Haad Yao Divers Koh Phangan first opened in 1997and was the first Dive Center on the west coast of Koh Phangan Island and one of the island’s first diving pioneers. Haad Yao Divers started as a small dive center operation at Haad Yao beach with only one PADI Instructor and Dive master.
Today we are a PADI awarded 5 Star Gold Palm Dive Center with an international team of enthusiastic and highly qualified PADI Instructors and Dive Masters from England, France, Switzerland and Germany. The dive masters are known to go out of their way to make every dive a safe and enjoyable experience you won’t forget. It’s this friendly, personal service that has become a hallmark of the dive center Haad Yao Divers on Koh Phangan Island.
We still belong to the smaller dive operators on Koh Pha-Ngan Island who deal in quality rather than quantity and we know our divers by name. Run by European management we are committed to western quality and high standards.
All our Dive Schools are based on the North West coast of Koh Phangan Island directly at the beach. We are just a few steps away from the best coral reefs on the island. Our main office is at Haad Yao beach with two more sub branches at Haad Chao Phao and Mae Haad beach.
Dive Center Haad Yao Beach
Our ‘Diving Headquarter’ is located at Haad Yao beach on the North West coast of Koh Phangan Island, only 20 minutes away from Thongsala. Our new location is now at Silver Beach / Haad Yao Sunset Bungalows at the middle of Haad Yao Beach. Our Main Office features a booking reception, classroom, snorkeling gear for rent and sale, two Bauer Mariner Compressors plus equipment storage room.
Dive Center Mae Haad Beach
Tucked away in probably the most laid back part of the island, a further 20 minutes north of Haad Yao Beach, you will find our Mae Haad Dive Centre at the southern end of the beach. Here out of the hustle and bustle of Fullmoon Parties and the tourist hotspots, you can kick back and dive or snorkel in a leisurely style. The small famous island Ko Maa is connected by a sandbank to Mae Haad beach. As with all our dive centers we hold retail and rental diving / snorkelling equipment and you can book your trips and courses.
Dive Office and Diving Retail Shop Haad Chao Phao Beach
This diving office is located just 10 minutes south of Haad Yao Beach on idyllic Haad Chao Phao Beach next to Sunset Cove Resort. There’s our retail shop enclosed if you are in need of some diving- or snorkel equipment. We sell all reputable brands like Scubapro, Mares, Technisub or Aqualung. The breath taking sunsets from our Divers Bar are more than spectacular to watch.
Haad Yao Divers Dive Boat
Haad Yao Divers owns and operates its own dive boat. The boat caters to both Scuba Divers and Snorkelers. At 23 meters long, our dive boat is currently Koh Phangan’s largest, most spacious boat. Our purpose built dive boat can easily accommodate 30 scuba divers and snorkelers. On two decks you can find shade to relax or get a tan on our cushioned sundeck. The seating area on the upper deck is covered, so you won’t have to worry about sunburn while filling out your log books. On the lower deck is another dining area, a dry area to keep your personal belongings, the equipment room with tank racks, toilet and shower. The dive platform is carpeted and there’s another access point into the water from the side of the boat.
The Haad Yao Divers dive boat is fully equipped with oxygen, first aid kits, radio, mobile phones and life vests in all sizes. Our diving staff is trained in First Aid and they are certified DAN Oxygen providers. We provide fish slates, marine identification books and dive magazines to identify the marine life you’ve seen. Our staff is always ready to help you adjust and check your diving equipment. They will also ensure you complete a buddy check before you enter the water. The Haad Yao Divers captain and boat crew is famous for their outstanding service and smile.
Haad Yao Divers PADI & Scuba Diving Courses
Koh Phangan Island is a wonderful place to learn diving. The waters in the bays around the island are calm, warm and shallow and all the training dive sites are accessed directly from the beach.
As a PADI awarded Gold Palm 5-Star Dive Center we offer all PADI Courses from beginner to professional in English, German & French. Our Dive Instructors teach to the highest training standards of PADI, using the latest PADI course materials, which ultimately provide our student divers with more time in the water! For you this means a high quality course, more personalized training and more diving experience. Located on the beach we are able to offer you comfortable, relaxed training.
PADI Diving Courses: Open Water Diver, Scuba Diver, Adventure Diver, Rescue Diver + EFR, Discover Scuba Diving, Advanced Open Water Diver, Scuba Review
Even though there are a wide range of PADI courses and Adventure dives to choose from, there is also the opportunity to specialize in particular diving activities. Beside our PADI Standard courses we also provide you with the following PADI Specialties courses: Deep Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Navigator, Multi Level Diver, Night Diver, Underwater Photographer, Underwater Naturalist
Haad Yao Divers Dive Center also offers you a multitude of PADI courses that take your diving experience beyond the PADI Open Water certification and right up to the Assistant Instructor level. We have two courses available to you if you are thinking of stepping into the realms of becoming a professional diver. The entry level PADI Dive Master and the PADI Assistant Instructor courses are a great stepping stone in your career path. Haad Yao Divers are proud of our professional training programs and most students are given the opportunity to continue diving with their certification to gain some additional experience, e.g. Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Nitrox Dive Courses.
The kids don’t have to be left out of the fun! Haad Yao Divers Koh Phangan offers a range of safe diving courses, e.g. bublemaker, seal team, for children and our instructors making these courses great fun, too. This is a great way for children to start to learn about diving and the underwater environment. If your children are between 8 and 9 years old, we have some exciting programs they can participate in. If they are older, they can participate in most PADI certification courses as Junior Divers.
Haad Yao Divers Dive Sites Koh Phangan Island
Koh Phangan’s west coast offers a large range of dive sites and marine life. The dive sites are used much less frequently than some of the neighboring Koh Tao sites and offer healthier coral reefs. If you are a beginner or have not been in the water for a while there are protected shallow reefs and if you have a bit more experience the world famous Sailrock or Southwest Pinnacle are just around the corner. Haad Yao Divers also exclusively offers sunset and night diving at Sailrock!
The following dive sites around Koh Phangan Island are available to be explored: Sailrock, Angthong Marine Park, Koh Tao, South West Pinnacle, Chumphon Pinnacle & Koh Phangan West Coast
We also do welcome snorkelers and non divers to join our day trips on the dive boat which has a large, relaxing sun deck. As snorkel sites we offer Angthong Marine National Park, Koh Tao or Koh Phangan’s west coast which are great for snorkeling where you can experience the same marine life as divers. If you are new to snorkelling, or would like some more guidance, we offer a one day Discover Snorkeling Course.