If you are planning a trip and dreaming of tropical adventures, white sand beaches, and stunning sunsets over crystal clear waters, this blog is for you. Nowhere on the planet screams of remote tropical adventures more than Thailand.

To lighten the load on your planning, we’ve put together this guide to eight of the best dive resorts in Thailand. Now all you need to do is choose your favorite, dust off your fins and start packing!

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Coral View Resort, Koh Tao

Coral View Resort is situated on the stunning Sai Daeng Beach, located in a picturesque and peaceful bay at the southern tip of the island, close to Shark Bay and looking out onto Shark Island. This beautiful resort has incredible views and is the perfect place to watch the sunset! There are a range of room types on offer to suit a variety of budgets for every diver.

Highlights of staying here include:

  • The best beach on the island, shared only with the resort next door.
  • Clear and warm waters that are teeming with life, including whale sharks, turtles, and barracuda.
  • Easy access to dive sites – many are just 10 minutes away.
  • Activities other diving, including Thai cooking classes, and if you are a thrill seeker, abseiling off Koh Tao’s best viewpoints.

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Simple Life Cliff View Resort, Koh Tao

Simple Life Cliff View Resort offers family-friendly accommodations in a beautiful location with stunning views. Rooms are well stocked with essentials for your stay, including a refrigerator, a minibar, and air conditioning. There is also free wifi available.

The small hotel offers room service, a concierge, and a sun terrace and pool.

Other highlights of staying here include:

  • A stunning beach and stunning views.
  • A modern complex with a beautiful pool for relaxing after diving.
  • Great location for nightlife but with little noise.
  • Easy access to some of Koh Tao’s best dive sites!

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Ban’s Diving Resort, Koh Tao

Established in 1993, Ban’s Diving Resort is a PADI 5-Star Instructor Develop Center. If you are looking to become a PADI Professional in Thailand, this is a great option!

Centrally located in Sairee Beach, Ban’s offers a range of facilities and accommodation choices as well as scuba diving, freediving, beach water sports, snorkeling and so much more!

Other highlights of staying here include:

  • An experienced and established team.
  • Exceptional service, beautiful views, serene swimming pools and fresh, colorful dining.
  • An onsite spa – enjoy a relaxing treatment after a week of diving!
  • A scuba diving-forward and social resort vibe where you’ll meet like-minded people.

Cliff Cottage Resort, Koh Chang

Cliff Cottage Resort, Koh Chang

Cliff Cottage Resort offers bright and airy accommodations that are tastefully decorated to reflect its oceanside setting. Cliff Cottage is the perfect choice if you’re looking for familiar, cozy, yet boutique-styled accommodation in Koh Chang. With its simple furnishings and vibrant artwork, Cliff Cottage is a home-away-from-home!

Cliff Cottage Resort and its PADI Dive Center, BB Divers, are extremely active in conservation initiatives, including avoiding the use of plastic bottles, regularly cleaning up beaches, and organizing other conservation activities. So, staying here is a win-win for you and the planet, too!

Other highlights of staying at Cliff Cottage Resort include:

  • An excellent base for exploring Koh Chang’s underwater world.
  • Located over a secluded, rocky bay with stunning views of the sea in one of Koh Chang’s quietest areas.
  • Excellent non-diving activities, such as a guided hike of the Koh Chang’s Natural Park or soaking up the sun by the pool.
  • Air-conditioned seafront rooms and clifftop bungalows.

The Assava Dive Resort in Koh Tao Thailand

Assava Dive Resort, Koh Tao

Nestled within the idyllic surroundings of Koh Tao, Assava Dive Resort stands as a beacon for divers seeking a personalized and enriching experience. As a PADI Dive Resort, Assava holds a distinct advantage in offering tailored courses and unforgettable diving escapades.

The resort’s emphasis on intimate group sizes sets the stage for an immersive learning environment. Whether you’re a novice seeking certification or a seasoned diver exploring new depths, Assava’s commitment to small groups ensures personalized attention and guidance.

Other highlights of staying here include:

  • Easy access to the beautiful southern bay of Chalok Ban Kao.
  • Free WiFi in all rooms, a mini market onsite and daily cleaning service.
  • An open concept international restaurant with the option of chairs, benches and bean bags, where you can relax and grab a bite or beverage.
  • A cosmopolitan team of PADI Instructors hailing from across the globe.

the SAii Phi Phi Village Dive Resort in Thailand

SAii Phi Phi Island Village, Ko Phi Phi

Located on the serene northeast coast of Ko Phi Phi, SAii Phi Phi Island Village offers a paradisiacal escape on a grand private beach with stunning Andaman Sea vistas. Embraced by coconut palms, the resort features 189 Thai-style bungalows and 12 exclusive Hillside Pool Villas, each boasting private pools and breathtaking island views.

Facilities abound at the resort, encompassing five restaurants, three bars, a spa, a gift shop, a 5-Star PADI dive center, a fitness room, swimming pools, tennis courts, and the Marine Discovery Center promoting sustainability efforts.

Other highlights of the SAii Phi Phi Island Village include:

  • Exquisite culinary experiences using fresh ingredients at onsite restaurants.
  • Rejuvenate at Lèn Forest Spa, set on the hillside with panoramic views of Loh Bah Gao.
  • Explore diverse marine life within a short 15-minute boat ride from the resort.
  • Encounter enchanting creatures like green turtles, blacktip reef sharks, and whale sharks in the surrounding waters.

The Amari Koh Samui in Thailand

Amari, Koh Samui

Set against the backdrop of one of Thailand’s most luxurious islands, Amari Koh Samui offers a serene retreat mere steps away from soft, white sandy beaches and crystalline turquoise waters. The daily boat diving expeditions from Koh Samui unveil a world teeming with diverse marine life – from stunning hard corals and sea turtles to schools of fusiliers.

Hin Bai (Sail Rock), a renowned dive site, welcomes divers to encounter an array of marine creatures, like trevally, barracuda, giant groupers, and the majestic whale shark. For seasoned divers, deeper pinnacles with faster currents offer exceptional visibility and a chance to witness more pelagic species.

Other highlights of staying here include:

  • Access some of the Gulf of Thailand’s finest dive spots with Discovery Divers, a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center.
  • Divemasters who can cater to various experience levels within groups or families.
  • Post-dive relaxation on padded sun-loungers overlooking the tranquil ocean.
  • An on-site spa for rejuvenating massages after a long week of diving.

Siam Beach Resort in Thailand

Siam Beach Resort, Koh Kood

Perched along the pristine beach of Bang Bao Bay, Siam Beach Resort Koh Kood welcomes guests with a wooden dock extending into the crystal-clear sea. The resort offers varied bungalow styles featuring safes, complimentary bottled water, balconies or patios, and bathrooms equipped with complimentary toiletries.

The on-site Thai restaurant provides an outdoor dining experience overlooking the ocean, complemented by panoramic views of the island’s hills and valleys. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Other highlights of staying here include:

  • A dive shop that emphasizes professional training while maintaining a welcoming and quality-focused atmosphere for all divers.
  • A strong conservation focus, with Instructors and Divemasters trained in coral propagation and actively engaged in reef restoration projects across Koh Chang, Koh Kood, and Koh Mak.
  • Resort decor style that blends with Thailand’s renowned hospitality for a distinctive experience.
  • Free WiFi in all resort locations and free private parking.

Book Your Trip to Thailand

If you are trip planning and want to book one of the best dive resorts in Thailand, use the links above or check out all dive resorts in Thailand on PADI Travel!

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