Koh Tao is small island that is literally surrounded by dive sites, with a year-long dive season we can dive 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year so no matter when you are visiting Koh Tao you can always go diving. We have mix of shallow dive sites, sheltered bays, artificial reefs, swim throughs, caves, huge pinnacles, deep sites and even a wreck or two to explore, we have a dive site to suit everyone. We go out twice per day and visit two dive sites each time.
This great variety of dive sites and year long diving season makes Koh Tao ideal for teaching all the whole range of scuba diving courses, from beginner level courses like try scuba diving and open water courses through to professional level of training for divemasters and instructors. The majority of the dive sites do not take much time to travel to so its easy to make 4 dives in one day and make it back in time to watch the sunset.
There 84 individual turtles that have been photographed here, but that is not why its called turtle island. You have a good chance of seeing turtles in the inappropriately named Shark Bay.
Apart from the occasional tropical storm the weather conditions and location of the dive sites can provide excellent conditions for learning to scuba dive. The water temperature rarely drops below 27C meaning that only thin wetsuits are needed and most the time you don’t need anything but swimwear making the learning process more comfortable. There are minimal currents making it safe to learn without struggling.
Located on the east side of Thailand next to the popular islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan it is easy to get to with bus and ferry connections that can be combined in one ticket. Whether you are coming from Bangkok, the west coast places like Phuket or Phi Phi or coming from the south from Malaysia,