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The Tarna Dive Resort

Come and experience the underwater world, weather you are just starting out or are certified diver, we have it all here for you. Discover the hidden secrets of the coral reefs and be dazzled by the verity of coral reef fish. With our world class facility’s and are experience friendly professionals. Being located on Koh Tao we have a vast array of dive sites near to the Island so saving that valuable holiday time from being spent on the boat.

The Tarna Dive Resort™ is the International Center of Excellence founded by a group of determined divers with strong commitment towards integrating solid academics, adaptive teaching techniques and a focus on the environment with modern business values for dive industry.

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Dive Courses

Dive CoursesScuba Certification

  • PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING
  • PADI OPEN WATER COURSE
  • PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE
  • PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE
  • PADI EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE COURSE
  • PADI MASTER SCUBA COURSE
  • PADI Specialty course

PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

The discover scuba program is your introduction to the underwater world. This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in either a confined water or open water setting, without committing to a longer certification program.

PADI OPEN WATER COURSE

This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized traning is combined with in-water practice session to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn PADI open water Diver certification.

Important Note: After the Open Water course, it is important for the divers to wait 24 hours before traveling on an airplane.

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE

This program allow you to experience five different open water dives from 5 specialty program without requiring you to complete the entire specialty. If you are unsure if your next step, this is the perfect way to advance your dive skills and experience, and will earn the PADI Advanced Open Water certification after completing this program.

Important Note: After the Open Water course, it is important for the divers to wait 24 hours before traveling on an airplane.

PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE

The most challenging, yet most rewarding course.  Challenge yourself, learn to help fellow diver. Prepare to become a pro! You learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed

PADI EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE COURSE

Now it's time you take yourself and other diver serious. Learn how to respond to accidents and get it sorted out in a professional way.

PADI MASTER SCUBA COURSE

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a fearless, proficient, always-comfortable-in-the-water kind of diver? If so, there is a name for that! It's called a Master Scuba Diver. Last stop before becoming a pro. Learning just everything you need before coming a dive master!

PADI Specialty course

DEEP

Discover new depths as you learn to dive safely down to 40 meters. Deep diving can offer some of the most exciting and stimulating experiences scuba has to offer. Some recreational dive sites are so deep you won't actually get to see anything unless you have mastered this specialty. This course costs 7,700 THB, includes 4 dives and scheduled over 2 days..

To enroll on a PADI Deep Diver course, an individual must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Adventure Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization similar to that of a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.)
  • Be 15 years of age or older.
WRECK

The mystery of exploring sunken wrecks is something lots of divers just can’t resist!

Discover our local wrecks as you learn the techniques to keep you safe and explore while diving on wrecks. This course costs 7,700 THB, includes 4 dives and scheduled over 2 days.

To enroll on a PADI Wreck Diver course, an individual must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Adventure Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization similar to that of a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver)
  • Be 15 years of age or older.
NITROX

Stay Longer!
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is the most popular PADI Specialty course in the world. This is because diving on Enriched Air enables you to spend longer under the water. Many liveaboards require you to be Nitrox certified so you can indulge safely in five dives per day, so learn to dive with Enriched Air Nitrox. Enriched Air Nitrox diver can be certified through only the classroom-based study - the dives are optional. This course costs 6,500 THB and scheduled over half a day

Learn to dive safely with Enriched Air Nitrox. EANx allows you to dive with shorter surface intervals and reduces diver fatigue. This course costs 8,000 THB, includes 2 dives and scheduled over 1 day.

If you are a PADI Junior Open Water diver, at least 12 years of age, you can enroll on the PADI Enriched Air Diver course.

Night
Learn to dive safely at night including use of dive lights and buddy procedures, and learn about nocturnal aquatic life. This course costs 7,400 THB, includes 3 dives and scheduled over 1 and a half days.

To enroll on a PADI Night Diver course, an individual must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver, or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Be 12 years of age or older.

Self-reliant
Learn to conduct dives independently. Valuable for photographers, professionals and tec divers who want to explore independently. This will make you a more competent diver even if you are diving in a buddy pair or group as you will be taught a verity of new skills. This course costs 9,700 THB, includes 4 dives and scheduled over 2 days.

AWARE
The underwater world needs YOUR help. You can be one of the ones who help protect of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems. This course costs 3,500 THB is scheduled over 1 day.

Emergency o2 Learn how to recognize diving illnesses treatable by Emergency Oxygen, properly set up Emergency Oxygen equipment and administer Emergency Oxygen. This course costs 3,500 THB and scheduled over 1 day.

Fish Identification
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll on the PADI Fish Identification course.

Facilities

THE ONLY SALT WATER POOL IN KOH TAO

The Oval-shape pool is 14 meters long and 11 meters wide, with 3 different levels. The shallow level is 1.4m which perfect for you to get comfortable breathing under the water. The medium level is 2.4m where the majority of skills required for diving will be performed. The deepest level is 3.5m the perfect spot to practice your buoyancy.

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Villa

THE TARNA SHIP

Our ship is the best in Koh Tao which features in 2 floors. The ground floor is for all your diving needs plus a bathroom and fresh shower. The top floor is a seating and bar area and the most importantly your food, which is included in all package. After your dive, have some fun and jump off the boat or just sit back and enjoy the view of Koh Tao.

Dive Site

Nang Yuan pinnacle and cave

This is a pinnacle dive of 20-24m suitable for all levels. Whip coral, sea fans, blue spotted stingray and many groupers can be seen regularly. Occasionally turtles are found among the coral or near the pinnacle.

Twins

Two groups of small rocks situated at 10-18m. Grouper, clownfish and stingrays are common but many more can be seen like pipefish, moray and flatworms. In the crevices are many angelfish and above you might see some squid or the juvenile sweet lips.

With Rock

Two groups of rocks with a sand bed between laying at 9-24m. Plenty of stag horn coral with porcupine fish and maybe a hidden scorpion fish. You can see turtles and sea snakes as well as some of the bigger titan triggerfish.

Hin Wong

A very large site ranging from 10-32m with varied scenery. There is a resident turtle who will go about her business if left alone. Otherwise grouper, filefish, snapper and a plethora of corals can be seen. Look hard and you can find colorful nudibranchs.

Green Rock

Stunning rock formations and caves lying at 4-28m lots of nudibranchs and moray eels. Harlequin sweetlips and blue ringed angelfish can be seen as well as a rare glimpse of a white tip reef shark the trigger pit is where many yellow margin and titan triggerfish have made their nests.

Shark Island

Just off the southeast coast, this is a very varied site ranging from the surface 24m. Amazing soft coral formations and tons of marine life such as the puffer fish and blue spotted fantail rays. Whale shark and even leopard sharks can be seen here also on good days.

Sail rock

Half way between Koh Tao and Koh Phangan is a rock breaking the surface going to 45m. This dive site has a chimney you can swim through from 18-8m. The whole site is packed with fantastical things to see. Whale sharks and octopus can be found here.

Southwest pinnacle

More a series of differing sized pinnacles laying at 4-30m with the main one in the middle. The top layers are covered in anemones of pinks and blues. Occasionally whale sharks and leopard sharks can be seen here.

Sail rock

Half way between Koh Tao and Koh Phangan is a rock breaking the surface going to 45m. This dive site has a chimney you can swim through from 18-8m. The whole site is packed with fantastical things to see. Whale sharks and octopus can be found here.

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