Learn to Dive

“The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish”. Descend below the surface, exist amongst the ocean and experience the underwater wonders. Alvaro Diving would love to teach you how to breathe underwater!

 Discover Scuba Diving Course

Discover Scuba Diving Course

Have you been wondering what it’s like to breathe underwater? A Discover Scuba Diving is the perfect way to find out what scuba diving is really like before you take the Open Water Course.

It’s one dive, started in very shallow waters, where you will be practicing a couple of skills previously briefed by your instructor. This usually takes 10-15 minutes, and then you will go for your first dive down to 6 meters maximum. You may enjoy a dive of approximately one hour! Once this first dive completed, additional dives can be done (12 meters maximum).

1 dive or more (1 day)

12 metres

First Discover Scuba Diving dive = 2000 ฿

Additional Discover Scuba Diving dive = 1000 ฿

 Open Water Course

Open Water Course

The Open Water Course is the first level of certification as an independent scuba diver. Your diving license is internationally recognized and will allow you to dive all around the world during your entire life. Minimum age is 10 years old and there is no other limit apart from being reasonably fit and in good health! The usual schedule for the course is as followed:

Day O: Paperwork + Video + Homework

Day 1: Theory + Confined Session (shallow waters) + Open Water 1 (12 meters max)

Day 2: Theory + Open Water 2 + Open Water 3

Day 3: Open Water 4 + Final Exam

The course includes full diving equipment, educational material, theory class, 1 shallow water session, 4 scuba dives and 1 skin dive in the open water.

3 to 4 days (depending on your comfort level)

18 metres

SSI Open Water Course = 9000 ฿

PADI Open Water Course = 9800 ฿

Continue Diving

Increase your general diving knowledge and underwater skills

Continue to Dive

Go deeper, discover the night creatures and learn more about being an ocean guest. Alvaro Diving would love to teach you how to increase your general diving knowledge and enhance your underwater skills.

Advanced Diving Course

Advanced Diving Course

During the Advanced Course you will be taught how to dive to 30 meters depth and meet our sub aquatic friends such as the giant groupers or the mysterious cobias from closer! It’s time for you in your diving life to explore wrecks, to know much more about the aquatic world and behavior, to perfectly master your buoyancy thanks to fun games, to get comfortable with underwater photography, to perfect your navigation skills and to discover the night secrets of this crazy marine life.

Mandatory dives:

Deep Dive

Navigation Dive

Optional dives:

Computer Dive, Night Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive, Fish Identification, Wreck Dive

2 days, 5 dives

30 metres*

*40 metres with Deep Dive Speciality course

SSI Advanced Diver Course = 8500 ฿

PADI Advanced Diver Course = 9500 ฿

*Special prices for ex-students, contact us for more information.

First Aid Course

First Aid Course

Emergency First Response specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers.

The ability to provide CPR/first aid assistance is a skill that has application in all areas of our lives.

Emergency First Response courses follow current emergency patient care standards. You’ll master these skills with the guidance of a skilled Emergency First Response Instructor, giving you the confidence to provide care in an emergency situation.

1 day

PADI Emergency First Respond = 4000 ฿

SSI React Right With Oxygen Administration = 4000 ฿

Special Offers

EFR/RR + SSI Stress and Rescue Course = 13500 ฿

EFR/RR + PADI Rescue Diver Course = 13500 ฿

Rescue Diver Course

Rescue Diver Course

The Rescue Course teaches you how to become a better diver by increasing your general diving knowledge and practices in order to recognize potentially problematic situations, perform diver assists and rescues, administer first aid, and manage diving accident. The Emergency First Response Course previously taken will effectively complete and improve your rescue skills.

2-3 days

SSI Stress and Rescue = 10000 ฿

PADI Rescue Diver = 10000 ฿

Special Offers

EFR/RR + SSI Stress and Rescue Course = 13500 ฿

EFR/RR + PADI Rescue Diver Course = 13500 ฿

Speciality Courses

Deep Dive (40m)


Perfect Bouyancy


Night Dive


Become a Pro

Adventure in to the professional levels of scuba diving

Become a Divemaster

Our permanent instructors will teach you how to organize, control, teach, supervise and have fun while you will be assisting them on their courses. They will become your mentors and you will be living what we believe to be one of the most amazing courses available! Because you will be with different instructors, with many different courses and groups of students and fun divers, you will be exposed to different scenarios and you will learn how to respond to different situations. During the Course, you will also have the opportunity to do some fun diving to relax and enjoy the ocean for free.

PADI Divemaster Course

PADI Divemaster Course


  • You need to have Emergency First Response (or other certified First Aid course with O2) and Rescue Diver course.
  • You need to have at least 40 logged dives
  • You need to be an Advanced Diver (Deep Dive and Navigation dives have to be done)
  • When you finish the Dive Master Course, you will have more than 60 logged dives.

1 – 3 months

30 metres (Unless you take the Deep Dive Specialty – 40 metres)

PADI Divemaster = 30000 ฿ + 8000 ฿ for the Home Study Kit of the Dive Master with the Dive Pro status registration fee.

Divermaster Mandatory Equipment

To be able to successfully and independently make the Dive Master course, it is recommended that you have your own set of equipment. However, for the Alvaro Diving DMT Courses, you must own only a Dive Computer, a Compass and a Surfer Marker Buoy.

Here are the average prices of equipment:

  • 10450 THB for a dive computer*
  • 2800 THB for a compass (as necessary as a dive computer)*
  • 1800 THB for a SMB (Surface Marker Buoy).*

* The dive computer, dive compass and Surface Marker Buoy have to be bought within the first couple weeks of your training, unless you already have your own. The rest of the equipment, if you don’t have, you can use the Diving School equipment for free (Wet suit, regulator, BCD, fins, weights).

Certified Divers

Alvaro Diving Koh Tao is the perfect spot for you! Our dive centre is really focused on quality dives, insuring all the time variety, safety and fun needed for your stay on Koh Tao. The Sea Cutter is one of the fastest and most comfortable boats of the island. The boat leaves twice a day, for 4 dives in total, and sometimes 5 when we organize a special Night Dive trip. Constantly avoiding over crowded dive sites, daily detailed analysis of the weather forecast and moon cycle enable Alvaro Diving to provide the best of the best for you.

Scuba Refresh Course

Scuba Refresh Course

If it has been a while (around one year) and you’d appreciate a little bit of assistance and some baby steps before getting back to the deep blue, we highly recommend taking a Scuba Refresh Course.

You will be given a quick review sheet with some questions and answers to refresh your general diving knowledge. Once corrected by the Divemaster you will go for a dive in shallow water at first where you will perform some basic skills.

Your dive leader will then stamp your logbook informing that you have passed the Refresh Dive. Now, you’re free to complete as many fun dives as you wish!

1 dive – The practice of skills lasts around 15-20 minutes (depending on your comfort level). You will then go for a dive for a little bit more time. All in all, it will be around 40 to 60 minutes underwater.

Scuba Refresh Course = 1500 ฿

Fun Dives

Fun Dives

Fun dives are available at Alvaro Diving multiple times a day. The Alvaro Team have a significant amount of experience diving around Koh Tao and will take you to the best dive site possible on the day. The team takes in to consideration daily detailed analysis of the weather forecast, other dive shops presence at dive sites and the moon cycle to ensure you are fully satisfied with your diving experience. Discount is provided to any diver who has previously completed a diving course at Alvaro Diving.

40 metres

1 Dive = 1000 ฿

2 -5 Dives = 900 ฿

6 -9 Dives = 800 ฿

10 + Dives = 700 ฿

Night Dive = 1000 ฿

UV Night Dive = 2000 ฿

Please take into account that the fun dives packages are individual offers only.

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