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PADI Adventure Diver Course (ADV) Baht6,000

The Adventure course (Adv) is 1-day course for those who do not have time to complete their Advanced Open Water course but still wish to walk away with a certification that allows them to enjoy an even greater experience and deeper diving. This involves 3-dives, normally a deep dive to a maximum depth of 30m (100ft), an underwater naturalist dive and a night dive.

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PADI Advanced Open Water Course (AOW) Baht8,500

The Advanced Open Water Course (AOW) is a 2-day course that takes the Open Water Diver to the next level. This course offers 5 dives of which the deep dive and the underwater navigation dive are mandatory dives whilst the student may select any 3 dives such as photography, search & recovery, peak performance buoyancy, night diving, naturalist to name just a few.

After completion of the AOW course, the student receives AOW certification and may dive to a maximum depth of 40m (120ft) with experience.

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PADI Divemaster Course (DM) Baht25,000

The PADI Divemaster (DM) course is the first step to becoming a PADI professional and a dive leader. As a PADI DM, the student takes diving to a greater level learning more academically and practically about the business of diving, assisting PADI Instructors as well as improving their own diving skills to a professional level. This is an eight-week internship programme to take DM learning to incorporate essential skills beyond the PADI level.

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Coral Grand Divers Koh Tao offers all PADI dive courses from beginner to professional levels in Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Swedish and Thai.

A Kingdom beneath the surface...
The Koh Tao underwater world of Thailand is filled with curious looking creatures of all sizes, colors and shapes. From the petite Clownfish in it's Sea Anemone host to the gentle sea Turtle that feeds on the sponges and underwater plants. All of this is awaiting your discovery once you become a scuba diver.

At Coral Grand Divers, skills are introduced in a safe and relaxed environment in our large swimming pool or secluded bay. All courses are performance-based, allowing you to progress at a pace you feel comfortable with. We put a lot of emphasis on making the experience enjoyable and fun to make you feel at ease.

The confidence you gain from your training will have you prepared and excited for your first Open Water dives.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Baht3,000

This DSD course is designed for those who would like to try a diving experience during their vacation on Koh Tao without having to commit to a course or who are unsure as to whether diving would be an enjoyable experience for them. DSD involves 2-dives to a maximum depth of 12m (36ft) under the guidance of a certified PADI Instructor or 6m (18ft) under the guidance of a certified PADI Divemaster.

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PADI Scuba Diver Course (SD) Baht7,000

The SD course is specifically designed for those who do not have the time or do not wish to spend 4-days studying and training during their dive vacations. This is a 2-day course involving three academic sessions, three-confined water sessions (swimming pool or bay) and two open water dives to a maximum depth of 12m (36ft). Although certified as a PADI SD, this license requires that PADI Scuba Divers must dive under the supervision of a PADI professional.

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PADI Open Water Course (OW)

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The Open Water course (OW) is the first entry-level course to PADI certification; is a 4-day course; consists of five academic sessions, five confined water sessions (swimming pool or bay) and four open water dives to a maximum depth of 18m under the guidance of a certified PADI Instructor.

After completion of the OW course, students become internationally recognized certified divers and may then dive without professional supervision.

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PADI Nitrox Diver Course (EANx) Baht8,500

This 2-day course is the only PADI specialty course than can be combined with another course; hence, you could be on the road to the Master Scuba Diver qualification if you already hold the EFR & Rescue as well as other specialty qualifications. The Enriched Air course allows you to be able to extend your bottom times with a 32% and 36% oxygen mixture thus allowing you to enjoy some of the more enjoyable diving experiences such as wreck diving and deep diving.

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PADI Rescue Diver Course (RESC/EFR) Baht14,000

The Emergency First Response (EFR) course is a pre-requisite to entering the PADI Rescue Diver course in which the student learns to manage everyday general accidents, dive emergencies and CPR. This is a 1-day academic course.

The PADI Rescue Diver (Resc) takes AOW divers towards entirely new level of diving where managing and preventing problems to others makes the Rescue Diver a much more aware diver. Probably the most satisfying of all PADI courses, the PADI Rescue course is a 3-day course that involves academic and rescue scenarios that raises the diver's level of confidence in their own abilities to assess, handle and manage emergencies.

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Two trips daily, one night dive every second day.

Morning trip departs 06:30am (Two Dives)

Afternoon trip departs 12:30pm (Two Dives)

Night Dive trip departs 18:30pm (One Dive)

Cost per trip (2 dives) = Baht 2,000

Cost of Night Dive (1 dive) = Baht 1,500

All diving trips are inclusive of diving equipment rental, tea, coffee, water, and fresh fruits during the dive trips. If you are using your own and complete diving equipment, all trip rates are less 10%.

For dive trips and dive courses, the maximum number of divers/students per PADI Divemaster/Instructor is SIX.

 We run 2-trips daily with the first trip departing at 06:30am and our second trip departs 12:30pm. Our morning trips are the deep sites; namely Chumphon Pinnacles, South West Pinnacles and once or twice per week, Sail Rock. The maximum depths for these morning dives are approximately 27-metres and there is an abundance of hard & soft corals and shoals of fish by the hundreds. There is also quite some large marine life to be witnessed on the morning dives such as the occasional Whale Sharks, large Jenkins's Rays and currently we are seeing 6 8 Grey Reef Sharks on every dive we do at Chumphon Pinnacle.

There are approximately 25-dive sites in and around Koh Tao which are accessible to all diver certification levels with the exception being Chumphon Pinnacles. Certified divers must hold the minimum qualification of Adventure Deep Diver as the site does not begin until a depth of 15-metres. The Adventure Deep Dive can be done with one of our professional PADI Instructors who will certify you as a deep diver after completing the dive. The cost of Adventure dives is Baht 1,800 if you are not already holding an advanced certification.

The afternoon trips tend to be closer to the main Island and the maximum depths are normally around 18-metres but again there is still plenty of marine life to be witnessed and again, whale sharks are regularly seen, particularly Black Tips and more recently Leopard Sharks around the West side of Koh TaoIsland.


Coral Grand Divers PADI Instructor Development


  IDC leaning






31 Jul – 01 Aug

02 – 11 Aug

15 – 17 May

03 – 04 Oct

05 – 14 Oct

16 – 18 Oct

28 – 29 Nov

30 Nov – 09 Dec

11 – 13 Dec



During the 2 days of preparation IDC Staff members will conduct dive theory examinations, skill workshops and gather all the necessary paperwork and information for the IDC and IE applications, such as medical statements, cert. card details, etc.




The first day of the IDC a full schedule will be given out to all the candidates for the entire Coral Grand PADI IDC. The IDC consists of academic presentations of PADI standards, PADI Experience Programs, PADI courses, confined water presentations, open water presentations and skills demonstrations. You will spend your days in our classroom, swimming pool and out on our boats.


The IE is a two-day program, conducted by PADI Staff Examiners from PADI Asia Pacific, who will evaluate IDC candidates throughout the IE. Candidates are evaluated for their presentations in knowledge development, confined and open water. Written exams in dive theory and PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures are also conducted.

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During the course, all Coral Grand Divers enrolled PADI IDC candidates have the option of completing either the DAN Oxygen Administration Course or the PADI Enriched Air (EANx or Nitrox) course at student level. These courses form an essential foundation for the continuation of your professional education at Instructor level soon after the Instructor Examination.


Classroom presentations are conducted with customized PADI software that is projected on a large screen for full effect and comprehension. All software and slide shows are updated with the latest PADI information. All PADI materials are updated and available for instructor development. This includes all manuals, exams, promotion materials and other PADI products.


Lunch will be served at the Happy Snapper Restaurant daily for IDC candidates.



To participate in our Coral Grand Divers Thailand PADI IDC candidates must have a current (within the past 24 months) First Aid and CPR certification. If you are not current with First Aid or CPR, staff members will conduct an Emergency First Response (EFR) course. This is a pre-requisite for candidates wanting to become EFR Instructors. This will include ‘Primary/Secondary Care' and ‘Care for Children' courses necessary for continuation to Instructor level.




During the Coral Grand Thailand PADI IDC, you have the option of being accommodated in the Coral Grand Resort. All facilities are located on site and in close proximity of the dive center, diving pool and restaurant. Coral Grand Divers Koh Tao offers two main types of accommodation:

•  A wide range of luxurious Cottages complete in every way (Captain's suite, beach and poolside Pirate Cottage, superior and standard Sailor Cottages)

•  A limited range of less expensive bungalow style Treasure Rooms.

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Twin, single or Double beds Swimming Pool
Fan room/Air Con Restaurant
Cold/Hot Showers Private Beach
Outside Veranda/Balcony


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Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organization.

Be at least 18 years of age

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within the past 12 months. A licensed physician must sign the form and state that the candidate is fit for diving. The physician signing the form may not be the applicant.

Have been a certified diver for at least six months and completed and logged at least 60 dives showing experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation (as documented and have completed in the individual's logbook.) Please Note : To attend an Instructor Examination (IE), the instructor candidate must have at least 100-logged dives.

Submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months

Submit documentation of any qualifying certifications for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership level issued by another recreational diver training organization.

If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster Course diver rescue skills assessment.


•  Use the PADI Dive Knowledge Workbook and complete the exercises for Physics, Physiology, Equipment, Skills & Environment and the RDP theory

•  Use the PADI Instructor Candidate Workbook in conjunction with the Instructor manual and other PADI reference manuals and answer the exercise questions. Sections that require the use of other PADI material such as The Best of the Undersea Journal, The Business of Diving, Law and the Dive Professional and Children and Diving can be completed during the 2 day IDC preparation. All PADI materials are available for use during the IDC here at Coral Grand Divers. PLEASE NOTE : It is a PADI REQUIREMENT that all 16 Knowledge Reviews from the IDC candidate Workbook MUST be completed before commencemen of the IDC

•  Practice the 20-water skills listed in the Divemaster section of the instructor manual to DEMONSTRATION quality execution

•  Practice swimming 800 meters non-stop with mask, fins & snorkel


(Does Not Include Manuals)


IDC Preparation programme (2 days)

** FREE **

IDC (11 days, incl. FREE EFR Instructor)

THB 44,000

9 Day IDC for certified Assistant Instructor

THB 27,600

11 Day IDC for Instructors wishing to cross over

THB 27,600

Emergency First Response Instructor & Care for Children

THB 11,600

EFR Care for Children Instructor only (incl. provider level)

THB 4,800

Nitrox Instructor (incl. entry level) & 10 dives

THB 11,800

Nitrox Instructor Only (for certified Nitrox divers)

THB 3,800

DSAT Gas Blender Instructor (incl. entry level)

THB 9,200

DSAT Gas Blender Instructor (for already certified gas blenders)

THB 4,400

Master Scuba Diver Trainer (5 Instructor Level Specialties)

THB 17,600up

11 Day IDC Staff Instructor Course

THB 19,600

Shark Awareness Specialty Instructor (incl. entry level)

THB 6,000



THB 46,000

IDC + EFRI + Internship (25 Certifications)

THB 51,600

IDC + EFRI + Nitrox Instructor

THB 54,800

+ EFRI + Nitrox & Gas Blender

THB 63,000

IDC + EFRI + MSDT (5 Specialties Instructor level)

THB 70,000

IDC + EFRI +MSDT + Internship (25 Certifications)

THB 78,000

IDC + EFRI + Internship + IDC Staff Instructor

THB 82,000



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Website: www.coralgranddivers.com


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Jonas Majvig - Dive Operations Manager +66-87-8961-316



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