- More than a dive center, a tailor made diving experience in Khao Lak
- We care about you, you are our most important customer
- Office in Khao Lak Center
- Easy booking process
Khao Lak Explorer Dive Center has been founded in 2009 with the aim of providing tailor made diving experience in Khao Lak with the best customer service. We provide the best rental equipment with free us of dive computer for more safety.
Our infrastructure and team meet the highest standard in the dive industry.
Find below our vision, team, story and motivations.
Khao Lak Explorer Office
Our company office is location right in the center of Khao Lak, within 5 minutes walk of all the major hotel and Nangthong beach. The convenient location is for you the meeting point with our team for your bookings . Our office manager will welcome you, provide information and checking you in for your dive trips, dive courses or land tours.
Our dive equipment retail area provide you with a wide selection dive equipment of all major brand: Aqualung, Scubapro, Mares, Tusa and more.
Our office have a classroom for dive courses, storage area for luggage for our liveaboards customer and an equipment room for our rental gear of customer dive gear.
Our Team is here to welcome you!
Sylvain as is the co-founder and co-owner of Khao Lak Explorer.
With more than 10 years in the dive industry, he aims at the highest standard for Khao Lak Explorer. constantly improving the customer service.
Nature lover, Khao Lak Explore becoming eco-friendly is a big part of his job.French, EnglishManagementEmails & OfficeInstructor
4th Season with Khao Lak Explorer, it’s almost like we adopted him, Theo has been Open Water Scuba Instructor since 5 years, passionate about diving and the marine life. He loves teaching dive course and has certified more than 800 students! Diving is his full time job, travelling at the same time around the world. He also love music, plays guitar.
He also take care of our Divemaster program.English, French, SpanishPatient and attentiveCustomer serviceSuper Friendly
Born in Khao Lak area, Pi-em is our taxi driver, he love cycling on Sunday with the full gear like in the “Tour de France” and have a nap on a hot day.
Safe driving and always on time, he is Khao lak Explorer driver for our courses and local wreck dives.Thai / EnglishSafe DrivingLove Cycling on SundaySecond passion Napping
Yaya is the Co-founder of Khao Lak Explorer and Sylvain’s wife, Divemaster passionate of diving, most of the picture you can find on our website are from her, she take care of email accounting, office sales, retail management. She moved away from Bangkok for a more relax lifestyle in the South Thailand.English, ThaiEmail, BookingLove underwater photographyDivemaster
Andreas has been working a the Similan islands for now 4 season, he knows all the dive sites like the back of his hand. Andreas is our German contact, guide and instructor for our German customers, he also is fluent in English and speaks very good French.
He used to be a school teacher back in the days where diving was not yet is job.German, English, FrenchPatient & calmLove macro lifeUnderwater Photography and Tech diving
Gaby is our office manager, she will take care of you in the office while checking in, information and so on. English with a French father, she is fluent in both language.
She is also a divemaster and has been working in Khao Lak for as long as we can remember.
Needless to say, she knows it all.English, FrenchOffice ManagerFriendlyKnowledgable
Dynamic and super friendly, Nat is taking care of land tours around Khao Lak area. Nat has been in Khao Lak for longer than we can remember, she has an extensive knowledge of the area and love sharing it with our customers.Thai, EnglishTour GuideExtensive Knowledge or the AreaDynamic Friendly, Funny
Really patient and loving teaching, Rico, is part of the team this season, he will transmit you his happiness and his passion for diving through PADI courses and by guiding your fun dives.
After being working in an office for several years in Paris, Rico has decided to change his life completely a few years ago to travel and dive around south east Asia.
He always loved nature and marine life, so he deceived to become a dive professional by joining the Khao Lak Explorer team as a divemaster trainee 2 years ago. Then he became naturally diving instructor and have worked in Bali during the off season and is now back to Khao Lak Explorer for the Similan islands season.English, FrenchPatient and attentiveFun, Fun, Fun!Customer service
3rd Season with Khao Lak Explorer, Noellie is one of the best instructor we know, she is full of life, very patient and have great customer service. From France, she is living the dream has a dive instructor since a few years working around the world. She also train our divemaster training.English, FrenchPatient and attentiveCustomer serviceSuper Fun!
Second Season with Khao Lak Explorer diving the Similan islands, Flo is one of our favorite instructor, Open Water Scuba Instructor since a couple of years, passionate about diving and the marine life. He loves teaching dive course. Diving is his full time job, travelling at the same time around the world. He used to work in Malaysia during of season.English, FrenchTeam PlayerLove DivingLove Teaching courses
Kevin is our German/English Instructor, he used to be a banker but that’s ok, everybody make mistakes 😉
Kevin has been a Divemaster now for 2 years and because he enjoy diving and teaching too, he became an instructor last august.
He already did 1 season with Khao Lak Explorer as a divemaster trainee 2 years ago, he decide to come back to Khao Lak Explorer for season, as he really enjoyed the fist one.
He really enjoy when people get the first glimpse of the underwater world and is happy to introduce them to it and also to make sure they are confident and safe divers.
Apart from diving he like hiking, travelling, climbing and playing the guitar.German, EnglishKnowledgablePatientCustomer service
After working as a psychologist during many years, Lili has quit everything to travel and dive in South East Asia few years ago.
She did her Divemaster training with Khao Lak Explorer, became afterwards diving instructor and have worked in Bali during the off season.
Back to Khao Lak Explorer for the season, Lili is patient, organize and pedagogue. Thanks to her past job, she is able to handle all type of students. She is especially good with kids.
With us this season, Lili will make you love learning diving and will spot you amazing creatures underwater.English, FrenchPatient and attentiveCustomer serviceSuper Fun!
Stephane has been working with Khao Lak Explorer for 3 season a fews year, then after a break back to France for is fireman job, he is back to the diving world, trading fire for water.
Very patient and calm, our customer loves him for is way to make you feel safe before during and after the dives.English, FrenchPatient and attentiveCustomer serviceZen
Rental Dive Gear
Our rental equipment is the best on the market, we provide you with fully balance regulator (not the cheap one you usually get), open heel fins with boots (so you don t get blister), BCD, shorty wet-suit and free use of dive computer.
Other dive center charge you extra for open heel fins or computer for example, not us! It s included in our rental equipment package, because we believe that you deserve the best. Comfort of the dive gear is important while scuba diving.
Would you go skying with painful ski-boots? No! So if you choose us, you make the right choice. Dive with somebody else and you will quickly understand…
Facility, Dive Pool and Dive Training
We have one of the best facility in town, the dive academy Khao Lak offers dive swimming pool, classroom, dive resort,r restaurant and office all in one spot.
Check it out at Khao Lak Dive Academy.
Our Scuba diving courses are tailor made, you can choose where you dive, create your own package, the swimming pool for training is specialty made for scuba training with a shallow area and deep area 4.5m.
We teach the theory in our classroom or outside in a nice tropical are as we believe that you don t want to be locked in a classroom during your holidays.
We use the latest PADI materiel with possibility of online theory training to save you time during your holidays.
The courses are all done in small groups, 1 instructor for 4 student maximum. And our Dive Team is Awesome !
Easy Booking Process
- Make Inquiry / Pre-reservation
- We confirm you availiability and details needed within 24h
- Pay your Deposit Online by Credit Card or Paypal
- You will receive a proper receipt with all the details
- Pay the balance when you visit our office
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Retail Dive Equipement
Our retail section provide a wide selection of dive and snorkeling equipment.
We are one of the biggest retailer of dive equipment in Khao Lak, if you look for some accessories, wetsuits, BCD, Fins, Mask, Lycras, Underwater camera, Gopro camera, we have it all.
Our customers get 10% discount on the retail area if they dive with us.
All the boats we use and proposer are comfortable and safe, all the inboard safety equipment is there.
Our prices are very competitive, some of the best in the market.
If you are looking for luxury, we can arrange you trip on luxury liveaboards of private charter as well. Speedboat charter.
You can find all the details about the boats on the dive trip pages.
KHAO LAK EXPLORER DIVE CENTER
(Above Mac Donald) 8/42 Moo 7 , Khao Lak T. Khukhak A. Takuapa
Phang-nga. 82190 Thailand
Tel:+66(0) 843 258 106
E-mail: [email protected]
Monday through Saturday 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday,14:00 – 19:00 .