Reefers Dive Resort markets itself as Koh Phangan’s first fully inclusive 5 star dive resort. We at haadyao.info are not sure what this appellation means but Reefers is a dive shop with a good reputation and they offer diving packages that include accommodation.
Reefers Dive Resort has 2 offices where you can go to enquire about diving. One is behind Haad Yao Bayview Resort the other is next to Seaboard Bungalows on the beach.
The dive school has an impressive set up. They have a 3 meter deep pool as well as a comfortable classroom. There is also a refurbished dive boat that can hold 20 people.
Every day the school organises beach dives and boat dives. The boat dives include lunch. The staff is friendly and they play music on the boat (not to everyone’s delight I am sure).
The full range of PADI dive courses are available starting from beginner and going up to Dive Instructor. If you are interested in a diving career Reefers also offer internships to budding divers. Course numbers are kept low (4 students to 1 instructor) to make sure the students get all the attention they need to gain confidence under the water.
For those with scuba qualifications they also offer Nitrox diving. For kids there is bubblemakers.
You can go to the Reefers website to find their ‘special offers’. For example, at the moment of writing they were offering an Open Water course and 7 nights’ accommodation for 16,400 Thai Baht. This is good value since you can pay 12,000 Thai Baht for just an Open Water Course at other Koh Phangan dive schools.
Currently Reefers Dive Resort is ranked the 7th best activity in Koh Phangan (out of a list of 55 on Trip Advisor). If you take any notice of Trip Advisor reviews you would do well to insist on not diving with Alex. Other people at the school such as Mitch and Viv get much better reviews.