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DSD Discover Scuba Diving Koh Tao Thailand

The half-day PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is the ideal way to try scuba diving on Koh Tao for the first time


Our island is home to vibrant coral reefs, plenty of colourful fish, and excellent conditions with great underwater visibility for most of the year. So, you’d be crazy to come all this way and not try scuba diving on Koh Tao!

Maybe you’ve always wanted to try diving but are short on time, a little nervous, or unsure about getting your full Open Water Diver license (the most popular Koh Tao scuba course). Does that sound like you? Then, why not try a PADI Discover Scuba Diving day with us?

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Diving on Koh Tao is a truly fantastic experience, and you don't need to go deep to see stunning underwater sights. On this half-day introductory experience, you’ll go to a maximum depth of 12 metres. We limit our group size to 2 students per instructor on try dives, meaning more attention for each diver and a better chance to see stunning marine life


We include everything you need to get the most out of your day. When you try scuba diving on Koh Tao with FIFTY SIX DIVE, there are no hidden costs. The price includes:

  • A complete set of rental scuba equipment

  • Amazing dive shop location

  • Free WIFI at the dive centre

  • Complimentary tea, coffee, water and on the boat

  • A short academic session

  • A shallow water skills session

  • An ocean dive


Your Koh Tao diving day will begin with one of our experienced instructors explaining how the equipment works, how to breathe safely underwater, and how to move around as efficiently as possible.  Then you’ll complete a short, shallow water session to practice a few basic skills. Once you feel comfortable, your real Koh Tao scuba experience begins, and you head into deeper water (max 12 metres) to explore one of our amazing coral reefs. 

Our aim is to give you a glimpse of the underwater world and show you just how amazing it is without you having to worry about any of the technical stuff. As such, the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is not a certification course. If you want to learn to dive on Koh Tao and get a licence you can use in other locations as your travels continue, you’ll need to sign up for your PADI Open Water Diver course.

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  • Meet your Instructor

  • Complete paperwork

  • Watch a short training video

  • Review theory

  • Shallow water skill session

12:00 Noon

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience includes a full ocean dive. But the fun doesn’t have to stop there! Our boat always goes out for 2-dive trips, so you can take an optional second dive if you’d like. 

Dive 1 

Explore one of our incredible Koh Tao dive sites, observing tropical marine life and coral reefs. Nothing beats taking your first few thrilling breaths underwater and feeling completely weightless as you cruise around the bay! Any nerves are usually quick to disappear, giving way to pure joy within no time at all! ​


Dive 2 

If you’ve loved your Koh Tao diving experience so far (which we’re sure you will), you can jump straight back in for a second dive. We always take enough tanks just in case, so there’s no need to decide before. Just let your instructor know, and they’ll fix you up for round 2! We’ll never pressure you, though. It’s also totally fine to chill out on the boat and soak up some afternoon sun.


Full program with 1 ocean dive 2,500THB

Full program with 2 ocean dives 3,500THB

Need more information about trying scuba diving on Koh Tao? Please get in touch if you have any questions.


  • Participants must be at least 10 years old.

  • Before we can take you diving on Koh Tao as part of any PADI program, you’ll need to fill in a medical questionnaire. If you’re unsure about anything on the form, please contact us before booking.


Scuba diving on Koh Tao is safe, and accidents are infrequent. However, local laws require us to ensure all our divers have adequate insurance coverage. Some travel insurance policies don't cover scuba, while others do. Therefore, to ensure your safety and retain our excellent safety record, FIFTY SIX DIVE provides free scuba diving insurance for the duration of your Koh Tao scuba diving experience.

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