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Koh Tao Divers

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Koh Tao, Thailand
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About Koh Tao Divers
Learn from the #1 dive center! Get certified or boost your skills with the first dive center on Koh Tao, established over 30 years ago. We are known for highly trained dive professionals and chilled-out vibe with unshakeable dedication to scuba diving. KTD is an award winning dive center offering the widest selection of dive courses on Koh Tao. Whether you are a recreational, technical, CCR diver or want to become a dive professional, we make sure to polish your skills to the next level. KTD is Finnish owned, but our international team teaches courses in multiple languages and we use the most advanced online learning system on the market. Diving is serious fun, and we never compromise on safety. For extra safety we offer free nitrox and free use of dive computers for our students. We can match the needs of our divers from first timers to tech enthusiasts due to having our own boat , which is easily accessible from our beach front dive center. Join the pioneers of Koh Tao diving!
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Julian Y wrote a review 11 Aug
Hong Kong, China3 contributions3 helpful votes
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I came to Koh Tao with no expectations, but left the island with to much joy and amazing diving experience. Thanks to Koh Tao divers (KTD), and especially my instructor Jordi Bardolet and Mika for showing me a new way of exploring the world. Comparing to other big diving schools on the island, KTD is a family-like school. Instructors can really focus on coaching the students and teaching them the skills that they need for diving. There are never too many people on the boat which creates a very intimate and calm experience for the newbies who just started off diving (like me). Jordi was my instructor for both Open Water and Advanced Diving courses. I couldn’t ask for more from an instructor. He is knowledgeable with years of diving experience, patient and super funny. With him by my side during the Open Water, I didn’t feel nervous at all which encouraged to take advanced course right after. Within 7 days, we logged 15 dives! I can’t wait to go back to Koh Tao and dive with the KTD!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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montgelas wrote a review 2 Aug
27 contributions18 helpful votes
I came to Koh Tao to bring my diving skills from basic to the next level after I had done my OWD back at home in a lake. I settled for KTD because I was looking for a school that is serious about diving yet fun at the same time. Also I was looking for a rather personal environment focusing on quality not volume (i.e. maximize OWD group through-put). Moreover, I was looking for a calm place which I was hoping to find in a Finnish school :-) I was very lucky to find exactly what I was looking for: - Conveniently located at the beach, own long tail boat right there by the school for a 2 minute transfer to main boat (which is very authentic) - High quality equipment, all kinds of sizes, seems high quality and - importantly - well maintained - several dive instructors and divemaster trainees are around, therefore groups are always small. When I did my Deep Specialty there even was just me plus 1 Dive Instructor and 1 Divemaster Trainee. Can you imagine a safer and more personalized experience when you go below 30 m the first time? I don't think so! (Thank you, Alex, for saving me from the fishing line I got entangled in down there :-) ) - they are serious about diving: other schools I had contacted and asked if we could do Navigation, Perfect Buoyancy and such stuff wrote "are you sure? This is very boring and there is more fun stuff like wreck diving...". When I later contacted KTD I asked them what they recommend. Guess what? They said Perfect Buoyancy, Navigation, maybe Deep could all be very worthwhile ... ;-) - family feeling: as a customer I want a place that is large enough to have the resources for maintaining high quality equipment and providing convenient facilities (luxury not needed) whilst at the same time it should be small enough to provide for a family feeling. You get exactly this combination at KTD. The team tends to have a beer after end of work, when I chose to stay around they made me feel I was welcome to stay, one of the Instructors' wife brought home-made dumplings and I was invited. Yummy! - They have the coolest T-Shirts for sure A great thank you to Mika (my instructor), Ploy, Than, Kevin, and Pasi and the fabulous boat captain who successfully navigated us through stormy weather. (by the way, talking about being serious about diving: the school's founder was one of the divers being part of the rescue operation for Thai boys trapped in a flooded cave in 2018)
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Alex N wrote a review May 2022
Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
I came to Koh Tao around Xmas. I was drawn to Koh Tao Divers by the great space they have on the beach, the great close-knit atmosphere and the tech diving background. I stayed diving here for 3 months and needless to say made great friends and had a fantastic time. The people here are incredibly passionate and helpful and knowledgeable. I ended up doing 30-40 dives including cavern trimix and cave courses - trying to soak up as much of the vast experience of the instructors here as possible. Can't recommend enough.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Amanda H wrote a review May 2022
Phuket, Thailand17 contributions15 helpful votes
Koh Tap Divers was definitely the place for me and would be for anyone THE PLACE TO BE to either start diving/ continue/ or just do fun diving!!! Possibilities of learning to dive in english and finnish are available and the teachers are AMAZING! I started with a try dive, then the owd and fun dives afterwards, also I will definitely go back to do my advanced. The ocean, visibility, the people are amazing! I definitely recommend this for anyone!!! ❤️
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Eyety S wrote a review Apr 2022
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
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Great place to learn to scuba diving, I did refresh diving with – instructor Mika L. and advance diving with - instructor Lasi L. were great – patient and clearly explained what to do and when. The whole place has a family welcoming vibe, very chill but also very safe and good equipment. Would highly recommend this place “Koh Tao Divers” (KTD) for anyone learning to scuba or looking to scuba. Thanks for everything!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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