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Assava Dive Resort

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Assava Dive Resort

3 star hotel
22/44 Moo 3 Chalok Baan Kao, Chalok Baan Kao, Surat Thani, 84360, Thailand
50 rooms
FREE Internet

Assava Dive Resort

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Ideal for fun and relaxation, Assava Dive Resort is located in the Chalok Baan Kao area of Koh Tao.
  • For the comfort of guests there is free WiFi in all rooms, a mini market, daily cleaning service, taxi service, ticket service available during your stay
  • Restaurant and a bar/lounge directly on the beach
  • Various types of accommodation which will suit most budgets.
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 22, 2020

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Assava Dive Resort covers a vast area which stretches from the white sandy beaches to our mangrove nursery behind the resort. it is easy to spread and social distance. Our Cove Restaurant and Bar is all open air and spacious too, so you can enjoy being together, separately. Other than space, general movement around the resort, Hotel, restaurant and reception, all areas have been cleaned and sterilised with the social distancing measures in place. Staff and guests wear masks and will have their temperature taken on arrival. At every corner you will find hand sanitizer for your personal use, and our Cove restaurant sells hand sanitizer gels and face masks for your personal safety when moving around the island. Door handles, desk tops, restaurant tables and chairs, payment areas etc. are all disinfected throughout the day. With regards to our scuba diving activities, we have added a few more measures on top of our already strict disinfecting. Firstly, all divers have their own personal mouthpiece on their regulator. This is removed after every days diving for you to take away and the regulator is disinfected according to guidelines. The equipment rinse tanks are changed more often with extra added disinfectant to sterilise your dive gear. It is then thoroughly rinsed and hung with space in between to dry in our large drying area. Classes are held in open air classrooms, some of which are next to the beautiful white sandy beach. Reduced ratio classes make social distancing easier, plus give divers the added benefit of more personal tuition. At the moment we are teaching at a ration of 2 divers to 1 instructor. This allows everyone including the instructor, more time to enjoy courses. The Assava Dive Boat has a top and bottom deck providing plenty of room onboard to relax while staying couple of metres away from each other. During surface intervals we wear face masks and have hand sanitiser on board. Instead of using spit to defog masks, we supply eco-friendly soap for all divers to use. PADI Have issued the "8 simple rules" poster which is on our boats and dive centre for further information. There is no need to social distance underwater. We always dive close to our buddy and dive instructor for safety and enjoyment. However, once positive bouyant on the surface it's masks on and regs in until we are on the boat, then swapping to our other masks on the boat. PADI have issued new guidelines to help adapt skills during this time to avoid close contact with fellow students. Assava Dive Resort has implemented these adaptations whilst managing to follow all course standards. When you are ready and able to join us on Koh Tao, either for diving or simply to relax in paradise, rest assured that your health and well being are our priority.
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Booking process


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We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

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Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 2 nights will be charged if you cancel between 14 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Assava Dive Resort

Best dive sites in Koh Tao

Chumphon Pinnacle – This is one of Koh Tao’s most famous dive sites and is located within reach of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. This well-known dive site features a series of stunning granite and coral encrusted pinnacles which are home to batfish, giant grouper, travelly and giant schools of barracuda and snapper. The occasional whale shark and manta ray also visit. Look for plateaus rich in anemones of all different colours, branching corals, sea whips and barrel sponges. HTMS Sattakut Wreck – One of Thailand’s premier wrecks, the 48 metre/158 foot HTMS Sattakut, which started out as the USS LCI -739, was sunk on 18 June 2011 in about 30 metres/100 feet of water near Koh Tao. The Landing Craft, Infantry (or LCI) was one of several amphibious assault ships deployed during WWII. The artificial reef is home to dense schools of fusiliers and yellowtail barracuda as well as groupers, trevally, moray eels and blennies. This is one dive site which continues to thrive year after year. South-West Pinnacle – Explore a series of rock formations ranging from 4 metres / 13 feet to 30 metres / 100 feet and discover breathtaking carpet anemones in brilliant greens, pinks and blues, with their cavalcade of pink anemone fish. The crevices and ledges among the pinnacles are hot spots for snappers, emperor and harlequin sweetlips. Leopard sharks and whale sharks are occasional visitors to the site, which is home to large schools of snapper, yellowtail barracuda and fusiliers. If you are interested in critters then scorpionfish, stonefish and other bottom dwellers can be found here too. White Rock – This site features two rock pinnacles separated by a narrow sandy channel fringed with a series of ledges and steps. On the current exposed sides of the pinnacles, the fan corals are a definite highlight. Look closely in the recesses and holes in the pinnacles which are often home to moray eels, cleaner shrimps and other reef fish seeking shelter. Other reef life which divers can expect to see here include sea snakes, porcupinefish, passing turtles, Moorish idols and a range of butterfly fish and angelfish species. Shark Island – This dive site is best known for its incredible variety of marine life. It features a wall, pinnacles and a coral garden abundant in colourful soft corals. On the deeper edges of the site it is possible to see passing pelagics such as whale sharks, reef sharks and leopard sharks. The coral garden guarantees a range of marine life including moray eels, angelfish, scorpionfish, pipefish, nudibranch, crustaceans and great macro critters.
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What to see

Whale sharks do cruise into the deeper pinnacles of Chumphon and Southwest. While you can be lucky at any time of the year, there are more sightings in April and May. The reefs inhabitants include many colourful reef fish, some interesting macro critters and nudibranch, morays and bluespotted ribbontailed rays. Turtles are seen on Koh Taos reefs but not in the numbers its name might suggest. Koh Tao triggerfish are legendary for their antics, so keep your eyes open and your wits about you. Over the years, the barracuda have learnt to hunt using divers’ torch beams as assistance so night dives can be very exciting.

Dive Center


  • Knowledgeable and well trained PADI Divemasters and PADI Instructors
  • Four dives a day - 2-tank mornings and 2-tank afternoons
  • Small group training for optimal learning and underwater safety
  • Learn about marine conservation with Assava Eco diving and non-diver programs


The Assava Dive Resort has its own PADI dive center - a small dive school providing a relaxed atmosphere and personal scuba diving experiences.

As an eco operator, the mission is to implement environmental practices and to provide the customers with experiences to enhance visitor awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the underwater environment. Recognized by PADI as a 5 Star Gold Palm IDC centre, and one of Asia Pacific's leading PADI dive centers.


PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Rebreather Course
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Nitrox ($)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • French

Diving Facilities

  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front Location

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Idc
  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Book Swap/Library
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Island Hopping
  • Hiking


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Nestled on the beach, Assava Dive Resort, is located on the beautiful southern bay Chalok Ban Kao on Koh Tao.

The beach is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. From here you will be able to enjoy the stunning view across the bay taking in the famous 'Grandfather Rock' on the headland and Angthong Marine Park on the horizon.

Among the various facilities of this property are a shared lounge, a garden and a private beach area. For the comfort of guests there is free WiFi in all rooms, a mini market, daily cleaning service, taxi service, and ticket service available during your stay. 

The Cove Restaurant and Bar, specializing in international cuisine is located on the beach and is an open concept area with the option of chairs, benches and bean bags, where you can relax and grab a bite or beverage. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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How to get there


  • The best airport to fly into is Koh Samui (USM), which is 2.5 hours ferry from the resort.
  • Having landed in Koh Samui, take a taxi to the ferry terminal and board a ferry for Koh Tao. 
  • Once you arrive on Koh Tao, look for the Ban's Transfer Booth at the ferry terminal. Here, you can join a complimentary transfer to the resort. 
  • Please note that complimentary transfers run throughout the day. If you do not arrive at scheduled ferry times, the transfer booth may be closed. In this case, please contact us after booking to arrange alternative transfers (additional cost possible). 
  • Check-in time is 2 pm. 


  • Check-out time is 10 am. 
  • Upon check-out, you can arrange a complimentary transfer back to the ferry terminal with the reception staff. From there, you can board the ferry for Koh Samui to connect with your international flight home.


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