A little bit about us
Our dive centre 'Sail Rock Divers Resort' has earned the prestigious PADI 5 star Instructor Development Dive Resort rating and is the only fully inclusive premier dive centre on Koh Phangan. PADI has awarded us with several excellence awards including the 'Outstanding contribution to the dive industry', we are recommended by Lonely Planet and Trip advisor and we have been featured in the series 'Beach Life' which aired on the Discovery and Living channel as well as RT news documentary channel and the Guardian UK.
Facilities include 2 custom built dive boats, 3 air conditioned classrooms, one of which was purposely built to accommodate the Instructor Development Courses. We also have on site concrete air conditioned bunglaows, a 3 meter deep swimming pool dedicated to scuba diver training, a fully stocked international bar and restaurant with big screen satellite television, pool table, dartboard and advertised social evenings. Divemasters in training and IDC candidates find the accommodation a convenient, social and fun addition to their experience.
Our PADI Course Director
Our PADI Instructor Development Courses are run by David Arnold and his team of selected Master and Staff Instructors. He dedicates his time to making each IDC course the perfect preparation for the PADI Instructor Examinations. We pride ourselves on our personal attention and 1 to 1 coaching techniques to ensure that your diving experience is fun, safe and memorable.
The dive resort is located in Chaloklum, a small idyllic fishermen village on the north part of the island. The pier in Chaloklum gives us easy access to training sites and all the major dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand, including ship wrecks and beautiful deep sea pinnacles like Chumphon and Sail Rock which are considered to be the best dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand.