Q: What is the fastest way from Bangkok to Koh Tao?
A: A domestic flight to Koh Samui and the speed boat or Catamaran from there. Less comfortable and slower, but cheaper, is the bus or train to Chumphon, where you can take the night or express ferry.
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Q: Do I need malaria prophylaxis?
A: The risk of malaria on the Islands in south Thailand is minimal. Unless you plan to travel up north, the severe side effects of most anti-malarial medicine, especially in combination with diving, outweigh the potential benefit.
Q: Are credit cards accepted on Koh Tao?
A: Most of the bigger resorts will accept VISA/ MC, but might apply a 3% service charge. There is also a bank and 2 ATM machines in town ("Mae Haad")
Q: Do I need medical clearance for diving?
A: A medical is not required for certified divers in Thailand, only for participating in courses. However, a regular check up is highly recommended.
Q: I am an Instructor, can I teach my friends/ relatives through your facility?
A: Yes, but (unless you hold a Thai work permit) we have to send a Divemaster/ Instructor along, as TAT regulations state clearly, that any diving activity has to be controlled/ supervised by our staff, otherwise (in the unlikely event of an incident) any insurance cover is invalid.