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Open Water PADI Fifty Six Koh Tao Thailand
PADI Courses: Products




From complete beginner to pro, FIFTY SIX DIVE has you covered with our comprehensive range of Koh Tao diving courses.


Learning to scuba dive is exciting, exhilarating, and rewarding, and will change the way you look at the ocean forever - wherever you go in the world! Koh Tao diving courses offer perfect training conditions for all levels thanks to our all-year-round diving season and excellent variety of dive sites.


Continuing your dive education is even more exciting, and the possibilities are almost endless on Koh Tao. Diving at night, diving on shipwrecks, learning invaluable rescue skills, or even taking the plunge and becoming a professional diver. It’s all possible!


Short on time? Many of our Koh Tao diving courses are available through PADI’s online training portal. So you can complete your academics at home and jump in the water when you get here to complete the fun part! 

Check out our most popular recreational PADI diving courses below, or browse our range of Specialty Diving Courses and Pro-level Programs to learn more about taking scuba diving on Koh Tao to the next level.

This half-day introductory experience is perfect for first-timers, those who feel a bit nervous, and visitors who are not here long enough to complete a multi-day scuba diving course on Koh Tao.

DSD Discover Scuba Fifty Six Koh Tao Thailand

The most heavily subscribed of all our Koh Tao diving courses and the most popular entry-level diving certification globally, the PADI Open Water Diver course teaches you to dive safely to 18 metres.

The perfect combination of learning and fun! Complete five thrilling adventure dives, get certified to dive to 30 metres, and try exciting new activities like wreck diving, night diving, and underwater navigation.

Advanced Open Water PADI Koh Tao Thailand Night Dive
PADI Rescue Diver Koh Tao Thialand

The best Koh Tao dive course for building your confidence and becoming more safety aware, enrolling on your PADI Rescue Diver course promises to be challenging and rewarding in equal measure.

Koh Tao Dive Course FAQs

Got questions? We have answers! 

Our friendly and helpful team is always at the other end of a DM or email to give you more information about our Koh Tao diving courses. But, many customers have found this list of frequently asked questions helpful. 

Do I need to book ahead?

It’s not mandatory, but we can only guarantee spots on any of our Koh Tao diving courses if you’ve booked in advance. When the island and our team is very busy, we may not always be able to fit you in at short notice. So, leaving a few days in your schedule for flexibility is recommended if you don't want to book your Koh Tao scuba diving activities ahead of time.

Do I need to be able to swim to sign up for a dive course?

Koh Tao diving conditions are easy as we usually have excellent visibility, calm seas, and minimal current. However, basic swimming skills are required on all PADI diving courses as a global standard. For example, to begin the PADI Open Water Diver, you must be able to swim 200 meters and float/tread water for 10 minutes. The only exception is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, which has no official swimming requirements. However, it’s best to have some basic swimming skills to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.


Do I need to stay on Koh Tao to take a diving course?

Even if you only want to try diving on Koh Tao, you’ll need at least to stay for at least one night. Need help finding accommodation? Whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple, or with friends or family, we have some great recommendations to suit all budgets. 

Need more info? Just drop us a line, and we’ll be happy to provide the extra assistance you need to plan your stay and get booked in for your scuba courses on Koh Tao.

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