DJL Koh Lipe is open for business and ready to take you
scuba diving again!
Our traditional hardwood Chao Ley boat has been lovingly
refurbished for the season. This hand crafted boat is the perfect
way to enjoy a relaxing dive trip through the beauty of the
Tarutao national park.The timbers of the front deck ad side rails
have been replaced, the hull fully re-caulked and varnished, the
Yanmar marine diesel engine fitted, solar electrical system
installed and sun canopy resprayed.. it's ready to go diving!
In addition to our wooden boat November 2016 sees the arrival of our high speed rigid inflatable. With a fiberglass hull, hypalon sponsons and 200 horsepower of spanking new Yamaha outboard motor, this speed boat will get you to the most remote dive sites in the area in a matter of minutes. This boat will provide fast access to the best dive sites, ideal for groups of more experienced divers to explore the park.
Dive Courses & Training:
This year we have achieved the PADI rating of five star IDC. The highest PADI rating of any
dive school on the island. This means we can offer training to all levels up to and including
instructor levels. If you're interested in becoming a PADI professional divemaster or instructor
on one of the world’s most beautiful islands get in touch.
There are only 53 PADI Platinum rated course directors in the world, and DJL is proud to boast
two of them. From our world renowned 5* CDC on Koh Tao, Guy Corsellis or Peter Nieuwhoff
will be hosting our Instructor Developent Courses on Koh Lipe this year.
New for 2016 we now offer technical diving courses. Interested in learning to dive using
multiple tanks beyond the limits of recreational diving, we offer a range of courses to suit you.
School manager Ed Bosworth is our technical diving instructor. Contact us for more info.
ANDI rebreather instructor, veteran wreck hunter and DJL proprietor, Timothy Lawrence is
also expected to be spending much of the season on the island. Let us know if you would like
more information about training for the AP Valves Inspiration or Evoloution rebreathers.
With one of Thailand’s most interesting technical wrecks, The Yong Hua on our doorstep DJL is your natural choice for technical diving in Thailand. We are adding continuous and partial pressure nitrox blending systems this season allowing us to blend the gas you need up to 100% oxygen.
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New Dive Courses Available this year:
* Tec 40
* Tec 45
* Tec 50
* Nitrox Blender
* Compressor Operator
* Enriched Air Diver
* Assistant Instructor
* Open Water Instructor
* Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT internship)
* IDC Staff Instructor
DJL Dive Team:
This year sees the return of Ed Bosworth as head instructor,
covering recreational diving in English and French as well
as teaching the technical courses. Samuel returns as our
25th September 2016 | Ed Bosworth
22nd October 2016 | Ed Bosworth
DJL Diving Koh Lipe can now offer certified divers the option to dive using Nitrox.
5th November 2016 | Ed Bosworth
DJL divers carefully positioned a new buoy line on our local shipwreck ready for the new season.
13th November 2016 | Nik Oberle
DJL's high-speed rhib allows divers to visit remote dive sites like 8 mile rock in just 20 minutes!
26th November 2016 | Ed Bosworth
The currents that run around Koh Lipe are the reason for the incredible diversity of marine life that live in these waters...