When you're not diving or learning, there are lots of things to get yourself involved in on our friendly little island!
After dinner volunteers will be given the opportunity to have an educational session about the country and community, watch DVDs or simply chill out on a hammock in the sun! Our Bar is always an inviting place to hang out with other divers as well!
These can typically comprise of recreational activities ie diving, volleyball with the locals, advanced training, validation retakes or travel off the island. There's loads to do on Koh Tao, just have a look!
There's also the opportunity to work with the local community. Big Blue is devoted to involving local stakeholders so that the community can benefit directly from our presence. We regularly attend community run events and contribute to island-wide conservation work. Additionally we teach the local school kids how to snorkel and identify fish. We work closely with local communities, whose livelihoods depend on the reefs, to find sustainable solutions for the future such as the construction of artificial wetlands. This ensures the survival of the ecosystem and empower the local community whilst sustaining their environment and their culture. Check out our community projects page for more information.