Davy Jones Locker Diving

Scuba diving Koh Tao, Thailand

Here at Davy Jones Locker Diving (DJL Diving), we offer comprehensive scuba diving courses around the beautiful island of Koh Tao. Our diverse range of scuba diving courses and classes are suitable for all levels of divers including beginners and competent divers. Besides our recreations dive courses, we also have a strong focus on deep technical diving and wreck exploration and we're constantly running expeditions to seek new dive spots!

Location by Davy Jones Locker Diving

Packages at this location

Divemaster Internship Package Scuba diving

If you're looking for a new and rewarding challenge that offers excitement and adventure, or you're looking for a way to fill up your summer, then our divemaster internship offers you the perfect opportunity to pick up a new sport and spend some time soaking up the beautiful Thai island of Koh Tao. Our dive internship constitutes a comprehensive diver training package to make you into a great dive professional and includes scuba diving courses, equipment, accommodation, and materials. As part of your gap year dive internship you'll get explore the amazing underwater world of coral reefs, diving sunken shipwrecks and spectacular pinnacles, making lots of new friends and having a great time along the way! At the end of two months, you'll be a qualified PADI Divemaster!

When interning with us you have the option to organize your accommodation or make use of our recommendations. Most of our interns stay at either CJ's Guesthouse "The Tree House" or P'Deang's Guesthouse. At both, you'll enjoy the privacy of your own room with a fan.

This is such a fun and unique experience, due to the length of time, we will be providing more info on the day to day activities upon booking and when you make your way to us. However, fun, learning and teamwork come first and we can ensure a super exciting time.

Year Round. Send us a request to find out more info.

For people who are coming to undertake internships with us there are a there are two main places we use to put people in if we arrange your accommodation, however you do also have to option to arrange your own accommodation. However, let us know if you want to know more about the accommodation offers we have. CJ's Guesthouse "The Tree House" This is the closest of the three to the dive school and is less than 5mins walk away. Here you will have your own room with fan, TV, fridge and shared bathroom facilities and there is also a balcony which overlooks the street. Below is a convenience store where you can get almost anything from a curry to a mo-ped!

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) ½ Day Experience Scuba diving

This half-day scuba diving experience is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the sport if you're a little short of time. The session covers scuba diving theory, shallow water skills, and an introduction to 12-meter diving. After you've completed the course, you'll be given the opportunity to continue with your PADI Open Water Course!

  • all the initial info to be able to take any of our other guided tours / experiences.

  • tuition with an experienced and qualified diver

  • Equipment (all safety gear)

You won't need any accommodation for this half-day course, but if you do want to stay nearby we've got lots of recommendations!

Theory
The course begins at 10am with a thorough briefing covering how scuba diving equipment works and what will happen when we go underwater. We explain some safe diving practices and describe the marine life we expect to see.

Swimming Pool
Next we get in the swimming pool for a confined space session before heading out to sea. We'll begin by demonstrating some skills in very shallow water such as how to clear your mask and regulator. You'll practice these skills under the close supervision of your instructor, then we’ll head out on the dive boat out to a shallow bay such as Aow Leuk or the Japanese Gardens.

Ocean
You can dive right down to a maximum depth of 12 metres - expect to see lots of colorful reef fish such as butterfly, angelfish and longfin bannerfish and a vast variety of bright corals. Your dive should last for around 45 minutes depending on how relaxed you are. You have the option to make an additional dive on the same afternoon for 1,000 baht extra. This will be at an even more adventurous dive site, such as Twins or White Rock.

If you choose to take another dive, its an additional 32USD in addition for each surplus dive.

PADI Open Water Course Scuba diving

This PADI Open Water Course is the first step to becoming a certified scuba diver! This four-day courses teach you everything you need to know about scuba diving, beginning with the technical stuff in the classroom, the practice in the swimming pool, and the real deal in the ocean! To enjoy this course, you must be at least ten years old and able to swim 200 meters and tread water for 10 minutes.

  • Your own PADI eManual*, log book & certification

  • PADI Open Water Diver Course [4 days]

We don't have any on-site accommodation, but we have partnered with a string of nearby hotels and hostels, and DJL guests enjoy a discounted rate. If you're looking for dorm-room accommodation and you're hoping to meet new people, then we'd suggest the Rocks Guesthouse, alternatively if you'd prefer the privacy of your own room the Silver Sands Resort offers private bungalows and rooms. Both accommodations are within walking distance from our dive school.

Day 1 – Scuba Diving Theory
We'll start with an academics session covering scuba diving basics. We'll cover your gear, depth, pressure, and volume.

Day 2 - Dive Planning & Shallow Practice
This morning you'll plan your dive in your dive planner, working out depths and timings. After, it's time to get your scuba diving gear on and head into shallow water for your first dive in our swimming pool. We'll start by learning lots of scuba skills in the pool, so no waves to worry about as may be the case if you were doing this in the sea (although there aren't usually too many waves around the beaches of Koh Tao). This will include equipment assembly & buddy checks, mask & regulator clearing, alternate air source exercises, buoyancy skills & ascent procedures.

Day 3 - Open Water Koh Tao Dives 1 & 2
Your first two 'proper dives' will be to a maximum depth of 12 metres and each dive will be approximately 40 minutes long - we'll repeat some of your shallow skills a little deeper plus explore the Koh Tao dive sites. Typical dive sites are 'The Japanese Gardens' or 'Twins' at Koh Nangyuan - you'll be diving on coral reefs and around shallow pinnacles. Expect to see masses of colorful corals - table, plate, staghorn & brain corals.

Day 4 – Open Water Koh Tao Dives 3 & 4 and Certificate
Your last two dives will see you diving to 18 metres, you should be controlled and comfortable in the water so we can visit the more distant dive sites, such as Chumphon Pinnacles. Here you'll get to see some of Koh Tao's bigger fish - barracudas, giant grouper, even grey reef & occasional whale sharks [harmless!]. For the last two dives of your scuba course, an underwater videographer will accompany you, capturing footage of your underwater experiences on film. After, we'll celebrate you completing your PADI Open Water Course and present you with your certificate.

Please check the PADI medical guide on our website to ensure that the that there is nothing that will prevent you in taking this course, if there is anything on the form that you would answer yes to then we recommend that you take a copy of the form to your doctor to see if they can sign you off as being medically fit to dive before you come here and bring the signed off copy with you. If there is nothing on the form that you answer yes to then you can just complete one of these when you start the course here.

At DJL Diving Koh Tao we teach PADI Open Water classes with a maximum group size of 4. That means our experienced western instructors can make sure everyone has a great experience and qualifies as a safe confident diver. Plus you'll have a great time learning to scuba dive here on Koh Tao!

About the location

Accommodation

We don't have any on-site accommodation, but we have partnered with a string of nearby hotels and hostels, and DJL guests enjoy a discounted rate. If you're looking for dorm-room accommodation and you're hoping to meet new people, then we'd suggest the Rocks Guesthouse, alternatively if you'd prefer the privacy of your own room the Silver Sands Resort offers private bungalows and rooms. Both accommodations are within walking distance from our dive school.

Location

Our DJL offices are located on the tropical island of Koh Tao in the south of Thailand. Originally based in the Mae Haad area of the island, we relocated in 2006 to Sairee where we have our dive school bar & restaurant, swimming pool, Tech Diving office, classroom facilities, and dive shop. To get here, simply head north along the beach from Mae Head Pier and enjoy a 20-minute walk.

Food

Our laidback onsite pool bar and restaurant is a great place to grab a hot meal after a great dive, otherwise, there's plenty of local restaurant's nearby - just let us know if you'd like recommendations!

Activities

Recreational, professional, and technical scuba dive courses.

Amenities

Available activities

  • Scuba Diving