Diving course Thailand

Thailand diving course overview

For a diving course in Thailand, Koh Tao still remains one of the better places to take a diving course. Beautiful weather, nice warm water, huge diversity of marine life and beautiful coral gardens.

In addition, diving here on Koh Tao is accessible to young and old and with probably the best prices worldwide.

Besides the standard diving courses, we also offer a wide range of continued diving courses, including 3 great special packages. For example, we have combined the deep 40; wreck diver and the Nitrox specialty courses.

Beginner courses

Introduction try dive

The introduction try dive is for those who have little time or are not yet sure if diving is for them.

First certification

However, most the most sought after diving course in Thailand is also the 1st diving certification, namely the open water diving course. This course covers the basic knowledge and necessary skills to dive worldwide in “open water,”, hence the name of the course

Continuing dive courses

After the open water course, you can either do fun dives or start with the advanced open water diving course.

This diving course aims to expand your theory knowledge and diving skills from your open water course. You will do this by practicing navigation techniques and planning deep & night dives, among other things.

The next step

After the advanced, you could delve into specialsations or continue with the rescue course.

During a rescue diver course you will learn to prevent problems while diving and is a requirement and good preparation for the dive master training course.

Snorkel Courses

During a snorkeling course, you will learn to make good use of your fins and swimming techniques, as well awareness of the snorkel environment.

The Snorkel Tour leader is a type of lifeguard course, focused on supervising and guiding swimmers and snorkelers.

Vocational Training

These are professional diving courses, which you can start once you have completed a rescue diver diving course.
Given the duration of these courses, they are internship courses. This means being in the shop and diving with us daily for an extended period of time. This is to learn the ins and outs of a diving school.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learning to dive is done at a diving school. It is wise to choose a diving school affiliated with a reputable organization such as the IDD, SSI, NOB, NAUI or PADI.

Know that these organizations themselves do not have diving schools, but diving schools themselves choose from one of the many training systems.

Diving is not dangerous, even in Thailand, as long as you are properly trained by a recognized diving school and you continue to follow the basic rules. There are only 3 of them:

  • Always keep breathing
  • Do not take off too fast (10 m / minute)
  • And stay with your buddy

Diving or learning to dive during your vacation is an awesome experience. However, one of the things you have to watch out for here is diver’s disease (also called caisson disease or decompression sickness). This is caused by if you stay underwater too long and/or if you ascend to the surface too quickly after a dive.

Main reason for this diver’s illness is dehydration, poor physical condition, medication use or flying too fast after your last dive. So everything is easily prevented by: eA good training, good preparation, good dive planning, staying healthy and not flying for 24 hours after your last dive.

Diving for kids is a dream, but can become extra fun if you can dive together with your kids or as your whole family.

Impian Divers Tao is happy to help make that dream come true. For families with young children as well as families with teenagers, we think about customized solutions.

How about a diving course tailored exclusively to your family? Learn together, dive together and get your diving license together.

When to Thailand to dive is a common question. Logical when you fly 11,000 km with.

Thailand has a tropical climate and it is about 26 -30 degrees all year round. The best travel time is from December through June. Then there is little rain and lots of sunshine, exactly what you want when you are at the beach!

During the months of July and August there is a bit more wind and normally November is the rainy month here on Koh Tao.

Koh Tao is fine to visit all year round, but sometimes there is a chance of a daily tropical shower. The advantage of this is that everything is in bloom nicely and it is a little less hot!

However, for a diving course, it doesn’t matter. Wet we will get anyway!
There are dive sites all around Koh Tao, so we always find a sheltered spot for the shallow water exercises.

Sometimes visibility is a little less, but this can also occur during the dry season.

This is because the Gulf of Thailand is relatively shallow, and because of the heat, algae grow in abundance . A little wind (often around the turn of the moon) and visibility will be a little less for a while.

Please email us about what the weather is like. We ourselves do not like nice weather talk and we will give you an honest answer. However, as in the Netherlands: nothing remains as unpredictable as the weather.

We check the wind and rain daily on this website

All costs clearly listed for you in this list.

All other training certificates are equivalent for the required training levels.
The course requirements and minimum ages are based on the I.D.D. standards & procedures 2022

Please email us for information on SSI or PADI course prices and ages: booking@impian-divers.com

We of course offer the IDD as e-learning, easy as preparation. Actuell the course in Dutch, English and German, is available. If you would like to sign up for an e-learning course, please let us know at booking@impian-divers.com

Upon arrival Koh Tao is just a short walk away! You can find us very easily on the main street of Mae Haad.
Impian Divers can be found 50m after the Seven/11 on the left. You can find a map on our contact page.

Impian Divers focuses mainly on the Dutch and Belgian divers, who want to visit Koh Tao.

However, we are as international as any other diving school here on the island, as we give diving lessons in English, French, German and Thai. In other words, should you travel with non-Dutchman(s), everyone is more than welcome with us.