Koh Kood Marine Adventures
Welcome to Koh Kood Divers! Koh Kood’s number one choice for your marine adventures. Here at Koh Kood Divers we offer our guests a relaxed and hassle free atmosphere for fantastic diving and heaps of fun. Whether you are experienced fun divers, beginners or just curious as to what diving is all about, we can cater to your every need. If you have any questions contact us here or call +66 (0) 856984122 special offer If you book direct true the web site or phone you get 10% discount
Set on the beautiful shores of Bang Bao Beach, Koh Kood Divers was founded by Bob and his son Jessie, who have both lived in Thailand and worked in the diving industry for many years. and together we have built Koh Kood Divers up from scratch. It has long been our dream to set up a small dive school dedicated to good customer service, with a friendly and relaxed approach to learning. Koh Kood Divers is our realization of this dream. We strive to make our customers as happy and comfortable as possible during their time with us. Flexibility is key, and here at Koh Kood Divers we understand that as well as diving, you are also here on holiday. Courses can be tailored to fit around your schedule, so there is no stress if you would like to take a little longer to complete your training. We can even come to your resort or accommodation for theory lessons if it suits you better.
Scuba Diving on Koh Kood
Koh Kood (also known as Ko Kut) has only recently been discovered for its exciting aquatic life. Our local dive sites are therefore pristine and not overcrowded by large diving operations. Scuba diving opens our eyes to a whole new world of adventure and possibilities – a magical realm of colour, beauty and endless fun! There is nothing quite like the sensation of breathing underwater and floating weightless amongst the colourful fish and the amazing marine life of the Gulf of Thailand. This will be an experience you will never forget!
The Island of Koh Kood (Ko Kut)
Koh Kood is Thailand’s best kept secret. A tranquil, tropical emerald island, she boasts some of the most beautiful stretches of white sandy beaches and secluded bays in the country. You will be welcomed by friendly smiling people upon your arrival, wake to crystal clear azure waters, spend your days swimming in tropical sun kissed bays, and enjoy the shade of coconut trees. The island has only recently become accessible to tourists and is therefore charmingly unspoiled. Every day is seen out with the warmth of the setting sun and a refreshing drink in your hand. It’s easy to fall in love with this place! So where better to learn how to Scuba Dive than in Koh Kood? Our water is never cooler than 26 degrees and averages throughout the year at around 30 degrees. The shallow bays, lack of current and calm waters make Koh Kood an excellent and safe paradise to start your diving adventure.
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Discover Scuba Diving in Koh Kood
Start your diving adventures by simply Discovering Scuba Diving on a sunny afternoon in Koh Kood. As long as you are healthy and at least 10 years old , it is time to experience this whole new world of diving. There’s no study involved. One of our PADI professionals will guide you through a few simple skills and take you to a safe, shallow dive site as an introduction into scuba diving. It’s an easy and fun way to see if diving is for you.
You then have the option of continuing onto the Open Water Course
Price: 1 Dive 2,500 THB, 2 Dives 4,000 THB
Special offer If you book direct true the web site or phone you get 10% discount
15/02/2013 New office soon to be opened
These are new dive package prices
2 dives per trip 3000 THB
4 dives per trip 2900 THB
6 dives Per trip 2700 THB
8 dives per trip 2500 THB
1 dive 1300 THB
night dive 2000 THB
night dive from boat 2300 THB
Seahorses thrive in the waters of Koh Kood 30/11/10
The last few days have seen a sudden appearance of tiny seahorses in the shallow waters around Koh Kood. It’s a magical experience to suddenly discover beautiful little creatures like this suddenly right on our doorstep (so to speak!). Seahorses are not uncommon in Koh Kood, but we have not seen them so close to our house reef for some time and we are happy to be able to share them with customers Discover Scuba Diving and our Fun Divers have loved seeing them too. Some of the babies we have seen have been no bigger than a centimeter in height and could easily be mistaken for a tiny piece of seaweed! We are happy to have seahorses, the inspiration for our logo so close to home.
Nemo lives in Bang Bao Bay! 25/11/10
It seems as though Nemo and his family have moved to our very own house reef Bang Bao Bay! We have recently discovered a healthy family of saddleback clown fish living just 10 meters away from our shop… very exciting! Mum and Dad are very protective of their young and of course their eggs which they guard pretty well and see off any potential threats with a determind knock to the mask! Bang Bao Reef is a perfect place for novice divers and we often take our Customers Discover Scuba Diving here in the shallow and calm Bay. It ha wonderfully clear water most mornings and there is so much to see! The reef is full of fuseliers and rabbit fish with a number of pufferfish, sting rays, scorpionfish and cuttlefish. It’s so wonderful to have such healthy marine life right on our doorstep so that we can show people just how magical diving is around the island of Koh Kood.
Glorious Diving at Hin Loy 21/11/10
Koh Kood Divers got to see Hin Loy in all it’s glory today with 25 metre vizability and big schools of thousands of fish! WOW! We had a full boat of fun divers to enjoy the spectacle too and everyone was amazed to see the whole divesite at a glance. The conditions are improving daily and we can now enjoy the magic that diving in Koh Kood has to offer. Beautiful harlequin sweetlips, big schools of fuseliers, baby titan triggerfish, big grouper, juvenile yellow box fish and lots lots more. We have also found a new big boat to rent so that we can take more divers. It’s a beautiful boat with a lovely captain and his wife so we are happy to have found them. We now plan to make day trips with 2-3 dives a day and snorkeling with a beach picnic included. Our customers can enjoy a lunch of Thai food and fruit in the shade of coconut trees and take a dip in the turquoise sea during their surface interval, before exploring the next dive site of the day. It’s a lovely day trip and we are excited to be able to offer it now on the comfort of our new boat!
Exploring New Divesites 14/11/10
Koh Kood Divers were out in the water again today trying to find some new places to dive. With the help of some local fishermen who told us of a secret spot just off shore, we have found a new amazing dive site with so much to see and plenty of healthy corals and big fish! After dropping down to 18.9m and sand sand sand… we kept swimming to find more and more rocks and corals with heaps of marine life. Jess found a rock with 3 small lionfish living around it which was really cool. They have been seen in Koh Kood occasionally but are pretty rare. We also found huge blue spotted ray, a white-eyed moray eel and many huge travelly hunting the waters! But by far the highlight of our dive was being lucky enough to see a pair of cuttlefish mating! It was an incredible experience. We were able to watch for 5 or 6 minutes and the cuttlefish were quite happy with us being there and taking pictures.
We are still working on a name for the divesite, but we’ll let you know when we think of one! (Maybe Hin Jessie!) Koh Kood is certainly full of surprises and we are sure there must be more amazing diving to find. We can’t wait to find it!… Watch this space…
Scuba Fun for all the family 11/11/10
The Holmqvist family from Sweden joined us today for some fun with fish and an Introduction to Scuba Diving. After trying diving at The Beach Natural the other day, Adam would not leave his parents alone and wanted to dive some more! So the whole crew came over to Koh Kood Divers for a DSD and a lot of giggles! Mum and 14 year old Ida were bit nervous to start with, but soon found what all the fuss was about and loved every minute! And so did we! What a lovely family and a great way to spend an afternoon on the island. We think 10 year old Adam is a natural born diver and hope he will do his Junior Open Water next time they visit Koh Kood! Discover Scuba Diving is a PADI program designed as an Introduction to diving. There is no study involved, just some simple explanations about how diving works, and how to get the most fun out of it possible in a safe environment. Our PADI Instructors will take you to a sheltered and shallow bay (usually our very own Bang Bao Bay!) to show you a few skills and then take you for a gentle dive along our beautiful reef to check out some fish and have some fun!
Natural Fun! 09/11/10
It was an afternoon of bubbles and lots of fun at The Beach Natural Resort, Bang Bao Bay today. The Koh Kood Divers team offered Free Try-Dives for anyone who wanted to have a go… and a lot of people did! Mums, Dads, Boys and Girls lined up to see what all the fuss was about. It was fun for all the family but the kids really showed us how to dive with a big SMILE! We hope to offer Free Try-Dives every week at THE BEACH NATURAL so that everyone has an opportunity to breath underwater in a safe and fun environment, and maybe even fall in love with it like we did! To see more photos from the day, check out our facebook page Koh Kood Divers.
More Birthday Diving at Hin Loy and Hin Yedhi 08/11/10
It’s certainly the season for birthdays here at Koh Kood Divers. Today Mihcel Windahl from Sweden celebrated his birthday with a surprise birthday dive from his wife… ahh!! Georgina from Australia joined us for some awesome dives today with amazing vizability at Hin Loy and Hin Yedhi. Wow! The corals are looking amazing and both divesites were full of fish today with huge schools of barracuda and fuseliers at Hin Yedhi and heaps of blue spotted rays, small sting rays and porcupine fish. We all had a great time and can’t wait to go diving again tomorrow.
Happy Birthday Jess! 04/11/10
Jess celebrated his 27th birthday today in true Koh Kood Divers style! Yes, we went diving!! Rico, Christina and Markus joined us for some DSD’s and Fun diving at Bang Bao Reef. Great Viz and Great fun was had by everyone. Markus loved his DSD and we think he’s a natural at diving. Time to get the BBQ going and see the birthday out with a bang!
Great Diving at Koh Raet and Ao Tum 25/10/10
It was a full day today at Koh Kood Divers with DSD’s and Fun Divers enjoying beautiful weather and great diving. We were worried when a storm hit last night but the weather turned out perfect for the rest of the day. Bob was busy in the water with Bo and Daniel trying a Discover Scuba dive in Bang Bao Bay. Everyone had great fun and saw a lot of cool fish! Meanwhile the boat took a trip to Koh Raet with our fun divers and Alice leading some nice dives, with the second at Ao Tum. Plenty of blue spotted rays around at the moment and we had great vizability at Ao Tum. A juvenile Sweetlips was a highlight along with a huge black spotted puffer and heaps of travelly hunting along the rocks. A good day and nice to finally get stuck in to the season!
DMT Skills Circuit 23/10/10
DMT Miro was back in the water with Instructor Bob today to practice his skills circuit. As part of the Dive Master training, Miro must master all 20 skills and show he can demonstrate them all effortlessly and in a smooth relaxed manner. The boys were busy for over an hour refining the 20 skills from mask removal, no-mask swim to air depletion and gear removal / replacement. Miro is improving rapidly and looking more and more comfortable in the water. We are looking forward to his stress test practice… Well done Miro!
Diving our house reef Bang Bao Bay 22/10/10
Our house reef at Bang Bao Bay was looking healthy and beautiful today with 2 lovely juvenile harlequin sweetlips which have made this their home. We also have a large number of baby Blue Spotted Rays which live here – making it quite the nursery for young marine life. The dive also gave us a big school of fuseliers, great barracuda and a masked porcupine fish. We are very lucky to have such a thriving reef right on our doorstep.
Fun Diving Koh Raet and Ao Tum 21/10/10
Father Luc and daughter Layla De Waegh had a great day fun diving today with Bob and Bui. 2 great dives at beautiful Koh Raet and Ao Tum saw some cool nudibranch and massive grouper along with big schools of snapper and fuseliers. The vizability is getting better too after some recent big storms. NOW the rainy season is over! Blue skies for 3 days so hopefully we are now seeing the start of high season.
Koh Kood Divers New Sign! 20/10/10
The Koh Kood Divers Team have been busy making the shop look great for the coming season. There are a lot of bad backs and sweaty brows around here that’s for sure, but it’s all worth the effort. The Bang Bao shop is looking fantastic and today we put up our beautiful new sign (hand painted by Alice!). Thank you boys!
Diving Hin Loy 08/10/10
Our new Dive Master Trainee Miro from the Netherlands went for his first dive on Koh Kood today with our Dive Master Alice. Beautiful diving at Hin Loy – full of fish! Among the highlights were some spectacular fan corals, cuttlefish, razor shrimp, humphead parrotfish, plenty of harlequin sweetlips and schools of fuseliers. The corals are certainly looking healthier after the cooler monsoon season. Miro is back out in the water tomorrow with Instructor Bob to practice his skills circuit. Meanwhile, back at the shop… Jess and Bui have finally got the compressor working after a few set-backs with our island electric supply making life difficult! So we are on a petrol engine now and the first tanks were filled today HOORAY!
First Dives of the Season! 06/10/10
With the rainy season drawing to a end on the Island of Koh Kood Thailand, and our boat back in the water after a little holiday, we had a great start to high season with some beautiful dives today at Hin Loy and our very own house reef Bang Bao. Mark (a fellow DM trained in Koh Tao), Chris and Nong were visiting from Hong Kong and enjoyed great vizability and heaps of beautiful fish with Jessie leading some lovely dives. Our beautiful and unspoiled island is alive and refreshed after a long and very wet monsoon! The rivers are full and our waterfalls are brimming with clear fresh water. This cooler weather has also given some of our corals a chance to recover after a very hot season at the beginning of the year. After 3 months off over the monsoon, Koh Kood Divers is now open for business and ready for adventure! All PADI scuba diving courses are available at our dive school in Bang Bao Bay, including Intro dives, PADI Open Water Course all the way through to PADI Dive Master and Assistant Instructor. Learning to dive here on Koh Kood is an experience you will never forget! Our waters are calm, clear and full of exciting marine life just waiting for you to discover. Come and have some fun and enjoy a whole new world of colour and adventure!
The Big Move – Koh Tao to Koh Kood 18/09-23/09 2010
Jessie and Alice finally moved FOR GOOD to beautiful Koh Kood! The journey was pretty epic with several chapters to the ordeal… Firstly a night boat from Koh Tao to Chumpon, pick-up from Bob and Bui to Pattaya where we picked up our new compressor. Then the drive to TRAT, overnight in Trat, Ferry to Koh Kood, Taxi to Bang Bao Bay where we discovered our bridge had been swept away in the monsoon! (and now it’s dark) So, compressor, 13 tanks, 70 kg weights, 6 boxes of dive gear, 2 computers, 10 bags, a grass cutter and a bed had to cross the river by kayak (well, the compressor went on a little fishing boat… thanks guys!) in the full moon light! We arrived to find no electricity and no running water (just a bucket full of tadpoles!) Check out more photos of our journey on Facebook (Koh Kood Divers) But a week later we are fully wired (electric is in), water flowing, all gear sorted and ready for business! The view alone was worth the effort. This truly is a PARADISE. And the jungle creatures are a small price to pay for that! Our house reef Bang Bao is looking healthy and full of life. Harlequin Sweetlips, Sting Rays, Great Barracuda, Schools of Parrotfish and Rabbit Fish just in front of our shop. The sun is shining and it looks as if the rainy season is drying up. Time to go diving…
For those who don’t have the time to complete the Open Water course, the Scuba Diver course is an option at Koh Kood (Koh Kut). This scuba diving lesson will get you a certification that allows you to dive under professional supervision only to a maximum depth of 12m. This course consists of completing a little more than half of the Open Water course. You will learn basic dive skills and theory. Once certified as a Scuba Diver, you can then afterwards credit this rating towards your Open Water Diver rating, if you wish to pursue your education.
As a Scuba Diver you’ve made the first step towards a SCUBA license.
Price: 10,000 THB BOOK NOW
The Open Water license is the first level of diving certification and your ticket to a whole lifetime of adventure! This license enables you to dive to depths of up to 18 meters with a buddy who is also a certified diver. It is internationally recognized and can therefore be used to dive anywhere in the world, for the rest of your life!
In about 3-4 days we will teach you basic dive theory and techniques that will make you a competent diver. There are many beautiful, shallow and protected bays in koh kood for learning all the basic dive skills, whilst adapting to breathing underwater. All this in a gentle and controlled environment. After this you will be ready to dive in deeper waters, and over the next 2 days we will take you on 4 open water dives around koh kood. Immersed in shoals of fish, and surrounded by beautiful corals, you will be trained to a maximum depth of 18m. By the end of dive 4 you will be a certified diver and ready to explore the rest of the underwater world. Congratulations!
Price: 14,500 THB BOOK NOW
special offer If you book direct true the web site or phone you get 10% discount
If the Advanced course is one step too much, perhaps this could be an option. Koh Kood Divers offers the Adventure diver program allows you to mix and match any dives you like. Any 3 Adventure dives will get you certified to this level. Whether you like underwater Photography, or you want to experience a bit of Nitrogen Narcosis, the choice is all yours. As this course could only take as little as 1 day, time really can’t be the excuse!
Price: 2,500 THB per dive BOOK NOW
Special offer If you book direct true the web site or phone you get 10% discount
We are located in two places on the island. Our dive base is located in bang bao bay in the south of the island. You have to walk true siam beach resort and you will see a big sing. Cross the bridge and you arrive in our dive base.
The snorkel and dive equipment sale office is located in the middle of the island close to the Italian Restaurant.
For more detail look on the bottom of the page and see the map or click here
To get to Koh Kood, you first need to travel eastbound to Trat (TRAD), the closest town to our ferry and speedboat piers. Trat is the easternmost province of Thailand, very close to the Cambodian border and about 315 km from Bangkok. This is the jumping-off point to the islands of Koh Chang, Koh Maak and Koh Kood.
FLY FROM BANGKOK
Flights are operated by Bangkok Airways and go twice daily. The trip takes 45 minutes.
Bangkok Airways : +66(0) 2265 5678, +66(0) 2265 5555 (Bangkok Office) , +66(0) 39 52 5767-8 (Trat Office) Trat Airport Office : +66(0) 39 525776
BUS FROM BANGKOK
The easiest and most comfortable way to travel to Koh Kood is to break up your journey by spending a night in Trat. Previous customers who have tried to do the whole journey, door to door in one hit have arrived exhausted and frustrated. So we recommend you take an Air-Conditioned bus or the mini van from victory monement from either Ekkemai or Morchit Station in Bangkok to TRAT BUS TERMINAL. The journey takes around 5 hours.
Alternatively, if you want to take a bus directly from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, there is a company who offer Air-Con and Mini Buses to Trat Bus Terminal. It takes around 4 hours and costs 250 THB. Buses leave from the Airports 1st floor, Gate 8 at 7.40AM, and 11AM.
Once you arrive into Trat, there are a number of small guesthouses to choose from. We recommend POP Guesthouse. The rooms are clean and comfortable with hot water, around 300THB. A night in Trat will give you a chance to go to the ATM (no ATMs in Koh Kood) and buy anything else you want before going to Koh Kood. Your guesthouse will also arrange boat/ferry tickets for you and transfers to the pier on request.
More info about trad you can find on this link
In the morning you can either take the
Ninmoungkorn Express Boat – takes 2 hours and you will arrive into Aow Salad on the North East of Koh Kood. Price 350 THB
Speed boat – we recommend Ao Thai Speed Boat services which offer a free pick up taxi from your guesthouse in Trat. Ao Thai speed boat currently offers twice daily speed boats departing at 09:30 and 14:30 and arrives directly into our very own Bang Bao Bay. The trip takes around 1 hour. Price 600 THB
Anyone traveling from Pattaya can also take an Air-Con bus directly to Trat Bus Terminal.
Since you are now an Open Water Diver, it is time to explore even more of the underwater realm here at Koh Kood Divers. The PADI Advanced Open Water Course will prepare you to face a wider range of diving environments, as you make 5 more dives over 2 days. It’s an excellent course for fine tuning your diving skills and developing your confidence as a diver.
There are 2 compulsory dives in this course, and these are the DEEP DIVE and the NAVIGATION DIVE.
For your DEEP DIVE you will descend down to 30 metres and experience the thrill of diving that bit further into the ocean.
The NAVIGATION DIVE involves learning how to navigate using a compass, as well as discovering how to read the natural aspects of a dive site and using these to find your way around.
For the final 3 dives, you are free to choose from a selection of options. These include a Night Dive, Photography, Multi-Level, Naturalist Dive and Peak Performance Buoyancy, to name but a few.
Price: 13,500 THB BOOK NOW
Koh Kood Divers offers a wide range of diving courses to suit every level of experience. Whether you are just here for a few days and want to see what all the fuss is about, become certified as an Open Water Diver or continue your dive education to a higher level, there are a number of options to choose from. These courses are also available in a number of languages. We offer courses in English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish and Thai. At Koh Kood Divers we understand that you are also on holiday! So courses can be flexible in terms of fitting them around your schedule. Study can be made in your own time at your resort, if that suits, or if you want to take a little longer to complete your training, that’s fine too. Here is a bit of information about the courses we offer…
Special offer If you book direct true the web site or phone you get 10% discount