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What Diving School To Choose On Koh Tao

If you are interested in choosing what diving school you want for your scuba diving certification and you’re looking for some inside local wisdom before you make your choice, you have come to the right place.

How To Choose A Diving School

What consideration should be on your mind when deciding what diving school to choose. Diving quality, experience, professionalism, equipment condition, location, and accommodation are all our key rating factors when it comes to choosing the best diving school, regardless of where it might be. For some, being family-friendly may be really important, too.

What diving school to choose on Koh Tao
Beachfront location in Sairee

On a recent trip to Koh Tao, a friend of mine decided to get diving certification while in Thailand. We audited the best Koh Tao dive shops we found and chose which one of them our friend should learn to dive with.

Diving Quality, Experience, Accommodation & Location

There are a lot of dive sites in Koh Tao, Thailand and you are absolutely spoiled for choice. From shipwrecks to caves, there is bound to be something for everyone at all levels.  Below is a list of some of the dive sites.  Dive shops from Samui and Phangan all come here for diving.

Dive Sites In Koh Tao Include:

  • Shark Island (advanced)
  • Aow Leuk (easy)
  • Tanote Bay (easy)
  • Laem Thian (intermediate)
  • Hin Wong Pinnacle (intermediate)
  • Lighthouse (beginner)
  • Mango Bay (beginner)
  • Red Rock (beginner)
  • Japanese Gardens (beginner)
  • Green Rock (intermediate)
  • No Name Pinnacle (advanced)
  • HTMS Sattakut (advanced)
  • Chumphon Pinnacle (intermediate)
  • White Rock (intermediate)
What dive sites you they go to should help you choose what diving school you do your course with
A bluespotted stingray

Any time we’ve seen photos of these dive sites –and I’m talking amateur photographs on socail media– they’re always impeccable. A little experience with a polarising lens, and you can really make that Koh Tao diving photography pop.

Scuba Diving Equipment

Whale sharks can sometimes be seen when diving Koh Tao
A whale shark near the surface on Koh Tao

With such fine diving spots, our next consideration was the service we were given, the state of their equipment (looking for wear and tear, safety), and whether or not they were patient enough to deal with kids (because sometimes I need things explained to me like I’m 5).
advanced diving koh tao
We observed how dive shops spoke with possible customers, especially those with kids. When we eventually chose our Koh Tao dive shop, we were joined by another family. Mojo handled the inexperience and fears of an adolescent kid very well.
And finally, diving accommodation in Koh Tao could be better, but Mojo won us over in this regard. Right on the beach, folks. 
If there’s one thing I love almost as much as a family of whale sharks, it’s sunset and Singha.

In Summary, What Diving School To Choose?

Where have you been diving in Koh Tao? Would you recommend Mojo Divers? And of course, what do you think is important when deciding what diving school? Ping us in the comments, we would love to hear from you.

How Do I Sign Up For Diving On Koh Tao?

If you are interested in Koh Tao diving contact us or you can find out more about the diving we offer by clicking on the links below or follow us on Facebook or Instagram

Want To Know More About Koh Tao Diving Courses?

What diving school you choose should be based on many factors
SSI Open Water certification

Hit the links below to find out about these courses:
Try Scuba Diving
Open Water Course
Advanced Course
Fun Dives

Want to know more?

Find out more about the SSI diver training agency here: Dive SSI

What is the difference between Padi and SSI?

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