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April Scorcher for Gap Year Thailand dive internships

Here on Koh Tao, Thailand each April brings some of our finest weather. Not only do we get to celebrate the Thai New Year, but we also enjoy our hottest weather with flat seas and great visibility around the Koh Tao dive sites.  If you’re taking a scuba diving internship as part of a Thailand gap year, April is one of the best months to spend here.

Thailand gap year on Koh Tao

April 2010 has been no exception. If you check out weather reports for southern Thailand you’ll see temperatures reported in the 33 – 37°C range – it certainly sure feels hot here on Koh Tao. Using a dive computer as a thermometer, yesterday we set it out in the sun during the hottest middle part of the day. Out of the breeze, the temperature peaked at a scorching 46°C! Yikes.

So what better way to cool off than scuba diving! Water temperature around the Koh Tao dive sites is a tropical 29°C, and most days the visibility has been excellent, especially at our deeper more distant dive sites such as the Chumphon and South-west pinnacles. Visibility often exceeds 30M making for excellent scuba diving. Plus at this time of year whale shark sightings are common so it’s a great time to be in the water taking a Thailand dive internship.

Thailand dive internships on Ko Tao island

Over the next few weeks we’ll be seeing the temperatures drop off to a more comfortable 30°C or so, with the sunny weather usually continuing right throughout summer till our annual monsoon rainfall in November.

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