Buddha View Dive Resort is Thailand’s premier PADI 5 star Gold Palm IDC Resort and PADI Career Development Centre. With over 20 years of experience in the diving industry, Buddha View provides world-class PADI diving courses, regular and special diving trips and accommodation to suit all budgets.
We offer the whole range of PADI scuba diving courses, from half day Discover Scuba Diving and the 3 to 4 day PADI Open Water Diver certification, through to professional level Divemaster and Instructor training. Buddha View’s on-site diving pool and air-conditioned classroms help make your diving courses as easy and relaxing as possible.
The diving centre is located on the stunning bay of Chalok Baan Kao, situated in the southern part of Koh Tao, which is an island in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao has become one of the most well-known and most visited diving destinations among divers and non-divers because of its warm weather, crystal clear tropical water and large diversity of underwater sea life waiting for student and certified divers to discover. More than 20 diving sites are located along the coastline of Koh Tao. Most are accessible, by boat, in less than 30 minutes. Diving spots, such as Chumphon Pinnacle and South West Pinnacle, are full of diverse sea life, such as Baracudas, Batfish, Groupers and Moray Eels. Whale sharks and turtles are also occassionally spotted around Koh Tao.
For when you are not diving, the resort has a restaurant that serves both Western and Thai cuisine, a barbeque in the evening for fresh seafood and more, and a beach bar where you can relax and enjoy the evening drinks and cocktails, and get to know other travellers from all around the world. Guests can also rent snorkelling gear and kayaks to explore Koh Tao. We have our inhouse videographers, called Koh Tao Pro Video, who eagerly spend their time photographing and filming Koh Tao from the surface and underwater. Most nights a movie of the days diving activities can be seen in the bar.
All of our diving professionals are carefully selected for their experience, customer service skills and passion for teaching scuba diving. Most have been teaching on Koh Tao for more than 10 years. When it comes to scuba diving, there are very few diving centres in the world that have more experience, so there is no better place for diving than at Buddha View Dive Resort.