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  • Become a dive instructor on Ko Tao

    Become a dive instructor on Ko Tao

    I have made Thailand my home, I live on a small island called Ko Tao off the east coast and teach travellers to scuba dive. Many people comment on how lucky I am but luck really has nothing to do with it. My response is always the same, you can do it too, and it's true.

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  • Reef conservation in Thailand

    Reef conservation in Thailand

    It's easy enough to find a dive shop in Thailand. Some are better than others, but they all offer roughly the same services. You can go on a fun-dive, get your PADI certification, take an advanced training course, and go to a lot of exciting, exotic dive locations. But for those who are looking for a little something more from their diving experience in the Land of Siam, there's Reefwatch in Krabi town -- a dive shop with a difference.

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  • Phuket Diving Guide

    Phuket Diving Guide

    Phuket calls itself the diving capital of Thailand -- and it hosts about hundred dive shops to back up the claim. Competition for customers has resulted in some good deals on offer, but also some over-packed trips of reduced quality, so be careful when selecting an operator. Ironically, many of the dive sites on offer are actually in other provinces, but all the daytrips are reachable within 2 hour by speedboat. Two-dive trips are usually offered for about 3,000B -- add about 500B for each additional dive site. Live-aboards typically run about 2,000B per day per diver.

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  • Dive Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan & Ko Tao

    Dive Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan & Ko Tao

    Ko Tao grants more PADI certificates than anywhere else in the world with the exception of Cairns, Australia and every year thousands of people visit the Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao to either get a PADI certificate or just do some recreational diving. Although many say that the best diving is on Thailand's western coast at the Similan and Surin Island groups, the diving on the east coast is still described by many as world class.

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