Roctopus Dive, pioneering the future of scuba dive training ... We also have an award winning Professional Training centre: Divemaster Internships, Instructor courses and Technical diving! The Roctopus Dive team is a young, friendly and energetic collection of dive instructors from throughout the world. Handpicked because of their passion for the underwater world and first class knowledge and experience teaching people how to dive. We promise small group sizes (max 4) for increased personal instruction, safety and enjoyment. The Thai style Roctopus HQ is situated in quiet, relaxing grounds close to Sairee beach, a short walk from all the shops, restaurants, and bars. We can offer customized courses for couples, groups and families, by arranging a diving package to suit your needs. Also take advantage of our infamous Sail Rock Trips (every Sunday) and see the best dive site in the Gulf of Thailand. Come and join the Roctopus Dive family and become part of the sub culture.
What better way to learn how to dive than in the crystal clear, warm waters of Koh Tao?
No previous dive experience is required and upon completion of the course students will be certified to dive to a depth of 18m (60ft) with a dive buddy of equal or higher certification. The certification is valid for the rest of your life, meaning that you can dive with any dive shop, anywhere in the world!
The 3-day OW course guides students through a 3-phase process including Dive theory, shallow water skill work and Open Water experience dives.
4:00pm – Orientation. Meet your instructor, fellow students, receive manuals, and watch the course videos. (1.5 – 2 hours)
8:00-10:30am – Academics
1:00-5:00pm – Confined water training at a shallow dive site or pool.
8:00-10:00am – Academics
11:30-5:00 – Dives 1 & 2
6am-11am – Dives 3 & 4, Certification & finish!
7:00pm – Celebratory drinks for your new certification!
We meet up at our beach bar, Victor’s, for a special screening of your open water video and to celebrate your first night as a fully certified open water diver…Roctopus style.
OW course e-manual
Rental Dive equipment
Dive computer rental
Roctopus taxi pick-up from the pier on arrival
A minimum of 10 years old
Ability to swim 200m un-aided & tread water for 10 minutes
Good physical health (Those with known medical conditions may need written approval from a dive medic)
Required course materials, Certification Fees, Free pick-up and drop off service, Dive equipment included
If you want to try scuba diving but not quite ready for a certification course or you have limited time on the island. The “Try Dive” will let you experience scuba diving at real dive sites in just half a day to see if you like it.
The key to the Try dive is that you put your faith in us, the professionals. Only the most experienced Instructors lead teams of 4 divers or less.
You need no prior experience for this; you don’t even need to be able to swim! Our Instructors will give you the basic knowledge required to understand your equipment, the aquatic environment and what we do to be safe in the water. Then we will head out on the Roctopus Boat and visit our first dive site. Here we will spend time building confidence in very shallow water before moving into deeper water to explore the corals and marine life under the direct control of our instructor.
After about an hour in the water, we will get back onto the boat and head to dive site number 2 where there is an option to complete a second dive or simply laze around soaking up the sun and go for a refreshing swim.
Required course materials, Dive equipment included
Fun Diving at Roctopus Dive is all about getting the maximum enjoyment from your dives. To ensure this, we keep groups sizes to a maximum of 4 divers. We’ll also buddy your team based on certification level/ dive experience and comfort in the water.
We provide a dive leader from our full-time professional team to ensure fun dives are carried out with the highest of safety standards. Equipment is included in the cost, however, if you have your own gear we will happily discount your dives.
Dive site selection is realistic and always safety conscious. We consult with our local Thai Captain on water movement and site conditions every day and only set dive sites 1 day in advance.
We promise to take you to various dive sites as much as possible and for those divers that book on for multiple dives, we will try our best to make sure you dive with your chosen professional throughout your stay.
Dive Guide, Full Scuba Gear Hire
Explore the beauty of Koh Tao’s wild coastline aboard Roctopus Dive’s Speedboat, R3. Discover hidden bays teaming with colourful corals and reef fish. Step foot onto uninhabited white sandy beaches backed by jungle for that true cast away experience. Or get your heart pumping with an exhilarating boat ride to our designated cliff jump locations. Our schedule and charter trips mean there is a package to suit every traveller.
Skipper, Boat transport