About Crystal Dive

Welcome to Crystal Dive Koh Tao. Join us for your dives!


Crystal Dive on Koh Tao offers quality diver training & excursions for over 20 years

Crystal Dive Koh Tao Thailand

Award Winning PADI 5 Star Career Development Center

Crystal Dive Koh Tao – PADI 5 Star Career development center

With more than 20 years of experience, we will make your holiday in our little paradise & your dives with us memorable and special.

The tropical island of Koh Tao offers some of South East Asia’s most famous dive sites, so if you plan to take a vacation, don’t miss out and come to us for a visit.

Crystal Dive offers PADI Diving courses from beginner to instructor level and daily fun dive trips for fun divers all year round.

With over 25 years of service to our customers and more than 100,000 certified divers you are in good hands when you decide to take your dive adventure on Koh Tao with us at Crystal Dive.

As one of only a handful of PADI Career Development Centers in Thailand, Crystal Dive has built a reputation of professionalism, first class customer service and 5 Star PADI scuba diving education.

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Join us for your dive adventures and we will make sure you will have a first class and memorable dive experience.

Diving & learning in small groups of maximum 4 divers per Instructor will guarantee that you receive the personal attention you deserve and have a personal touch throughout your stay with us.

Come and join us at Crystal Dive!

Why choose Crystal Dive?

If you’re planning to come scuba diving on Koh Tao, there are several things to look out for when choosing which diving centre to visit. At Crystal Dive, we’re confident that we offer all that should be on your list:

  • Full PADI 5 Star CDC Rating
  • Multi-Award Winning Dive Center
  • All PADI Diving Level Courses & Pro Level Training
  • PADI Freediving Center & Eco Diving Courses
  • Multilingual Instructors
  • Small diving Groups (max. 4 people)
  • 2 custom Swimming Pools & 3 Dive Boats with our own pier
  • Accommodation Options (free/discounted)
  • Beachside Location, Restaurant & Beach bar

Crystal Dive offers PADI Diving Courses from beginner to professional level including PADI Specialties, Freediving, Videography & Eco-Courses.

Why Koh Tao?

Unlike our bigger neighbour islands Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, Koh Tao remained untouched by tourism for many years until the first Samui based dive operators began running overnight dive trips in the early 1990’s and were amazed by what they saw.

Due to its location further off the mainland, Koh Tao is surrounded by crystal clear waters offering an amazing array of color and coral reefs alive with an incredible diversity of marine life.

Divers soon settled down on Koh Tao realising they had uncovered a wealth of untouched beauty.

For the next 25+ years, an increase in tourism has seen Koh Tao recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful islands, both above and below the water.

Marine Conservation

Crystal Dive is one of the most established dive centers on our little island surrounded by the beauty of our coral reef habitat. As such we are leading the way in Marine Conservation projects in conjunction with Koh Tao’s most proactive environmental organisation: “The Coral Tribe”.

We have been building and maintaining Koh Tao’s most popular artificial reef helping to preserve the waters and reef ecology around Koh Tao. We offer a wide range of Marine conservation Eco diving courses and programs to further education and awareness for this fragile environment.

Over the past 20 years we have always been at the forefront of researching and creating new methods to conserve and protect the environment on land and underwater. With this in mind we have always integrated Eco Activities in all our Pro-Level-Education and will continually strive to further this for a better future. All our diver level students will receive a special “100% PADI AWARE” certification to show our contribution to the environment we dive in.

Please contact us or The Coral Tribe for further information about our programs, courses & Internships ranging from Non-Diving to Full Marine Conservation Diving Internships.

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Crystal Dive Koh Tao – OUR FACILITIES

We offer you more than just the perfect holiday … With Crystal Dive you are diving with the best.

Over the past 25 years Crystal Dive always aimed to excel in customer service and diver training standards. As the demand increased, we expanded by the addition of new and better facilities to meet your needs and 5-Star customer service.


Crystal Dive offers free A/C accommodation for the duration of any PADI certification Diving course & discounted accommodation for any other activities. Read more about our accommodation options here. Upgrade and family options are available as well in our sister Resorts Koh Tao Regal & Koh Tao Beach Club. Please contact us for any detailed information.


Our facilities are equipped with multiple modern air-conditioned classrooms right on the beach to offer you the service of learning theory aspects in your pace, language & at any time of the day. If you like to study on the beach, in the restaurant or bar, we can of course make that happen as well.

Pools & Boats:

Crystal Dive offers 2 purpose-built diving pools on site which are solely built for diver training and separate from the resort swimming pools that you can use as well when staying with us.

We use our own fleet of 3 custom built dive boats, which leave from our own pier only 100 metres down the beach from our dive center – so there is no long transfer times needed. Each boat offers plenty of space for divers and non-divers alike to enjoy themselves on our half-day trips without being overcrowded.

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Our Location:

We are located right on the beach and so are you when you are staying & diving with us. Our beachfront location hosts a beach bar, Thai restaurant and free WiFi throughout the resort.

It is the perfect setting to enjoy a well deserved drink after a day of diving to enjoy one of Koh Tao’s amazing sunsets here at Crystal Dive on Koh Tao.

Come to Koh Tao today and start diving!

What makes the difference? 

In House

At Crystal Dive you will get the personal touch. Your instructor will guide you through the whole program that you booked with us. With our great facilities we do not need to rent space with other dive centers for boat or pool space, its already here.

Highest Safety Standards

We hold our safety & training standards high and will teach you according to that. Our multilingual staff will make sure that each course element is fully mastered before we move on.

Patient, Performance Based Training & Personal Touch

We will always provide diver training that is performance based and never rush you. If extra time is needed to gain the confidence and mastery, we will give it to you – free of any extra charges that may apply in other dive centers.

How to get here?

Daytime ferries are available, mainly from Chumphon as it has the closest link to Bangkok or Surat Thani.

Night boats are a popular option, as you spend a night on the ferry and will arrive on Koh Tao to start your diving adventures straight after your arrival.

Daily flights connect Bangkok with Surat Thani or Chumphon and you have Koh Samui as another option as well. From Koh Samui, your onwards travel options depend on the arrival time of your flight, depending on ferry times scheduled for the particular month.

From Koh Samui you can take a ferry to bring you to Koh Tao in about 3 hours time.

With Covid considerations, the ferry times can change on a daily basis. Drop us a message or contact our partner ISLAND TRAVEL directly to check your easiest option to get here.


For your course & diving days!

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