1. The Island Life
Koh Tao – meaning "turtle island” is truly a premier destination for it’s beauty both above and below the sea. This tropical paradise consists of beautiful peaks with breathtaking views surrounded by pristine white sand beaches. Since being “discovered” as a travel destination in the 80s the island has attracted those seeking the tropical life from all over the world. Our community here has brought their food, passions and cultures with them. There is always something new to try with restaurants from every continent, new beaches to discover and adventures from rock-climbing to kitesurfing available year-round.
2. Incredible Diving
Our island is, of course, best known for diving. With dive sites for every level of experience, there is constant opportunity to advance your diving experience. Situated in a marine protected area and with a concerted movement of conservation across the island’s dive community our beautiful dive sites are flourishing. The highlight of Koh Tao diving is the stunning whale sharks, along with other species of shark, turtles and huge schools of fish. With crystal clear water and great diving conditions year-round it is always a great time to come join us.
3. The Best Training
With the quality and breadth of diving available, top divers from around the world have congregated here and are ready to share their knowledge with you. Whatever your interests maybe we can put you in touch with programs to help you grow as a professional diver. Tec diving or freediving courses are available to help take you deeper and longer underwater. World-class photographers can teach you all you need to know to record amazing moments. Almost every major equipment supplier is present on the island to help you service or learn to service and repair equipment (they’re even happy to give you a discount on any new gear you may wish to purchase!). For the conservationists, there are many programs involved in cleaning, monitoring and rehabilitating our underwater world. Whatever your interest may be, Koh Tao is waiting for you.
4. The Dive Careers Difference
Headed by the world’s most experienced Course Director Mark Soworka, there is no better place to jump-start your diving career. Dive Careers are the largest professional training network in diving, organizing professionally in diving hubs across four continents. Koh Tao is the home of our network where you will get quality personal instruction as well as access to our entire organization of dive professionals. No matter where diving takes you, the Dive Careers family will be there for you with advice and employment assistance.
5. A Life-Changing Experience
If you’re ready to get away from the 9-5 grind and pursue your dreams there is no time like the present. The opportunities within diving are nearly endless. Spend your days in a tropical paradise surrounded by like-minded people with a shared passion and commitment to diving excellence. Along the way, you will gain lifelong friends and mentors. We can’t wait to have you join us.
Another day, another dive… another day of pinching myself to see if this is all some crazy dream!
Arriving in Koh Tao 6 months ago I couldn’t have dreamed that by now I’d be a fully fledged PADI instructor embarking on my MSDT internship. This is me living the dream with my first open water student!
Working with the DMTs on their workshops has been a blast. Andrea Warren, once my Divemaster Trainer, has shown me the ropes and I now feel confident taking the team out on my own. A great bunch of people who love diving just as much as I do! Here’s some of the gang after their snorkeling and skin diving workshop. Led by me!
When I contacted Dive-Careers about coming to do the Divemaster course I thought it sounded too good to be true… I can dive as much as I want? I can assist instructors if and when I feel like it? I can come to any lectures or workshops when it suits me? What?… there had to be a catch… nope, it was for real and I ended up extending my trip because I was having so much fun and my diving was getting better and better.