- More than a Dive Center, a Tailor Made Diving Experience in Khao Lak
- Office in Khao Lak Center & Dive Resort
- We care about you, you are our most important customer
- 10 Years Experience in Khao Lak Area
- 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 during your Similan liveaboards (more than 3 days)
Our infrastructure and team meet the highest standard in the dive industry.
We will help you plan your dive trips to the best sites according to what you want and the diferent boats schedules. We will guide you through the process to make your dive holidays memorable.
Find below our vision, team, story and motivations.
Khao Lak Explorer Office
Due to covid-19, we moved our mainstreet office to our dive resort until situation goes back to normal, you can visit us at our dive resort see location at:
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 diving daytrips, liveaboards, dive courses or land tours in Khao Lak.
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!
Khao Lak Explorer Dive Resort
Located conveniently between Khao Lak and Bang-Niang ou dive resort offers you a nice and quiet place to stay during your dving holidays, within 15 minutes walk from city center and beaches. Large rooms with king size bed and pool view.
We have 2 swimming pool, one dive pool and one relax swimming pool.
Come stay with us at Khao Lak Dive Resort.
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
5th Season with Khao Lak Explorer, it’s almost like we adopted him, Theo has been Open Water Scuba Instructor for 6 years, passionate about diving and the marine life. He loves teaching courses and has certified more than 1500 students! Diving is his full time job, travelling at the same time around the world. He also loves music and plays guitar.
He also take care of our Divemaster program.English, French, SpanishPatient and attentiveCustomer serviceSuper Friendly
And South African which is basically English with a funny accent 😉
Carly is back, after a a couple of years break for a 3rd season with Khao Lak Explorer.
She is one of the most social, talkative and professional you can meet in life and in diving.
Dive instructor for 3 years and Divemaster for 6 years before that, she already spend 2 seasons in Khao Lak and the Similan islands.
With Carly it’s all fun fun fun !English, English, EnglishLove Teaching and GuidingSuper communicativefun, Fun, Fun
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
After a couple of years break in South Africa, Alexis is back for a 3rd season with Khao Lak Explorer.
Alexis used to play Hockey in high-school, is originally from Quebec, the french speaking part of Canada. He traveled the world with his previous job with the “Cirque du soleil” a theatrical troupe and decided to become dive instructor a couple of years ago.
Surprisingly he doesn’t have the funny French Canadian accent.English, FrenchStrong as a buffaloLove weird musicPassionate of diving
Gaby is our office manager, she will take care of you in the office while checking in, information and so on. She is English with a French father, she is fluent in both languages and has been living/working around the world. She speak partially a bunch of other languages, god knows how many.
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 loves to share it with customers.Thai, EnglishTour GuideExtensive Knowledge or the AreaDynamic Friendly, Funny
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
Really patient and loves to teach, Sebastien, is part of the team this season. His love for diving is contagious.
After working in the building industry for several years in south of france, Sebastien has decided to change his life, to travel and dive around south east Asia.
After a season as a divemaster trainee with Khao Lak Explorer, he passed his instructor course in Bali and is now back for more diving at Similan.English, FrenchPatient and attentiveFun, Fun, Fun!Customer service
5th 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 trains our divemasters students.English, FrenchPatient and attentiveCustomer serviceSuper Fun!
I started diving 11 years ago, since then I’ve only been falling in love more and more with our profession and I specially love to pass this passion on to my students or fellow divers. I’m a trained Eventmanager but I got a bit fed up with office live in cologne, as I love traveling and exploring this job gives me the best opportunity to go out and do it. I’m British but growing up in Germany I got best of both parts – sarcasm belongs to my daily routine – you don’t get bored with me, but with diving a few things have to be 100% on spot otherwise the German side of me starts having mental breakdowns 😀
Apart from the strictly organized german side I’m very easy going, love to play football. Excited to come back to the country I did my IDC and Divemaster, looking forward to the diving and teaching over there, I’ve already learnt a lot during this first year but I’m always looking to improve myself not only for my personal interest but also to be of more value to my other dive colleagues and my customers!German, EnglishKnowledgablePatientCustomer service
For the 2nd season at Similan, Celine is very patient and organized. She is able to handle all type of students and great with kids.
With us this season, Celine will make you love diving and will show you amazing marine critters.English, FrenchPatient and attentiveCustomer serviceSuper Fun!
Stephane has been working with Khao Lak Explorer for a few season already, then after a break back to France for his fireman job, he returns to the diving world, trading fire for water.
Very patient and calm, our customer loves him for his way of making 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, with our Khao Lak dive resort, a swimming pool dedicated for diving, classroom, room for stay.
Check it out at Khao Lak Dive Resort.
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 1.4m and deep area 2.5m.
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 material 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 availability and details needed within 24h
- Pay your Deposit Online by Credit Card
- You will receive a proper receipt with all the details
- Pay the balance when you visit our office
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Retail Dive Equipment
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
Monday through Saturday 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday,14:00 – 19:00 .