The Black Tip Dive Resort is situated in the beautiful Tanote Bay on the eastern side of the island, don’t be put off with it being a dive resort as they also do accommodation only as well. This is a clean well run family resort with very friendly staff, and nice bungalows situated behind the restaurant and reception area, it also welcomes families with children as it is also a very safe beach for them to play on and explore.
Their dive courses are very well run and they can even offer courses in different languages with the PADI manuals also your language as well. Their equipment is up to date and well maintained, as are their boats. This is a great place for snorkelling, as this side of the island has some of the best coral and the clearest waters around Koh Tao. You can do you Padi dive course or even your open water course here (Black Tip is a PADI Gold Palm 5 Star IDC Resort), or if you’re not that adventurous you can hire a mask, snorkel and some fins and visit the live coral and all the different selection of fish just 20-30 meters off shore.
They can also offer wake boarding, inflatables and a variety of different water sports to suit all the family members young to old, or you can do what most people do when they come to this beach, lay on the beach and soak up the sun. The restaurant has great views of the beach and surrounding area and offers both western and excellent traditional Thai style food. Please note that if you have not been diving in 6 months or more, you will be required to participate in a check dive. If you have not been diving in a year, you will be required to participate in a scuba review. This is for your own personal safety and for protection of the environment.
Dive Course and Water Sports Pricing
SCUBA DIVER COURSE - 7,100 Baht
SILVER OPEN WATER DIVER - 11,000 Baht
GOLD OPEN WATER DIVER - 12,000 Baht
SILVER ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER - 9,500 Baht
GOLD ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER - 10,500 Baht
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE - 3,500 Baht
SILVER RESCUE DIVER COURSE - 10,200 Baht
GOLD RESCUE DIVER COURSE - 10,700 Baht
TRY A DIVE (POOL DIVE) - 2,000 Baht
DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING PROGRAM (SEA DIVE) - 3,000 Baht
DEEP DIVE (4 DIVES) - 8,600 Baht
DEEP & NITROX (4 DIVES) - 13,200 Baht
NITROX (2 DIVES) - 7,000 Baht
NAVIGATION (3 DIVES) - 6,500 Baht
NIGHT DIVE (3 DIVES) - 7,100 Baht
PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY (2 DIVES) - 5,000 Baht
FUN DIVES BOAT DIVES (boat dives are priced on a sliding scale per person)
1 – 4 DIVES - 1,000 BAHT PER TANK
5 – 9 DIVES - 900 BAHT PER TANK
10 + DIVES - 800 BAHT PER TANK EX-STUDENT - 800 BAHT PER TANK
SHORE DIVE - 800 BAHT PER TANK
KAYAK DIVE - 900 BAHT PER TANK
NIGHT DIVE - 1,200 BAHT PER TANK
Please note that if you have not been diving in 6 months or more, you will be required to participate in a check dive. If you have not been diving in a year, you will be required to participate in a scuba review. This is for your own personal safety and for protection of the environment.
REFRESHER DIVES CHECK DIVE (5 BASIC SKILLS) - 700 BAHT
SCUBA REVIEW YOU HAVE 2 OPTIONS:
1. REVIEW OF THEORY + ALL 20 BASIC SKILLS ONLY IN THE POOL - 1,000 BAHT
2. REVIEW OF THEORY + ALL 20 BASIC SKILLS IN THE POOL AND 1 TANK FOR SHORE DIVE ON HOUSE REEF - 1,700 BAHT
**Please note that shore dives, kayak dive, night dives, check dive, scuba review, Full/Half day trips do not count towards the sliding scale for boat dives.
RENTALS KAYAK - 100 BAHT PER HOUR
MASK/SNORKEL - 50 BAHT PER DAY
FINS - 50 BAHT PER DAY
SNORKELLING TRIPS SHARK SNORKELLING - 250 BAHT PER PERSON (not incl. equipment)
SNORKELLING TRIP WITH DIVING BOAT - 350 BAHT PER PERSON (not incl. equipment) ROUND THE ISLAND SNORKELLING (BIG BOAT) - 650 BAHT PER PERSON (LONG TAIL BOAT) - 550 BAHT PER PERSON