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Ko Tao Diving

If you want to improve your diving skills, and to enjoy some of the most spectacular dive sites in the world, then our Ko Tao PADI Advanced Open Water course is what you’re looking for. With more than 20 top class dive sites dotted around this beautiful, palm fringed island, every day you’re sure to find something new to explore. Just a few days of diving at this tremendous site elevates your qualifications to that of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, and there is time for plenty of extra diving as well. Read more


  • Day 1:
  • Arrive in Bangkok

We meet you at Bangkok airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to settle in and relax.

  • Day 2:
  • Bangkok

We start the day with a half day tour of Bangkok, visiting the stunning Grand Palace complex and the Royal Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The Afternoon is free for you to relax or explore more of Bangkok before boarding the overnight sleeper train to Chumporn, in a second class, air conditioned, sleeping berth.

  • Day 3:
  • Ko Tao

Upon arrival in Chumporn we transfer you to the direct ferry to Ko Tao, which takes 2-3 hours. The rest of the day is free for you to settle into and explore the beautiful island paradise of Ko Tao. Sometime in the afternoon we'll introduce you to the dive school and go over the plan for your diving.

  • Day 4-7:
  • Ko Tao

Today you'll start your Open Water course, which should take 3 days to complete. You'll do various classroom based sessions as well as open water dives to implement the new skill you are learning. Your dives will consist of a core of mandatory dives and a selection of optional dive that you can choose from at the start of your course.

  • Day 7:
  • Ko Tao

We leave the last couple of days free for you to relax and unwind after the hectic diving days involve in your course. I you prefer, optional dives are available and can be booked at your dive school.

  • Day 8:
  • Ko Tao

Today is free before you take the afternoon ferry back to Chumporn for the return overnight train back to Bangkok.

  • Day 9:
  • Bangkok

Today is completely free for you to recover from the previous nights travelling and to enjoy some last minute shopping or some more sightseeing. There are plenty of optional tours you can do around Bangkok, which can be booked from our local office.

  • Day 10:
  • Bangkok

Your morning is free to do some last minute sightseeing or shopping before we transfer you back to airport for flight home.

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Tour facts

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Private tour; minimum age 12
Grand Palace; Gulf of Thailand Coral Reefs & Fish; Relaxed Ko Tao Atmosphere; Tropical Island Scenery
2nd class a/c sleeper train, local bus, ferry
Group departures:
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Approx. UKĀ£30 p/p
Meals: (What's this?)
Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 0 | Dinner: 0


We use a range of carefully selected hotels for our private departures. If you have specific requests for hotels, please ask for a tailor-made tour.


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"Thank you for organising such a fantastic tour. Very friendly and well organised. Nothing too much trouble for our guides."

Georgina Bruce (Thailand tailor-made)

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