Koh Tao is a small island situated 70km out in to the Gulf of Thailand. Part of the Samui Archipelago, Koh Tao has a big reputation for diving and diver training. Koh Tao island is developing but still retains an island charm. The balance is just about right - we have a great variety of resorts to fit every budget, plus fine cuisine from all over the world (especially fantastic Thai food). The West coast of Koh Tao has become the main touristic area, but buildings remain low level, mostly hidden amongst the palm trees that line the beaches. The East coast of Koh Tao is still undeveloped, largely due to the line of mountains that run down the centre of the island.
We can offer BSAC and PADI recreational dive courses. We are one out of only two recognized BSAC dive schools on Koh Tao. We also provide DSAT Tec Deep Courses and Wreck Exploration trips in the Gulf of Thailand. Technical Diving allows experienced divers to dive deeper, enter overhead environments such as a wreck or caves or dive for longer bottom times with specialized equipment after gaining expert training.
Technical or deep dives are defined as dives deeper than the standard recreational limits of between 30-40m. This is due to the fact that breathing regular air while experiencing depths below 30m causes an increasing amount of impairment due to nitrogen narcosis. Technical diving is also described as dives that are long enough to require mandatory decompression stops which can be performed using nitrox or pure oxygen. Decompression diving carries higher risks as it is no longer safe to make a direct ascent to the surface when underwater problems occur. That's why obtaining the necessary technical training is essential before you consider this type of diving.
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M15290 is owned and run by Tim Lawrence. The Dive Center was set up in June 2004. We are a BSAC recognized school. We also run PADI diving courses and specialties. The two agencies help us cater for all levels of divers and divers to become. Tim Lawrence, manager and head instructor has more than 12 years of experience...
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