dive centres koh phangan Haad Yao Divers - OUR DIVE CENTER



Opened 1997 HAAD YAO DIVERS was the first Dive Center on the west coast of Koh Phangan and one of the island's pioneers. At that time Koh Phangan was famous for its Fullmoon Parties on Haadrin beach but unknown for the beauty of its unspoiled reefs.

Unlike its sister islands Koh Samui and Koh Tao, Koh Phangan is still unknown for divers, even though the most famous divesites like Sailrock and Angthong National Marinepark are nearest to Koh Phan-gan. Our divers benefit from shorter journey times and being first to arrive at the sites.


      Koh Phangan's first PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort!




HAAD YAO DIVERS started as a small operation on Haad Yao beach with only one PADI Instructor and Divemaster. Today we are a PADI awarded 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort with an international team of enthusiastic and highly qualified PADI Instructors and Dive Masters from England, France, Switzerland and Germany. They are known to go out of their way to make every dive a safe and enjoyable experience you won't forget. It's this friendly, personal service that has become a hallmark of HAAD YAO DIVERS.

We still belong to the smaller dive operators on the island which deal in quality rather than quantity and we know our divers by name. Run by European management we are committed to western quality and high standards.


Read about the original Haad Yao Diver's Center.

Read about Haad Chao Pao Center, our main retail store.







For Your Safety! HAAD YAO DIVERS is:

  • member of the SSS (Subaquatic Safety Services) Recompression Chamber Network Samui
  • registered with the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand)
  • sponsor of DAN (Divers Alert Network)
  • a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, Store No. 34004
  • our divers are fully insured
  • all our staff are trained DAN Oxygen Providers



    As the only Go ECO Operator on Koh Phangan we are committed to environmentally responsible business practices, providing our divers with dive experiences that enhance visitor awareness of our aquatic environment. We are also a member of Green Fins Thailand and support their "coral monitoring" initiatives to raise the environmental awareness for coral reefs globally.