With more than 16.000 dives, 3000+ PADI certifications, and more than 800 professional certifications, he is undoubtedly among the most experienced Course directors in Koh Tao. Jean-Michel is happy to talk to you in person if you are visiting the center, or you can email him any specific questions.

Jean-Michel is a full Cave Diver and Tec Trainer. As such, he can provide the desired width and depth to your diving career.


About Coral Grand PADI 5-Star Rating


PADI 5-star Dive Centers are progressive dive shops that offer the full range of PADI scuba diving education programs, equipment selection, and experience opportunities encouraging aquatic environmental responsibility. As one of the only 5-star PADI Dive Centers on Koh Tao, Coral Grand Divers has been recognized by PADI for its quality service to divers and commitment to providing customer satisfaction along with great dive experiences.

As a 5-star Instructor Development Center (IDC), we have a full-time course director and offer PADI instructor-level training.

PADI 5 Stars IDC Center

More than 50000 PADI Certifications


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