Welcome to DJL Diving, Koh Tao!

Welcome to DJL Diving, Thailands most exciting dive school! We are western owned PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre located on the beautiful island of Koh Tao. Students who train here never forget the amazing experience they have diving the tropical Koh Tao waters.

Koh Tao is one the best and cheapest places to learn to dive. At DJL we offer dive courses and diving internship packages to suit all levels of ability. There is a fantastic diving community on Koh Tao which we are lucky enough to be a part of. We always welcome newcomers and once you dive with us you become part of the DJL family.

Learning to dive at DJL is more than just a diving experience. It is a great way to make new friends from all walks of life all over the world. Koh Tao is a small island with an amazing social scene. It doesn't take long to get to know people here, not just fellow students but also friendly members of the local community.


In terms of duration, PADI recreational courses can usually be completed over a period of 2-4 days (depending on the course). Students can complete the Open Water course then continue on to the Advanced Open Water course and EFR Rescue Diver course. It is possible to complete all of these courses in less than 10 days.

Students who are continuing on to the divemaster programme are required to log 40 dives before they can start training. It doesn't take long to build up the required amount of dives. Students can dive 4 or 5 times per day with us and because we offer unlimited diving for our divemaster candidates there is no extra charge!


Diving Internship programmes are longer term. We usually advise 2 months for beginners to complete all their divemaster training. We have a variety of short term and long term accommodation options available and are happy to offer advice about visas for long term students

Diving Koh Tao is a treat as the island´s warm turquoise water is brimming with an amazing variety of tropical fish and its' white beaches have almost all-year long sunshine! Koh Tao is also the cheapest place in the world to learn to dive, while at the same time offering professional tuition and beautiful locations. So contact DJL Diving today and join the Koh Tao Diving experience!

We are always happy to answer any queries about scuba diving course and diving internship options. Just fill out our contact form or send us an email.


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  • Koh Tao island is like paradise on earth. If you don’t like cheap alcohol, great food and beautiful surroundings don’t bother.

    James – UK
  • A favourite in northern Sairee and a popular dive outfit... Friday night pool parties are a big draw!

    Lonely Planet
  • A trip around the world was hijacked, a boyfriend was (temporarily) abandoned, and a lifestyle was discovered the minute my feet were again in the DJL.

    Lisa – USA
  • Dear DJL, Thanks for the last 2 months, best experience so far! cheers to all the DMT’s for making the course a memorable one!!

    Heesh – UK
  • We did our PADI Advanced Open Water course here, it was Excellent!! Great instructor, not only teaches but gave us confidence, Thanks Tim and everyone in DJL!

    Han and Sammi – Hong Kong
  • Thank you for a great course, the happy girls from Norway

    Gina and Hege – Norway
  • Thanks DJL and Luke for the awesome dives, you guys helped me overcome my fear of the open water. Cheers!!

    James – Canada
  • I don’t want to leave! I’ve had such an amazing time here and a lot of that is thanks to the great team at DJL! Thanks to my instructors Giles and Simon and the Divemasters Bob and Harry for all the teaching and support you’ve given me.

    Sally – UK
  • This is a day i’ll always remember, my first time diving, the instructor was great, I will be back!

    Ofir - Israel