Koh Tao Dive Sites

Koh Tao diving is always possible.  We are a small island that is literally surrounded by dive sites. Most importantly, we have a year-long dive season we can dive 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. In addition, we have a mix of shallow dive sites, sheltered bays, artificial reefs, swim-throughs, caves, huge pinnacles, deep sites, and even a wreck or two to explore.  Consequently, we have a dive site to suit everyone. In fact, we go out twice per day and visit two dive sites each time.

Why choose Koh Tao for diving?

Uniquely, this great variety of dive sites and year long diving season makes Koh Tao an ideal place for teaching the whole range of scuba diving courses. From beginner level courses like try scuba diving and open water courses through to the professional level of training for divemasters and instructors. The majority of the dive sites do not take much time to travel to so it’s easy to make 4 dives in one day and make it back in time to watch the sunset.

Notably, there were at least 84 individual turtles that have been photographed here, but that is not why it’s called turtle island. You have a good chance of seeing turtles in the inappropriately named Shark Bay.

What makes Koh Tao diving so special?

In this paragraph, I will explain why you should choose Koh Tao for diving. Firstly, apart from the occasional tropical storm, the weather conditions and location of the dive sites can provide excellent conditions for learning to scuba dive. Secondly, the water temperature rarely drops below 27C meaning that only thin wetsuits are needed. Moreover, most of the time you don’t need anything but swimwear.  Making the learning process more comfortable. Finally, there are minimal currents making it safe to learn without struggling.  In conclusion, these conditions make it easy and safe to learn how to dive here.

Getting here

In addition, it is easy to get to with bus and ferry connections that can be combined in one ticket. We are located on the east side of Thailand next to the popular islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Whether you are coming from Bangkok, the west coast places like Phuket or Phi Phi or coming from the south from Malaysia we are easy to get to.

Want to know more about Koh Tao diving courses?

Do you want to know more about the Koh Tao dive courses we offer? Feel free to contact us whether you want a one-day experience or go from zero to hero!

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