Koh Phangan is an excellent place to dive and snorkel with numerous dive sites and a relaxed yet professional attitude to the sport. Groups are usually small, four people a typical size, with the vibrant coral reef that follows the west coast of the island, there are plenty of beach dive sites and areas easily accessible to snorkellers. It is also a very inexpensive place to learn to dive, with PADI Open Water courses at some of the best rates in the world and courses right up to instructor level. Best of all is the location, as we are only 20 kilometres away from the best dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand.
Learning to Dive
There are various options open to those who want to learn to dive, from a one day introductory course to see if you like it, to the PADI Open Water Certificate that is an internationally recognised qualification to allow you to dive anywhere in the world. For experienced divers there are a multitude of courses such as Rescue Diver, EFR, and even Nitrox Enriched Air for those who want longer down under. There are also Divemaster courses for those who want to enter the first step on the professional ladder in diving, with assistant instructor and instructor courses for the fully initiated.