Postal Address: Buddha View Dive Resort, 45/1 Moo 3, Koh Tao, Suratthani 84280. Thailand
Telephone Numbers Tel: +66 (0) 2629 0470 , +66 77 456 074 Fax: +66 77 456 210 Mob: +66 (0) 854713815
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Dive Courses

Bubble Maker Boat Dive - Koh Tao - ThailandBubble Maker Boat Dive
Price 1,600 THB

Kids take to diving easily. It's a fascinating, memorable experience for their holidays. Ten year olds can go straight into an Open Water course . Eight and nine year olds can awaken an interest for the underwater world with Bubblemaker and Seal Team activities. Our staff will explore the underwater world with your children with a range of activities from simply breathing underwater through to photography and diving at night. All activities are conducted in less than 2 meters depth under close supervision and can be completed in a swimming pool or one of the local bays. Supervised boat dive in local bay
.

   

Bubble Maker Pool Dive - Koh Tao - ThailandBubble Maker Pool Dive
Price 900 THB
Kids take to diving easily. It's a fascinating, memorable experience for their holidays. Ten year olds can go straight into an Open Water course . Eight and nine year olds can awaken an interest for the underwater world with Bubblemaker and Seal Team activities. Our staff will explore the underwater world with your children with a range of activities from simply breathing underwater through to photography and diving at night. All activities are conducted in less than 2 meters depth under close supervision and can be completed in a swimming pool or one of the local bays. Supervised pool dive.

Discover Scuba Diving - Koh Tao - ThailandDiscover Scuba Diving
Price 2,000 THB

This is your chance to experience the thrill of diving in as little as half a day. You're out diving with barracudas and stingrays on a well supervised, shallow dive after some basic skills in shallow water and a review of basic dive theory.

This course gives credit, valid for one year, towards the Open Water and Scuba Diver certifications. You can also continue diving on well supervised dive tours.

   

 

Eco-Gold Open Water - Koh Tao - ThailandEco-Gold Open Water
Price 12,095 THB plus 950 THB for MRM certification.
4 or 5 day course with Marine Resource Management and Coral Reef Ecology (MRM) seminar and 2 dive specialty: fish and coral identification, the Naturalist specialty, OR extra work on buoyancy, the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty, OR souvenir snap shots with the Underwater Photographer Specialty, giving credit towards Advanced and Adventure certifications and Specialty certification.

    Open Water Diver - Koh Tao - ThailandOpen Water Diver
Price 9,000 THB
Your scuba diving license!
Learning to dive is about diving. So during this course, your introduction to the underwater world of Koh Tao, we take you on four training dives under instructor supervision to develop a feeling for diving, and shallow water sessions in both swimming pool and ocean bays.

Before we take you on your training dives we spend time in the swimming pool and the shallow water of one of our bays, allowing you to get familiar with the equipment and a few basic skills. We will spend more time in the water with you, recommending that you complete a four day course. The clear, calm waters of Koh Tao help develop confidence with a few basic skills and realize that you can breathe underwater.

This course also introduces you to the basics of diving theory. But don't worry. It's not like going back to school. Buddha View knows that you're on holiday, so we employ a complete system of teaching tools: manuals, videos and CD-ROM interactive learning, to make your time in the classroom fun and efficient. This gives you more time in the water, where you want to be on your holiday.

   

Completing the Open Water course gives you a certification card valid around the world You will receive discounted accommodation during your training and are entitled to the Buddha View Diver Privilege Card that gives you discounts on dive equipment, dive courses and tours around the world.

Open Water plus Advanced - Koh Tao - ThailandOpen Water plus Advanced
price 16,020 THB

Open Water plus Advanced full Open Water course plus an Advanced certification (beyond entry level certification completed with an additioanl five dives over 2 days) 16,020 Baht.

Open Water to Rescue - Koh Tao - ThailandOpen Water to Rescue
price 26,940 THB

Open Water to Rescue Diver 7-9 days: full Open Water course plus Advanced and Rescue Diver and CPR certifications. This is a must for anyone serious about becomng a competent diver.

    Scuba Diver - Koh Tao - ThailandScuba Diver
Price 6,500 THB
If you are a little bit short on time or feel a little bit nervous about committing to a whole Open Water Course the Scuba Diver course is designed for you. This is a limited certification course that can be completed in as little as one to two days and certifies you to dive with a dive professional to a maximum depth of twelve meters.

It is virtually half of a Open Water course and is valid as credit towards the Open water course forever.

Open Water to Divemaster - Koh Tao - ThailandOpen Water to Divemaster
Price 46,940 THB

Begin to GO-PRO: A Career in the Tropics: Open Water to Divemaster 25 days to a lifetime: full Open Water course plus Advanced, Rescue Diver and CPR certifications. Plus the Divemaster course. This is your chance to build up an immense amount of diving experience and come out certified as a dive professional. Your chance to start a life of sand, sea and diving. 51,940 THB for DM Internship Option,
25 day course 46,940 THB

 

   

Open Water to Divemaster (Internship) - Koh Tao - ThailandOpen Water to Divemaster (Internship)
price 51,940 THB
Begin to GO-PRO: A Career in the Tropics: Open Water to Divemaster 25 days to a lifetime: full Open Water course plus Advanced, Rescue Diver and CPR certifications. Plus the Divemaster course. This is your chance to build up an immense amount of diving experience and come out certified as a dive professional. Your chance to start a life of sand, sea and diving. 51,940 THB for DM Internship Option, 25 day course 46,940 THB

Open Water to Master Scuba Diver Trainer - Koh Tao - ThailandOpen Water to Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Price 111,740 THB

GO-PRO Master: A Career in the Tropics: Open Water to Master Scuba Diver Trainer 7 months to a lifetime: full Open Water course, Advanced, Rescue Diver and CPR certifications. Plus Divemaster Internship and Instructor Career Enhancement MSDT Internship package. This package truly turns the non-diver into an immensely employable and experienced dive professional.

   

Open Water Adventure - Koh Tao - ThailandOpen Water Adventure
SPECIAL PROMOTION: OPEN WATER ADVENTURE
4 days, two certifications.
Open water plus Adventure Diver certification. 13,900.00 THB plus materials.

 


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About Us

Who Are We? - Koh Tao - ThailandWho Are We?
A Little Bit About Buddha View

Buddha View Diving started in 1996 with a few sets of gear and tanks. The bungalows had been there for a few years already and had developed a reputation as a resort with great food and groovy music. Divers quickly found that they enjoyed the atmosphere of a resort and the dive business grew quickly.The money from the dive business has consistently been reinvested to improve resources and facilities. Today the diving facilities are some of the best in South East Asia. Buddha View Dive has also continued to grow as a member of PADIs International Resort Association. In 1997 Buddha View Diving became PADIs first Gold Palm IDC Resort in Thailand, recognizing Buddha View's excellent facilities and dive instructor courses conducted on the premises.

But one thing has not changed. Buddha View's popularity comes from a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere that was there right from the beginning.

   

Many of the staff from those first couple of years still remain and many of our divers come back year after year to immerse themselves in the atmosphere and lifestyle of Buddha View Dive Resort.

Our Resort - Koh Tao - ThailandOur Resort
Buddha View 5 Star Gold Palm Resort

Buddha View Dive Resort is on Chalok Baan Kao, the south side of Koh Tao. Great views and a relaxed beach ensure an enjoyable atmosphere. You can get athletic with a little bit of beach volleyball, or unwind in the chilled bar and excellent BBQ on the beach each evening.

The resort offers accommodation, swimming pool, snorkeling, restaurant and bar, as well as dive tours, courses and equipment. That's why Buddha View Dive Resort is a Gold Palm Resort, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors' (PADI) recognition of a great place to stay for the traveling diver, and that's why people return year after year to immerse themselves in the Buddha View lifestyle.

   

Choose accommodation that suits your budget and needs anywhere on Koh Tao. All transfers to and from the diving are free of charge. Just contact our staff and they'll find the resort you're after, whether its air con luxury or a little isolated bamboo hut. For our divers taking course we also offer accommodation discounts during your dive course. Check out the accommodation section for prices and choices. E-mail us for bookings and questions.

Our Qualifications & Resources - Koh Tao - ThailandOur Qualifications & Resources
Learn About Buddha View

Our qualifications:
Since 1997 Buddha View Dive has been a 5 Star Gold Palm IDC Resort. This is recognition from PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) of excellence in education and facilities for the traveling diver. A Gold Palm Resort, as opposed to a 5 Star Dive Center, must have facilities, dive boats, and accommodation/diving packages attractive to people on holidays. It is also a recognition of Buddha View IDC Resort's quality instructor training, the PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course).

   

Buddha View IDC Resort employs three full time instructor trainers, Course Directors Mark Soworka, Guy Corsellis and Satoru Kikuchi who oversee instructor development and training standards. A Gold Palm IDC Resort is your guarantee of facilities and educational quality to suit the travelling diver.

Resources at Buddha View:
For courses, Buddha View must be one of the best-equipped centers in South East Asia. On-site classrooms and swimming pool provide excellent teaching facilities. Professional courses are conducted at Buddha View's dedicated IDC center. Combine this with the ease of restaurant, beach BBQ and bar, e-mail, equipment retail outlet and accommodation all within the resort and you have facilities that will ensure a relaxed, enjoyable holiday experience.
To get you out diving Buddha View has opted for several smaller boats to offer you convenience and flexibility with scheduling and dive destinations. Buddha View operates a 3 x 250hp engine speed boat and a 2x 250hp engine speed boat, both fully equipped with tank ranks and dive platform, taking 20-25 divers comfortably. These boats allow access to further dive sites and are also available to groups for charter.

   

For more information check out Dive Tours. We also operate three larger in-board engine boats that have been converted for diving. Complete with sun deck and shade covered areas the Sangthong comfortably seats 25-30 divers and the Buddha View 1 and 2 up to 45 divers. All boats are equipped with GPS navigation, oxygen and safety equipment.

The dive rental equipment is US Divers and Aqualung regulators and Seaquest BCDs. All equipment is thoroughly maintained regularly by our Technician John and completely replaced every two to three years.
The resources of Buddha View Dive Resort will ensure your dive experience is relaxed and enjoyable.

 


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Start Diving

Where Should I Start? - Koh Tao - ThailandWhere Should I Start?
A Guide On Which Course To Choose

Taking your first breaths underwater on Koh Tao is the start of an exciting and unique experience. Your introduction to this new world can begin at Buddha View. Whether you are staying for an afternoon or a longer holiday, Buddha View instructors have a dive course to get you started on your underwater adventure. Those that have only an afternoon and want the experience of diving shallow coral gardens around Koh Tao, best to begin with the Discover Scuba Diving experience. If you have a little more time, a day or two, and want a more in depth course with a limited certification, the Scuba Diver course is for you. Those with three to four days have the opportunity to achieve the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Check out the approriate section for more information.

   

Dive Tours And Day Trips - Koh Tao - ThailandDive Tours And Day Trips
For Already Qualified Divers

Buddha View offers divers something different. With more boats we can tailor a dive trip to suit you. With our speed boats you can reach the more inaccessible dive sites easily and quickly. We offer special dive adventures and dedicated dive boats for certified and experienced divers.

Full day trips to Ang Thong Marine Park. First dive on Sail Rock and then onto the marine park for two dives, lunch on the beach and a leisurely stroll to an inland lagoon.
Special half day speed boat trips to Sail Rock
or Chumporn Pinnacles
Daily two dive morning tours to Koh Taos most exciting dive sites
Seasonal whale shark dives
Daily two dive afternoon tours to relaxed, colourful dive sites
Night dive barracuda hunting grounds every second night
Regular shark dives
Fresh water shower and snacks on board boats.

   

You have the chance to eat, sleep and breathe diving, or choose a more relaxed schedule with great dives in the morning and lie on the beach of an afternoon.

1 dive only = 1,000 Baht
2-5 dives = 900 Baht
6-9 dives = 800 Baht
10 dives + = 700 Baht

Full day deluxe speed boat trips. Ang Thong Marine Park - One dive at Sail Rock, the Gulf of Thailands most renowned dive site, then 2 dives at the Marine Park. Lunch on the beach and take a short trek to the lagoon, the setting of Alex Garlands The Beach. 4,800bht includes lunch, 3 dives and marine park fees. Book Now

Half Day Deluxe speed boat trip. Two dives at Sail Rock including breakfast. We return by midday, the speed boat making further dive sites accessible. This is your chance to enjoy schools of barracuda, the chance of whale sharks and descending The Chimney. 2,800bht includes breakfast and two dives.

10% discount for own equipment torch rental 150bht per dive.

   

All dive tours are supervised and briefed by our qualified DiveMaster team. All prices quoted include dive gear. If you have completed your dive course with Buddha View you will receive all regular dive trips for the special price of 700 Baht per dive.

Breath Hold Diving
Freediving Experiences On Koh Tao

Free diving, breath holding or apnea is for people who love the feeling of being underwater freely without the aid of artificial breathing equipment. You will enter another dimension where you become one with the serene and tranquil sea.

The Freediver Course is a course that takes you straight into this fascinating sport. You will learn breathing excercises that will take you deeper than you ever expected. Water sessions, theory and safety training included. This is a 2 Day course, max depth 15 metres. 4,500 Baht

The Advanced Freediver Course is an intensive course that will take you on deeper and longer dives. You will also be introduced to various disciplines in freediving: unassisted, static apnea and monofin. You will also learn advanced breathing and equalization techniques.
This is a 3 day course, max depth 40 metres. 7,000 Baht

    Bubblemaker Course
SEAL TEAM and BUBBLEMAKER

Seal Team (pool only) and Bubblemaker. For ages 8 above. Seal Team introduces kids to basic dive skills and knowledge in the pool plus an orientation to several cool aquamissions. Educational materials are available. Bubblemaker allows the kids to actually dive our shallow bays with fish, coral and that great diving experience.

Supervised boat dive in local bay - 1,600 Baht
Supervised pool experience - 900 Baht

DSD & Scuba Diver - Koh Tao - ThailandDSD & Scuba Diver
An Introduction To Diving

Discover Scuba Diving:
This is your chance to experience the thrill of diving in as little as half a day. You're out diving with barracudas and stingrays on a well supervised, shallow dive after some basic skills in shallow water and a review of basic dive theory. 2000 Baht Additional dives 1000bht

   

Scuba Diver:
If you are a little bit short on time or feel a little bit nervous about committing to a whole Open Water Course the Scuba Diver course is designed for you. This is a limited certification course that can be
completed in as little as one to two days and certifies you to dive with a dive professional to a maximum depth of twelve meters. It is virtually half of a Open Water course and is valid as credit towards the Open water course forever. 6,500 Baht

Open Water Diver Course - Koh Tao - ThailandOpen Water Diver Course
The Start of a New Adventure

From your first breaths underwater you'll be turning somersaults, weightless, in mid-water, hovering amidst schools of barracuda and hooked on exploring the coral reefs of Koh Tao. The PADI Open Water course will develop a fascination for diving and is your stepping stone into a world of underwater experiences.

The Open Water course includes four dive tours checking out a selection of Koh Tao dive sites and marine life.

   

We also begin in shallow water, becoming confident with a few basic skills and actually spend one extra afternoon in one of the bays working on your buoyancy skills, effectively giving you an extra dive. The Open Water course is scheduled to meet your needs. It can take as little as two days or we take as much time as you need to become a competent and confident entry level diver.
Contact us and we will make a schedule that suits you. Group size, number of days, language needs are all your decision.

   

Eco-Gold Open Water 4 or 5 day course with Marine Resource Management and Coral Reef Ecology (MRM) seminar and 2 dive specialty: fish and coral identification, the Naturalist specialty, OR extra work on buoyancy, the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty, OR souvenir snap shots with the Underwater Photographer Specialty, giving credit towards Advanced and Adventure certifications and Specialty certification. 12,095 Baht plus 950bht for MRM certification. Camera rental 1,200bht

Open Water plus Advanced full Open Water course plus an Advanced certification (beyond entry level certification completed with an additioanl five dives over 2 days) 16,020 Baht

Open Water to Rescue Diver 7-9 days: full Open Water course plus Advanced and Rescue Diver and CPR certifications. This is a must for anyone serious about becomng a competent diver. 26,940 Baht

Begin to GO-PRO: A Career in the Tropics: Open Water to Divemaster 25 days to a lifetime: full Open Water course plus Advanced, Rescue Diver and CPR certifications. Plus the Divemaster course. This is your chance to build up an immense amount of diving experience and come out certified as a dive professional. Your chance to start a life of sand, sea and diving. 51,940 Baht for DM Internship Option, 25 day course 46,940bht.

GO-PRO Master: A Career in the Tropics: Open Water to Master Scuba Diver Trainer 7 months to a lifetime: full Open Water course, Advanced, Rescue Diver and CPR certifications, plus Divemaster Internship and Instructor MSDT Internship package. This package truly turns the non-diver into an immensely employable and experienced dive professional. 111,740 Baht plus materials and fees.

 
 
 
 

Other Activities

Muay Thai Boxing - Sairee Stadium - Koh Tao - Thailand
Muay Thai Boxing - Sairee Stadium

Regular Fight Nights And Training Camp

Muay Thai is Thailand's national martial art. Thai boxers are adept at striking with knees, elbows, legs as well as punches. Island Muay Thai trains boxers from beginner to professional levels. Training instructors and competitors. Several Thai and European coaches conduct daily training sessions at Island Muay Thai Sairee Stadium. It is a great way to get fit for both men and women. Builds confidence and strength. Students of Island Muay Thai receive recognised certifications and a membership card that entitles you to use of training facilities, coaches and discounted entry to Island Muay Thai fight events.

   

Thursday nights are Fight Night on Koh Tao. Island Muay Thai presents high prize money fights featuring professional boxers from around Thailand and the rest of the world. A great night out on Koh Tao with the excitement and exhiliration of a truly cultural experience.

Environmental Projects - Koh Tao - ThailandEnvironmental Projects
Protecting Koh Tao's Beaches And Reefs

KOH TAO MARINE ECOLOGY MONITORING PROGRAMME
KOH TAO REEF SURVEY PROJECT

Buddha View IDC Resort in conjunction with Newcastle University, UK, actively promote environmental projects on Koh Tao, increasing awareness and knowledge of the aquatic environment and strengthening the local dive industry. Tom Hawkins, MSc Tropical Coastal Management and Mark Soworka, Course Director and Marine Resource Mangagement Instructor Trainer, have developed education programmes promoting an increased understanding of Koh Tao's diving environment.

   

 Marine Resource Management and Coral Reef Ecology seminars are held in conjunction with all Divemaster and Instructor training courses. These seminars are open to all and are promoted with package deals with all open water and advanced courses. Tom runs additional courses in coral and fish identifcation. Regular surveys on Koh Tao's coral reefs are conducted with additional training in identifying indicator species and laying transect lines.

Marine Resource Management and Reef Ecology plus PADI Naturalist Specialty: 1 or 2day coures. Free Reef Ecology seminar plus two dives identifying symbiotic behaviours and man made threats to KOh Tao's coral reefs. 3900 Baht plus free MRM certification.

Eco-Gold Open Water 4 or 5 day course with Marine Resource Management and Coral Reef Ecology (MRM) seminar and 2 dive specialty: fish and coral identification, the Naturalist specialty, OR extra work on buoyancy, the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty, OR souvenir snap shots with the Underwater Photographer Specialty, giving credit towards Advanced and Adventure certifications and Specialty certification. 12,650 Baht plus free MRM certification. Camera rental 1200bht.

   

Eco-Advanced Open Water 3 or 4 day course,total 6 dives, with Marine Resource Management and Coral Reef Ecology (MRM) seminar and 2 dive specialty: fish and coral identification, the Naturalist specialty, OR extra work on buoyancy, the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty, OR dive memories recorded with the Underwater Photographer Specialty. 10,250 Baht plus free MRM certification. Camera rental 1200bht.

Reef Survey Introduction Programme: Minimum Advanced level diver. Full day on the boat with basic reef survey techniques the evening before. Includes lunch. 2500 Baht plus free MRM certification.

ECO-Dive Instructor SUMMER PROMOTION- IDC, Prep, EFRI Marine Resource Management Instructor - just 36900bht (normally 44000bht)

Newcastle University and Mr Tom Hawkins Reef Survey training Programme: Minimum Advanced level diver. 4 day programme. Includes basic biology, ecology and fish, invertebrate and substrate identification.

   

Survey techniques trainign with three water sessions. Includes free Marine Resource Management and Coral Reef Ecology (MRM) seminar . 8000 Baht plus free MRM certification. Plus 1950bht for Reef Check Materials (methods dvd, c-card, folder, & waterproof field guide) Additional Half day reef surveys just 1500bht.

When The Sun Goes Down...
Buddha On The Beach

After a "heavy" days diving theres no better place to hang out than at "Buddha on the Beach. The beach front location makes it Chalok's most popular bar and it's is a cool place to hang out with the real island-style chilled out vibe. Join the DMTs, Dive masters and Instructors for an unforgettable night and enjoy frequent live music and an eclectic mix of indie, funk and alternative. Ask Pong or Tilek to make you their favorite cocktail, fix you a Special Night Dive or check their special shots such as Bubblegum, Wasabi and Jackass.

"Buddha on the Beach" opens daily at 16.30 until late and will definitely bring you many nights to remember!

   

Diving & Trekking Packages - Koh Tao - ThailandDiving & Trekking Packages
Koh Tao And Chiang Mai Package

Whilst SCUBA diving is a must on the things to do in Thailandagenda there are plenty of other activities in other parts of Thailand that must also be pursued and trekking in Chiangmai is high on everyones list ..!

Therefore we have teamed up with a great trekking company in Chiangmai to offer the above and below, north and south, diving and trekking experience!

By now you will have read all about the SCUBA diving on Koh Tao offered by Buddha View dive resort in the Buddha View website so lets explain all about Chiangmai, the trekking and our packages.

Trekking in Chiangmai
Chiangmai is a city built on the roots of a traditional heritage that digs deep into the soil of time. For tourists, the name Chiangmai brings to mind a tranquil and fascinating land with beautiful ladies and colorful flowers plus a rich culture and diverse tradition.

   

Named "Rose of the North" for the abundance of flowers that thrive in its cooler mountain climate, Chiangmai has grown from its origin as a small northern Lanna capital to become a city representative of modern Thai culture. The people themselves are an unforgettable part of Chiangmai.

Handicrafts made from silk, silver and wood are timeless souvenirs for visitors to take home. Along with all this, a wide variety of accommodations, restaurants and entertainment establishments helps make Chiangmai one of Thailand's prime tourist attractions.

Chiangmai is 700 kilometers north of Bangkok and is nestled in a valley 310 meters (1,027 feet) above sea level. There are mountains all around the valley rising to heights of more than 2,500 meters. The highest mountain is Doi Inthanon which, at 2,565 meters, is Thailand's highest peak.

Chiangmai has a cooler and drier climate than other parts of Thailand. It has three main seasons : cool (late October to mid-February); summer (late February to May) and rainy (June to October). Average temperatures are 21 degrees Centigrade during the cool season; 30 degrees Centigrade during summer; and 25 degrees Centigrade during the rainy season.

   

Just to the north of Chiangmai lies the sleepy town of Pai surrounded by mountains, jungles and hill tribes and this is where our trekking tours take place.

THE 3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS TREKKING TOUR IN PAI
For 3 days and 2 nights we will walk you around the beautiful Pai area with a local guide who will educate you all about the northern flora and fauna. You will sleep in the villages of the local hill tribes and observe and learn about their traditions whilst enjoying the peace and tranquility of the jungle. Our local guide will cook traditional northern Thai food for you in the evenings whilst you recover from the days exertions and will explain anything you need to know about hill tribe life and culture.

Each Chiangmai trekking tour INCLUDES -
1. All meals (first day lunch to the last day lunch)
2. Elephant riding
3. Bamboo rafting
4. White water rafting (in the rainy season )
5. 2 nights accommodation in hill tribe villages
6. Insurance
7. Local guide
8. Return transport from Chiangmai to Pai

   

PACKAGES - DIVING IN KOH TAO & TREKKING IN CHIANGMAI - Koh Tao - ThailandPACKAGES - DIVING IN KOH TAO & TREKKING IN CHIANGMAI
This is a big favourite We realize that many people traveling to Thailand wish to make both a trekking tour in Chiangmai and a PADI dive course on Koh Tao so weve combined both activities with transport in between Here are the different packages -

Package A
Transport from Bangkok to Chiangmai by VIP bus.
3 days/2 nights Chiangmai trekking tour.
Transport from Chiangmai to Bangkok by VIP bus.
Transport from Bangkok to Koh Tao by VIP bus and Catamaran.
PADI open water course with Buddha View.
4 nights accommodation at Buddha View.
PADI open water manual.
Price 12,600 Baht

Package B
Transport from Bangkok to Chiangmai by VIP bus.
3 days/2 nights Chiangmai trekking tour.
Transport from Chiangmai to Bangkok by VIP bus.
Transport from Bangkok to Koh Tao by VIP bus and Catamaran.
PADI advanced course with Buddha View.
2 nights accommodation at Buddha View.
PADI advanced manual.
Price 11,300 Baht

   

Package C
Transport from Bangkok to Chiangmai by VIP bus.
3 days/2 nights Chiangmai trekking tour.
Transport from Chiangmai to Bangkok by VIP bus.
Transport from Bangkok to Koh Tao by VIP bus and Catamaran.
PADI EFR/rescue course with Buddha View.
4 nights accommodation at Buddha View.
PADI EFR/rescue manuals.
Price 14,900 Baht

Package D
Transport from Bangkok to Koh Tao by VIP bus and Catamaran.
PADI open water course with Buddha View.
4 nights accommodation at Buddha View.
PADI open water manual.
Transport from Koh Tao to Bangkok by Catamaran and VIP bus.
Transport from Bangkok to Chiangmai by VIP bus.
3days/2 nights Chiangmai trekking tour.
Price 13,100 Baht

Package E
Transport from Bangkok to Koh Tao by VIP bus and Catamaran.
PADI advanced course with Buddha View.
2 nights accommodation at Buddha View.
PADI advanced manual.
Transport from Koh Tao to Bangkok by Catamaran and VIP bus.
Transport from Bangkok to Chiangmai by VIP bus.
3 days/2 nights Chiangmai trekking tour.
Price 11,800 Baht

   

Package F
Transport from Bangkok to Koh Tao by VIP bus and Catamaran.
PADI EFR/rescue course with Buddha View.
4 nights accommodation at Buddha View.
PADI EFR/rescue manuals.
Transport from Koh Tao to Bangkok by Catamaran and VIP bus.
Transport from Bangkok to Chiangmai by VIP bus.
3 days/2 nights Chiangmai trekking tour.
Price 15,400 Baht

Package G the freestyle package
You tell us what you want and how you want it and we will customize to suit your needs with the best possible price .!

None of these packages are too rigid so if you want an extra few days in Chiangmai between heading to Koh Tao or visa versa just let us know .. remember you choose !

All prices are based on a single person so if there are two or more persons then the prices will be slightly cheaper when sharing accommodation at Buddha View.

If you have any special requirements you wish to add or take out from a package or wish to upgrade accommodation on Koh Tao just let us know remember you choose !

Whatever you choose you are guaranteed a great time !

   

Watersports - Koh Tao - ThailandWatersports
Wakeboards, Waterskis and Kayaks

Waterski-ing, wakeboarding, banana and tyre rides, snorkeling with the sharks and exploratory trips around the island - just a few of the things on offer when you're taking a bit of time out from diving. Situated right on the beachfront in Mae Haad, the busy watersports company can help you with any of the following:

Waterski-ing and Wakeboarding
As the first and only place to waterski and wakeboard on Koh Tao, we always find the calmest waters on the island and and offer expert tuition at all levels. Whether you want to give it a go for the first time, or improve your technique, there are few things more exhilarating than zipping across the crystal waters of Koh Tao, or taking a few jumps on the wakeboard as the sun is going down.

Kayaking and Snorkeling
We rent out snorkeling equipment and one, two or three man kayaks so you can head off and explore the island on your own.

   

We can always point you in the right direction of the best places whether you want a lazy day in the sun, or to snorkel with the sharks as they come out for their afternoon feed...!

Banana Boat and Tyre riding
If you're an adrenalin junkie , we offer exciting rides along the coast on our 5 man banana - or even take on one of your friends in a tyre bashing competition as you skim along in the boat's wake!
It is also possible to book our speedboat by the hour and take out whatever equipment you like - banana, tyres, skis, boards, snorkels - and this makes a great trip out with a group of friends.

Longtail Boat trips around the island
Buddha View also offers longtail boat day trips around the island so you can get to some of the more remote and uninhabited beaches, only accessible by boat - and visit places such as Shark Island, Mango Bay and the idyllic sand islands of Koh Nang-Yuan.

Thai Culture
Learn About The Country You're Visiting

With a little bit of effort you can immerse yourself in the local culture. Much of the island remains coconut plantations.

   

Thai Culture - Koh Tao - ThailandA walk around and you will often see nuts being collected by monkeys or the husks been burnt to produce charcoal. Locals handcraft unique jewellery and bags from the coconut shell, for sale in some of the roadside stores.

Local fishermen are happy to take travelers out fishing. Andy at Tatoo Bar is good to get in touch with for the fishing trip and a few beers. Maybe you can keep your catch and enroll in a Thai cooking class, learning a couple of basic Thai dishes like a coconut curry and a papaya salad. Just e-mail with any questions.

Taking It Easy! - Koh Tao - ThailandTaking It Easy!
Your In Thailand... Chill Out For A While

Part of a tropical paradise is just lying on the beach and letting the world go by. You will lose track of time on Koh Tao. There are a myriad of little beaches dotting the south and east coasts of Koh Tao.

   

A short walk over a headland and you can discover a beach devoid of travelers, a beach to yourself. If you are into walking there are also walks up into the mountains, for great views and the occasional glimpse of the enormous monitor lizards indigenous to the island.

If you're lazy, you can see it all by boat, hiring one of the local longtails to take you around the island with a bit of fishing or snorkeling. Or, if you're even lazier still, buy a postcard and lie on the beach in front of Buddha View Resort.

Spa, Massage And Yoga - Koh Tao - Thailand
Spa, Massage And Yoga
The Ultimate In Exercise And Relaxation

The Thai's have been practicing their own particular brand of massage for nearly 2000 years. And it isn't just a muscle manipulation either.

   

It's based on the freeing of blockages in an invisible system of energy lines linking 10 different areas of your body - and it actually does work! Aches and pains are manipulated away, leaving you with extra vitality and an overall feeling of calm and well-being.

Jira's Spa, located opposite the post office in Mae Haad, can offer full Thai massage or if you don't have a lot of time between dives, simple head, neck, shoulder or foot massages.
If you really want to indulge, why not go for a herbal steam sauna or a body wrap with papaya and carrot.

Prices start at 100 baht for simple waxing up to 990 baht for the 3 hour 'Island Experience' which includes herbal steam sauna, skin treatment and foot massage.

Relax. Unwind. Massage, meditation, sauna, Tai Chi, all soak up time on Koh Tao. Treat yourself to days of relaxation. Courses in Yoga, meditation, Tai Chi and Reiki are also available around the island. Koh Tao is definitely a relaxing experience.

   

Places To Eat On Koh Tao - Koh Tao - Thailand
Places To Eat On Koh Tao
A Few Of The Best

Concidering that a few years ago there was mostly only Thai cuisine, there is now a wide variety of world class international restaurants.

Koh Tao offers great places to eat, from pizzas and steaks, at French owned Cafe del Sol, to unique Thai cuisine at The Famous House just up the road from Buddha View.If you are staying at Buddha View on Chalok Baan Kao you can enjoy the renowned nightly BBQ with fresh seafood, steaks and salads.

If all you need a simple and quick snack, fresh food markets and street stalls offer tropical fruit, BBQ type grills and Thai dishes prepared on the spot.

   

If you love food, then Koh Tao will entice the palate as well as spark the adventure of diving.

 

Take It Further

What Courses Come Next?
Why Not Try An Advanced Course

What Courses Come Next? - Koh Tao - ThailandAs a certified diver the adventure begins. The Adventure Diver and Advanced Diver certifications are a day or two introduction to a world of adventures that you can find underwater. Specialties will take you deeper into these different types of diving from a 40meter dive with the Deep Diver, deco diving with the TecRec to a greater environmental awareness with Naturalist and Marine Resource Mangement specialties. Buddha View instructors will take you on this adventure.

   

Rescue and Emergency First Response (EFR) will increase your understanding of diver related first aid, creating a confident and able diver. These are alos the steps through to going pro and making a career in the tropics.

Technical Diving
With Buddha View

Buddha View Technical Diving teaches DSAT courses. DSAT offers a series of qualifications and even offers 2 technical courses aimed at recreational divers who are either just curious or uncertain of making the full commitment to technical diving. Compromising of knowledge development, practical applications and diving, each course is designed to build knowledge and skills steadily and thoroughly.

Great Environment
For technical diving Koh Tao offers all the elements required, its warm, calm and clear waters ensure your training is undertaken in ideal conditions. If you are lucky you could be joined on your decompression stops by one of the many whale sharks that pass by Koh Tao.

   

As you progress in your training, you will be able to visit some of Koh Taos stunning WWII wrecks*. Wreck sites range in depths from 50-85m making them ideal for technical diving.

JUST CURIOUS AND WANNA TRY IT OUT?

Discover Tec - Koh Tao - ThailandDiscover Tec
A simple, shallow taster dive. Get in the gear and have a go. Its an exciting experience to try even if you would never choose further technical training. Its something different and every diver will find it interesting and will learn something new.
1/2 Day. Min Cert Level Open Water with 10 dives.

Tec Basics
A recreational orientation to technical diving. A new speciality, which can be counted towards a Master Scuba Diver rating, Tec Basics is a four dive course. This course is based within recreational limits, can be counted towards further technical training and is an excellent introduction to technical diving methodology.
2 Days. Min Cert Level - Advanced and Eanx 13,000bht

   

Apprentice Tec - Koh Tao - ThailandWANNA TAKE IT FURTHER?

Apprentice Tec
This is level one of the technical qualifications. Its a no-stop multi-gas qualification, meaning the diver can extend their no stop time by carrying and switching to oxygen richer gases.
4 Days. Min Cert level Advanced, Eanx and Deep 40,000bht.

Tec Deep
This is level 2 of the technical qualifications. It qualifies the diver to exceed no-stop time and accelerate their decompression by switching to higher oxygen nitrox blends.
8/9 Days. Min Cert level Advanced, Deep, Eanx and Rescue. 75,000bht

Trimix
The final course in the spectrum is the Trimix course, qualifying the divers to go beyond the narcotic and toxic depth limits imposed by air.
7 Days. Min cert level Tec Deep. 85,000bht

For more information, course details, prices or any questions, please contact us

*Deep Wrecks
All the wrecks have been located over the last 3 years and are truly untouched. Koh Tao now boasts in the region of 20 excellent wreck dives with many more waiting to be discovered. Some wrecks still remain unidentified and all sit just as they sank. Huge freighters, POW ships, drill ships, tankers, munitions carriers and even a US WWII submarine can be counted amongst historical wrecks littering the Gulf of Thailand.

 
 
 
 

Advanced Diving
With Buddha View Dive Resort

The Advanced Open Water course allows you to get a taste of different underwater experiences - explore the wonders of deep diving on Chumporn Pinnacle, the mystery of diving at night amongst the feeding barracudas of Nangyuan, the freedom of being able to navigate your own way around a dive site or just snap a few pictures of your underwater adventures to amaze your friends

Special Promotion
The Advanced Open Water Diver course involves two compulsory adventure dives, deep and navigation, plus three dives that you choose from dives such as Night, Photography, Naturalist or Search and Recovery. This course can be completed in as little as two days, but has a flexible schedule to suit your holidays. Courses and materials are available in most languages. To get even more from your dives you can combine with specialty courses, developing your interests even further.

ATTENTION! Materials: 700 Baht in addition to course cost.
PADI standards state all students must their have own Adventures In Diving manual and slate.

   

Eco-Advanced Open Water 3 or 4 day course,total 6 dives, with Marine Resource Management and Coral Reef Ecology (MRM) seminar and 2 dive specialty: fish and coral identification, the Naturalist specialty, OR extra work on buoyancy, the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty, OR dive memories recorded with the Underwater Photographer Specialty. 10,260 Baht plus free MRM certification. Camera rental 1200bht.

Advanced Open Water to Rescue Diver 4-6 days: full Advanced plus Rescue Diver and CPR certifications. This is a must for anyone serious about becomng a competent diver. 18,720Baht.

Enriched Air Advanced Diver Package Extend Your Time. 2 days, 2 certifications. 10,800 plus 27,00bht for materials.

Begin to GO-PRO: A Career in the Tropics: Advanced Open Water to Divemaster 18 days to a lifetime: full Advanced, Rescue Diver and CPR certifications, plus the Divemaster course. This is your chance to build up an immense amount of diving experience and come out certified as a dive professional. Your chance to start a life of sand, sea and diving. 43,720 Baht for DM Internship Option, 18 day course 38,720bht.

   

GO-PRO Instructor: A Career in the Tropics: Advanced Open Water to Instructor: One month to a lifetime: full Advanced, Rescue Diver and CPR certifications, plus Divemaster course and Instructor Silver Package. Establish a great career in the tropics as a PADI Dive Instructor. 83,620 bht plus materials and fees.

GO-PRO Master: A Career in the Tropics: Advanced Open Water to Master Scuba Diver Trainer 6 weeks to a lifetime: full Advanced, Rescue Diver and CPR certifications, plus Divemaster Internship and Instructor MSDT Internship package. This package truly turns the novice diver into an immensely employable and experienced dive professional. 103,520 Baht plus materials and fees.

GO-PRO Staff: A Career in the Tropics: Advanced Open Water to Staff Instructor: 8 weeks to a lifetime: full Advanced, Rescue Diver and CPR certifications, plus Divemaster Internship, Instructor Career Enhancement Internship package and PADI Staff Instructor. Not only making you an employable and experienced instructor, but well on the way to Course Director with a certification that allows you to teach Assistant instructors and assist on Instructor courses 115,520 Baht plus materials and fees.

   

Advanced Open Water - Koh Tao - ThailandAdvanced Open Water 2 days, 5 dives including Deep and navigation dives, max depth 30m, 7,800 Baht.

The Adventure Diver certification is any three of these adventure dives. This course can be completed in as little as one day. 6,000 Baht.

EFR and Rescue Diver
Become A More Confident Diver

What better way is there to develop your confidence in the water and prepare you for professional level courses than learning that you could take care of someone having a problem? EFR training is good to possess for all circumstances. To realize that you could help someone in the water that has problems makes your own diving second nature. This is a course that we take very seriously, but also make a lot of fun, providing training in realistic scenarios with a touch of humour.

   

Special Promotion
Over a minimum of two days we conduct classes in treating with oxygen, responding to distressed divers above and below the water and focus on preventing problems. Rescue training is a must for the active enthusiastic diver. It is also the beginning of a career in diving and leads into the divemaster and instructor courses. Check out the package deals. EFR and CPR training are prerequisites for completion of a PADI Rescue Diver course. We can complete this training for you, or accept other valid certifications.

EFR and Rescue Diver - Koh Tao - Thailand

ATTENTION! Materials: 700 Baht in addition to Rescue course cost. 500 Baht in addition to EFR Cost.
PADI standards state all rescue students must their have own rescue manual and slate. EFR students must have their own EFR manual.

   

Emergency First Response EFR one day course in first Aid and CPR. 3,000bht plus materials.

Rescue Diver 2-3 day course in diving rescue scenarios and skills. 8,800bht plus materials.

Rescue & EFR 10,920bht plus materials.

Emergency Oxygen Provider DAN or PADI, 1 day scenario practice with oxygen use for emergency situations. Invaluable for the avid diver. 3,500bht plus 500bht for manual.

SPECIAL PROMOTION: Rescue, EFR and O2 Provider: 3 days, 3 certifications.
13,420bht plus 17,00bht for materials.

Begin to GO-PRO: A Career in the Tropics: Rescue Diver to Divemaster 16 days to a lifetime: full Rescue Diver and CPR certifications, plus the Divemaster course. This is your chance to build up an immense amount of diving experience and come out certified as a dive professional. Your chance to start a life of sand, sea and diving. 35,920 Baht for DM Internship Option, 16 day course 30,920bht.

   

GO-PRO Instructor: A Career in the Tropics: Rescue Diver to Instructor: One month to a lifetime: full Rescue Diver and CPR certifications, plus Divemaster course and Instructor Career Start Package. Establish a great career in the tropics as a PADI Dive Instructor. 75,820bht, plus materials and fees.

GO-PRO , Koh Tao - ThailandGO-PRO Master: A Career in the Tropics: Rescue Diver to Master Scuba Diver Trainer 6 weeks to a lifetime: full Rescue Diver and CPR certifications, plus Divemaster Internship and Instructor Career Enhancement MSDT Internship package. This package truly turns the novice diver into an immensely employable and experienced dive professional. 95,720bht plus materials and fees.

GO-PRO Staff: A Career in the Tropics: Rescue Diver to Staff Instructor: 8 weeks to a lifetime: full Rescue Diver and CPR certifications, plus Divemaster Internship, Instructor Career Enhancement MSDT Internship package and PADI Staff Instructor.

   

Not only making you an employable and experienced instructor, but well on the way to Course Director with a certification that allows you to teach Assistant instructors and assist on Instructor courses 107,720bht plus materials and fees.

Specialty Diver Courses
Take The Challenge
Specialties give you a chance to pursue areas of interest in more detail, giving you greater knowledge and more diving experience. For some specialties you will need Advanced Open Water or Adventure diver certification, others you can begin straight after an Open Water course.

Specialites can be packaged together for great savings, or a package of five specialties together with the Rescue Diver certification results in Master Scuba Diver certification, the highest non-professional ranking in PADI. You will receive discounted accommodation during your training and are entitled to the Buddha View Diver Privilege Card that gives you discounts on dive equipment and dive courses and tours around the world.

Some specialties to dive into:
Enriched Air
: extend your bottom time with nitrox (increased percentages of oxygen).

   

Gives you the chance to get the most out of 20-30 meter dives. This is also your stepping stone to technical diving. 4,000bht , materials are an additional 2,000bht (includes manual and tables).

Wreck Diver - Koh Tao - ThailandWreck Diver: 4 dives. 2 dives on shallow wrecks looking at wreck diving techniques plus two exciting deep wreck dives off dedicated tech diving boat. Includes introduction to technical diving procedures. 9,900bht plus 600bht manual.

Equipment specialty: Half day introduction to dive equipment maintenance with resident equipment technician. 3,500bht.

Oxygen Provider: Full day thorough overview of oxygen systems and diving emergency scenarios. 4,000bht plus 600bht manual.

Digital Photography: 2 dives including camera rental, instruction on photographic techniques and photo-shop editing skills. 5,500 plus 600bht manual . Special Promotion Feb 15th to June 30th 2009. Course offers a 15% discount from Intova digital camera purchase.

   

Naturalist/Marine Resource Management: Two dives focusing on reef life identification and functions. Includes half day seminar on reef ecology and marine resource management. 4,500bht.

Deep Diver: 4 dives with a dive to 40 meters. Overview of deep diving techniques, planning, physiological concerns and safety procedures. Includes tech diving orientation. 5,900 plus 600bht manual.

Videography: 4 dives including video camera hire and training in video techniques and editing. 16000bht. Special Promotion - One month internship 33,000bht.

Triggerhappy Videography Internship: 2- 4 weeks / UNLIMITED DIVES
This internship provides you a professional environment and on the job training to master videography skills. With unlimited dives and guidance from the trigger happy team you will soon be able to produce videos to a professional standard, working with the team on a daily basis as they film and produce movies to DVD for Buddha View divers. The internship covers diving/ filming techniques, editing and DVD production as well as film theory to a very technical standard.

   

It will train you to professional level enabling you to travel anywhere in the world with a fabulous job skill to offer.

 


 

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Becoming A Padi Professional - Koh Tao - Thailand

Becoming A Padi Professional
With Buddha View Dive Resort

Buddha View IDC Resort is one of the most successful instructor training centers in South East Asia. With the only dedicated Instructor training facilities on Koh Tao and 4 full time Course Directors Buddha View Dive is one of the best choices for your professional training. The dive industry is a great career. Whether you are a computer programmer stuck behind a desk, glued to a screen, or a mechanic tired of scrubbing the grease off your hands each night, or simply just lost for direction in life, diving offers a great career and loads of opportunity. It is your chance to live in the tropics. Our Divemaster and instructor

   

programmes are aimed at starting you off on a sucessful career in the dive industry, with job placement throughout Thailand, Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa. Koh Tao certifies more than half of all certifications in Thailand. This is the place to start off your diving career.

The first step is the Divemaster course, training as a dive guide. Buddha View offers unique divemaster programmes with traineeships gaining experience in all facets of the dive industry and scheduled theory, positioning and problem solving workshops with Course Director Mark Soworka. Then on to Assistant Instructor and IDC (Instructor Development Course) to qualify as a dive instructor. Buddha View has maintained the highest success rates on Koh Tao IDCs for close to a decade. We were the first to introduce post-IDC MSDT Internships on Koh Tao creating experienced, employable instructors. We do know that our best advertising is you going out and getting a good job in the dive industry, so we have a strong committment to job placement.

All dive professional training includes seminars on Marine Resource Management and Reef Ecology. As dive professionals it is important that you have a good understanding of how the reef works and what practices you can encourage to maintain healthy reefs.

   

We also work closely with C-PAD, a non-profit environmental organisation based in the U.S. and Thailand, offering training to university groups and dive professionals in environmental reserach of the reefs around Koh tao. Buddha View IDC Resort is the only dive resort incorporating this training into our dive professional courses.

You can begin your dive professional training today with Mark Soworka's unique on-line learning. Check out more in this Go-Pro section for advice and information about your dive professional training.

Instructor Development Course
Dive into a Career

Our PADI dive instructor development courses have:

A 100% success rate
Guaranteed Dive Instructor Exam pass
Mark Soworka, a truly experienced Course Director with over 2000 instructor level certifications
Great job placement opportunity
The chance for all candidates to assist experienced instructors and develop real world skills
Tech diving orientation

   

Reef ecology seminar
Dedicated instructor development facilities
ON-line learning available to Start your IDC Today. We offer home delivery of materials.
Professional discount for equipment packages

No where else offers similar quality to our PADI dive instructor development courses.

Career Start: Eco-Dive instructor plus Master Scuba Diver Trainer prep including Enriched Air* Instructor and /or Oxygen Provider* instructor and curriculum vitae development and job placement. All instructor packages include Marine Resource Management and Coral Reef Ecology Seminar and tech intro free of charge 52000bht plus PADI fees.

Career Internship Package: Career Start package plus MSDT internship assisting on courses after the IDC with experienced instructors, certifying at least 25 divers, curriculum vitae development and job placement. All instructor packages include Marine Resource Management and Coral Reef Ecology Seminar and tech intro free of charge 59 000bt plus PADI fees.

*Require basic Oxygen Provider and/or Enriched Air Dive certifications. Discounted to 3500bht per certification with these packages.

   

Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Achieve More as an Instructor

Start your career on a strong footing. The Master Scuba Diver Prep course increases your employment opportunities by developing your ability to teach specialty courses and, as an added extra we involve sales training, helping you market yourself to prospective employers and promote your courses. During this program we also help you put together a resume, preparing you to go out and find work. We assist with job placement through our many contacts from Thailand, and the rest of the world.
The MSDT prep looks specifically at teaching five different PADI specialties (can choose front he list below) and can be completed in as little as 5 days. The MSDT Internship combines the MSDT prep with the instructor internship and concentrates on developing real world teaching experience and job placement.

Internship Option:
Buddha View Dive Resort offers you the chance to stay on, post-IDC, developing your confidence and experience by assisting our experienced instructors. Learn tricks of the trade and get your first certifications through one of the most successful dive education centers in South East Asia.

   

This is a great leg up to finding employment in the dive industry and the local area, developing essential real life experience. Conducted over an unlimited amount of time and can be combined with MSDT prep.

Specialty instructors:
Teaching Specialties is a way to develop your diving interests. You get to escape clearing masks in a
shallow bay and start doing the type of diving that fascinates you. Specialty instructors have the training to develop a student divers interests in the types of diving we find fascinating. Mark Soworka can teach you a wide range of instructor specialties. Specialty Instructor courses can be conducted separately or in conjunction with the MSDT options 1 and 2. Combine these courses with our NEW Dive Resort Management course.

Tech Diving specials for Buddha View Instructor candidates
MSDT Prep
Specialty Instructor status in five specialties Choose from Deep, Enriched Air*, Naturalist, Equipment, Oxygen Provider*, Multilevel and Computer Diver, Night, Marine Resource Management, Digital Underwater Photography Diver Propulsion Vehicle, or Navigator. Workshops and presentations, plus dives conducted in these areas. 6 days. 13,000bht.

   

Teaching Internship practical internship giving real life teaching experience on a range of courses from open water to Rescue and Divemaster. Includes your initial certifications and help putting together a resume. 14,000bht.

MSDT Internship MSDT Prep plus teaching internship. Complete your training with great employment opportunities. 19,900bht.

*Require basic Oxygen Provider and/or Enriched Air Dive certifications. Discounted to 3500bht per certification with these packages.

Wreck Diving Instructor Specialty includes 2 dive trip on dedicated tech diving boat. Add 4,500bht to these packages.

Videographer Instructor specialty is15,000bht, or just 11,000bht with any of these packages.

Videographer Internship: I month training in video techniques and editing. Gives you the chance of employment as a videographer plus videographer instructor rating. 33,000bht.

SPECIAL PROMOTION - Resort Management course 25,000bht.

   

Staff Instructor (must be MSDT qualified) increase your skills with evaluation and counseling practice completed during an IDC. Allows you to teach Assistant Instructors and increases employment opportunities. 16,000bht plus slates. Discounted to 12,000bht with MSDT packages.

Resort Management Course with MSDT Internship and Staff 50,000bht.

Our IDC Facilities
The Only Purpose Built IDC Building

Buddha Views IDC Center is amongst the best IDC dedicated facilities in the world. Our IDC candidates have the advantage of learning in a center, set apart from the rest of the dive school, solely for the use of our IDC candidates. This ensures a relaxed, organized atmosphere. For your use there is an amphi-theater equipped with LCD projector, computer based learning, library of diving reference materials and your individual workspace. It's a comfortable learning environment. There are additional classrooms, allowing us to split into smaller groups for your presentations, plus a lounge room, smoking room, tranquil Chinese garden, toilets and kitchen. All rooms are air-conditioned.

   

Our IDC Facilities - Koh Tao - ThailandAll candidates have a personal locker and equipment storage area. The facility is open for your convenience for use during study time as well as classroom lectures, conveniently situated across the road from accommodation and the restaurant used for IDC meals. Confined water sessions are conducted in Buddha Views swimming pool. Open water sessions are accessed by one of Buddha Views custom built speed boats. Water sessions are reached easily and conducted smoothly and efficiently, allowing you more time in the water where the learning takes place.

Excellent facilities for your IDC help us maintain extremely successful IDCs conducted in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

Course Director
Mark Soworka

A decade as a PADI Course Director has given me the opportunity to meet a load of really nice people. The network that you develop after a bit of time in the dive industry spreads around the world.

   

Many dive shop mangers, owners and course directors from Koh Tao to the Maldives, Mozambique to Cairns, have completed training and internships with me. This network of friends is why I still enjoy working in the dive industry and is the strength of our job placement programmes.
My commitment to the PADI Instructor programme is not simply getting you through the PADI Instructor exam. In ten years, with over 1000 instructor level certifications, I have maintained a 99% success rate on PADI instructor programmes, which must be one of the highest success rates worldwide. The real strength of my PADI instructor programmes is that they are about getting you a rewarding and successful career in the dive industry. PADI Dive Master and PADI Instructor programmes make you a competent dive professional. Dive Careers PADI Dive Master and PADI Instructor programmes add loads of extras that help make you a successfully employed dive professional.

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