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My Thailand Dive & Adventure Retreat goes on SALE SOON 

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Join me in Mar/Apr 2023

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

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    Join me, Chris, and a bunch of other like minded individuals for the trip of a lifetime. We have hand crafted this Thailand adventure to give you the ultimate all-in-one experience of the best Thailand has to offer. Not only that. We give you something no other like-for-like trip offers and that's the chance to become a certified diver. That's right!! Your SCUBA cert is included in the price. I've personally experienced everything you are about to enjoy, so i know it's 100% awesome. This trip is absolutely jam packed with adventure and not to mention a whole ton of diving and represents crazy value for money. You will not find anything even close to matching this anywhere on the internet and certainly not when you get to enjoy the whole trip hanging out with your favorite YouTubber. Check it out..........

  • Bustling Bangkok. Street Food, Floating market, Temple Tour, Famous Khao San Road

  • Sleeper Train to The Islands - An Experience in Itself

  • Become a certified SCUBA diver, Advanced Diver or Fun Dive the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand

  • Visit the best beaches and waterfalls on Koh Phangan.

  • Party, party, party at the world famous Full Moon Party.

  • Swing like a Thai monkey in our 'Learn to Trapeze' evening

  • Relax with a beachside Yoga Lesson

  • Stay on The world Famous Floating Bungalows of Khao Sok Lake

  • Adventure into one of Thailand's many limestone caves with our 'cave hike experience'

  • Live on a boat for 4 days cruising the Andaman Sea and diving a World top 10 dive site (Liveaboard guests only) 

MEET THE TRAVEL TEAM

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Chris Rodriguez

Chris is a travel vlogger from Long Beach, California. He has traveled to over 60 countries, but his life wasn't always this way! Prior to traveling he served in the United States Army Special Operations for 5 years. That's where he met his best friend who convinced him to get a passport and go on a backpacking trip through Europe, Australia, and New Zealand for 6 months. Those 6 months have now turned into 5 years and the rest is history! Now he runs the YouTube channel Travelwithchris, where he shares his experiences with amazing people from all around the world! 

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Bryan Roseman

Bryan was a bit of a party guy when he was younger. In fact he was one of the pioneers of the silent disco concept and toured some of Europe's biggest festivals with his previous company Headphone Disco. Following his lifelong dream of owning his own dive school on a tropical island, he's now the proud owner of La Bombona Diving. Oh, and did we tell you he used to be an opera singer?

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Gladys Seara

Gladys is a journalist from Venezuela. She studied journalism for 5 years and upon graduating she was hit with a tough reality: the professionals in her country didn't make salaries even close enough to live, so she decided to create her own job with her own time, her own rules and her own salary. That’s why she created a YouTube channel where she started sharing the tough reality of everyday life in Venezuela. Suddenly, the channel started getting millions of views and she decided to take what she learned and started to travel around the world! Last year she fell in love with Thailand and now she wants to head back, this time with you guys to dive and explore all that Thailand has to offer!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Stay

All accommodation is included

  • Hotel

  • Hostels

  • Train

  • Food & Drink

    2 meals per day

  • Breakfast 

  • Dinner 

  • Some Drinks on special nights 

  • 2hr Free Bar before Full Moon

  • Travel

    All travel is included

  • Private Minivans in Bangkok

  • Sleeper Train

  • Ferries

  • All other land transfers

  • Activities

    The trip is packed with adventure

  • Scuba Diving Course or Fun Dive Package

  • Snorkeling & Beach Tour

  • Koh Phangan Waterfall Hike

  • Yoga Class

  • Trapeze Class

  • Cave Adventure & Kayaking

  • Bangkok Temple

  • Bangkok Floating Market

  • Bangkok Railway Market

  • Longtail Tour in Khao Sok National Park

  • WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

    INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

    You must make your way to Bangkok on the arrival date. You just need to let us know what flight you are on so we can arrange to pick you up and take you to the first accommodation. At the end of your chosen trip we will either transfer you to Surat Thani town (Or Phuket for liveaboard guests)


    TRAVEL INSURANCE

    Whilst dive insurance is included on the tour, you will still need to obtain your own travel insurance for the duration of the trip in Thailand. This is mandatory and a copy of your policy will be required for submission along with a waiver form.​


    VISA

    Thailand doesn't always require a visa for entry but it is advised that you check your local government website. It is your responsibility to obtain any visas that you may require for your trip.


    SPENDING MONEY

    Most but not all meals are included on the trip. Some drinks are provided at some of the meals, and we have a free bar before the Full Moon Party, but additional soft and alcoholic drinks are not included. You will also have some free time to explore and buy souvenirs. We RECOMMENDED THAT YOU BRING at least 300 USD OR EQUIVALENT as spending money for the duration of this retreat.

    Detailed Itinerary

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    • Day 1 (28th March)

      Location: Bangkok

      We'll pick you up at Suvarnabhumi airport on arrival day, or you can make your own way to the 1st night hostel. Once everyone is checked in we'll head down to the banks of the Chaophraya River for a welcome dinner, then we'll head over to Khao San road

    • Day 2 (29th March)

      Location: Bangkok

      We'll wake up around 9am to enjoy a whistle-stop tour of Bangkok. We'll take you to the famous Mae Klong Railway market, Floating Market and One of Bangkok's grand temples. In the evening we'll enjoy a street food dinner and then take the sleeper train to the south.

    • Day 3 (30th March)

      Location: Koh Tao

      We'll be woken up as we roll into Chumphon station where we'll connect with the ferry that'll take us to Koh Tao. When we arrive in Koh Tao we'll check into our luxury hostel complete with a rooftop pool. You'll have time to relax and catch up with some rest, or go and explore the beautiful island of Koh Tao. At 4pm we'll make our way to La Bombona Diving where we'll have orientation for about an hour. That evening we'll enjoy a first class dinner at one of Koh tao's best restaurants and includes a couple of well earned beers too!!

      • Day 4 (31st March)

        Location: Koh Tao

        We'll enjoy a relaxing yoga class before our First day of diving begins. Those who are doing the open water course will have a classroom seminar followed by their swimming pool session. Those who are doing their advanced 30m course will have a classroom seminar followed by their buoyancy and navigation dives and a night dive, and those who have chosen a fun dive package will have 2 dives on the afternoon boat and a night dive. We'll grab some food together in the evening.

      • Day 5 (1st April)

        Location: Koh Tao

        Another day of quality diving ahead. Open water students will meet at 10am for a classroom session then carry on to the ocean in the afternoon, while Advanced and Fun divers will be on the early morning boat enjoying some dives out at our deeper dive spots. Our advanced diver will be celebrating becoming certified today. We'll meet in the evening for a celebratory dinner.

      • Day 6 (2nd April)

        Location: Koh Tao

        It's everyone's chance to dive together today as you'll all be on the same boat. Our open water divers will be finishing their course today, so there's a lot to get excited about. Our advanced and fun divers will be out exploring 2 more dive sites today. In the evening we'll be going to a trapeze class where you'll learn to swing. And of course we'll be having a few beers to celebrate everyone finishing their courses.

    • Day 7 (3rd April)

      Location: Koh Tao - Koh Phangan

      Early rise today for Sail Rock. A dive site not to be missed. We'll do 2 dives here, then carry straight on to Koh Phangan where we'll be picked up and transfered to Echo Beach Hostel, a great little hideout where you can chill out for the remainder of the evening.

    • Day 8 (4th April)

      Location - Koh Phangan

      Today is a day off from activities, and trust us you'll need it after the last few days of heavy diving. Choose to relax in the gardens of our amazing hostel, maybe you want to rent a bike and explore? The day is yours to enjoy.

    • Day 9 (5th April)

      Location - Koh Phangan

      It's full moon party day, but that's not till much later. We're taking you on a little tour of Koh Phangan. Hike to a waterfall then enjoy some of KPG's beaches. We even have snorkeling equipment with us to let you enjoy a float around in the clear tranquil bays. Back to the hostel for 5pm, shower and relax before the party starts. We've organised a free bar for 2 hours. We'll then transfer you to the full moon party and organise getting you in there. Make sure you make it back to the hostel with your dignity intact.

    • Day 10 (6th April)

      Location - Koh Phangan

      Hangover Day!! And trust us you'll need it. Get a good breakfast in you and chill out by the beach, or venture into town. This is a free day to let you recover from the crazy party the night before.

    • Day 11 (7th April)

      Location: Khao Sok National Park

      To the pier and ferry over to the mainland. Today is the day we go to Khao Sok national park. Get your cameras ready for this one. We'll take a longtail boat to our home for the evening. The famous floating bungalows on Chong Mueng Lake await. When we arrive through the meandering liestone rocks you'll have the chance to go on a cave hike, enjoy a paddle in a kayak, or just go for a swim in the tranquil waters. In the evening we'll go on a night safari. Hopefully we can see some big animals drinking from the lake.

    • Day 12 (7th April)

      Location - Khao Sok National Park

      We'll have breakfast at the floating bungalows and you'll have another chance for a swim before we head back on the longtail. For those of you who didn't choose the liveaboard that's it i'm afraid. We'll transfer you back to Surat Thani town. You'll then need to arrange your onward travel, but don't worry we are there for advice. For those joining the liveaboard we're off the Khao Lak. We'll have a nice relaxing lunch before checking into the liveaboard where we can settle into our rooms and enjoy a light dinner and briefing of what's to come over the next few days.

    • Day 13 (8th April)

      Location: Smilan Islands

      Wake up early today for the first dive briefing while drinking a coffee to wake us up. We'll be doing 4 dives today at some of the worlds best dive sites. Here's the itinerary - Dive - Eat - Sleep - Repeat. This is the defenition of heaven and get used to it because the next few days are the same. Today is Koh Bon west Ridge (Manta Ray City) and Koh Tachai (Octopus Playground)

    • Day 14 (9th April)

      Location: Smilan Islands

      Today is the ultimate diving destination. Richeleu Rock is always mentioned in the world's top 10 dive sites. We'll be doing 3 dives here today, so be sure to look out for the pineapple fish. 

    • Day 15 (10th April)

      Location: Smilan Islands

      Last day on board our beautiful boat. We'll be heading to Koh Bon Pinnacle and the Boon Sung Wreck before heading back to shore. Tonight we'll be staying in a lovely hotel and enjoying a farewell Dinner

    • Day 16 (11th April)

      Location: Khao Lak

      that's it i'm afraid. We'll be having a nice chilled out breakfast and a swim in the pool before arranging transfers to Surat Thani town or Phuket.

    Who's the ideal Tripster?

    We welcome everyone

    But here's a little rundown of who we think would be ideal for this trip.......

    • You want to learn to dive or you are already love diving.

    • You have a sense of adventure or want to step out of your comfort zone.

    • You enjoy partying and nightlife

    • You like meeting new and like-minded travellers 

    • You're 20-35, adventurous individual, looking for an escape (it's no problem if you're outside of this age range but expect the majority to be within this age bracket)

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    Your Questions Answered

    What If I don’t have any experience?

    As long as you have a sense of adventure, and can swim 200m then you'll have no problem as a complete novice.  The open water course is designed for complete beginners.  You'll be surprised how far you'll come in the days you are with us learning to dive.  

    Do i need to be a certified diver to do the liveaboard?

    Yes, but you'll be certified after completing your course in Koh Tao, so you'll be fit to dive the liveaboard afterwards. It is recommended that you are confident in the water. It is recommended that you are already certified before you book this section of the trip, but if you know Scuba diving will be something you're likely to enjoy, then don't miss this potion of the trip. It's incredible out there in the Similan Islands. DO NOT book this section of the trip if you are in any doubt as we cannot offer any refunds.

    Who will i share a room with?

    Most of the accommodation on the trip is shared hostel accommodation in 8-10 bed dorms.  We will not be sharing with the general public, so we'll be like one big happy family for the duration of the trip.  The liveaboard section offers twin cabins, four bed cabins and double cabins, so we'll figure out the room sharing when the bookings come in.  The floating bungalows are 2 people in each bungalow and we can deal with requests for sharing these in due course.  If you'd like your own room we can do this, but a supplement will apply.

    Will all of the dive equipment be provided?

    Yes. We provide everything you need during the course, fun dives and the liveaboard trip. You might want to bring or purchase your own mask to enjoy the comfort and knowledge that it'll definitely fit you, there's nothing worse than an ill fitting mask, but the guys at La Bombona Diving can advise on this when you arrive.

    Can I get a refund if my plans change?

    Once the deposits are paid we start booking things that are non-refundable, so unfortunately we cannot offer any refunds after the payment dates.

    Do I Need To Be Able to Swim To Dive?

    A prerequisite of the course is that you must swim 200m unaided.  It can be in any stroke and you can take as long as you want to do the swim.

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    WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU GUYS IN 2023
    CHRIS & TEAM