The Social Side of Taking a Gap Year Scuba Diving Internship:
One thing you don't have to worry about is enjoying yourself during your PADI Diving Internship here on Koh Tao Thailand.
We have a great social scene, so you'll be sure to have a lot of fun. Most people that travel to Koh Tao are here on holiday, so pretty much everyone is in a good mood. Plus our staff and other interns mix to form a nice social crowd.
After a days diving we can normally be found enjoying a cold beer in one of the beach bars, or enjoying one of the many restaurants that Koh Tao has to offer. There's always someone to hang out with!
You'll make lots of great friends and get to meet people from all over the world - this is one of the best things about taking your dive internship here in Thailand.
In Koh Tao, there's a party going on somehere every night.
Because Koh Tao is a beach resort environment [with a lot of young people] there are many people out partying & drinking every night of the week!
This raises an important point - excessive drinking & scuba diving don't mix. We all enjoy a couple of beers in the evening but it's unwise to 'get hammered' when you know you're diving the following day.
We all need to let our hair down from time to time - that's fine! You just need to plan a day off diving if you're intending to have a late night!
With regard to diving internships our policy is this: You can take a day off whenever you want. If you sign up for dives we expect you to turn up. It's not great when you don't show because you've got a hangover - simple common courtesy.
We want you to turn out as a strong PADI Divemaster, and enjoy your time here on Koh Tao, Thailand.
You just need to find the right balance of work & play!
Taking an internship to become a dive pro is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding activities you can do.
It's a great moment when you make the transition from being just another diver, to someone that the other customers look to for guidance and advice. Working as a Divemaster is a great experience.