Coral Grand Divers Koh Tao is an award-winning PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort. Since 2003 we share our passion for scuba diving with everyone who walks through our doors, certifying thousands of people every year. If you are looking for a professional, fun dive centre with passionate staff and outstanding customer service, you found the right place! Coral Grand Divers is located on the beachfront of Coral Grand Resort at the north end of Sairee Beach. Also on the premises are our beachfront restaurant and beach bar – the best spot to enjoy the sunset on Koh Tao! The theory sessions are being held right next to the beach and for our confined water session we use a dedicated diving swimming pool. Every diver that visits us is trained to the highest possible standard and being treated as part of the Coral Grand family.
We are aware that there are many dive centres to choose from when it comes to your scuba diving holiday. Our goal is not to just take you diving, but make it the experience of a lifetime! Our main priorities are professional training, safety and enjoyment. All PADI courses at Coral Grand Divers are carried out according to PADI safety standards and we focus on making you a confident and competent diver, rather than finishing the course as quickly as possible. Our staff is multi-lingual, highly trained and we pride ourselves on an exceptional level of customer service and professionalism. We have a strong focus on marine conservation and have been recognised with the 100% AWARE award for our ongoing contributions to preserving our oceans.
Coral Grand Divers is located at one of the most beautiful places on Koh Tao, the north end of Sairee Beach. Our theory sessions are held right next to beach. After each day you can relax at the beach and enjoy the stunning sunsets.
We use modern ScubaPro and Aqualung gear to ensure your safety underwater. Have your mind at ease relying on our equipment. The rental gear is included in all our prices and includes mask, snorkel, BCD, regulator set and a shorty wetsuit.
Coral Grand Divers has a second swimming pool, specifically built for the confined water sessions of our PADI Courses. Learn and practice your scuba skills in a quiet and safe environment and focus on the valuable lessons!
We have a fleet of 4 boats, all up to date with safety standards and the comfort you can expect from a diving boat. For your convenience our staff always transports your gear on and off the boat. No carrying heavy equipment!
Coral Grand Divers Koh Tao is an award-winning PADI 5 Star IDC Resort. To qualify for this rating a dive shop must meet elevated service and business standards. According to PADI: “PADI Five Star Instructor Resorts excel in providing traveling scuba divers with memorable scuba diving experiences by providing professional and outstanding service. These dive operations are progressive PADI Resorts that offer the full range of PADI scuba programs, have a good equipment selection and offer dive activities that promote aquatic environmental responsibility. PADI Five Star Dive Resorts are committed to providing quality diver training and continuing education programs that include dive experiences and environmental awareness. Five Star IDC Resorts have at least one PADI Course Director on staff and are committed to offering PADI Instructor Development Courses and continuing education opportunities to dive professionals. These businesses excel in using the PADI System of diver education to introduce people to scuba diving, and then provide the continuing education that allows individuals to progress on to the dive professional level.” We are proud to hold this prestigious rating since 2003 and we keep improving every year to live up to all our customers’ expectations.
In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.
We feel this quote is very true and hence make it our mission to protect our oceans the best we can, financially and by educating people. As a 100% Project Aware Partner, we are 100% dedicated to preserving our ocean planet and donate money for every student we certify. This not only helps protect the underwater realm but also means that you will receive a special edition certification card for every PADI course you complete with us at Coral Grand Divers. We also encourage all our visitors to take action – as divers we are the natural ambassadors for the oceans! It can be by donating money, signing petitions or just by educating yourself and others. With the same passion we have for diving, we want to share our enthusiasm and respect for the underwater world with all our guests. To support our local environment we organise fundraisers and beach/reef clean ups on a regular basis. We also offer special lectures on shark conservation, marine debris, overfishing and of course all PADI Aware Specialties. The more effort we put into educating people who will help us spread the word, the higher the chance that future generations will still be able to experience the same diverse and magnificent oceans.
Coral Grand Divers is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort, offering all PADI courses from one day Discover Scuba Diving Experiences up to PADI Master Instructor. We all love diving because it is fun and a great way to explore a completely different world. However, it is an extreme sport with it’s own specific risks. Taking pride in our profession and the PADI brand we don’t just ‘sell certifications’, we focus on thorough training, teaching our divers to be safe and prepared for all their future diving endeavours. Our group sizes are kept small, between maximum 2 and 6 students depending on the course. Learning in a group can be extra fun, creating memories with new friends and sharing an awesome experience. However, if you wish to have a private instructor we offer that as well. Contact us and let us know what exactly you are looking for and we will make it happen!
For the theory part of most our courses we provide tablet devices, for a modern and fun learning experience. Instead of sitting in a classroom for ours to prepare for your course, take your homework with you to your room, the pool or even the beach! We also the option to complete the theory prior to your arrival, leaving only the in-water activities for your stay on Koh Tao. The PADI eLearning & Touch options allow you to have a relaxed schedule during your course, giving you extra time to practice skills, discuss questions with your instructor or to explore Koh Tao!
Be warned, diving is addictive! Many of our students don’t only stay for one course but keep continuing their dive education or join us for fun dive trips. We offer 10% discount on any further courses, great value for money package deals and our special promotion, the PADI TRI-Spec. If you are travelling with your family, check out our Kids Programs and for non-divers our exclusive snorkeling trip. Either way, we strongly recommend to plan enough time for your stay on Koh Tao, as it has so many activities to offer and with it’s own special vibe, we are sure you will fall in love with our beautiful island!
Our fun dive trips are the perfect way to explore Koh Tao’s wonderful underwater world as a certified diver. We take groups of maximum 6 people per divemaster and arrange them by level of certification. You can also book a divemaster for yourself or a private group for a even more personalised diving experience.
To join the morning boat you meet at the break of dawn, allowing us to be one of the first boats out and enjoying the dive sites away from the crowds. For our first morning dive we usually head out to the deeper dive sites like Chumphon Pinnacle, Southwest Pinnacle, Shark Island and then for the second dive you can explore the Sattakut Wreck, White Rock or Twins. With maximum depths up to 40m we recommend the morning boat for Advanced Divers or confident Open Water Divers. In the afternoon we dive all around Koh Tao, choosing the best dive sites depending on sea conditions. The shallower afternoon dives are suitable for beginners and more experienced divers alike.
For your convenience our staff takes care of getting all your equipment on and off the boat, no need for you to carry heavy bags! Most of the year we can leave directly from our beach. After a short ride on a long-tail boat you board one of our comfortable diving boats. To make your dive trips as pleasant as possible our boats have an on-board marine toilet, a fresh water tank to wash yourself after the dives, dry areas for your bags and a covered seating area. We offer water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cookies and fresh fruit during all our dive trips and in the morning also some toast and jam.
I had booked via email to complete PADI certification over 4 days. The overall experience was wonderful and I had a great time with my instructors and fellow divers. The service from start to finish was very good- staff helps you get equipment, taxi to the pier with water and snacks on board the dive boats for the day, and easy process for completing paperwork for certification. Although my class size was small, there were multiple instructors and various sizes of the groups. Despite the larger number of people going diving on a particular day, things never seemed crowded and the instructors were very attentive to each member of their class. I'd definitely recommend this group for both SCUBA and hotel combo.
Wonderful Holiday at a great resort, fantastic Dive Masters and Instructors and an awesome Snorkelling trip with Sandy the resident "Snorkel Master", saw about 15 reef sharks of various sizes on the Snorkelling trip. We stayed at the Coral Grand resort. Food was great, beers even greater......met the most amazing people from all over the world and we had excellent weather for two weeks. I cried when I had to leave.
The equipment was good and was treated well. I always felt like I was in good hands and was also lucky enough to be in a great group of 3 others who were also taking the OW course. Coral Grand does have a policy of keeping the groups as small as possible in order to be able to provide better focus on training individuals. David was always willing to repeat or re-show anything we felt uncertain about and he did so with plenty of patience. There was no rushing. I will return to GCD at some point for sure. I can highly recommend Coral Grand Divers! Don’t hesitate. Go do it!
Did Open Water with my two daughters at 11 and 14 years old. We had a fantastic experience with Rasmus as instructor and Julie as assistent. We had fun, but everything was carried out very professional and we felt that we were in very good hands during the entire course.
Coral Grand is amazing. My husband and I went here to get my PADI cetified. We had such a great experience a year later we came back and brought our two friends. They got certified here as well. The staff is great and always make you feel comfortable. I can't wait to go back in the future to dive with them again!
I took the open water diver course with my girlfriend at coral grand and it was a great experience. The teaching was fantastic and the equipment was in good shape. We had Benny as our instructor and he was incredibly professional with an amazing attitude. You really learn how to become a diver, everything is extremely well defined and concepts are clear. You really feel prepared after having completed the course.
I did my Open Water course with CGD in Koh Tao per a friend's recommendation and had an AMAZING time. Definitely the highlight of my entire month backpacking throughout SE Asia. Staffers and instructors were all professional and friendly - always willing to chat and share their knowledge. Groups were kept small to maximize learning time. Can't wait to come back! Highly recommended. P.S. The resort is awesome! It's located right on the beach and there's a pool for after hours.
I did my advanced PADI course with Coral Grand after being recommended by a friend. I found them to be very friendly, supportive and knowledgeable. The staff there really helped me to enjoy the course. The resort is nice too, far enough up the beach to not here the noise of the crazy beach parties, but near enough to walk down to them if that's your thing. Felt safe at all times during the dives, and really enjoyed them, especially the deep dive at Chumphon pinnacle. I'd highly recommend these guys, I plan to go back and dive with them again. Thanks Coral Grand!
Never having tried diving before, I came to CGD in early January to do my open water course. I was put in a group with an awesome instructor - Erez - and fell in love with diving. I signed up for the AOW as soon as my OW course ended, and went back 2 weeks later to do an Emergency First Response/Rescue diving course. I'm now signed up to do CGD's Divemaster Training program!
Absolutely incredible experience! It's a diving family! I went to Koh Tao thinking that I would stay 3 days, get Open Water certified, and leave. Thanks to Coral Grand, and the amazing staff, 9 days and 12 dives later, I left with my advanced open water and nitrox certs, a life changing experience, and a diving family. I cannot imagine having a better experience learning to dive....