DiscoveryDivers FAQ - How It All Works!

Discovery Divers wants to introduce our brand new speedboat “Stoli’s Pride”. Our spacious boat will take divers to all of the dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand in short time so you can have more time diving and less time travelling to the dive sites. We also limit the amount of divers on our boat so that our divers can travel in comfort and not have the crowded conditions of the shared speedboats on the island.

In between dives you can enjoy the delicious lunch freshly prepared daily by our Thai chefs Travel time to Koh Tao in less than 90 minutes and under an hour to Sail Rock will let you enjoy your diving and still have enough time to spend the afternoon on the beach when we return or have time to spend with the non-divers you may be travelling with.

Come join us on the boat and hang out with boatmaster Stoli for a great day and the best diving in the Gulf of Thailand with Discovery Divers.

Dive trips

We offer 10% discount for internet pre-booking 10 days in advance of start of program.

(** Please see Terms & Conditions, under Booking)

Certified Divers

We know that while you are on vacation your time is precious and you don't want to waste it washing your equipment and humping it around between your resort and our Dive Centre. As a full service Dive Centre, we take care of YOU and YOUR EQUIPMENT. We will dismantle your equipment, clean it and store it for you after each dive. You simply have to just step off the boat. The emphasis is diving in smaller guided groups (maximum 4:1) tailored to suit abilities and interests with highly experienced, professional staff to assist, enlighten and entertain!

Rental Dive Equipment

We pride ourselves on our state of the art rental dive equipment. All rental equipment is renewed annually and consists of the latest regulators including a 2 gauge console. All of our gear is washed daily after use and dried in our on-site equipment room. We have a comprehensive range of Men's, Women's and Children's 3mm shorty wetsuits as well as a wide variety of fins, masks and snorkels to fit virtually everybody. In addition we also hire digital underwater cameras, console and wrist dive computers and underwater scooters.

Required Documentation

It would be helpful if you could bring the following documentation with you on your first day of diving to enable us to complete the necessary documentation prior to your first scuba dive with us and to avoid unnecessary delays. Diver certification card. (If you have lost it and are PADI certified, we can check your certification online). Log book, but only if you keep one up to date.



Certified Divers and your safety

Your comfort and safety are our priorities.

At Discovery Divers, we believe that your safety and enjoyment are our priorities. We want you to enjoy the kind of diving experience that we would want if we were on vacation. Every fun dive you do is led by one of our highly experienced instructors, ensuring that you have a relaxing and enjoyable dive every time. The wealth of experience will ensure that you fully experience the most exciting and exhilarating sites to offer in Koh Samui and its neighboring islands including Koh Tao and Sail Rock.

Boat Dive Trips
Each daily dive trip involves a two tank fast speedboat excursion. An early morning start ensures that you can enjoy 2 superb dives and still be back on Koh Samui at a reasonable time in the afternoon. We always like to provide you with a long dive and strive to keep the group numbers small so that you receive a more personal experience. A 2 dive day trip includes free transport in our air-conditioned minibus to and from the hotel, use of tanks, BCD, weights, mask, wetsuit, fins and snorkel. With Discovery Divers there are no hidden costs – everything is included, including food and drink. All you have to do is bring yourself!!

Comfort Items
The sun in Koh Samui can be very strong. Dehydration and sunburn are the most common injuries to divers. Although the majority of the boat is shaded, please remember to bring your sun screen with you on the boat. If you suffer from motion sickness, tablets are supplied before the journey free of charge. Please remember even though you are on vacation, to consume alcohol in moderation if you are going diving. We reserve the right to refuse to dive anybody who in our opinion, is unfit to dive.

Air Quality
We fill our cylinders using a fully licensed source so you can dive with the confidence of knowing that the air your breathing is of the best quality, pumped by compressors that are well maintained and have the filters changed even before the recommended changing time.

SSS Recompression Chamber Network
Discovery Divers are committed members of the SSS Recompression Chamber Network. This network provides you with peace of mind if, in the unlikely event that you are diagnosed with DCS (Decompression Sickness), you will be treated not only quickly but by professional scuba diving medical staff.

Discovery is fully insured with the PADI recognized dive store insurance company. Whether you book on a course or just a single dive, you automatically become insured through us.

General Travelers Safety
All travelers to foreign countries are advised to have adequate personal insurance, ideally covering legal, medical and theft. Thailand is no different, consult your travel agent or insurance broker to find a policy that is suitable for you. Remember to stipulate scuba diving as a possible activity. Life in Samui is fun, and with a few simple precautions to safeguard your possessions and person you can easily avoid an incidence that would otherwise disrupt your holiday pleasure. Koh Samui has Western standard medical services and a Recompression chamber this at our service 24 hours a day.

Popular Dive Sites

Hin Bai (Sail Rock) Sail Rock is a granite pinnacle in between Koh Phangyan and Koh Tao that rises 15M out of the water. It is a world class dive site and great for all levels of divers as there is much to see from the surface all the way to the bottom. Sail rock is home to the famous “chimney” which is a vertical swim-through where you can enter at 18M and exit at 12M or 7M into the sunlight and beautiful pink anemones. Sail Rock is basically a wall dive covered with tons of soft coral and anemones. There are huge schools of marine life here including trevally, barracuda, great barracuda, king mackerels, tuna, fusileers, giant groupers, giant moray eels, batfish, angelfish, butterfly fish, scorpion fish, and always a chance for the visiting whale shark. For the advanced diver there are a series of submerged pinnacles off the main rock that are exciting to explore.
Chumphon Pinnacle Widely considered one of Thailand's premier dive site, Chumphon Pinnacle is also one of the islands most challenging, with occasionally strong currents. Ranging from depths of 14m to 36m, the site is a group of massive rocks arranged in a rough oval and running north to south. Visibility is superb in season, and the site plays host to a wide variety of pelagic as well as reef fish. Great barracuda, king mackerel, grouper, and tuna throng to Chumphon year round. Also see huge schools of batfish, trevally, fusileers. This site is also great for seeing some of the smaller stuff such as banded shrimp, boxfish, and white eyed moray eels. As you go shallower there are huge fields of anemones which will blow your mind. Whale shark sightings are common here as well as keep you eyes open in the shallow water for the occasional groups of beluga whales. As the site is a fair distance offshore, visitors from the open ocean are unpredictable and sailfish, oceanic white tip sharks and bull sharks have been spotted.
Mango Bay Mango Bay is a beautiful protected bay on the north side of Koh Tao which is perfect for beginning divers and experienced divers looking for a nice relaxing dive. There are beautiful rock formations and stunning hard corals in which can be seen large schools of fusiliers, barracuda, groupers, triggerfish, angelfish and butterfly fish. Also in you look close in the sand you can see seahorses and gobies.
Twin Peaks Twins or Twin Peaks is one of the most popular sites on Koh Tao due to it's diversity and that it's able to be enjoyed by beginning divers as well as experienced ones. There are two sets of pinnacles with the first set a maximum of 10 meters and the deeper set a maximum of 18 meters. There are many divers fish that make their home here including blue spotted sting rays, moray eels, pufferfish, angelfish, groupers, wrasse, the ornery triggerfish and cute gobies in the sand. Also the famous clown fish circle is here where a family of nemos make their home inside a circle of rocks, a must see on this dive. Twins is also home to buoyancy world, which is a group of man made sculptures that is great for putting to the test your buoyancy skills.
Hin Kaow (White Rock) White Rock is a very diverse site made up of two big granite boulders with a bunch of smaller ones surrounding them. The maximum depth here is about 25M, but with the layout of the rocks you can have great dives at the shallower depths so this site is great for both open water and advanced divers. Here you can see stingrays, moray eels, yellowtail barracuda, turtles, butterfly fish, angelfish and some triggers to keep you alert.
Hin Kieow (Green Rock) Green rock consists of a bunch of boulder formations that create an impressive collection of swimthroughs which is great to practice your buoyancy skills. It is a very diverse site with beautiful diving from 8M to 28M. Here you can see eels, batfish, groupers, angelfish, pipefish and turtles. Also keep your eyes open in the sand a round the rocks for titan and yellow margin triggerfish which many whom make their home and nests here.
Shark Island Appropriately named for it's resemblance to a sharks dorsal fin, this is one of Koh Tao's treasures. Each side of the island is its own dive site, with one side packed with a huge variety of hard corals and sponges, making this a popular home for turtles. The other side boasts a breathtaking soft coral garden with frequent sightings of stingrays, moray eels and titan triggerfish. Currents at this site can be stronger than usual for this area which makes this the perfect opportunity for a drift dive.
Japanese Gardens Japanese Gardens is a protected bay on the beautiful island of Koh Nanguyan. The site can be accessed form the beach or the boat and can be dove a number of different ways. The site is good for beginners as well as advanced divers Known for stunning hard coral and many swim throughs. The gardens is home to yellowtail barracuda, chevron barracuda, triggerfish as well as much other diverse marine life.