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
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
The EFR course takes 1 day and you will be taught how to deal with a variety of emergency scenarios including choking, shock hypothermia, bleeding, resuscitation and CPR. You will also learn about marine life and diving related injuries. This course is designed to prepare you to take the appropriate action when others may need your help. The course is open to everyone, whether you are a diver or not. It is a recognised first aid course and needs to be refreshed every 2 years.
RESCUE DIVER COURSE
During this course, we will teach you how to anticipate and respond to problems, and how to take care of other divers and yourself in an emergency. You will learn underwater search patterns for missing divers and rescue skills above and below the water. We will show you how to surface an unconscious diver using different lifting techniques, to get them out of the water and to resuscitate them. You will have a close look at Oxygen equipment, and how and when to use these systems. We will teach you to be a confident, aware and prepared diver, always ready to help. The rescue diver course is mandatory towards the DIVEMASTER course and so the first step to the professional Scuba Diving level.
The PADI rescue diver course is not only rewarding, but also really enjoyable and fun.
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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
The PADI Divemaster is the first level of professional diving. You are now an experienced diver, but perhaps you would like to make your passion your profession. Maybe you are considering a career change or simply need a change of lifestyle. As a PADI Divemaster, a world of opportunity will suddenly open up to you. You could go anywhere and meet people from all over the world. It’s an exciting and challenging program. This course will teach you how to become a responsible diver, able to take care of yourself and other divers. It is a fairly intensive course, but could be completed in as little as weeks. Or if you would like to spend longer and gain more experience, the Divemaster program is flexible and can be tailored to your individual needs and schedule, but remember, the more you put in, the more you will get out.
This program involves stamina tests and learning how to map dive sites. You will cover all the important aspects of scuba diving theory and learn how to organize dive tours and dive excursions. You will work closely with your instructors to expand your diving skills and knowledge to a professional level, following them as they lead other courses. You will also experience first-hand the day to day job of a Divemaster.
As a PADI Divemaster (DM) you will be certified to:
Act as certified instructional diving assistant to PADI instructors.
Supervise students in PADI experience programs for uncertified divers.
Supervise training and non training related diving activities.
Teach and certify PADI skin divers.
Conduct the PADI scuba review program for certified divers.
Enrol in PADI instructor level training.
As we mentioned before, flexibility is key to our approach at Koh Kood Divers. We understand that the Divemaster course fees can be somewhat overwhelming to travelers and students. So there is the possibility of working off some of your fees by working as part of our team. This not only helps you in terms of financial benefits, but it also gives you more experience as a DM and working as part of a dive school. You might also be helping us out too!