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Your Sawasdee Divers scuba diving center is located in Ao Nang, in the province of Krabi.
We are a PADI 5 * IDC & CDC center and the only diving school in Ao Nang to have our own complete setup with classrooms and swimming pool in 1 location. We offer courses from beginner training (Discover Scuba) all the way up to instructor level. For certified divers we have various day and half day trips for fun diving, as well as a great selection of continued education courses.
We are a small family business with big feeling for friendliness, quality and safety.

PADI Courses

You will never forget your first breath underwater... And you will never forget your first visit to a sunken ship... Our Ao Nang dive center offers the full range of PADI diving courses.

PADI Pro Courses

If you have been infected with the virus and you are ready to live the life, then there is only one cure: Become a Pro! Our Ao Nang dive center is the only purpose built 1 stop training facility for your Pro course.

Ao Nang Dive Trips

Ao Nang is ideally located on the Andaman coast. With many small islands in the direct vicinity and Phi Phi Islands at the horizon, it makes a great base for your full service dive excursions.

Our featured PADI courses

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Scuba diving requires training. If you don't have the time for a full course, or if you are not too sure if scuba diving is something you'd like to pursue, we have the perfect program for you! With minimal skills, you are able to make 2 real dives under the strict guidance of an instructor. Your safety is guaranteed! Wanting to get out of the water is NOT!

PADI Open Water Diver

Scuba diving might not be as hard as you think. But there are some very important rules you should be aware of. And there are certain skills you have to master to become a safe diver for yourself and future buddies. At our Ao Nang dive center we cover everything, from theory classes, pool training, to getting you on board for your first open water dive!

PADI Divemaster

Your first step as a diving professional, where people rely on your skills and knowledge... The PADI Divemaster course is an experience on itself. During your training you will be part of our team and you will be working right next to our other professional divemasters and instructors. Sawasdee Divers Krabi is a 5* training center with years of experience.

Sawasdee Divers Training Center

The Sawasdee Divers training center is the ONLY 5* Ao Nang dive center with all facilities in one place. An office, classrooms and pool. Specially built to cater to divers and diving students.

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Sawasdee Divers Booking Office

Our booking office is conveniently located in down town Ao Nang, close to the Heritage hotel. Here you can ask us questions, book courses and trips, or just have a chat. Monday to Friday from 17:00 until 19:00.
As an added service we can also visit your hotel between 09:00 and 16:30, Mon – Sat. Call us!

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An international team that speaks your language!
As a PADI Instructor Development Center and PADI Career Development Center we understand safe practices, whether it being a course or guiding certified divers. Our Ao Nang dive center trains and certifies divemasters and instructors from all over the world.
Meet our dedicated team whenever you are diving with us, and experience their passion for the underwater world and showing it to others

Or maybe you our thinking about becoming a professional diver yourself? Sawasdee Divers is a 5* PADI IDC center, which stands for Instructor Development Course center. Additonally we have received the PADI CDC rating. This stands for PADI Career Development Center. Complete programs to become a divemaster or instructor are available all year round at our Ao Nang dive center. Your first steps to diving and living in paradise, or traveling the world!

  • 5 star review  Amazing dive center with very professional and friendly Course director Yann, Instructor Amanda, Julian and Caro. Yann was very quick and helpful to reply on every query and details. Trip was wonderful as we had the whole boat for just a few divers. Food was simple but delicious. Boat crew was helpful and friendly as well. Would definitely patron again on my next visit to Krabi.

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  • 5 star review  Since it was the Low season, we didn’t pre-book our trip in advance. Yann was very accommodating and came to meet us at our hotel when we arrived to arrange the dive trip. It was made very clear that we would only be able to dive if they receive the green light from the Thai navy the next morning. The next morning - All was good, it took 3 hrs to reach PhiPhi on a LiveABoard which had all the facilities you would need (marine toilet, kitchen, lounge ample space etc). We had 2 dives with lunch in between - Hugo was friendly and helpful; always checking that our gear was set correctly etc. Visibility wasn’t great (obviously - since it rained really heavily the day before); but was rewarding to see turtles and multiple moray eels. The trip back to Krabi took another 3hrs; the ride was less choppy compared to the ride there. Sawasdee equipment was quite new and attention to safety was the priority - Hugo checked with the both of us of any prior issues before the dives. I would definitely recommend Sawasdee and dive with them again - would be nice if there was a faster way to get to PhiPhi 🙂

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  • 5 star review  Once I had narrowed down Krabi as my location to do my Advanced Open Water Dive certification, I set about researching the dive schools. There were a couple of dive schools located in Krabi that came with very good positive reviews and Sawasdee was one of them. I contacted them via phone and their Course Director, Yann, was extremely helpful. We quickly switched over to email as the mode of communication and I got very clear answers to all of my questions. Course material (online) was sent to me well in advance and I was all set to start my AOWD skills course. Krabi dive schools take their students/certified divers to dive spots near Phi Phi islands - this is about 2.5-3 hours one way from Krabi. Now you would wonder why one would do this instead of staying at Phi Phi Island itself! I asked myself that before I booked Krabi and I was clear that I wanted a stay experience that was quieter than Phi Phi islands and had more to offer - Krabi was just that. On Day 1, I also realized that these long boat rides each way was just perfect for me - it gave me a lot of time to rest and reflect - on dives and life! My dive instructor, Hugo Gerard, is someone I would describe as a gentle giant! Hugely experienced, Hugo was extremely patient with me and despite me messing up several times on the skills, he would walk me through each step in detail repeatedly. All the time, he would share his own experiences while he was learning skills himself. In my search & recovery session, I messed real bad and he knew I was upset - he was gracious to give me a strong hug back on the boat and tell me to keep my chin up and practice. My last dive with him was just an incredible experience with Hugo trying hard to spot a leopard shark that he knew was in the area and I dont know which made smile more - actually spotting the leopard shark at close range or seeing Hugo 'fist-pump' on spotting it! He's a good man and I am glad I learned under him. Sawasdee's other instructors, Amanda, Julien, Caro, etc were all great people too and made the whole experience wonderful for me. Great care with equipment, prep, etc was just good to see. The other good thing about Krabi was how the dive schools worked together to give students and divers a good experience - when needed they would share resources like the boat, etc - it was a overall a nicely and professionally run island operation. Anyways, I left Krabi with fond memories and great instructors in Sawasdee Divers!

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  • 5 star review  Wat was the best guide I had in Thailand. I recommend this shop.

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  • 5 star review  I did my Open Water Diver license some days ago and was really positively surprised: Everything was super smooth, from the first contact end of November when I booked the course, until the last moments on the boat on my third day, I was accompanied by very experienced divers only and everyone was super friendly and helpful. I did my course with Leo, a young but very talented and experienced instructor from Germany. I was lucky to be alone with him and he took very well care of me and my skills. I felt always in good hands, even in stressful moments he succeeded to calm me down and to reassure me. Yann, the owner of the diving center, is also extremely helpful and reliable. Everyone is on time, and you can trust you get excellent service. If you are French, German or English speaking, you will be served at best at this place!!

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  •   Had an amazing time diving with Hugo over the 2 days at phi phi islands! Instructions for each of the adventure dives were really clear and the dive sites were... read more

  •   My son did his Junior Discover Scuba Dive course and had the best experience. First experience is very important and he is already talking about his Open Water Course. Thank... read more

  •   I had the most amazing day diving in Phi Phi Islands in Thailand! I took "Discover scuba diving" course with Caro as my instructor. She was really professional, patient and... read more

  •   Had a Refresh Course and Advanced Diver Course with Sawasdee Divers in Ao Nang. Was an unforgettable experience. The dive sites are amazing above and below water. Julien, the dive... read more

  •   I never thought I’d be able to dive until recently because I am a very anxious person, but Sam was an amazing teacher—super kind and patient, with many different ways... read more