This is an opportunity to purchase and run a fully operational PADI registered Scuba Diving Center on the tropical island of Koh Tao, the world’s premiere dive location as an ongoing turnkey investment!
This business is for sale along with the Thai registered company under which it is owned with all the benefits and rights afforded as a credible, lawful and legal entity. The sale of the business also includes branding, website and all associated online platforms and pages.
The business is totally solvent, free of any outstanding debts or other financial obligations.
Premises and Location
Established in 2013 by its current owners, the dive school is located in a prime central location just 100 meters from the main pier and port area.
Its fabulous central location has easy access to nearby shops, restaurants, bars, the beach, hotels and hostels.
The double fronted roadside shop has already been extensively refurbished into a functioning and operational hub and boasts the following features :
Stock and Assets
The sale of the company includes the following:
• 100m2 Custom designed Air conditioned shop with frontage
• Reception area
• Equipment room
• Fully Air conditioned Classroom
• Customer lounge and relaxation area
• Retail sales area
• 2 Self contained, fully fitted studios (2 x 50m2) above the shop giving a secondary income. The rental from these 2 properties has the potential of being maximized further through holiday accommodation platforms such as Airbnb and Booking.com
• Fully functioning bi-lingual website ( English and French ) absolutely bursting with incredible content:
• High Google SEO
• Trip-Advisor Certificate of Excellence since 2013
• Highly ranked on Trip-Advisor with over 350 excellent reviews
• Professionally designed Logos / branding / promotional materials
• Facebook fan page with over 2000 likes and followers
• Huge customers database with over 1000 loyal customers logged.
• Car Suzuki Caribbean 4x4 (Good condition, perfect for Koh Tao roads!)
• 11 x ScubaPro BCD
• 10 x ScubaPro Regulators
• 20 x Mares wetsuits
• 20 x ScubaPro Fins
• 20 x Deep Blue Masks
• 20 x Cressi Snorkels
• 5 x Scubapro Torches
• 3 x Suunto Compass
• 3 x Dive Computer Suunto Zoop
• All stock from retail shop (subject to change)
• All furniture including but not limited to 3 x Sofas, all classroom furniture, reception furniture, all displays etc….
• Electronic equipment including 2 x TV, speakers & sound systems
• Water tanks for +2000 liters
• Dive Boat 25 people Max.with tanks ready ( Partnership )
Thai Registered Company
The company is sold with the following benefits and advantages
• Fully legal Thai company with appropriate Thai partner signatories
• THB 2,000,000 registered company capitalization
• 2 work permits available for foreign workers and business owners - Fully paid until September 2018
• TAT license - Fully paid until September 2018
• PADI license and register – Fully paid until January 2019
• Annual Insurances – Fully Paid until September 2018
Brand, marketing and promotion
Having been established for 4 years the company owners have spent considerable time and effort to create one of the most well recognized and well branded scuba diving schools on Koh Tao. The sale of the company includes all branding, marketing and promotional materials.
Partnerships and associations
• Dive boat partnership for up to 25 people with tanks ready
• Dive Federation : PADI
• « Dive Supply » SCUBA PRO , MARES and Aqualung suppliers partnership
A final thought
The sale of this company has been designed to be as seamless and as hassle free as possible. This is very much a turnkey sale to allow the new owners to be up and running and operational as quickly as possible hence the lock stock sale of the company and all its working parts.
In our opinion the sale would ideally suit either a group of investors looking to set up their own dive operation or an individual looking to quickly jump into the business and establish his own team of dive professionals.
It is worth mentioning that there is a rise in restrictions and increasing bureaucracy for foreign investors looking to set up businesses in Thailand. Buying an established and bonafide company is by far the simplest, quickest and cheapest means by which to start a business in Thailand saving up to 18 months of red tape and administrative paperwork.
Reason for Sale
The current owners need to get back to their family home in Europe.
There are excellent opportunities to expand as we are surrounded by Hotels and tourist businesses with the right advertising and marketing, it could be limitless.
Pimp My Dive Co, Ltd
PADI Dive Center, Scuba diving and snorkeling
Tel +66 (0) 856906031