Scuba Diving
Koh Tao, Thailand

Master Divers

Welcome to Master Divers!

Master Divers is a small professional PADI 5 star IDC centre on Koh Tao offering dive trips and the full range of PADI courses. We have a long standing reputation for offering a quality dive experience and maintain a friendly and relaxed environment. We guarantee small groups (max 4) and offer private guiding and tuition too. Our team of multilingual staff are some of the most experienced on the island making our centre a sought after destination for divers.


Online Bookings

You can book all of our scuba diving, PADI courses, freediving, multi-course diving packages and liveaboards on-line through ThaiEPay's secure booking system. VISA, Mastercard & AMEX are accepted.

**No need to pay the full price up front, our booking system requires only a small deposit to hold your booking**


Scuba Diving & PADI Courses

Take a look through the web site and you'll find a huge range of scuba diving courses and multi-course packages we can offer you, from complete beginner to professional diver training and everything in between.

Master Divers offers some great diving opportunities for more experienced divers who would like to spend their time enjoying fun dives at dive sites all around Koh Tao.

If your friends don't fancy diving they can still accompany you on the dive boat and snorkel with us at the shallow dive sites. We also offer freediving training too.

We're happy to offer Nitrox diving for certified recreational divers and technical divers.

We can help you with your travel plans for getting to the island and finding accommodation which suits your budget and requirements for your stay on Koh Tao too.

Master Divers is keen to promote reef conservation, we work on various projects to promote healthy reefs and aquatic life around Koh Tao. We also offer information on the dive sites and marine life you will see when diving here.

Multi-Course Packages

If you are taking more than one dive course with us, take a look at the packages we have on offer. Make the most out of your time with us and save some money too!


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We have developed both basic packages and career enhancing packages to take you from any level, through to professional level. Email us for further details or take a look at our packages here.

Never dived before? It doesn't matter! We have the package for you, from complete beginner all the way to Instructor. See what opportunities await you within the professional world of PADI.

Check out our contest to win a PADI dive career in Koh Tao, Thailand with our Master Divers life contest!

To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we have teamed up with PADI and Aqua Lung to offer one lucky winner the chance of a lifetime - to live their dream and become a PADI Diving Instructor! The lucky winner will receive training at Master Divers in all PADI courses up to and including Instructor (including all required materials and fees), an internship, a Marine Conservation Package and a full set of 'top of the range' Aqua Lung dive gear. The prize fund exceeds US$11,000, but the chance to live, learn and experience the Master Divers' Life goes far beyond that!

  • Elaine
    Elaine Brett Owner | General Manager | PADI IDC Staff Instructor

    "I am one of the owners of Master Divers and the General Manager. I am a PADI and SSI Instructor but took a step back from teaching to concentrate on building the dive centre of my dreams. We work hard to ensure that every diver has the best experience possible. I couldn't be prouder of what we have achieved"

  • Linzi
    Linzi Trafford Owner | Dive Centre Manager | PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

    "I've always loved being in the water, but I'm truly in love with being under the water. It's a difficult feeling to put into words, but beneath the surface is definitely my happy place!"

  • Gaz
    Gaz Lyden PADI Course Director

    “Diving has an amazing capacity to keep you engaged, there's always something new to learn or something you can work on perfecting. Whether that's new course, new disciplines or even new conditions. That's what keeps me interested; the infinite capability to grow”

  • Jason
    Jason Matthews Head Instructor | PADI Master Instructor

    "I have always wanted to fly…and with neutral buoyancy and zero gravity diving comes pretty close! That I love diving goes without saying, but my true love is teaching diving. The more people I can introduce to the ocean environment and how to care for it, the better."

  • Kiri
    Kiri Simons PADI IDC Staff Instructor

    "For me the most rewarding thing in diving is seeing the excitement and passion you can pass on to others when they first experience the underwater world."

  • Hayley
    Hayley Pearce Conservation Instructor | PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

    "Diving is thoroughly addictive and as soon as I realised I could do it as a job, my life changed. It's like meditating whilst looking at interesting aquatic life and environment. I am by far my happiest when I'm underwater, especially when I'm giving others their fist experiences."

  • Rafa
    Rafa Mellado PADI IDC Staff Instructor

    "To me diving is a state of meditation and relief of all stress, I feel transported into another world and it is the closest i can physically get to being in space. It's a feeling that words come short on expressing and the only real way to really understand this state is to experience it for yourself. I love to introduce people to this experience and share my passion"

  • Rob
    Rob Kelly Underwater Photographer | PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

    "Working in diving is a chance for me to share my passion for marine life and protecting our oceans with a broad spectrum of wonderful people. I love to observe, learn and share knowledge about the behaviour of all the amazing marine life I encounter"

  • Sarah
    Sarah Gladzewski Assistant Manager - Dive Operations | PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

    "After my Open Water Diver course on Koh Tao it was a decision between continuing my travels and heading to Koh Phangan for the full moon party or staying to do my Advanced Open Water Diver course instead. To be honest, it was a no-brainer and here I am, almost 6 years later, enjoying every single day on this little paradise island"

  • Alexa
    Alexa Dacuara Dive Operations

    "I am truly possessed by the spirit of travel. I love my tropical life and am all about creating amazing new memories and adventures."

  • Lynn
    Lyndsey Lafitte Dive Operations

    "Growing up I went to the beach every summer. So I've always dreamed of living near the ocean. Living and working here on Koh Tao is a dream come true for me"

  • Yuree
    Yuree Dive Operations

    Yuree is from Thailand and lives on Koh Tao with her daughter, she helps us around the dive centre with all things 'Thai'

  • PDong
    P Dong Boat Captain

    P Dong has worked as Master Divers boat captain for over 20 years and knows the waters around Koh Tao like the back of his hand.

  • PGaan
    P Gaan Boat Captain

    P Gaan is really at home out on the ocean, and believes there’s no better view than staring out towards the horizon at the vast, empty space on a calm sunny day.

  • Wy
    Wy Longtail Driver | Compressor Operator

    Wy came from Burma to work on Koh Tao and has been with us for several years already. He and his wife Peuw have two beautiful daughters.

  • Peow
    Peow Longtail Driver | Compressor Operator

    Peow is also from Burma and has been living on Koh Tao for just a short time - he is also new to English but he is practicing!

Marine Life

Take a look at the marine life of Koh Tao