Thai Intro + Dive

Days:
13

Starts:
BANGKOK

Finishes:
Koh Tao

Meals:
2B 3L 3D

From:
$1549

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Ready to experience all that Thailand has to offer, above and below the water? Over 13 days you’ll see, experience, taste and feel all that Thailand has to offer, and best of all you’ll leave a fully qualified PADI Open Water Diver. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing all this with a knowledgeable group leader for the first 9 days, plus an instant crew of new mates? The trip of a lifetime just got even better…

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Thai Intro + Dive has an average rating of 5.0/5 based on customer reviews.

"Thai Intro Travel is an incredible way to experience Thailand. The itinerary is jam-packed with awesome activities…" - Aaron

Read more here

What's Included

Accom Icon

12 NIGHTS ACCOM

Hotels, bungalows & more! You'll stay in incredible locations during Thai Intro + Dive.

Check it out here
Thailand Activity Icon

13 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

Experience fascinating culture, crazy nightlife, discover beautiful island life, get your PADI Dive Certification & more!

See the full list
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AIRPORT PICKUP

We'll be there to greet you at Thailand airport after your long flight and take you to the hotel.

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AWESOME GROUP LEADER

You'll get an awesome group leader from the moment you step off the plane to provide 24/7 support during the first 9 days of your trip, alongside knowledgeable local guides.

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8 MEALS

2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 3 Dinners.

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100% CARBON NEUTRAL

We accurately measure the CO2 emissions of your tour and 100% offset them through planting the required amount of trees.

Itinerary

BANGKOK

Landing in Bangkok, we’ll meet you at the airport and take you to your guesthouse in the heart of the travellers district, Khao San Road. Meet up with your travel crew and get excited for the adventures to come.

BANGKOK

We’ll be experiencing Bangkok from a different angle this morning as we explore the city’s legendary canals, taking in the local ways of life. We’ll then stop by the city’s most famous temples, travelling by tuk tuk through the wild and crazy streets, before heading out for some of the best nightlife in the world!

BANGKOK

If you love Thai food, you’ll be seriously into what comes next. This morning we’ll be learning the secrets of Thai cooking with a hands on class, before boarding our overnight train (with fully reclining beds) which will carry us south.

KHAO SOK

Prepare to feel like you’re having a pinch me moment as we make our way to our next stop. Winding through magical limestone cliffs on a traditional long tail boat, we’ll reach our floating bungalow home for the night in the dreamy Khao Sok National Park. You’ll then spend the rest of the day kayaking, tubing and monkey spotting.

KOH PHANGAN

Let the beauty of the Thai Islands work their magic on you as we arrive into Koh Phangan, the island most famous for hosting the legendary full moon parties. Upon arrival we’ll check into our beach side accom.

KOH PHANGAN

With a full day to yourself, today you can do as much or as little as you like. Chill on the beach, by the pool or explore the island. We'll also treat you to a traditional Thai massage.

KOH PHANGAN

Today’s all about exploring the very best of Koh Phangan, including some of the island’s best secret spots and lesser known beaches. You’ll spend the day sun bathing and snorkelling, then this evening we’ll tuck into a tasty beach BBQ.

KOH PHANGAN

All that beach time got you feeling a little lazy? We’ve got just the thing to get you moving - a Muay Thai boxing class or private yoga class. Tonight’s our last on Koh Phangan, so we’ll be heading out as a group for one last beach party!

KOH TAO

Saying goodbye to your Group Leader today, you’ll swap one island paradise for another as we travel to Koh Tao. Your pickup will meet you at the ferry and take you to your beach front resort for check in, then it’s back to school (but in a fun way) for a lesson in SCUBA diving theory.

KOH TAO

You’ll be putting your theory skills to the test this morning as you head out on your first open water dive. Heading to one of the islands many beautiful bays, you’ll undertake a shallow dive to go through some essential skills.

KOH TAO

Two further dives are on the agenda today, where you’ll reach a maximum depth of 12 metres. You’ll be concentrating on putting your new found skills into action, but don’t forget to also take time to appreciate the brightly coloured coral reefs, tropical fish, and perhaps even spotting a turtle or two.

KOH TAO

Diving down to 18 metres, today’s dive at the famous Chumpon Pinnacles will offer the opportunity to see bigger schools of fish, reef sharks and perhaps even a whale shark, depending on the season.

KOH TAO

Checking out of our beach front resort this morning, you’ll have two final fun dives to complete as part of your dive package. Your unforgettable 13 day adventure will then come to an end.

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Making a positive difference to the amazing destinations we travel is at the core of what we do. Small Change is our own socially conscious initiative aimed at making the world that little bit better place to explore!

Check out the #SmallChange you'll be part of while doing this tour. Click here
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Frequently Asked Questions

The great thing about Thailand is it’s usually quite hot all year round, so it’s great to go at any time. There is a slightly higher chance of rain around October and November, however it usually only rains for an hour or so which can be a nice relief from the heat.

This is a backpacker style trip, aimed at those happy to stay in nice, clean budget 2-3 star style hotels and guesthouses.


You will be on a variety of private and public transport including one overnight sleeper train in a multi-share cabin. This is a great way to experience the real Thailand.


Delicious vegetarian cuisine is plentiful in Thailand, however strict gluten free and vegan options can be harder as egg and fish sauce are common ingredients. But we will do our best to provide suitable options. A wide variety of Western meals is not common, however the authentic local food is outstanding!

When should I arrive for my tour?

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. This is when most people arrive. There are no activities on the first day but the group gets together in the evening for a welcome dinner at around 7pm. Sometimes people like to arrive a day or two before the trip starts so they can do their own exploring or just have a bit of time to chill before all the fun begins. Our INTRO Travel App has all the important information about arriving into the country, your airport transfer and where to meet when you arrive. Please download it here for iPhone or Google


Where can I update my arrival information for my tour?

Once you have booked your flights please log into the Manage My Booking area of our website and let us know your flight arrival details. If you are arriving early we can still arrange your airport transfer for you (excluding Japan). You can book and pay for any extra nights accommodation in the Manage My Booking area of our website. The cost and availability of extra nights will vary depending on which tour you have booked. 


Which airport do I need to fly into?

You can find information on which airport to fly into and out of in the 'Arrival Info’ and ‘After Your Trip’ sections of our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

Can I book pre-tour accommodation with you?

If you are arriving before the start date you can book extra nights at the tour accommodation. To do this, simply log into the Manage My Booking area of our website, add the extra nights and pay for them.


Can I book post-tour accommodation with you?

Your group leader will book post-tour accommodation for you when you are on tour. Just need to let them know when you arrive.

How do I organise my airport transfer?

All of our tours in Thailand include an airport transfer for when you arrive. Once you have booked your flights simply log into the Manage My Booking Area of our website and let us know your flight arrival details. If you are arriving early and staying at the tour accommodation we will still arrange your airport transfer. Please let us know if you do not require an airport transfer.

A return transfer (after the tour) is not included, however your group leader can help arrange this for you, along with any other onward travel you need.

Our INTRO Travel App has all the important information about your airport transfer and where to meet when you arrive. Please download it here for iPhone or Google

Are flights included in the price?

Flights to and from Thailand are not included in the price of the tour and will need to be booked separately. However if your tour has an internal flight as part of the itinerary, then this is included!

You can get a quote on a flight to your destination here.


When should I book my flight to arrive?

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. This is when most people arrive. There are no activities on the first day but the group gets together in the evening for a welcome dinner at around 7pm. Sometimes people like to arrive a day or two before the trip starts so they can do their own exploring or just have a bit of time to chill before all the fun begins.


Departure flights

/It’s not recommended flying within 24 hours of your last dive. If needed fun dives can be arranged earlier to allow for this./

Is travel insurance compulsory?

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. You’ll need to show proof of your policy to your group leader upon arrival (on your phone or printed). You can get a quote and purchase your travel insurance here.

Do I need a visa and can you arrange it for me?

Visa requirements vary depending on the country you are travelling to and your nationality. It’s your responsibility to check the visa and entry requirements for the country/s you will be travelling to. There is some information about visas in our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

IMPORTANT: We cannot apply for your visa for you and strongly recommend that you check on the relevant embassy or consulate website for the country/s you’ll be travelling to well in advance of your departure, as requirements can change and some countries require you to apply for a visa before you travel.

How much spending money will I need?

All your activities, transport, accommodation and some meals are included in the tour, so you will mainly just need money for extra meals, drinks, shopping and onward travel.

The amount of money you’ll need depends on the tour you are doing. There’s information about how much money you’ll need for each tour in our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google


What’s the best way to access my money?

We recommend getting a Wise travel card, which will allow you to pay for things in local currency and avoid getting charged high foreign exchange fees by your bank.

Getting a Wise travel card is easy! You can get a Wise travel card here.

What should I pack for my tour?

Whether you have a backpack or a suitcase the main thing to keep in mind is not to bring too much stuff! We strongly recommend that you bring less than 20 kgs of stuff with you.
If you haven’t got a backpack yet, try and get one that zips open along the side. There will be places on the tour where you can do laundry, so you don’t need to bring 16 pairs of shorts with you.

You can view a packing checklist on our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

How many people will be in my group?

Our groups usually have around 12-16 people on them, usually aged between 18 to early 40's. We get people from all over the world on our tours, so you’ll get to bond with a wide range of travellers who all share that same passion for adventure! As long as you have an appetite for adventure and are happy bonding with people of all backgrounds, you’ll fit in perfectly!


How can I get in touch with my group?

You can reach out to your fellow travellers in our designated Facebook groups. We have a Facebook group for all our destinations, if you go to our INTRO Travel Community Facebook page you will be able to find the relevant group for your destination.


How can I get in touch with my group leader?

You will receive a ‘welcome email’ from your group leader approx. 2 weeks before your tour begins.

What if I'm travelling solo?

If you're struggling to convince your friends to join you on an adventure, you're not alone!

Travelling solo on a group tour can be one of the most exciting ways to experience a new destination, and you won't have to wait around for your mates to be ready. You leave yourself open to meeting amazing people, making new friends, and can keep yourself and your onward travel plans flexible.

The majority of our group members are solo travellers, so joining one of our group tours is a great way to meet people and make friends. Before your trip starts we'll put you in touch with the rest of your group so you can start chatting and get to know each other. And after the trip a lot of people continue travelling with the new friends they've made!


What if I'm travelling with a friend/s or partner?

Once you’ve made a booking just let us know who you’re travelling with and we can make a note that you are travelling together, and can put you in the same room.

A big part of the INTRO Travel difference is our after-trip support. Your group leader will spend enough time as needed to ensure you are totally comfortable and confident with where you’re going next. And can help organise and book whatever you need, including any transport, accommodation or trips you may want. We'll also provide 24/7 support and advice after your trip, and will always be there to help when you need it.

It’s not recommended flying within 24 hours of your last dive. If needed fun dives can be arranged earlier to allow for this.

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Thai Intro + Dive

DAYS: 13

STARTS: BANGKOK

FINISHES: Koh Tao

MEALS: 2B 3L 3D

FROM: $1549

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Highlights
Ready to experience all that Thailand has to offer, above and below the water? Over 13 days you’ll see, experience, taste and feel all that Thailand has to offer, and best of all you’ll leave a fully qualified PADI Open Water Diver. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing all this with a knowledgeable group leader for the first 9 days, plus an instant crew of new mates? The trip of a lifetime just got even better…

Thai Intro + Dive has an average rating of 5.0/5 based on 4,469 customer reviews.

"Thai Intro Travel is an incredible way to experience Thailand. The itinerary is jam-packed with awesome activities…" - Aaron

Read more here

What's Included

Accom Icon

12 NIGHTS ACCOM

Hotels, bungalows & more! You'll stay in incredible locations during Thai Intro + Dive.

Check it out here
Thailand Activity Icon

13 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

Experience fascinating culture, crazy nightlife, discover beautiful island life, get your PADI Dive Certification & more!

See the full list
Airport Pickup Icon

AIRPORT PICKUP

We'll be there to greet you at Thailand airport after your long flight and take you to the hotel.

Group Leader Icon

AWESOME GROUP LEADER

You'll get an awesome group leader from the moment you step off the plane to provide 24/7 support during the first 9 days of your trip, alongside knowledgeable local guides.

Meals Icon

8 MEALS

2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 3 Dinners.

SmallChange_CN_Icon

100% CARBON NEUTRAL

We accurately measure the CO2 emissions of your tour and 100% offset them through planting the required amount of trees.

Itinerary

#SmallChange

Making a positive difference to the amazing destinations we travel is at the core of what we do. Small Change is our own socially conscious initiative aimed at making the world that little bit better place to explore!

Check out the #SmallChange you'll be part of while doing this tour. Click here
Small Change Icon

Frequently Asked Questions

The great thing about Thailand is it’s usually quite hot all year round, so it’s great to go at any time. There is a slightly higher chance of rain around October and November, however it usually only rains for an hour or so which can be a nice relief from the heat.

This is a backpacker style trip, aimed at those happy to stay in nice, clean budget 2-3 star style hotels and guesthouses.


You will be on a variety of private and public transport including one overnight sleeper train in a multi-share cabin. This is a great way to experience the real Thailand.


Delicious vegetarian cuisine is plentiful in Thailand, however strict gluten free and vegan options can be harder as egg and fish sauce are common ingredients. But we will do our best to provide suitable options. A wide variety of Western meals is not common, however the authentic local food is outstanding!

When should I arrive for my tour?

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. This is when most people arrive. There are no activities on the first day but the group gets together in the evening for a welcome dinner at around 7pm. Sometimes people like to arrive a day or two before the trip starts so they can do their own exploring or just have a bit of time to chill before all the fun begins. Our INTRO Travel App has all the important information about arriving into the country, your airport transfer and where to meet when you arrive. Please download it here for iPhone or Google


Where can I update my arrival information for my tour?

Once you have booked your flights please log into the Manage My Booking area of our website and let us know your flight arrival details. If you are arriving early we can still arrange your airport transfer for you (excluding Japan). You can book and pay for any extra nights accommodation in the Manage My Booking area of our website. The cost and availability of extra nights will vary depending on which tour you have booked. 


Which airport do I need to fly into?

You can find information on which airport to fly into and out of in the 'Arrival Info’ and ‘After Your Trip’ sections of our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

Can I book pre-tour accommodation with you?

If you are arriving before the start date you can book extra nights at the tour accommodation. To do this, simply log into the Manage My Booking area of our website, add the extra nights and pay for them.


Can I book post-tour accommodation with you?

Your group leader will book post-tour accommodation for you when you are on tour. Just need to let them know when you arrive.

How do I organise my airport transfer?

All of our tours in Thailand include an airport transfer for when you arrive. Once you have booked your flights simply log into the Manage My Booking Area of our website and let us know your flight arrival details. If you are arriving early and staying at the tour accommodation we will still arrange your airport transfer. Please let us know if you do not require an airport transfer.

A return transfer (after the tour) is not included, however your group leader can help arrange this for you, along with any other onward travel you need.

Our INTRO Travel App has all the important information about your airport transfer and where to meet when you arrive. Please download it here for iPhone or Google

Are flights included in the price?

Flights to and from Thailand are not included in the price of the tour and will need to be booked separately. However if your tour has an internal flight as part of the itinerary, then this is included!

You can get a quote on a flight to your destination here.


When should I book my flight to arrive?

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. This is when most people arrive. There are no activities on the first day but the group gets together in the evening for a welcome dinner at around 7pm. Sometimes people like to arrive a day or two before the trip starts so they can do their own exploring or just have a bit of time to chill before all the fun begins.


Departure flights

/It’s not recommended flying within 24 hours of your last dive. If needed fun dives can be arranged earlier to allow for this./

Is travel insurance compulsory?

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. You’ll need to show proof of your policy to your group leader upon arrival (on your phone or printed). You can get a quote and purchase your travel insurance here.

Do I need a visa and can you arrange it for me?

Visa requirements vary depending on the country you are travelling to and your nationality. It’s your responsibility to check the visa and entry requirements for the country/s you will be travelling to. There is some information about visas in our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

IMPORTANT: We cannot apply for your visa for you and strongly recommend that you check on the relevant embassy or consulate website for the country/s you’ll be travelling to well in advance of your departure, as requirements can change and some countries require you to apply for a visa before you travel.

How much spending money will I need?

All your activities, transport, accommodation and some meals are included in the tour, so you will mainly just need money for extra meals, drinks, shopping and onward travel.

The amount of money you’ll need depends on the tour you are doing. There’s information about how much money you’ll need for each tour in our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google


What’s the best way to access my money?

We recommend getting a Wise travel card, which will allow you to pay for things in local currency and avoid getting charged high foreign exchange fees by your bank.

Getting a Wise travel card is easy! You can get a Wise travel card here.

What should I pack for my tour?

Whether you have a backpack or a suitcase the main thing to keep in mind is not to bring too much stuff! We strongly recommend that you bring less than 20 kgs of stuff with you.
If you haven’t got a backpack yet, try and get one that zips open along the side. There will be places on the tour where you can do laundry, so you don’t need to bring 16 pairs of shorts with you.

You can view a packing checklist on our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

How many people will be in my group?

Our groups usually have around 12-16 people on them, usually aged between 18 to early 40's. We get people from all over the world on our tours, so you’ll get to bond with a wide range of travellers who all share that same passion for adventure! As long as you have an appetite for adventure and are happy bonding with people of all backgrounds, you’ll fit in perfectly!


How can I get in touch with my group?

You can reach out to your fellow travellers in our designated Facebook groups. We have a Facebook group for all our destinations, if you go to our INTRO Travel Community Facebook page you will be able to find the relevant group for your destination.


How can I get in touch with my group leader?

You will receive a ‘welcome email’ from your group leader approx. 2 weeks before your tour begins.

What if I'm travelling solo?

If you're struggling to convince your friends to join you on an adventure, you're not alone!

Travelling solo on a group tour can be one of the most exciting ways to experience a new destination, and you won't have to wait around for your mates to be ready. You leave yourself open to meeting amazing people, making new friends, and can keep yourself and your onward travel plans flexible.

The majority of our group members are solo travellers, so joining one of our group tours is a great way to meet people and make friends. Before your trip starts we'll put you in touch with the rest of your group so you can start chatting and get to know each other. And after the trip a lot of people continue travelling with the new friends they've made!


What if I'm travelling with a friend/s or partner?

Once you’ve made a booking just let us know who you’re travelling with and we can make a note that you are travelling together, and can put you in the same room.

A big part of the INTRO Travel difference is our after-trip support. Your group leader will spend enough time as needed to ensure you are totally comfortable and confident with where you’re going next. And can help organise and book whatever you need, including any transport, accommodation or trips you may want. We'll also provide 24/7 support and advice after your trip, and will always be there to help when you need it.

It’s not recommended flying within 24 hours of your last dive. If needed fun dives can be arranged earlier to allow for this.

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13 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

  • Bangkok River Cruise
  • Visit Ancient Temples
  • Thai Cooking Class
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Floating Bungalows
  • Kayaking & Tubing
  • Island Trip & Snorkelling
  • Beach BBQ
  • Muay Thai or Yoga Experience
  • Thai Massage
  • Western Dive Instructor in Koh Tao
  • PADI Open Water Dive Certification
  • All Diving Equipment & Manuals
  • 6 Scuba Dives
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