Is Koh Tao Good For Diving?

Many people ask is Koh Tao good for diving?  Why is it so popular and what makes it special?  Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand close to the popular island of Samui, with many dive sites only a short boat ride away.

Why is Koh Tao so popular?

Being an island we can dive all year round unlike the west coast of Thailand which has a short diving season due to the monsoon winds.  Here, we just dive on the sheltered side of the island and most dive sites are 10 to 15 minutes away, not hours away so you can 2 dives in the morning and still be back in time for breakfast.  Or have your lunch and make 2 dives and be back in time to watch the sunsets.  The furthest dive sites are 45 minutes away, Chumphon and South West Pinnacles.


What are the dive sites like?

There is a great variety of sites, from shallow ones like Japanese Gardens and Mango Bay with beaches to practice skills on.  To deeper ones like HTMS Sattakut and Chumphon which are great for advanced courses.  The conditions are very safe with very little waves or currents unlike other places in the world, which makes it great for teaching courses.  There are so many dive sites here that dive schools from Samui and Koh Phangan come here, they just have a much longer boat ride. There is plenty of marine life to enjoy from little nudibranchs to turtles to whale sharks (if you are lucky).

Why come to Koh Tao?

As well as easy and safe diving conditions and that we can do two dive trips per day, the island has a great many restaurants and accommodation to choose from for all budget levels.  We have partnered with two places to stay; a very nice hotel with a pool and large rooms to a smaller guest house with dorms and private rooms for those on a budget.  Both are only a 5 minute walk to the beach.

How do I sign up for diving on Koh Tao?

Contact us 🙂 Easy.

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