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Welcome!

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!

ao nang dive center

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!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT SAWASDEE DIVERS KRABI
  • review rating 5  Had such a fantastic time diving with the team at Sawasdee! Special thanks to our dive instructor, Max who helped us explore some new depths of the Koh Phi Phi waters. It was an awesome experience.

    thumb Katie Pierce
    4/10/2019
  • review rating 5  Wat was the best guide I had in Thailand. I recommend this shop.

    thumb Carlos Andreu Lopez
    12/08/2019
  • review rating 5  I did 3 dives with them in Phi phi Islands. Very good explanation about everything. Good lunch. My dive guide was Wat, he was amazing, really helpful, patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this dive shop.

    thumb Carlos Andreu Lopez
    12/12/2019
  • review rating 5  Perfect place to do your IDC course. Course director Yann was super!!! He give me lot’s of information about diving industry and support my studies. I recommend

    thumb Timo Menna
    4/29/2020
  • review rating 5  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!

    thumb Catalina Dabija
    11/27/2019
  •   Great day with a great group on people...saw my first seahorse..definitely will put Thailand and Krabi area on my return list..Sawasdee did a great job.

    Thanks to all,
    A... read more

    scutlass
    4/01/2020
  •   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... read more

    xenia_bossowa
    12/31/2019
  •   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
    10/07/2019
  •   I came to Krabi to obtain my Dive Master certification and am happy that I chose Sawasdee Divers as the company. I made the arrangements online and found the communication... read more

    seanstill2018
    4/11/2019
  •   We had a wonderful experience at our first ever DSD with Sawasdee. Our instructor, Hughes, was very patient. I was very unsure of being in the water, but he made... read more

    KritiC_176
    3/01/2020