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Scuba diving in Koh Tao for beginners

Posted by matthias on 7/3/2008 at 15:30

Does someone know a nice place to start diving on Koh Tao? I would like to do the open water Padi certification. It would be nice to have the accommodation included in the course fees. There are so many offers that I dont know which one is best.

Thanks for any suggestions.

#1 matthias has been a member since 10/2/2008. Posts: 3

Posted by cybervlad on 7/3/2008 at 19:06

matthias, you can take PADI OWD course in any dive center on Koh Tao.
Many offers include accommodation (or just discount for accommodation).
For example, when I take AOWD course, I was offered an accommodation 150 bahts / night.

There is a plenty choices on Koh Tao both for courses and accommodation.
Personally me, I can recommend CrystalDive dive center ( and StingrayDivers dive center ( This doesn't mean that other dive centers are "bad". This just mean that I have experience with listed dive centers :)

Koh Tao is a diver's paradise. I hope, you will enjoy staying there.

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