PADI Diving Courses Koh Phangan
Koh Phangan is a wonderful place to learn diving. The waters in the bays around the island are shallow, making it easy for you to take your first breath from a scuba tank. There are no strong currents and all the dive sites are very close to the island.
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world's largest diver training organisation. With a PADI Diver Certification Card you can be assured that your diving qualifications will be recognised worldwide.
As a PADI awarded 5-Star IDC Dive Resort we offer all PADI Courses from beginner up to Instructor Level in English, Deutsch, Nederlands en français and en español. Our Dive Instructors teach to the highest training standards of PADI, using the latest PADI course materials, which ultimately provide our student divers with MORE TIME IN WATER. For you this means a high quality course, more personalised training and more diving experience.
PADI Instructor Courses (IDC) Koh Phangan
We are proud to offer the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) under the direction of awarded Platinum Course Director Camille Lemmens.
This two week course takes certified Divemasters to the next stage of their professional development: the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. As an instructor you are professionally qualified to certify PADI Open Water Divers, Advanced Open Water Divers, Rescue Divers and Divemasters.
PADI Courses GO PRO
Have you ever thought of making a career out of diving? Imagine doing something you love in warm tropical climates and getting paid for it! You will need to have completed the PADI Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Rescue courses (or equivalent), before you can enroll in a PADI Professional Course.
Entering the Professional level of scuba diving brings you new challenges and endless possibilities. Our experienced staff instructors will teach you to the highest standards, the Divemaster and Assistant Instructor professional qualifications.
PADI's eLearning system is an innovative new program designed to make your PADI diving course with Haad Yao Divers training easier, more efficient and saves you valuable vacation time.
PADI SPECIALTY Courses
If there’s a specific area of diving which interests you, then the PADI Speciality Courses are what you need to increase your knowledge and expertise. Each course is tailor made to teach you what you need to know to maximise your enjoyment. Courses can last from a single day to several days, depending upon the specialty and your timetable.
There are numerous speciality certifications. Get five specialty ratings and you’re on your way to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver.
Established in 1997, HAAD YAO DIVERS was the first Dive Centre on the West Coast of Koh Phangan and therefore one of the island's pioneer dive operations.
1997 HAAD YAO DIVERS started as a small outfit on Haad Yao beach with only one PADI Instructor and Divemaster, but quickly became a professional PADI Resort Dive Centre. Today we are the only PADI awarded 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort on Koh Phangan. Our team is an international one consisting of enthusiastic and highly qualified PADI Instructors and Dive Masters from England, France, Switzerland and Germany. We still belong to the group of smaller dive operators on the island which deal in quality rather than quantity, therefore we always know our divers by name.
Run by european management we are commited to the quality and high standards you would find at home. We are using only good quality equipment (Scubapro, Technisub, Aqualung, Mares) and all our dive equipment is well maintained and professionally serviced annually.
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Koh Phangan Dive Trips
OUR DIVETRIPS ARE RELAXED PERSONALISED AND FUN. There are an abundance of Dive Sites around Koh Phangan which are perfect for beginners and experienced divers.
Situated between Koh Samui and Koh Tao, Phangan is an ideal central location with easy access to all the prime dive sites in the Gulf. The boat trips to Sail Rock, Angthong Marine Park, Koh Tao are the shortest from Koh Phangan. The local dive sites along our coastline of the island are at a maximum distance of thirty minutes from the dive centre. The unspoilt reefs along Phangan's west coast are relatively shallow but offer all kind of hard and soft corals and a huge variety of marinelife.
Koh Phangan Boat Dives
We offer daily trips to famous dive sites like Sailrock, Angthong National Marine Park, Koh Tao or Chumphon Pinnacle. We have a large custom built dive boat, which we feel makes our trips much more comfortable than those offered by a small high speed boat.
HAAD YAO DIVERS is the only dive operator visiting the unspoilt dive sites along the west coast of Koh Phangan. Because of short distances these sites can be visited with a traditional longtailboat. Our favourite sites are Koh Mah, Haad Salad or Kong Yai.
Koh Phangan Beach Dives
It's just a short walk directly from the beaches to any of the reefs we use and our favourite sites are Haad Yao and Koh Maa at Mae Haad.
Both reefs offer a variety of hard and soft corals and various tropical reef fish like parrotfish, butterflyfish and barracudas.
Koh Phangan Dive Sites
The Gulf of Thailand is sheltered from the Pacific ocean in part by the South China sea and that protection gives the Gulf a number of high quality dive sites which can be dived all year round. As all the dive sites are near to Koh Phangan our divers benefit from shorter boat rides and being first at the site. Pelagic fish such as whale sharks are frequent visitors.
Koh Phangan's west coast offers a large range of dive sites and marine life. The dive sites are used much less frequently than some of the neighbouring Koh Tao sites and offer healthier coral reefs.
Koh Phangan Snorkelling
We welcome snorkelers and non divers to join our day trips on the dive boat which has a large, relaxing sun deck. Breakfast, a thai buffet lunch and soft drinks are provided free of charge all day.
Angthong Marine National Park, Koh Tao or Koh Phangan's westcoast are great for snorkelling where you can experience the same marinelife as divers. If you are new to snorkelling, or would like some more guidance, we offer a one day Discover Snorkelling Course.
Koh Phangan Hotels & Resorts
Koh Phangan offers a great variety of accommodation options, from simple beach huts to luxury A/C Pool Villas.
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