Simple Life runs two resorts on Koh Tao, both situated along Sairee Beach.
Offers a wide range, from dorm rooms to beachfront villas at the south end of Sairee Beach.
You’ll need to get a visa before traveling to Thailand.
The current situation is that if you fly into Thailand without arranging a visa, you’ll probably be issued with a 30 day tourist visa. Similarly, if you arrive via one of the land borders, you’ll most likely receive a 14 day visa. Since all our scuba diving internships are longer than this, you’ll need to sort out a visa prior to traveling to Thailand.
Best is to make arrangements in your country of origin. Contact your nearest Thai consulate – let them know that you’re planning to join a PADI dive internship in Thailand, and tell them the duration which you’ll be on Koh Tao for. The Thai consulate will be able to advise you and issue a suitable visa.
Getting a visa for Thailand is usually straightforward, and cheap. Often the whole process can be done by postal application. The type of visa you get will depend on how long you’re spending in Thailand, and whether you’re planning to work or not.
A great resource on travel visas for Thailand is the Royal Thai Consulate in Hull – check out their website on http://www.thaiconsul-uk.com/downloads-and-visas.aspx. This is especially useful if you’re from the UK, with the website giving detailed information on how to organize your visa to visit Thailand.
Usually visas for Thailand are issued without any supporting documents, however, in some rare cases the Thai embassy or consulate request documentary evidence that you’re attending a scuba internship in Thailand. If you do get asked for any paperwork, drop Simple Life Divers an email and we’ll happily provide whatever documents you need for your visa.
Sarah O'L. | London, UK
"Amazing… I truly miss being on Koh Tao. I have printed my favourite pictures & blue them tacked up." Read more
Janine | Switzerland
"when you turn around and look at the reef itself, it's so full of life. I saw some of the coolest things." Read more
Joe M. | Wales
"I remember thinking, wow, is that where I'm going to be spending the next 10 weeks...time of my life." Read more