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Scuba Diving

Safe Diving

The SSS Multiplace Hyperbaric Recompression Chamber is located on Koh Samui to ensure the safety for divers in this region. The recompression chamber is equipped for up to three divers at one time, including an attendant, who is providing all the treatment for the divers.

Most of the professional diving schools/shops in the area are affiliated with the SSS Network.

Mailing Address:

Hyperbaric Services of Thailand
34/8 Moo 4 Bophut
Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand, 84320

  Telephone: +66 (0)77 427 427
  24 Hour Emergency: 081 081 9555

  Book your diving course here
  Book your hotel room or bungalow here
  The official PADI website is found here

Dive around the Islands

On Koh Samui and Koh Tao you will find some of the best diving sites in the Southeast Asia region. The largest concentration of diving operators are found at Sairee Beach (Koh Tao), Bophut Beach (Koh Samui)and Chaweng Beach (Koh Samui). You can also go on a daily dive trip to Angthong National Marine Park and popular Sail Rock. Whale sharks can be spotted here. The water is rich in colorful corals and has an impressive fish life.

There are also a few operators and schools found in the island of Koh Phangan.

Try to find a school with experienced instructors. Many of these are listed at the PADI website. We have also listed some of them in the column to the right.

If you are a beginner or advanced doesn't matter. There are courses for everyone. If you are diligent and have plenty of time, you can study intensively and receive one of these diving qualifications: Scuba Diver, Adventure Diver, Advanced Diver, Divemaster, or Rescue Diver.

If you don't have that much time, join a short-term course to learn the basics. You can rent all equipment you'll need, or buy some of it at the school or in scuba diving shops.

The climate is good for scuba diving, but it might be a little windy in October, November and December so the visibility is not always good then. Further information about the weather and the climate in this region is found here.

Palm trees in the afternoon
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN SAMUI - Photo by Jens W - Kohsamui.org

Snorkeling and more

Snorkeling around Samui can be a wonderful experience, when the visibility is good. You will find all the equipment at the diving schools, or (if you looking for something basic) in a super market. We would definitely recommend you to spend a few baht extra for better quality and safer equipment. A mask made of silicon is often a little more expensive than one made of rubber or plastic, but it will probably last much longer.

Book your snorkeling trip in any diving school or at one of the travel agencies found on the islands, or directly with us. We recommend you to try a snorkeling trip to Angthong National Marine Park or a weekend (or more) on the beautiful island of Koh Tao.

Kayaking and windsurfing is fun and also a great way to get in good shape. You can rent the equipment on the most popular beaches or at many of the resorts on the islands. Jet Skis aren't as good exercise but fun anyway. Please pay a little attention while driving one though, so you don't hit a swimmer.

Close to Thongsala
ISLAND NEXT TO PHANGAN - Photo by Jens W - Kohsamui.org

Contact a Diving School

There are many professional operators and licensed instructors on these islands. Most of them are originally from Europe, New Zealand, Australia or North America. For further information about diving on Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and other destinations in Thailand, please try the links to the right and contact one or a few schools. They will probably provide you with the information you need.

Respect Marine Resources

"Take only photos, leave only bubbles" is a wise motto. When diving or snorkeling near a coral reef, please do not touch or collect anything. Let coming generations enjoy diving in this area too. Coral reefs don't get rebuilt, if destroyed. Also shells and other natural sea objects belongs to the oceans.

However, to collect garbage from the sea and the beaches is definitely a very honorable act. Please be wise and care about the environment. It is our children's world and future too.

Take only photos, leave only bubbles!

Seconds before a dive

Diving Schools and Shops

Blue Marlin Divers

Blue Marlin Divers

PADI. Scuba diving courses in several languages. Located in Mae Haad, Koh Tao.

Email and website:

Alvaro Diving

Alvaro Diving Centre

PADI. A diving centre found in south-western Koh Tao, in the bay of Chalok Baan Khao.

E-mail and website:

Silent Divers

Silent Divers

PADI. This centre is found in North Chaweng (near Samui International Hospital).

E-mail and website:

Live & Let Dive

Live & Let Dive

PADI. Daily dive courses and tours. Located in Northern Lamai (Close to Buddy).

E-mail and website:

The Dive Academy

The Dive Academy

PADI. English owned 5 Star Dive Centre in two locations on Samui with great service.

E-mail and website:

The Dive Inn

PADI. Diving in small classes in Koh Phangan. The school and shop are situated in Chaloklum in the northern part of the island.


Stingray Divers

PADI. Enjoy the ultimate diving adventure. This dive center is situated in Chalok Baan Khao in southern Koh Tao.


Dive Indeep

PADI. Discover Thailand's underwater world. Location: Chaweng Beach Road (Opposite Burger King), Koh Samui.



PADI. Japanese diving schools on the island of Koh Samui. Locations: Chaweng and Bo Phut.


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