Fun diving

Fun diving on Koh Tao

Every certified diver, from any diving organization, is welcome to join us for fun diving on Koh Tao.

Fun diving is done in groups of up to 4:1, from our own boat with a filling station on board. Maximum dive time is 1 hour or 50 bar or your buddy's 50 bar.

Our dedicated dive masters are experienced with the local dive sites and are ready for additional assistance if needed, as fun diving with a dive leader is mandatory on Koh Tao.

We expect all divers themselves to stay within the allowed depth of their diving certification.

Should your travel insurance not cover fun diving, please check our insurance terms and conditions or additional DAN Asia Pacific insurance policies


Fun diving

฿ 800 Per dive

6+ dives

฿ 1,000 Per dive
  • This is a dive after an introductory/trial dive
  • or additional dive(s) between training dive

Night dive

฿ 1,500 1 dive
  • Minimum 2 divers & good weather conditions
  • Includes use of 2 underwater lights


฿ 1,600 Trip
  • Chumpon Pinnacle of South West pinnacle trip
  • 2nd dive around Koh Tao included in price but this 2nd dive cannot be deducted


฿ 3,500 Trip
  • minimum 8 divers & good weather conditions
  • min: advanced open water license
  • 2x times a week
  • 3 dives
  • Lunch included

Our conditions

To make fun dives you will need to be able to demonstrate that you hold a diving license, from any diving organization. In addition to being certified to dive and mastering good diving techniques, we also expect acceptance of all guidelines from our dive leaders and boat master.

Should you not have dived for a while, we recommend our Scuba Review program, to get back to diving comfortably.

We do this with an hour of refreshing your diving knowledge, then in the afternoon in shallow water repeating skills followed by a dive in open water. Price: 1,800 Thai baht

We also like to have you do fun dives with us first in the afternoon. Since we will then have a little more time to get to know each other and for ‘proper alignment, this to protect the reefs.

Why fun dive with us


We like every dive site on Koh Tao, as long as there are not too many divers at the same time. That’s why we regularly sail to other places, or leave a little later to avoid those crowds.

We usually have 2 trips per day: in the morning with a 7:00 am departure and a 2nd trip around 12:00. For conservation reefs and introductions, we request anyone coming to dive with us for the 1st time to do an afternoon dive first. Then we’ll get to know each other for a while and have more time for proper alignment.

Dive Sites

Diving on Koh Tao is suitable for any diver with or without experience. The island is surrounded by beautiful, tropical waters, rich in fish life, but sometimes the visibility is a little less, this given the shallow depth of the Gulf of Thailand. However, with more than 20 great dive sites, ‘t offers something for everyone: from newly certified divers to the most experienced divers.

Whale shark?

Those fish swim freely in the Gulf of Thailand, from north to south, so not stationary here on Koh Tao. Some guarantee a whale shark, but that’s really a sales pitch. Sometimes whale sharks visit the archipelago, and you just have to be lucky enough to be at the right dive site.

Required information

  • Proof of diving training
    • (diving license and logbook)
  • Passport number
  • Valid medical certificate (Fit-to-Dive).
  • Down payment 1,000 Thai baht

We would like to know that everyone who comes to dive with us is fit for diving. A possible “yes” answer will require a doctor’s visit, which is only 200 Thai baht here on Koh Tao.

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:

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

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.