Roctopus Dive
Roctopus Dive
5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Roctopus Dive team is a young, friendly and energetic collection of dive instructors from throughout the world. Handpicked because of their passion for the underwater world and first class knowledge and experience teaching people how to dive. Our mission is to create safe, eco-conscious divers who respect the oceans and relish the exploration, challenge and travel opportunities that scuba diving in Koh Tao offers.
Koh Tao, Thailand
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Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Charles M
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
First class establishment in Koh Tao. Friendly, excellent staff who are most professional. Big thank you to Ant and Jess. Top class. Highly recommend.
Written 11 February 2024
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Josefine K
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
I did the Open Water 20 solo, but met some really nice people and my amazing instructor Will! He was calm, informative and super helpful when I struggled with some of my skills. I could not have done it without him and by doing this course I have found a new super fun hobby! I would recommend Roctopus to anyone going to Koh Tao, for both fun dives and courses☺️
Written 9 February 2024
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Lucie A
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Amazing, full of life and knowledge and has a great vibe to the place. I did my open water 20 over 4 days and it was nothing short of a dream, hard work but I had Brendan as my instructor and he made it feel so relaxed and put my mind at ease when I worried about certain tasks. Brendan was really great at teaching, engaging his class but keeping it fun and relaxed as it can be, I loved the way he taught us, great instructor and glad we had him. The experience was amazing, really pushes you and your limits in different ways but it is so rewarding. Once we were out in the ocean we saw some beautiful sights and I learnt a lot about scuba diving and also myself and how capable I am. I am a good swimmer but never done scuba diving, it’s amazing how much you can learn in 4 days in the right environment and right people to help you. I hope one day I come back to koh Tao and can see everyone again it was great. So glad I did it. Massive thanks to Brendan as well and the rest of the instructors!
Written 3 February 2024
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Анастасия К
Ko Pha-ngan, Thailand1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Solo
Well, here we have completed the open water 20 course. Our instructor's name was Brendan-and that's love. The most attentive instructor who gives the impression of a person who really knows what he is doing. When necessary, he will support you, when necessary-he’s joking, and will do everything possible for you to acquire all the necessary skills in these couple of days.And yes, if you are also an anxious pie like me, then know that under water he will be able to calm you down and be there for you. 😁 Thank you for answering all our stupid (and not really stupid) questions. I want to believe that this also applies to all other instructors at roctopus. You guys are great, I'm glad that I chose you for my first diving experience.❤️
Written 31 January 2024
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kane s
3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Me and my partner completed our Open water course with Will. From start to finish the level of comfort and patient provided was on point. Nothing was left out!

We was part of a group of 4 people in total making it easy for Will to support us equally.

I am a nervous person, I also don’t really like going under water. I struggled to equalise massively and this took me some time to do. I was worried the night before about not being able to do it at all.

THANKFULLY I was taught all the different ways I could equalise. Will was patient (as was the group) in allowing me some time to equalise and get dept. If it wasn’t for Will; I would have probs freaked out and gone up to the top.

I am no longer nervous or worried about diving; in fact I absolutely love it.

We felt safe, secure and well educated.

He pays attention to detail if we ain’t doing it right and corrects us which is helpful.

I was 1 billion percent reccomend anyone doing their open water with Roctopus, but request Will

We will be back in a few months to do our advance for sure :)

Thanks Will for everything!! ❤️❤️
Written 26 January 2024
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Luca R
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
We did our open water 20 at Roctopus with Brendan - it was a 100% amazing experience. Brendan is really experienced and definitely knows his stuff, he is also a really fun guy to train with!
Written 14 January 2024
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Katie M
4 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
I went to Koh Tao with my dad to get our open water 20 qualification together after Roctopus was highly recommended by a friend at home who is a scuba diving instructor herself.

Our instructor for the 4 days was Matias and he was absolutely amazing, I cannot recommend him more highly as a teacher. I’d honestly suggest everyone books their course with him. He was so confident and relaxed in the water and taught us everything we needed to know and made us feel like we were becoming safe divers that were prepared for any emergency situation-while also having a great time and making us all laugh lots.

He was especially great with my dad who is severely dyslexic and struggles massively with reading. The only other written exam my dad has taken is his theory driving test when he was 17 having dropped out of school to work before taking exams. I think lots of people would have dismissed my dad and treated him as if he was stupid because of his reading difficulties when in reality he is clever, he just learns in a different way to most other people. Mati really took this on board and adapted his teaching style and taught in a way that emphasised the practical aspects while also ensuring that we understood the theory - the physics, physiology and knowledge of equipment (+more) that would allow us to dive safely.

When one of the girls on our course became unwell late one evening (nothing to do with diving- more related to dehydration/lack of food) Mati came to check on her personally to make sure she was ok, even though he lived on the other side of the island.

I had the best time doing this course, saw the most incredible things underwater and made memories with my dad that I’ll have forever. When we come back to Koh Tao to do our next course we’ll definitely be doing it with Roctopus.
Written 11 January 2024
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Sammy G
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Couples
Well what can I say.
Me and my wife signed up to do our open water course with and they was great from start to finish.

My wife got overwhelmed night one as we had to do some Homework learning before we got in the pool but she was put to ease when we started the practical work.

we was taught by Morne and he was an amazing teacher and great guy. He was clearly and his teaching methods were so easy to follow and made our experience amazing. We wish we stayed in Koh Tao longer and done some more dives when done.

We was also so please with how our video and photos came out.

Would 100% recommend and we are hoping we can plan another trip back
Written 7 January 2024
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Kailey H
5 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Wow. Where to even begin really. Roctopus has got something so special here on Koh Tao. I had Will as an instructor and I really feel like I got the best possible education. Mans is certified to teach in pretty much everything and he did not leave anything out in order for my group to be successful. He was patient, clear and concise, mildly FUNNY as well?!?! (He is hilarious actually, love u Will). Diving is a scary sport when you start, where everything is new. But I never felt more reassured about doing something, and I felt like I was in such good hands. On top of it all, the Roctopus family is the real deal. They make you wanna stay and do more, and you want to come back to Thailand just for Koh Tao and Roctopus. I guess we’ll see in a year………. Thank you for the most incredible experience!!!! Much love Roctopus fam
Written 22 December 2023
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Julia M
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Er did the OW29 course. The experience was very good! Our instruktor, Ciara, was very educational and professional. Would love to come back and do other courses.
Very friendly and lovely staff!
Written 16 December 2023
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