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Frequently Asked Questions

We regularly get asked certain questions which you will find below.

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Do I need to have a medical before scuba diving?

It is not a pre-requisite to have a medical before scuba diving, however if you have a pre-existing medical condition which affects your ears, sinus, respiratory and circulatory systems, or have had recent surgery it is advisable to consult a Diving Physician before you leave home.

Before starting a diving course you must go through a medical questionnaire.

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Do I need to have dive insurance?

If you do a lot of diving it is always good to get your own insurance, if you are doing a dive course with us you are insured with the S.S.S. Chamber Network.

What medical facilities/equipment do you have available on land and on the dive boat?

We have oxygen and a well equipped medical kit on our boat and on land. There are several medical centers on Koh Tao, Emergency Services (SSS) and a hospital on the nearby island of Koh Samui, which is 90 minutes away by speedboat.

Do I need a visa to visit Thailand?

The best is always to check with your Thai Embassy at home before coming to Thailand as they will have the latest advice for you. At the time of writing it was possible to get a 30 day visa on arrival if you fly in to Thailand from another country, overland you could get 15 days, you could get 2 months holiday visas from Thai embassies outside the country. It is also possible to get longer visas but check with your nearest embassy for details as visa rules can change frequently.

I am traveling with non-divers, what can they do when I am diving?

Koh Tao has lots to offer if you're not diving, excellent snorkeling & boat trips around the island varies water sports, you can now do free diving (apnea) courses, rock climbing & mountain biking.


Thai massage & cookery courses are popular, with a wide variety of restaurants Koh Tao has everything to offer in the way of cuisine from street stalls selling traditional food to exclusive fine dining.

What if I cannot complete my dive course?

If you cannot complete your course with us for any reason, we can refund you some money for what needs still to be done. We will give you a "referral form" and you will have a maximum of 12 months to complete it with us or with any other PADI dive school around the world.

I am travelling with children; Is there a child minding service available while we dive?

There is now a nursery for children on Koh Tao and sometimes it is possible to arrange a baby sitter on the resort here.

I am a certified diver but I've lost my certification card, is it still possible for me to dive?

No problem! If you are already certified with PADI or SSI, we can access their respective databases and verify your certification level. All we need is your full name and date of birth. (Please note that at the time of writing it is not possible to confirm your certification with other diving organisations, so please bring as much information as possible to help us validate your certification).