Discovery Dive Centre | PADI Diving Koh Samui

Experience of a Lifetime

Koh Samui’s premier dive center since 1999

Discovery Dive Centre is the premier PADI 5-star Instructor development center in Koh Samui, offering the highest quality of service for reasonable prices. We are one of the longest operating dive shops on the island as having been in business for over 20+ years. As a premiere Koh Samui diving school, we have the most experienced and respected full-time dive staff and offer a range of PADI diving courses. We’ll take you to some of the best diving spots in Thailand.

  • Thailand is fully open

    Thailand is now fully open as of July 1 to all travelers. A great time to visit us here and dive in Koh Samui

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  • Peak season

    Peak season is upon us now. We expect to be very busy during the summer season so book early and make sure to get your spots before we are full

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  • new equipment

    While the other companies are cutting costs we are re-investing in Discovery. We just received a new shipment of equipment as well as updating and servicing equipment and boats to keep the same high standards you are accustomed too

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Popular Dive Courses

Dive Courses

We offer a full range of PADI dive courses at Discovery with flexible scheduling to fit your holiday plans. Whether you just want to try out diving for a day with our Discover Scuba Program or are looking to “Go Pro” and get trained as a divemaster or instructor, we have the most experienced full-time instructors on Koh Samui to help you achieve your goals.

Dive Courses

Dive Trips

For certified divers, we have multiple daily trips to the top sites in Thailand and are usually able to fill your request for a special site also. We have access to the most boats in Samui so you can choose which site you want to go, and on what day. Our staff have been leading dives in the Koh Samui area for years, we can show you the best of each site.

Dive Trips

Ready to discover your next dive?

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Here’s your chance to either book a dive course or a dive trip, or just ask us for a little more information on scuba diving in Koh Samui or Discovery Dive Centre. We also ask for any feedback you may have both on our website and the Dive Centre.

For more information, please feel free to contact us, or you can book right away from the bookings link above.

(ph) +66 77 310 764

Why Choose Discovery Dive Center?

Multi-lingual team

We have a diverse team of instructors here at Discovery divers with staff covering over 7 languages; English, French, German, Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Malaysian.

Experienced team

We use full time staff so we can train our staff to teach and lead dives the way that we want it done. This also creates consistency in our customer’s experiences as all of our instructors teach in the same manner and have worked with each other for a long time which creates the team atmosphere that we have here at Discovery. Some of our Instructors have been here for over 10 years.

Industry leaders

Discovery Divers are the pioneers of scuba diving from Koh Samui. The first operator to transition from the big slow boats taking 3 hours per one way to Koh Tao to the current speedboats which take only 60-90 minutes to reach the dive sites. One of the first schools to practice small group ratios, also private classes 1-1, equipment renewal every 18 months.

Operating for 20+ years

Discovery Divers has been operating for over 20 years now in Koh Samui at the Amari Resort, and is well known for our customer service and flawless safety record over those 20 years. Discovery Divers is owned and operated by Eric Vinik, who is a PADI master scuba diver trainer, as well as an Emergency First Responder instructor.

We’re open 363 days a year!

We are open from 10:00 am to 21:00 daily, and are only closed on January 1st and April 13th of each year.

Fully insured

Our customers are fully insured under the Padi Asia Pacific Dive Insurance policy.

Discovery Stories

  • " We had an amazing experience with Discovery Dive and I can’t recommend them more highly. This was run very well - with all of the theory studied prior to the actual diving part. This is a very comprehensive course and I truly felt gave a great introduction to all elements of diving. Huge thanks to Pierre for looking after them and instilling a love of diving and also an appreciation of the sea life! "

    Fantastic diving managed by very professional dive team

  • " Been on this service today with the team and it has been BRILLIANT!... Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to do scuba diving or snorkeling as we've both had the best day today with you guys on the boat and the rest of the team and boat team. "

    Brilliant Day Out!

  • " The team at Discovery Divers is like a big family that welcomes you immediately. They are warm and friendly and care about your experience being the best possible. The equipment was good, the food was delicious and the coral and marine life were some of the best I have seen anywhere in the world. "

    The Best!

  • " We had a great time with Discovery Dive Centre. From the email contact, pick up from the hotel, equipment to the dive team it was all great. It was all easy and very professional. Thanks to that the dive was very relaxing and enjoyable despite not so great visibility. Highly recommended! "

    Very professional team and a fun dive

  • " First time I tried discovery scuba diving. That was absolutely exiting experience , I was scared of diving for a long time and glad I met instructor Russel who showed me that underwater life is so beautiful and diving is so much fun. Definitely will come and dive with Discovery next time. "

    Absolutely amazing experience

  • " I has a perfect day diving with Discovery! From the moment I booked online, the whole process was hassle-free. A really friendly and professional group - highly recommended!!! I even got to practice my French... "

    Fantastic Diving Day

Our Location

Amari Koh Samui

The Amari Koh Samui (formerly the Amari Palm Reef) is now open after a full renovation and our brand new dive shop is opposite the Amaya Cafe. Come see us at our shop and contact us about great deals on dive and stay packages at the Amari and OZO hotels.

Bookings & Enquiries

Dive Centre Amari: +66 77 310 764 (Daily 11:00-17:00)

Mobile-Eric: +66 840 566 345 (Daily 8:00-20:00)

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Opening Hours

The Dive Centre is open daily from 11:00 – 17:00. We are open 363 days/year. We are closed for New Years Day and Songkran Day (April 13)


Amari Koh Samui Resort – Chaweng Beach – North Chaweng – Koh Samui 84320 – Thailand (open daily 10:00-20:00)

Central Chaweng – Chaweng Regent Beach Hotel – Koh Samui 84320 – Thailand (open daily 10:00-18:00)

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