When you arrive with the ferry to Koh Tao, you will be picked up by your driver, and taken to the hostel. At 5pm, there will be a 90 minute orientation at the dive center. During this session, you will meet your group and your instructor, complete the paperwork, watch the first video and discuss the course schedule for the coming days. You will finish at 6:30pm.
Today, you will spend the morning in the swimming pool, developing your skills and get comfortable with the dive equipment. After Lunch, your course continues with classroom sessions. You will be done in good time to join the Yoga Class at 6pm. (optional and to be paid locally or from home).
This morning, you will be in the classroom for a few hours before heading out on the dive boat, to do the first 2 dives in the ocean with your instructor. These dives will be at a shallow depth and done progressively to make sure you get really comfortable with your new skills. In case you wish to book a Yoga Class to finish off the day, you will be back in time to do so!
Early morning start! You are heading straight to the boat with your instructor and classmates this morning. Today, you will finish the course with 2 more dives in the ocean. The afternoon is left as a buffer, in case you need to practise more in the pool, do another dive, og have another classroom session.
Join a morning yoga session at 9:00am, or relax in the pool or on the beach? Or stay for your Advanced Open Water course and get certified to dive to 30m and complete a night dive! This can be booked from home or locally at the dive center. ;)
For plenty of time on your Open Water Course, add an extra night to your package after the course!
Ekstra udgifter på rejsen
All meals except breakfast
The luxury hostel The Dearly is located just 200m from the dive center and features quality bedding, A/C, hot water and clean modern decor. Onsite you will also find a huge swimming pool tucked into the rocks and jungle palms and a welcoming reception area great for socializing or enjoying a cappuccino. Breakfast is also included each morning. The hostel has an amazing social atmosphere every day, and even free “beach crawls” are arranged on a regular basis. Transportation is provided to take you and your new friends to some of the island’s best beaches and viewpoints!
Choose between either 6 bed dorm room or a private room (Shared facilities!)
The (spacious) dorm rooms...
are furnished with 6 individual beds, individual lockers, personal reading light, and electrical outlet. The room is air conditioned and has a spacious balcony along with a clothing rack. Trust us, this hostel ROCKS!
The (lovely) private rooms...
comes with either two twin beds or one large double bed. The spacious and comfortable room has air conditioner and access to the balcony. Bedding, fresh towels, two bottles of water, and daily housekeeping services is included. This room has plenty of shared (lovely!) bathrooms on the same floor.
The easiest way to get to Koh Tao is to take the bus from Bangkok. The bus leaves twice a day from Khaosan Road in central Bangkok to connect with the Lomrayah High Speed Catamaran in Chumphon, for a 1,5 hour crossing to Koh Tao. If travelling down to Koh Tao in the high seasons or around a full moon party it's always a good idea to book your bus ticket in advance. You can do this at http://www.lomprayah.com.
You can buy the ticket in most local tourist and travel agents around Bangkok.
Pick up and drop off on the pier on Koh Tao is included!