Dive in Paradise, Dive in Koh Tao!
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Koh Tao is one of South East Asia’s most famous diving destinations with a year-round diving season and more than 25 dive sites.
The island boasts an incredible variety of dive sites ranging from shallow coral reefs , sheltered bays, swim-throughs, caves, walls, deep outlying granite pinnacles, wrecks....There is a dive site to suit any experience level!
If you are already certified and itching to plunge into one of Koh Tao's best diving spots, then you should definitely seas the day with us!
Coral Grand Divers has plenty to offer all levels of divers.
Lets Go Fun Diving in Koh Tao!
Each of our daily local dive trip includes a two-tank excursion on our dedicated boat, which conveniently departs directly from the beach, just at the dive center.
If you are already a certified diver, you will love diving on Koh Tao. Most dive sites are very close, so you don't need to spend hours getting there and back on a boat. So when you stay at Koh Tao, you can choose from either morning or afternoon diving, and the rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy your vacation.
Join us for an exciting morning adventure, starting with a meeting at 6:15 am. Our boat sets sail from the dive center at 6:30 am and returns by 11:15. These trips focus on offshore or deep dive sites and are suitable from Open Water Diver to experienced levels.
Dive into the chill vibes of our morning adventures, beginning with a meeting at 12:15 pm. Our boat departs from the dive center at 12:30 pm, returning around 16:30. These trips usually explore dive sites closer to the island, offering a more relaxed exploration of sites suitable for Scuba Diver levels to experienced levels.
Our dive site selection is realistic and always safety-conscious. We consult with our local Thai Captain on sea conditions every day and only set dive sites one day in advance.
All our fun diver trips includes:
✔️Your Professional PADI dive guide
✔️Maximum group size of 4
✔️Use of tanks,
✔️Dive Equipment Rental
✔️Comfortable dive boat
✔️fruits, cookies, tea, coffee and water on board
Your comfort, enjoyment and safety are our priorities
✔️We strive to keep the group numbers as small as possible so that you receive a more personal experience.
✔️Every fun dive is led by one of our highly experienced dive instructors and Divemasters, ensuring that you have a relaxing and great long dive. We want you to fully experience the most exciting dive sites to be offered in Koh Tao.
✔️Coral Grand Divers is fully insured. Whether you book on a course or fun diving, you automatically become insured through us.
Fun Dive Packages. The more you dive, the more you save!
Enhance your diving adventure by securing a dive package with us and joining the fun with our team! Whether you prefer morning or afternoon dives or even fancy a night dive upon request, the choice is all yours.
*Fun dive package is designed for individual divers and cannot be shared between couples or friends.
For spontaneous adventurers
Last-minute online booking? No worries! Here's how to secure your spot for fun dives:
For morning dives the next day, sign up before 5 PM the night before and drop us a quick email.
For afternoon dives, register before 10:45 AM on the same day and send us an email.
You're a Nitrox certified diver and want to fun dive with Nitrox Tanks? It's possible! Check out the gas options!
Requirement: you must be a Nitrox certified diver.
Not a Nitrox certified diver yet? 5ake your Enriched Air Nitrox Course now!
Make it last with the Movie Souvenir Option!
All our videos are edited in Coral Grand Divers.
When you choose the video option, what we offer you is not just a few underwater shots: it's a real movie in which you will be the star!
Our highly skilled underwater videographer will give you an everlasting memory of your diving experience for an extra 3,000 THB for a maximum of 2 people (1 person: 3000 THB | 2 people: 3000 THB). Add 500 THB for each additional person (3 people: 3500 | 4 people: 4000THB).
All the videos are edited after the dives. If we don't have time to edit the same day, customers will receive the video by Wetransfer directly to their mailbox the following day.
Customers who want the video option must sign the consent form (IMAGE RIGHTS) because all footage can be used for our communication.
Variety of Dive Sites on Koh Tao
Koh Tao offers various dive sites. Most of the diving sites are located around the famous Koh Nang Yuan island, thus within close range from the Diving center. Japanese garden dive site, located on one side of Koh Nang Yuan island, is an easy dive, 15m deep, with beach access and massive diversity in marine life. The Twins Pinnacle dive site is on the other side of Koh Nang Yuan island, between 5m and 20m deep. It is the most popular dive site, protected by the island. Twins Pinnacle dive site offers the best diving conditions.
Wreck diving is the very definition of adventure. The HTMS Sattakut is a WW2 Wreck between 18 and 30 meters deep and is another very accessible dive site from Koh Tao island. You should consider visiting this Wreck!
Chumphon Pinnacle is a fantastic dive site between Koh Tao and Chumphon, from 15m to 40m deep. Chumphon Pinnacle offers all the diversity of Thailand's marine life, including Wale Sharks, if you are lucky.
Coral Grand Divers propose a day trip to Sail Rock on Saturdays. Sail Rock is a famous diving spot between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Contact us to include Sail Rock in your diving trip.
How difficult is Scuba Diving on Koh Tao?
Thailand scuba diving is generally not considered challenging. Koh Tao has the most accessible conditions of all Thailand diving destinations. Koh Tao dive sites are not subject to strong currents, thermoclines, or any sudden changes in water temperature or visibility. Thus diving on Koh Tao is very accessible, whatever your diving experience.
How Safe is diving on Koh Tao?
Koh Tao has world-class emergency response and rescue teams, and while not used regularly, this is an essential part of safety planning. There is also a recompression chamber located less than 2 hours away – much closer than you'll find at other popular diving destinations in Thailand and worldwide.
Koh Tao offers the highest standards regarding diver safety and diver training. The island certifies over 80,000 divers yearly across the many different PADI courses on Koh Tao. Safety measures are in place and followed. PADI has an active presence on the island. Our PADI 5 Star Dive Center is regularly visited by regional managers for evaluations and to keep us up to date with the latest training standards and developments. Plus, our Koh Tao PADI dive team is hand-picked to include some of the region's most professional and experienced PADI instructors.
There are many different ways to get to Koh Tao. If you have time and are on a budget, you can get an overnight bus from Bangkok to Chumphon and a high-speed Catamaran to Koh Tao, which takes two hours.
If you are short of time, there are two flight routes. First, you can fly from Bangkok to Koh Samui or from Bangkok to Surat Thani. Both with a short boat journey across. If you prefer to avoid the bus rides, you can take an overnight train with a similar route.
See our detailed page about How to go to Koh Tao.
Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.
You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.
We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.
This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup.
By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your fun dives.
Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!
IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving
When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.
The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.
If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.
Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.
Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.