Koh Tao Diving 2019 - Price increase from December 1, 2018

24/12/2018

On the 1st December 2018 new Thailand Government regulation in the diving industry on Koh Tao Island was released.

At the beginning of 2018, there was organized a new association «Koh Tao Dive Club». This association includes all Dive operators like Diving centers, Dive resorts, Diving boats, etc. and it’s action was approved by the Government of Suratthani Province and Koh Tao municipality.
The goal of this association is to create new rules for the regulation of the diving activity of Diving Centers and Dive Resorts because of dive business grow so fast for last years.
Association agreement requires all dive center and resorts on Koh Tao Island to offer the same minimal price for diving courses and programs and also, the minimum selling price for accommodation during the course starting from 1st December 2018. Minimal price is mandatory for all dive centers on the island, violation of this leads to a penalty from 50,000 to 150,000 THB (approx. 1,500 — 4,600 USD) for each event of violation for the Dive Center.
We were forced to increase prices because of majority of «Koh Tao Dive Club» members supported this decision.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by increasing our prices, we are doing our best to prepare attractive packages for you included diving and accommodation in different hotels (from standard to deluxe, with special family offers).
Feel free to contact us in any matter.

PADI Courses Price (THB) before 01.12.18 Price (THB)
 after 01.12.18
PADI Discover Scuba Diving (PADI DSD) - пробное погружение с аквалангом 1.800 2.500
- additional dive PADI DSD 1.000 1.000
PADI Scuba Diver 7.000 8.500
PADI Open Water Diver Referral 6.500 8.500
PADI Open Water Diver 8.800 11.000
PADI Adventure Diver 6.000 8.000
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver 8.000 10.000
EFR (Emergency First Response) 3.500 4.000
PADI Rescue Diver 8.500 10.000
PADI Divemaster from 22.500 30.000
     
For certified divers    
1 dive 700 1.000
2-5 dives 700 900
6-10 dives 700 800
10+ dives 600 800