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Accommodation Options

Here at DJL we know that everyone has different requirements and so when you come to dive with us we have a range of different accommodation options available so you can decide what you'd prefer.


The Free Accommodation options included with dive courses;

We have some basic fan bungalows which have one double bed in them and so can accommodate 2 people, idea for couples.

Our other option is at Koh Tao Backpackers Hostel with 4 dorm rooms, each with 8 beds AC and hot water showers, which is great for large groups or people traveling on their own wanting to meet people.

Both of these options are based right next to the dive school.

Now we have a brand new free accommodation option these are basic fan rooms which are about a 3-4 minute walk from the dive centre that you can see some pictures of them below.



Upgrade Accommodation Options;

For people who want more than the basic free accommodaiton then you have the option to upgrade to a bungalow or hotel room at Silver Sands Resort, which is located right opposite the dive school.  The upgrade options and upgrade costs are as follows;


Upgrade Price Per Night [baht]

Fan Garden Bungalow, 1-2 person, without hot water (1 double bed) (Free if two people taking course) 400
Fan Garden Bungalow, 2-3 person, without hot water (1 double & 1 single bed) (Free if two/three people taking course) 500
Fan Garden Bungalow, 2-3 person, with hot water (1 double & 1 single bed)(Free if two/three people taking course) 600
Fan Garden Bungalow, 1-2 person, hot water, TV (1 double bed) 900
AC Garden Bungalow, 1-2 person, hot water, TV (1 double bed) 1,300
Fan Pool View room, 1-2 person, hot water, TV (1 double bed) 500
AC Pool View room, 1-2 person, hot water, TV (1 double bed) 1,000
Fan Pool View room, 2-3 person, TV, hot water (1 double & 1 single bed) 1,000
AC Pool View room, 2-3 person, TV, hot water (1 double & 1 single bed) 1,500
AC Garden room, 2-3 person, TV, hot water (1 double & 1 single bed) 1,800
AC Hotel room, 1-2 person, TV, hot water (1 double bed) 2,000
AC Hotel room,2-3 person, TV, hot water (1 double & 1 single bed) 2,500
Price includes taxi pickup service from pier in Koh Tao


Deluxe upgrade option

We also have some villas available at Treetop Sanctuary for people who wish to have their own place set back away from the main tourist areas with their own private plunge pool and fantastic views over Sairee Beach and Bay.

These are available for 5,000 Baht per night

View of Bedroom from BalconyView of Balcony & Pool from BedroomView of Sairee Bay from BalconyView of Upper & Lower BalconiesBreakfast bar & Kitchen View


Peter Nieuwhof - Course Director


Meet our PADI Platinum Course Director Peter Nieuwhof from the Netherlands.

Peter is a very experienced Instructor who has over 500 Instructor level certifications and certified over 1500 students in the PADI system. Logged over 5000 dives and has experience in dry suit diving, ice diving and he is a DSAT Tech Deep Instructor trainer and Trimix diver. He teaches his IDC’s in a fun yet professional way and not only to pass the Instructor Exams but in a way that you really feel comfortable to teach your first course by yourself. To Peter training instructors is more than a business. It's a MISSION. Individual attention is the philosophy on his IDC’s and his personalized attention to each candidate assures success not only at the IE, also life after IE. With valuable experience, knowledge and instructors trained, you can be assured of the very best quality education and introduction to the dive industry.


  • Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • MFA / EFR Instructor (CPR/AED/First Aid)
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer (18 specialties)
  • Oxygen Provider Instructor
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  • Platinum Course Director
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Diving Gap Year Scuba Diving in Thailand Koh Tao
First setup in 1996, DJL Diving is a western owned dive shop on tropical Koh Tao island, Thailand.

We employ around 8 - 10 western diving staff (instructors and divemasters) depending on the time of year - these come from all over the world, but are mostly European.

Beyond that we have a number of local support staff to help things run smoothly, plus always have a great social group thanks to the customers and internships students joining us.

Our Dive Team is made up of very experienced instructors, ranging from 3 to 20 years teaching experience.

Divemaster Internships scuba diving in ThailandWith this comes expertise in a wide range of diving activities. Our staff have experience teaching recreational diving, power boat handling, wreck and technical diving, compressor & boat maintenance, BSAC instructor training, first aid & CPR, expedition planning . . . .

Most of our courses are conducted in English but we also currently have French, German, Dutch, Danish and Spanish speaking instructors available.

We are a registered PADI Dive Resort (S- 36338), plus have achieved the high status of BSAC Centre of Excellence (No. 484) - one of very few worldwide reflecting the vast range of courses that we offer.

Gap Year Thailand, PADI InternshipDJL Diving isn't a giant dive shop, but we are busy. We run two dive boats - a 16 metre hard boat with onboard compressor for diver training, plus a very fast 6 metre rigid inflatable speed boat giving an exciting diving option for experienced divers.

We're confident that we can provide a great diving experience no matter what your level of diving certification, and train safe, competent divers.

Besides the recreational dive courses that we offer, DJL Diving has a strong focus towards deep technical diving and wreck exploration.

Scuba Internship Divemaster   PADI Koh Tao ThailandWe're constantly running expeditions, seeking out new sunken wrecks and isolated pinnacles / coral reefs throughout Thailand. [Check out the news section on our site].

Dive Exploration is an important activity here at DJL - with dive expeditions there is always somthing new and exciting to discover. This is important for maintaining a dynamic, evolving environment in the dive shop.

As a Divemaster intern with DJL Diving you have the opportunity to get involved. If you're looking for excitement & adventure, this is the place!
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