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Koh Tao with Leo - Ban's Diving and Instructor Arno

19 Oct 2017

Arnaud also known as ‘Arno the French Scuba Diving Instructor’ from Ban’s Diving Resort first discovered Koh Tao 6 years ago during a trip all around the world, he decided to come back 4 years ago to do a scuba diving Instructor course.

“I chose Koh Tao because it’s a small paradise island where life is easy and people are really nice, I love the spirit of this island and it’s the best spot in the world to learn and teach scuba diving, we can dive here all the year round”.

Ban’s Diving Resort is the biggest Dive Center in the world.

They can teach in more than 10 different languages and offer the best scuba diving structure in the world with;

4 swimming-pools,

4 diving boats,

150+ rooms from standard room to pool-villa,

Beach restaurant,

Seaview restaurant,

Beach bar,  



Scuba diving equipment shop.

Ban’s offer all activities including, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, massage, spa and haircuts.

They also have special packages for Scuba diving courses such as PADI Open Water + 4 nights for free in the resort.

The scuba diving experience in Ban’s diving is unique because they are the only dive center offering 24 years of experience in scuba diving Koh Tao, they have received many awards since 1993 including the exclusive ‘200,000 certified divers’ in the world.

Ban’s give you a free taxi from Koh Tao pier to the resort and free taxi to go back to the pier on your departure, they also give 4 nights in the hotel for all new students.

Arnaud is in charge of the ‘French Team’ at the resort and in charge of scuba diving courses from Discover Scuba to the Divemaster professional course.

“I offer small courses for 4 people maximum and can teach in French, all at the standard of Ban’s Diving Resort”.

For all other languages Ban’s have more than 40 scuba diving instructors from England, USA, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, China, Japan, Korea and Israel.