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Davy Jones Locker Diving Resort

Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
10
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Beachfront resort on Koh Lipe
  • Coral gardens home to turtles, octopus, sting rays, shrimp and reef fish
  • White sand, turquoise clear seas, warm water 
  • Small island with tropical vegetation 
  • Relaxed Thai atmosphere (not a party island)
  • Double rooms with WiFi, sea and beach views
  • Island offers restaurants, chilled out beach bars, trinket shops

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 100% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking

Cancellation fee

  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 30 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Davy Jones Locker Hotel & Dive School is located on the west end of Koh Lipe’s Pattaya Beach.

During a week’s worth of diving, you’ll have the chance to spot turtles, parrot fish, octopus, blue spotted stingrays, shrimps and colourful schools of reef fish amongst tropical coral gardens and white sandy bottoms.

Koh Lipe offers an uncrowded, peaceful environment that is unique to the the island. White sand beaches, crystal clear waters, exotic vegetation and a sprinkling of single and double storey resorts, dive centers, shops, restaurants and beach bars. 

Davy Jones Locker Hotel offers double rooms with beach and ocean views. Each space offers a double bed, wall fan, free WiFi and private bathroom with western WC. Beach and sea-view rooms come with private, spacious balconies.

The hotel’s bar serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy on the beach. 

Explore diving around the Davy Jones Locker Diving Resort

Best dive sites in Koh Lipe

Tarutao National Marine Park – The area is comprised of over 30 islands with colourful, vibrant coral reefs abundant in varied marine life. Dugong, common dolphins, the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin, sperm whales, minke whales, several shark and ray species, innumerable reef fish and critter species have all been spotted here. No matter how many dives you make here, it won’t be enough. Stone Henge – As the name suggests, this site features several large pinnacles which rise up from the reef resembling Stonehenge in the United Kingdom. You’ll also find a boulder, hard coral slope and a stunning soft coral garden. In the deeper areas, leopard sharks and eagle rays have been spotted. On the slope, moray eels and groupers are common with the soft coral garden home to a spectrum of interesting critters. If you want diverse topographies and marine life, Stonehenge should be on your list. 8 Mile Rock – Located 8 miles / 13 kilometres south of Koh Lipe, this exposed pinnacle site is a magnet for pelagics and schooling fish. The top of the pinnacle sits at approximately 15 metres / 50 feet and goes down to 50 metres / 160 feet. This can be an exhilarating current dive with the chance to see devil rays, manta rays, leopard sharks, barracuda, groupers, trevally and even whale sharks. Koh Taru - This small island dive site is perfect for beginners, offering easy conditions and a diverse mix of corals. The reef attracts a range of marine life and critters including seahorses, nudibranch, commensal shrimps, scorpionfish and even occasional harlequin shrimp. You’ll also find sting rays, moray eels, schools of snappers and plenty of colourful reef fish darting in and out of the reef. Far Islands - This group of islands offers several stunning dive sites which are characterised by healthy, vibrant reefs, colourful soft corals, an abundance of reef fish including some larger species and a plethora of critters. These dive sites are a must for photographers as you can expect to find a host of different nudibranch, various crustaceans including harlequin crabs, moray eels, turtles, schools of colourful antheas and damsels as well as scorpionfish and other interesting bottom dwellers.

What to see

Highlights in Koh Lipe include Dugong, common dolphins, Irrawaddy dolphin, sperm and minke whales, eagle rays, leopard sharks, whale sharks, devil rays, manta rays, sting rays, barracuda and tuna. See whale sharks and manta rays at 8 Mile Rock and possibly a few other deeper sites too. Tuna, mackerel and barracuda are the reefs stalkers, and there are plenty of batfish to entertain you. You’ll see plenty of trevallies, snapper and fusiliers. Devil and eagle rays swim passed, and you might be lucky to spot a coral cat shark hiding in a nook. There’s plenty of shrimp, pipefish, nudibranch and seahorse to spot. Stonefish and scorpionfish are there to be discovered by those with keen eyes.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • 5* PADI Dive Resort on a white sand beach
  • Range of recreational PADI training courses
  • Night, wreck, Nitrox specialties and more
  • Courses taught in Spanish, English, French and Thai
  • Technical dive training 
  • Guide, equipment rental and refreshments included
  • Daily dive trips (morning, afternoon, night)
  • There is a National Marine Park fee of 200 THB payable upon arrival

Description

Davy Jones Locker Diving is a PADI 5* Dive Resort located on Koh Lipe, on the west coast of Thailand, near the Malaysian border.

Established in 1995, the dive center has significant experience operating in the region. 12 calm, tropical reef dive sites are within convenient access of the dive center, 

A full range of recreational PADI courses are offered, including discover scuba diving, open water, advanced and rescue diver. Specialties such as night, wreck and Nitrox are available alongside technical dive training. Courses can be taught in English, French, Thai and Spanish. 

Daily fun dives depart in the morning, afternoon and night via traditional long tail from the resort’s beach. A PADI divemaster guide, equipment rental and refreshments are included. 
 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Thai

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Thb)

Food & drink

  • Alcohol

How to get there

Arrival

  • You can get to Koh Lipe via bus, train or flight then ferry.
  • The closest airport is Langkawi in Malaysia. From here, it is a 1 hour ferry to Koh Lipe. You will be granted a 2 week visa on Koh LIpe Thai immigration as you will have arrived by boat. 
  • You can also fly or take an overnight bus or train to Hat Yai in Thailand, where you can catch a ferry to Koh Lipe. 
  • Speed boats from Pak Bara depart regularly (9am- 3pm). 
  • You will arrive at one of Koh Lipe's piers, where you can catch a long tail to Pattaya Beach.
  • The hotel is located on the west end of the beach. 
  • There is a National Marine Park fee of 200 THB payable upon arrival.

Departure

  • Having checked out, you can catch a long tail to one of Koh Lipe's piers. 
  • From there, you can catch a ferry to continue your onward journey by train, flight or bus. 

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