Vaccinations & Health for Dive Internships in Koh Tao, Thailand
Prior to your trip to Thailand, you'll want to pay your a Doctor a visit and get all your vaccinations up to date.
There's nothing unusually sinister here, so it's just the standard suite of jabs for traveling overseas. Plus malaria isn't an issue in this region, so there's no need to take malaria tablets.
Over the years there has been a wide range of global outbreaks and health concerns deterring tourists from visiting South East Asia (SARS, Bird Flu, H1N1 etc.). Being insulated on small tropical island we never see any of this, except for the sensationalized news stories on television!
Plus in the highly unlikely event that you do require medical attention, healthcare in Thailand is of a high standard and not expensive (see health and insurance for scuba diving internships in Thailand).
Gap Year Traveler's First Aid Kits
Many gap year visitors traveling through Thailand carry pretty spectacular first aid kits, which look as though they're equipped to conduct minor field surgery! For sure it's a sensible idea if you're planning on visiting remote areas or locations where you're not certain about healthcare standards.
But for Koh Tao it's not essential. There are small clinics on almost every street corner which are clean, hygienic and well prepared to deal with your cuts, scrapes, cough and cold, fever or whatever else it might be.
Regarding scuba diving, the dive boat is equipped with a pretty serious first aid kit and all the dive professionals onboard (including yourself by the time you qualify as a Divemaster or PADI Instructor) are certified First Aiders. So again, we've got it covered!
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