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Learn to dive on the beautiful island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand. From the moment that you set foot on the ferry pier, you feel the charm of this small desert island.

The diving around Koh Tao is diverse and plentiful with a considerable number of dive sites to suit beginners.

Master Divers are a small, professional, experienced team offering a quality diving experience and our preferred supplier on Koh Tao. They’re in the water seven days a week and offer a comprehensive range of PADI, SSI and technical dive training courses to suit divers of all levels.

The island has accommodation to suit all tastes, from budget to fabulous beach bungalows. The weather on Koh Tao is generally very agreeable, average temperature of 25C in the cool season (Nov to Feb) to highs of 35C plus, in the hot dry season (Mar to Jun). Although humid at times, the heat is never oppressive, as the island is cooled by the gentle sea breezes from the Gulf of Thailand.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK

    Overnight flight to Koh Samui, normally via Bangkok.

  2. Day 2: Arrive Koh Samui and overnight

    Arrive Koh Samui for overnight stay at Maya Buri, a modern, elegant boutique resort.

  3. Day 3: Transfer to Koh Tao

    Transfer by ferry to Koh Tao and check in to your accommodation for a week long stay.

    There are plenty of accommodation options on the island. Koh Tao Royal is a great mid range option and a peaceful place to stay. The property is comprised of good quality traditional Thai style bungalows in beautifully kept gardens. Located on the beach in Mae Haad, facilities include a small restaurant and bar. The journey to the dive centre is a few minutes walk down the beach.

  4. Days 4-7 : Learn to dive in Thailand

    Begin your PADI Open Water Course with Master Divers. Includes tuition and equipment rental. Certification fees paid locally.

  5. Days 8-9 : At leisure

    Make more dives, explore Koh Tao or simply relax, the choice is yours!

  6. Day 10: Transfer to Koh Samui and depart

  7. Day 11: Arrive UK

You should note: It's possible to learn to dive in other locations in Thailand; speak to our Dive Team about your options. Koh Tao is the most affordable and best visited in the summer months.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 11 days from £1,995 pp
  • When to go: Jan-Dec: Daily throughout the year
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • Transfers
    • 8 nights accommodation
    • Daily breakfast
    • PADI/SSI Open Water Course
    • Tuition and equipment
Featured location:

Koh Tao

The smallest of Thailand’s main gulf coast islands, Koh Tao is considered one of the best and cheapest places to learn to dive or further your education. The pretty Japanese Gardens are ideal for beginners, whilst the Southwest and Chumpon Pinnacles attract sharks.

  • Ideal for viewing: white-tip reef shark, hawksbill turtle, barracuda, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Family diving, Learn to dive