Top 10 Dive Resorts In Ko Tao, Thailand - Updated 2024

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The gorgeous island of Ko Tao has some of the most lovely beaches, such as Ao Tanote Beach, Sai Nuan Beach and Hin Wong Bay. When on vacation here, you are sure to be left spellbound by the underwater world when going scuba diving. There are a number of scuba diving tours that are available all throughout Ko Tao that tourists can choose from. Among the best sites to try are Chumphon Pinnacle and Green Rock. So, if you ever decide to visit the area in the future and are looking for accommodations that offer diving facilities, then you are in the right place. Check out this list of the top dive resorts in Ko Tao, Thailand.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to diving spots, equipment, and diver education. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 01, 2024.

1. Ban's Diving Resort SHA Extra Plus; Sairee Beach (from USD 19)

This luxurious resort offers guests top-notch facilities and a number of activities to indulge in, such as snorkelling, canoeing and diving. This location has a PADI-certified diving centre, and guests will be offered training either in a pool, along the beach or from a dive boat. Do note that this day-long diving course costs 2,500 THB (72.1 USD), and participants must be at least 10 years old.

Moreover, this property is home to two restaurants that serve different kinds of cuisines, including Thai and international dishes. A minimarket, bar, pool and fitness centre are all available on the premises as well.

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Ban's Diving Resort is amazing if you are a diver, but don't let the name fool you - it has something for everyone and I cannot wait to go back!

The property is massive and has a luxury resort feel, but is super budget-friendly. Not only does it offer beach access right outside of the restaurant, but there are also four beautiful pools throughout the entire property.

There are multiple eateries and even a salon right on site. The breakfast included with the stay is served at a rooftop open-air restaurant overlooking the ocean. Fishbowl Beach Bar offers nightly live music, daily happy hour, and bean bag chairs on the sand. It's also the last stop on the famous Koh Tao Pub crawl.

The property itself is super aesthetic, with sculptures, statues, waterfalls and ponds, a ton of foliage and local flowers. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. It's the perfect spot for a relaxing and luxurious stay on the island.

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Ban's Diving Resort SHA Extra Plus

Wifi Available

Address: 3/1 Moo 1, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao
1.14 km (0.8 mi) from Mae Haad Pier

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

2. Jamahkiri Resort & Spa - SHA Plus; Ao Thian Og (from USD 141)

With well-furnished interiors, Jamahkiri Resort & Spa gives off a spacious and grand feel. However, the highlight of this resort is Jamahkiri Diving Club, which provides 15 diving courses for guests to choose from. Depending on your skill level, you can go on five dives in the open water for 13,900 THB (400.9 USD) or take two to four beginner dives for 11,900 THB (343.3 USD).

Aside from diving, guests can also choose to go snorkelling, canoeing or fishing. Live sport and music events are also hosted here, ensuring that guests can enjoy their stay to the fullest.

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Jamahkiri Dive Resort & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: 21/2 Moo3 Koh Tao
2.41 km (1.5 mi) from Mae Haad Pier

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Fitness centre Garden Terrace

3. Carabao Diving Koh Tao; Chalok Baan Kao (from USD 13)

Located close to several beaches, this accommodation is perfect for those who want to try their hand at diving to explore the underwater world and have an unforgettable adventure. As such, Carabao Diving Koh Tao offers guests a number of courses to suit varying skill levels. For example, the beginner course starts at 2,500 THB (72.1 USD), while advanced divers can enjoy the open water course for 9,500 THB (274.0 USD).

When staying at this accommodation, be sure to visit the restaurant and pool bar that are available on-site to cater to your meal and drink needs. You can also spend your time in a cooking class or going cycling or playing billiards.

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Carabao Diving Koh Tao

7.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 50/1 moo 3 Chalok Ban Kao
2.03 km (1.3 mi) from Mae Haad Pier

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry

4. Sensi Paradise Beach Resort; Mae Haad (from USD 130)

Nothing screams comfort like this gorgeous beach resort with wooden furnishings. The staff at this property are multilingual, and concierge services are available. A number of massages are also offered to help you feel more relaxed.

Best of all, this resort also provides guests looking for an underwater experience with customizable diving courses and a private instructor. In addition to the training, those taking the courses are also provided with lunch from a set menu, snacks and beverages, thereby ensuring that they have a fulfilling experience all around.

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Sensi Paradise Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 27 Moo 2, Mae Haad
596 meters (0.4 ft) from Mae Haad Pier

Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Babysitting/child services

5. Beach Club by Haadtien; Ao Thian Og (from USD 93)

Looking for accommodations where you can learn and enjoy diving? This is the perfect place for you. Reef Dive Centre will ensure that you have a great dive. This place offers a training pool for beginners and wrecks, Nitrox and night-diving for experienced divers. Courses here range from 4,655 THB (134.3 USD) to 15,010 THB (433.0 USD). Diving certification is also available.

While diving is sure to make your stay at this place memorable, there are a wide variety of other amenities available to guests, such as on-site restaurants, two outdoor pools and a spa and wellness centre.

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Beach Club by Haadtien

Wifi Available

Address: 19/9 Moo 3, Haadtien (Shark Bay), Suratthani
2.3 km (1.5 mi) from Mae Haad Pier

Restaurant Room service Bar Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

6. Simple Life Resort Koh Tao; Sairee Beach (from USD 61)

When staying at this resort, enjoy a comfortable and calming experience by going for a spa or massage. There are also happy hour and bicycle rentals for guests to take advantage of.

But if you’re after underwater adventure, this lovely resort includes a PADI-certified dive school where diving classes take place throughout the day and experienced divers can also engage in daily diving tours. These will take you to various diving sites in the area.

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Simple Life Resort Koh Tao

Wifi Available

Address: 14/11 Moo 1, Sairee Beach
1.79 km (1.2 mi) from Mae Haad Pier

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

7. Assava Dive Resort - SHA Plus; Chalok Baan Kao (from USD 56)

When staying at Ko Tao, opt for this resort to maximise your diving experience. The property provides fun diving tours where you can indulge in an underwater adventure like none other. A certified divemaster will be on the premises, so you won’t have to worry about safety. If you are new to the activity, take the beginner day class for only 2,500 THB (72.1 USD).

Other than diving, guests staying on this property can also enjoy the different breakfast options available, including continental, Asian, American and many more.

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Assava Dive Resort - SHA Plus

8.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 22/1 Moo 3, Chalok Baan Kao, Koh Tao
2.07 km (1.3 mi) from Mae Haad Pier

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms

8. Coral View Resort - SHA Extra Plus; Suratthani (from USD 68)

Coral View Resort - SHA Extra Plus offers many different activities for guests to be entertained, such as cooking classes and on-site water sports.

Guests can also make the most of Coral View Divers, which is a boutique PADI-certified dive centre that provides a dive trip to the spectacular Turtle Island. It is known as the sole facility in the area with beginner classes along Sai Daeng, one of the best beaches. These courses depart from the property, so you won’t have to go far to enjoy them.

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Coral View Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 50 moo 3, Haad Sai Daeng, Koh Tao, Suratthani
2.72 km (1.7 mi) from Mae Haad Pier

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry

9. Simple Life Cliff View Resort; Sairee Beach (from USD 117)

This charming resort has a 5-star PADI dive school where you can try your hand at diving, get a diving certificate or go on diving tours. Your excursions will be handled by instructors and a divemaster to ensure things will go smoothly. Do note that the property discourages diving during the monsoon season in November.

The property also has air-conditioned rooms for guests to have a comfortable stay. Meanwhile, the minimarket, on-site restaurant and bar will ensure that all the needs of guests are taken care of.

Stayed at this property?

Simple Life Cliff View Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 3/99 Moo 2 Sairee Beach Koh Tao
397 meters (0.3 ft) from Mae Haad Pier

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry

10. View Point Resort; Chalok Baan Kao (from USD 83)

Located a seven-minute drive from Chalok Baan Kao Bay, this property boasts rooms with balconies. This resort is pet friendly, so bring along your furry friends for a fun vacation by the water. You can enjoy the private beach area or the garden to make the most of the fresh air.

In addition, guests can enjoy scuba diving or ask the staff to organize a private snorkelling trip around the island. Other activities, such as yoga and a Thai cooking class, are also available.

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View Point Resort

8.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Chalok Baan Kao Koh Tao
2.21 km (1.4 mi) from Mae Haad Pier

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace

Visit dive resorts for an exciting vacation in Ko Tao

If you love spending time in the water and exploring the underwater world, visiting one of the dive resorts in Ko Tao is a must. Should having fun in the water appeal to you, book one of the top dive resorts for your next trip to Ko Tao, Thailand.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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