Koh Tao lies on the island chain with Koh Samui and Koh Phangan in the Gulf of thailand, Thailand's east coast. The quickest way to get here is to fly directly to Koh Samui with Bangkok Airways then transfer to the Lomprayah high speed catamaran. Nok Air and Air Asia also fly to Suratthani with connecting Lomprayah catamaran service. Chumporn port is also serviced by flights from Solar Air and Lomprayah catamarans.
Traveling via Phuket, it is best to take the bus to Suratthani. From Bangkok the Lomprayah buses leave twice daily, 6am and 9pm, to Chumporn where they connect with the catamaran. You can book directly on www.lomprayah.com
Contact Dave in our Bangkok office firstname.lastname@example.org and he will organise your travel to Koh Tao. Dave talks a lot and is full of loads of great advice. He will also be happy to help you out with sightseeing and accommodation in Bangkok. From plane tickets to visa runs, Dave is a fountain of knowledge and can also recommend the best places to grab a bite to eat and have a beer in Bangkok, just what's required after a long haul flight.
Our Bangkok office is located just inside the lobby area of "Sakul House Hotel" on Soi Rambuttri (which runs parallel to Khaosan Road) and we have a sign above the office which reads ‘BUDDHA VIEW DIVE RESORT KOH TAO’
Our Office address is:
BUDDHA VIEW BANGKOK, SAKUL HOUSE HOTEL, SOI RAMBUTTRI, NEAR KHAOSAN ROAD, BANGKOK
Office telephone numbers are:
02 282 2205 and 02 282 2206 or mobile 0870163773
Many countries are granted a 30 day tourist visa on arrival free of charge. If staying longer, it is best to apply at your local Thai consulate for a tourist visa. The tourist visa allows 60 days on entry and can be extended an additional 30 days in country. For longer stays, multiple entry visas are granted. As part of you Koh Tao diving internship package, we will send you a letter of invitation and proof of accommodation to help with your visa application.