Why Choose DJL?

  • PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre
    "The highest PADI store rating available - recognised worldwide!"
  • Professional PADI Instructors
    "All DJL instructors at least Master Scuba Diver Trainer Level"
  • Swimming Pool on Site
    "Learn to dive in our pool before heading into the ocean"
  • Two Dive Boats
    "Visit the best dive sites in Koh Tao based on your dive level"
  • Small Dive Groups
    "Maximum of 4 students per PADI instructor / divemaster"
  • Aqualung Partner Centre
    "Top quality rental equpment for all dive students"
  • Accommodation Available
    "Discounted rates to DJL divers in dorm or hotel rooms"
  • Bar & Restaurant
    "Everyone's favourite place to socialize after a dive!"

About Davy Jones Locker Diving Koh Tao

First setup in 1996, DJL Diving is a western owned dive shop on tropical Koh Tao island, Thailand. Originally based in the Mae Haad area of the island and then relocating to Sairee in 2006 where we have our own dive school bar & restaurant, swimming pool, Tech Diving office, classroom facilities along with our dive shop which is located on the beach road, often referred to as 'The Yellow Brick Road' right opposite the Silver Sands Resort where we provide discounted accommodation.

We employ around 15 western diving staff (PADI instructors and PADI Divemasters) depending on the time of year, these come from all over the world, but are mostly European, Australian and American. We also have 2 full time Platinum rated Course Directors.

Our Dive Team is made up of very experienced instructors, some with up to 20 years teaching experience. With this comes expertise in a wide range of diving activities. Our staff have experience teaching recreational diving courses, divemaster internships, instructor development courses, wreck and technical diving, compressor & boat maintenance, first aid & CPR, expedition planning.

Most of our scuba diving courses are conducted in English but we also currently have French, German, Danish and Spanish speaking instructors available. We are a registered PADI Career Development Centre (no. 36338).

DJL Diving isn't a giant dive shop, but we are busy. We run two dive boats and 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. We're constantly running expeditions, seeking out new sunken wrecks and isolated pinnacles / coral reefs throughout Thailand. Dive Exploration is an important activity here at DJL - with dive expeditions there is always something new and exciting to discover. This is important for maintaining a dynamic, evolving environment in the dive shop.

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DJL Recreational Diving Blog

  • Koh Tao in low season can be a great for scuba diving

    BLOG Oct 18, 2017 | 09:40 am

    Koh Tao in low season can be a great for scuba diving

    18th October 2017

    It’s that quiet time of year again…

    The temperature starts to drop to around 26’C and the rain starts to fall from time to time. Many dive centres on this lovely island start to shut up shop for the short monsoon season which usually lasts around 6 weeks. 

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DJL Technical Diving Blog

  • Burma Maru expedition, January 2017

    SEA Explorers Club Mar 25, 2017 | 01:55 am

    Burma Maru expedition, January 2017

    I first became interested in the Burma Maru after my friend & dive buddy Dave brought it to my attention. He had gotten some marks for her after drinking whisky with a Thai captain in Koh Chang. Marks for this wreck are thin on the ground. This is due to the shortage of sounder and GPS technology available on Cambodian fishing boats. Even so it took me 2 years to mount an expedition to look for her as we had other ongoing projects. But on the 21st  January 2017 we set off. Myself and buddy Leon from Davy Jones Tech

    The post Burma Maru expedition, January 2017 appeared first on SEA Explorers Club.

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