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.

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 

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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.

Next IDC starts 26 April 2017


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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. Our experienced staff instructors will teach you to the highest standards, the Divemaster and Assistant Instructor professional qualifications.



Our Company

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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.

Our main office is on Haad Yao, the IDC Center with booking office and Equipment Retail at the nearby Haad Chao Phao.

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.


For Your Safety


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  • member of the SSS Recompression Chamber Network Samui
  • registered with the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand)
  • Sponsor of DAN (Divers Alert Network)
  • PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, Store No. 34004
  • Our divers are fully insured
  • All our staff are trained DAN Oxygen Providers
  • Koh Phangan's only "Go ECO" operator
  • Member of Green Fins Thailand

Koh Phangan Dive Trips


Our Dive trips are relaxed, personlised 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

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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

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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.
These are perfect places for newly certified divers or divers that are a little out of practice and want to refresh their diving skills.



Koh Phangan Dive Sites

Koh Phangan Diving Padi ScubaThe 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.
There is something for everyone. If you are a beginner or have not been in the water for a while there are protected shallow reefs and if you have a bit more experience the world famous Sailrock or Southwest Pinnacle are just around the corner.
Koh Phangan also exclusively offers sunset and night diving at Sailrock!


  • South West Pinnacle
  • Chumphon Pinnacle
  • Koh Phangan West Coast




    Koh Phangan Snorkelling

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    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.







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