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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  Did an open water diver course a couple years ago and was nervous as I'd never dived before, but the instructors were all so friendly and lovely! Great experience and would love to go again, even did another couple dives to the Phi Phi islands and got the chance to see some beautiful animals, sea turtles, reef shark and a moray eel! Definitely recommend going if you have the chance, and thank you to everyone who helped me get my PADI certificate!

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    June 23, 2021
  • 5 star review  We had the most amazing dive trips ever!! The team is so professional, they explain everything to you and are thoroughly prepared for everything, from list of people on the boat doing dives (checking on the board that everyone came back), to multiple tanks of air for several dives (plus rechargeable option on the boat for used tanks), to exactly minimum surface time to promote safety in driving, to tidal and wind info, to predive breafings, maps of the drive sites, amazingly well preserved gear, organizing each diver's gear before you start and at the end in separate bags to ensure it's all there! I have never seen such attention to details! They have the patience to explain all the things you need to know and for you to get comfortable in the water. All the things we learned in our certification as Advanced Open Water divers were amazing and thoroughly explained at the surface, in the water, as well as practiced under water. We loved every minute of it and got to see all we aimed for: cuttlefish, turtles, crabs, flounder, big groupers and trigger fish, huge parrot fish, big butterfly fish, eels and soooooo many others!!! It was so worthed!! Big thanks to Caro (our instructor) and her team!! Can't recommend them all enough! Just try it out and you will not be disappointed! It's an experience you should definitely take!!! See you next time, guys!

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    November 27, 2019
  • 5 star review  Got my diving certificate here and it was a great experience! Super helpful, professional, and knowledgeable staff. They made sure I was properly trained and ready for my next dive. I would definitely go back to them for any additional training

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    June 9, 2019
  • 5 star review  I did my Divemaster Course and it was super amazing! Back home in Germany I got in touch with Yann (the owner of the shop) via What's app and email to organize my whole stay. He really helped me a lot. The Divemaster Course was great! Caro and Hugo are very good instructors who are always trying to teach me the most with lots of attention to detail and helpful advise. All in all I had an amazing experience doing my Divemaster with Sawasdee divers

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    October 12, 2019
  • 5 star review  We went for our first ever dive yesterday and had a lot of fun. At first we were a bit nervous, but the staff was really able to ease our minds, answered all our questions and explained we had nothing to worry about. We had 2 very professional divers for the 2 of us. The first dive we did some exercises to make sure we understood the basics. Julien was very helpful and patient as he explained multiple times if we did not understand the first time. My husband was having some trouble with his ears after the first dive because we went down a bit too fast, as he is prone to this but Julien and Julia were very understanding and helped him through it. We fully recommend diving with this company, especially if it’s the first time and you are a bit nervous. Thank you for a great experience!

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    November 25, 2019
  • star rating  Yann, Hugo, Caro & Wat are some amazingly friendly people to meet.

    The amount of professionalism mixed with their friendly nature makes you totally comfortable and feel at... read more

    August 24, 2019
  • star rating  We realy enjoyed our discover scuba day with Sawasdee Divers! On the top Yann took us to the local night market! Thank'

    ปุณิกา จ
    January 1, 1970
  • star rating  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... read more

    Lynette L
    August 13, 2019
  • star rating  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

    December 18, 2019
  • star rating  I went with one-day fun diving and two-days advanced open water course. Three days all went to PhiPhi island. Hugo was my instructor, he is very professional,... read more

    xin c
    October 7, 2019