Health & Fitness for Scuba Diving Internships in Koh Tao
You don't need to be an Olympic athlete to join a scuba internship, but should have basic fitness.
Scuba diving is actually a very relaxing activity (normally), and is significantly less physically demanding than swimming or snorkeling. To be able to take part in one of our Koh Tao PADI diving internships you need to be in basic decent shape, but nothing special!
And stating the obvious, you also need to be able to swim. You don't need to be an especially strong swimmer, but it's essential that you can swim and are comfortable in water. Sounds silly, but over the years we've had people trying to sign up for entry level PADI diving courses who can't swim at all, are petrified of being in water, and even one who was afraid of fish!
RTSC/PADI Medical Questionnaire for all Scuba Internships
In addition, there are many specific medical conditions which have the potential to be unsafe for scuba divers. These are listed in the PADI Medical Questionnaire which you can download here. You should review this list to see if any of the conditions apply to you.
Examples include ear or sinus surgery, drug or alcohol abuse, cancer, heart disease, pregnancy etc.
If you do have one or more of the medical conditions on the list, you'll need to contact your Doctor, and enquire whether it's safe for you to scuba dive or not. If it is safe for you to dive, we'll need a Doctor to sign a declaration that you're okay to dive.
Healthcare in Koh Tao, Thailand
If for some reason you do require medical attention whilst you're on Koh Tao, getting quality medical care is no problem. The standard of healthcare in Thailand is generally very high. Here on Koh Tao, there are many clinics who have a lots of experience dealing with any minor medical problems, plus for more serious injuries or illness there are big international hospitals and state run hospitals just a short boat ride away on Koh Samui. See travel insurance for scuba diving internships.
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