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SSI Instructor Training Center
located in Khao Lak, Thailand
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Happy Divers

Similan Island #8

Ernst doing Tec Diving

Students at the Pool

Sunny underwater

Diving in Burma

At Mergui Archipelago

About Us


Happy Divers

iQ-DIVE is a SSI Instructor Training Center located in Khao Lak, Thailand, just some 60 minutes north from the Phuket International Airport. We offer scuba diving and snorkeling day trips, overnight and liveaboard cruises to the famous Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, local wreck diving, trips to Myanmar (Burma) and of course the complete SSI educational program from beginner to pro.

PADI courses are available with us in cooperation with our partner center Go2Similan.

The iQ-DIVE center is managed by Ernst (Switzerland) and his wife Meaw (Thailand).
We have successfully been operating in Khao Lak on Thailand's west coast since 1996.

In the early years, Khao Lak was just an insider tip amongst backpackers. Eventually Khao Lak gained international recognition among scuba divers due to its geographically perfect location, right opposite to the Similan Islands, one of the world's top ten diving and snorkeling destinations.

What started as a relatively small operation fast became a large, highly professional and efficient dive center that is now one of the biggest in the area. The iQ-DIVE team's goal is to provide a maximum of safety, professionalism and fun for its guests.
Khao Lak is the ideal place to relax for families with children. The Khao Lak Lamru National Park area features pristine beaches, dense tropical rain forest, waterfalls and endless opportunities for outdoor activities like elephant trekking, canoeing at the Mangroves, hiking to the nearby waterfalls and more.

Please have a look at our Gallery. For more pictures and video clips please visit our Facebook page.

We also have accommodation available, for example the Palm Hill Resort or the Rakkawan Residence, just around the corner.

We have new trips in Burma this season.
More information about that on our Burma Safari page!

Slideshow High Season

Here are a few random impressions about the possible
Activities with iQ-DIVE from mid-October to mid-May