To learn something else apart from diving or any of the previously mentioned activities, check out the list below.
Short and long term courses are available and some such as underwater videography and Muay Thai can train you to a professional level.
Underwater Photography & Videography
If you are interested in this field either as a hobby or career, Koh Tao is a great place to start. With ideal sea conditions and abundant marine life, there is always plenty to see as well as Koh Tao having a big diving industry where there are good opportunities for training and maybe long term work. There are four schools on Koh Tao, all with western management and instruction.
Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)
Experience and learn the traditional martial art of Thailand. The practice, which is over 700 years old, involves studies on how to use fists, elbows, knees, soles, palms and the whole body in combat. Muay Thai training can be for self defense or as a way to strengthen the body. Courses for both men and women are offered from beginner to professional.
Thai Cooking Classes
Thai dishes on Koh Tao are often adapted slightly to suit the mild tastes of the visitors here. If you want to learn how to cook authentic Thai cuisine, there are several resorts and restaurants offering classes. You can learn how to recreate your favourite dishes such as Tom Yam, Massaman curry, Pad Thai, deep fried spring roll and ‘banana in coconut milk’ or ‘mango with sticky rice’. The lessons will introduce you to Thai ingredients and shopping in the local markets and learning some of their secret recipes.
Learning The Thai Language
Gain a better understanding of Thai culture and people by learning to speak the language with native Thai speaking teachers. Koh Tao is a great place to learn and locals are friendly and often have time to talk for you to practice your conversational skills.
Diving Koh Tao will give you a whole new and wonderful experience of the island. Koh Tao dive sites are perfectly suited for all dive courses, considering depth, clarity and calmness of the dive environment.