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Silver Sands Beach Resort

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Silver Sands Beach Resort

3 star hotel
14/102 Moo 1 Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Surat Thani 84360, Thailand
14 rooms
FREE Internet

Davy Jones Locker Diving

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Get the full Koh Tao experience at Silver Sands, with a PADI 5* dive center, scooter rental, and massage all available on site
  • Perfect conditions for new divers! These warm and clear waters offer accessible diving year-round for any level
  • Dive with all kinds of reef fish, moray eels, sting rays, and if you're very lucky, turtles and sharks, or explore sunken wrecks
  • When you're not diving, relax on the beach, snorkel or take a Thai cooking class
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Dates & Prices

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

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

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

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

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 37 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 14 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Silver Sands Beach 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

Highlights

  • Dive in small groups of four divers per instructor, and encounter reef fish, moray eels, sting rays, and even sharks and turtles
  • Seek out sunken wrecks, isolated pinnacles and coral reefs - dive exploration is important at Davy Jones Locker
  • Get to know your fellow divers at the bar and restaurant after your dives
  • Winner of TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice 2019 award

Description

Davy Jones Locker Diving is a PADI 5* IDC dive center based in Koh Tao, world-famous for its fantastic scuba diving.

Conditions in Koh Tao are perfect for learning to dive, and its warm and calm waters offer diving all year round. As an Instructor Development Center, Davy Jones Locker offers everything from Discover Scuba Diving, all the way through to Tech diving and Divemaster internships. 

DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

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

PADI® Courses Available

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort

Resort Amenities

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Rebreather-Friendly

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Silver Sands Beach Resort is the perfect option for both new and advanced divers as there is a PADI 5* IDC center on site and the waters are warm and calm all year round.

The air-conditioned rooms are just meters from the beach, behind Fizz Lounge - a fantastic place to sink a cocktail or two while watching the sun set. Around the same area, you'll find the resort's very own PADI 5* dive center. With many shallow coral reefs, isolated pinnacles and some deep shipwrecks, Koh Tao is a diver's paradise. You can see reef fish, moray eels, sting rays, and even sharks and turtles in the waters surrounding Silver Sands.

How to get there

Arrival

  • Koh Samui Airport is three hours from the resort via public ferry to Koh Tao then a short drive from the pier. 
  • You will need to arrange your own transfer to Koh Tao, so please ensure you have checked the ferry departure times and left adequate time between your flight landing in Koh Samui and the last ferry departure of the day. If you miss the last ferry, you will need to organise a night boat or stay in Koh Samui for an additional night at your own expense. 
  • Having reached Koh Tao, the team will pick you up from the pier for no additional cost (advance notice of your arrival time required). 
  • Please note that if you do take a night boat to reach Koh Tao, the complimentary pick up service cannot be offered. In that case, you'll need to arrange a taxi to bring you to the resort for an additional fee. 
  • Check-in time is 11 am. 

Departure

  • Check-out time is 10:30 am. 
  • With advance notice, the team will drop you back at the Koh Tao pier on your final day for no additional cost. 

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