How to Prepare for Diving in Koh Tao, Thailand: A First-Timer’s Guide

It’s going to be one unforgettable experience.

One of the big mistakes some dive schools do it throws unprepared travelers into the ocean with all the funky and uncomfortable equipment on, without any real practice. Make sure you do some pool work prior, just to get used to the breathing at least!

Being nervous is normal

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Tommy Walker

Tommy Walker

Tommy Walker originates from Northeast England. He began his journey on the road back in 2012 throughout Asia, Oceania and Latin America. Now, over 4 years in, he is a freelance travel writer and content marketing specialist. Tommy has visited the Philippines twice and especially raves about Banaue. He has attended Sinulog festival, swum with Whalesharks and even DJ’d in Boracay!He was featured in the Business Insider, BBC and Choose Philippines. Tommy goes by his own motto “every new place is a good place.”If you don’t see Tommy focused doing Hot Yoga, trailing through rainforests, ducking into the ocean or eating local street food, you’ll see him at a small bar drinking what the locals drink!