Welcome to Ko Tao

But Tao also has its wild card, something the others don't: easy-to-get-to, diverse diving right off its shores. Cavort with sharks and rays in a playground of tangled neon coral, toast the day with sunset cocktails on a white beach, then get up and do it all over again.

But even though the island is synonymous with diving, there is much more to the place. Hikers and hermits can re-enact an episode from Lost in the dripping coastal jungles. And when you’re Robinson Crusoe-ed out, hit the pumpin’ bar scene that rages on until dawn.

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Scuba Diving in Koh Tao

Enjoy a breathtaking day out to the beautiful island of Koh Tao. This tour includes the transfer from your Koh Samui hotel to the pier, from where you are transferred to Koh Tao. First You will be taken to the pier where you can enjoy a light breakfast before the day begins. Later you will depart to  Koh Tao where you can enjoy the variety of dive sites around the island.  This island offers wreck diving for the more adventurous, several sites boasting caves and swim thru’s for those with finely tuned buoyancy to the many beautiful bays, boasting stunning reefs and excellent macro opportunities for the enthusiastic underwater photographer.

$325.75 Water Sports

Learn to Dive - PADI Open Water Course

Day 1 (Afternoon) - Dive Theory We start with an academics session covering the scuba diving basics. You will learn the scuba theory on; how your scuba gear works, relationship between depth and pressure & how different underwater pressures affect your body. We'll watch some videos, discuss the content & complete some simple quizzes to test your understanding. Day 2 (Morning) - Dive Planning When scuba diving, you must plan every dive to ensure safety. We will teach you how long you can spend at a particular depth for any given time. We'll teach you to do this by using PADI's recreational dive planner. We will also practice some examples to ensure you are confident then complete a multiple choice exam to finish off your academics. Day 2 (Afternoon) - Scuba Skills Pool Practice (shallow) We will help you get into your scuba gear for the first time and head into our confined shallow water swimming pool. We'll start by learning some basic scuba skills. This will include equipment assembly, buddy checks, mask & regulator skills, alternate air source exercises, buoyancy skills & ascent procedures. Day 3 (Afternoon) - PADI Open Water Dives 1 & 2 Time to bring take your newly learned skills and knowledge to the sea. Your first two 'proper dives' will be to a maximum depth of 12 meters. Each dive will last around 45 minutes - we'll repeat some of your shallow skills a little deeper plus explore the dive sites. Typical dive sites are 'The Japanese Gardens', 'Mango Bay' or 'Twins' at Koh Nangyuan - you'll be diving on coral reefs and around shallow pinnacles. These dive sites are idea for beginners with shallow depth and sandy areas for practicing skills. Day 4 (Morning) - PADI Open Water Dives 3 & 4 For your final 2 dives of the course, you'll get down to your maximum depth of 18 meters. By now, you should be controlled & comfortable in the water so we can visit the more distant dive sites, such as Chumphon Pinnacles (a Koh Tao favorite!) Here you'll get to see some of Koh Tao's bigger fish - barracudas, giant grouper, even grey reef & occasional whale sharks (which are harmless!). For the last two dives of your Open Water course, an underwater video-grapher will accompany you, capturing footage of your underwater experiences on film. Day 4 (Evening) - Certification & Diving Movie We'll celebrate you completing your PADI Open Water Koh Tao Course by watching your diving movie (enjoyed over a couple of cold beers at our pool bar). We'll complete your certification paperwork, and you'll be issued with your PADI Open Water Koh Tao certification. This is a diving certification for life, allowing you to dive with a buddy, to 18 meters in conditions similar to those in which you learned to dive.

$1007.10 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Thailand on a Shoestring

Perfect for those looking to experience northern Thailand’s cultural treasures and the natural beauty of its southern islands. This 15-day trip will help you get off the beaten path with a trek to the region’s hilltribes but remains flexible enough to suit all tastes. From the lush hills of the north, stitched through with the diverse colours of its hilltribes, to the soft sands of the south and the glorious chaos of Bangkok, Thailand will leave you captivated.

$458.24 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Southern Thailand Sojourn

From Bangkok nightclubs that never close to laid-back beachside drinks on Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, experience the energy of southern Thailand. Hike through the magnificent lowland rainforest of Khao Sok National Park, where tigers still roam, or laze in a riverside hammock. This is your trip—so tread your own path. With an expert CEO leading the way, you're free to snorkel beautiful coral reefs or work on your tan. Enjoy the best of the beachside sun and backpacker nightlife in eight amazing days.

$934.15 Classic

Thailand Island Hopping – East Coast

Relax under swaying palm trees then jump into crystal-clear waters – spend time island-hopping through the best of the Gulf of Thailand. Snorkel the warm waters and meet the friendly locals while enjoying this tropical paradise. Get geared up for adventure or unwind on the islands’ beaches – it’s your choice.

$2064.65 Classic

Thailand Encompassed – East Coast Islands

This is the ultimate Thailand experience for every kind of traveller. This 23-day trip combines the best highlights of Northern Thailand, with the picturesque tropical appeal of the islands. Experience cultural touchstones like the former capital city of Ayutthaya and a hilltribe trek outside of Chiang Mai and then head south to discover some of the most idyllic beaches in the entire world. Want Thailand? You've got it.