Here at our dive centre, Adang Sea Divers we are an Eco-Friendly PADI 5* Instructor Development Resort in Koh Lipe, Thailand. We offer a wide range of PADI courses from Open Water through to Divemaster, and Instructor. We also offer a diverse array of daily dive trips around Ko Lipe and many PADI Specialty dive courses .
As a PADI 5 Star IDC Resort, you can expect high standards and teaching practices when diving with us around Koh Lipe. Our accomplished and friendly dive team is made up of motivated professionals. With over 30 years of scuba experience in Thailand.
Their mission is to provide superior service and customer satisfaction, incorporating eco-friendly dive practices, and thorough tuition. They are able to teach effortlessly with great patience. Making their students relaxed and at ease. And in this way, they not only add a high level of professionalism to our Scuba Diving Courses but also manage to keep diving safe and FUN!
Your safety is our number one priority. And teaching you to follow the highest industry standards is our mission. We hope our commitment to providing you with the best learning experience is apparent. In our dedication and our passion for our ocean planet.
PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) enables the world to achieve their diving goals. Via the safest and most comprehensive dive curriculum on earth. And certifies over 80% of the world’s scuba divers every year.
PADI excel in providing traveling scuba divers with memorable scuba diving experiences, customer satisfaction, scuba diver safety and underwater environmental awareness. By providing professional and outstanding service.
Choosing to do your dive course with PADI ensures you are receiving high quality training. And will mean that you get a globally recognised dive certification so you can go on you continue your dive education with ease anywhere else in the world.
Here at our dive centre Adang Sea Divers, we are proud to have been awarded the PADI 5 Star IDC Resort Rating. To receive a 5 Star rating with PADI, you need to be a progressive dive centre that provides a a full range of PADI scuba diving education programs, high quality and well maintained equipment selection and experience opportunities. While also encouraging aquatic environmental responsibility.
We also need to excel in providing quality services to divers, present a professional image and actively promote the benefits of recreational scuba diving, snorkeling, dive travel, and environmental protection.
PADI Five Star Dive Centres embrace the PADI System of diver education. And offer regular continuing education programs to ensure divers have the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge. These dive businesses are active in the community. And are committed to providing customer satisfaction along with great dive experiences.
To earn the title of ‘PADI Five Star Instructor Development Dive Resort‘ here at Adang Sea Divers, we had to meet all of the above standards. Plus offer PADI instructor-level training. With a PADI Course Director on staff, we can offer PADI Instructor Development Courses and continuing education opportunities to dive professionals.
As our dive centre is located within a resort, we can also cater to travelers accomodation needs. And can introduce people to scuba diving, then provide all the training up through the dive professional level. If your goal is to become a PADI Scuba Instructor, Adang Sea Divers is the perfect place to start earning the world’s most recognized and desired professional scuba rating.
To learn more about PADI and speak to other divers about their experience learning with the worlds best Dive Training Association, you can join PADI’s social networking site ScubaEarth. Just click here.
When a Dive Centre tells you they are safe, what does that actually entail? For us at Adang Sea Divers, safety is not only a guideline, it is a priority. And is incorporated into every aspect of our day to day running and planning.
When it comes to PADI Standards, we have found a lot of Dive Centres can be a little relaxed. As a PADI 5 Star IDC Resort, we take the Standards set out super seriously; Students are trained to the highest industry standards, our PADI Instructors and Divemasters are monitored and tested regularly, and certified divers are expected to stay within limits and retrained if necessary.
We are committed to servicing and renewing all of our equipment on a regular basis, so you can be assured that all of our rental gear is either recently purchased or recently serviced. Old and worn kit is retired and renewed whenever necessary as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring our customers have access to the safest possible equipment whilst diving with us.
Our cylinders are visually inspected annually, and are Hydrostatically tested every 5 years. We have a Coltri-Sub/Bauer compressor with an external filter system. Our filter is changed every 50 hours so you can know that you will be diving with clean air when diving with us here on Koh Lipe.
Both the Dive Centre and our Speedboat is always fully equipped with an emergency medical kit, and a serviced O2 tank and administration kit.
You can find our Dive Centre Emergency Action Plan up around various spots of the Dive Centre and of course on our boat. This ensures than in an emergency situation, anyone can follow easy guidelines and contact the right point of call.
It is so important for every staff member, diver or not, to have a valid and current Emergency First Responder qualification. We retrain our staff every 6 months to keep everyone fresh and confident with their emergency medical skills.
As the Tarutao National Park is so remote, it is compulsory for all our divers and snorkelers to have insurance covering them for in water activities. Should they not have their own, we can register with our store policy to ensure that every person is well looked after in the event of an emergency.
We know studying can be super hard, even when learning about something as awesome as Scuba Diving! We felt it was really important to not only have well equipped and professional classroom facilities. But also to provide our students with as many different learning environment options as possible.
Newly refurbished in 2019, our dive centre air conditioned classroom is fully equipped. With seating and desks for up to 10 students, flat screen TV for watching videos, white board for teacher-led sessions and of course our whole PADI library. Every PADI book from beginner to Instructor you will be able to use here while you learn!
For the videos section of each PADI Course, we also give our students the opportunity to use one of our portable DVD players, and study wherever you are most comfortable! Some guests like to take this back to the quiet of their own room, others to a hammock on the beach!
For those looking for a flexible way to fit another dive course into your busy schedule, PADI’s online scuba programs are the way to go. You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system.
This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection. This is a great way to make the most of your holiday on Koh Lipe; less time in the classroom, more time in the water!
Some of the biggest benefits to diving from a speedboat are the later departures, shorter journey times and smaller groups. When diving from our custom made luxury speedboat, you can get to the dive sites quickly and comfortably, usually meaning we have the dive site to ourselves!
Our flexible departures will allow you to choose 1,2 or 3 dives per day so you will have maximum time to relax with family and friends during your trip to Koh Lipe. Our groups are small, with a maximum of 15 people on the boat including staff, and at most, four divers per dive guide, so you can be sure to receive the attention you deserve.
There’s a saying “Good Divers Never Stop Learning”, and with that in mind, we’re always pushing the envelope; improving ourselves, learning new techniques, and growing as Scuba Divers. Adang Sea Divers takes ocean protection to heart, and being an Eco-Friendly Dive Resort is not just a title.
All of our staff loves the ocean and are active marine protectors, meaning we promote sustainable diving tourism through environmentally friendly diving practices and education. We are proud to be an Ocean Quest Conservation Centre, and are thrilled to be able to train experienced and student divers in Coral Propagation and Restoration.