Thailand has introduced a Special Tourist Visa (STV) which gives you 9 months in the country, with the visa available until September 2021. What does that mean for you and scuba diving on Koh Tao? Assuming the the covid situation is much better and there is no mandatory quarantine. This new visa gives you an extra 3 months than the current multiple entry tourist visa, which you can still get of course.
In these difficult times you might be thinking of taking a break from work to make up for the holidays you have lost. Or finishing your studies then thinking of travelling and diving on Koh Tao should be on your list.
Why Koh Tao?
What does Koh Tao diving have to offer you? It is a small island surrounded by dive sites so we can dive all year long no matter the weather. Dive shops from the other islands come to Koh Tao to dive because we have much to offer all levels of divers. The island has been developed around the diving industry here, so there is a lot of choice and experience for you to learn from. And lots of choices for accommodation and eating out for all budgets.
Koh Tao Diving Courses
You can start your open water career. Do your open water course and continue through to Divemaster and with the STV you can do this without the hassle of making border crossings and new getting new visas. You can still do this if you want of course and see some of the neighbouring countries.
Koh Tao Diving Career
What about if you have already completed your open water course or higher? If it has been more than one year since your open water course you can go even further and complete your instructor course. You will have lots of time to complete all the courses and gain some experience within 9 months.
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