Welcome To The Mojo Divers Koh Tao Boat
We have had the same Koh Tao diving boat for the last 8 years 🙂 It is the engine of our dive shop so it is very important that we take care of her and make any improvements when she goes for repainting every year. I will tell you more about her.
How Big Is Our Boat?
She has a capacity for 30 divers and 2 boat staff but we normally run with less otherwise it gets too crowded. You can exit into your dive from either side and from the rear so everyone can get into the water quickly. The step out is close to the waterline so it is only a small jump; check out the big dive schools boats and see how far they have to jump for a comparison.
She has 2 decks, the main deck with the tanks, equipment and kiting up area. At one end is the captain’s cabin and a help yourself refreshment station for tea, coffee, water and biscuits. At the other end a standard marine toilet. The upper sun deck is split into sun and a shaded area (it does get very hot). Here you can relax, drink a cup of coffee and get a briefing for your next dive. If you must smoke this is where you can as long as those around you do not mind.
Koh Tao Diving Boat Specifics
It has a shallow draft of only 1.5m. Meaning you can get mooring lines closer to the reef unlike the other big boats that have to stay far out. Which can add 15 mins of swimming to get to your decent. Very handy when going to shallow water for try scuba dives and dives 1 and 2 of the open water course.
Each year it goes to Chumphon on the mainland for servicing the engines, repairing and repainting of the ship itself. Over 12 months it takes a lot of battering from the weather, even the stainless steel screws start to rust.
It has 2 diesel engines. The main larger one the runs the propeller and the other runs a generator for the boats electrics. And the all important water boiler for coffee.
Our Boat Crew
We are lucky to have had the same captain (P’Surat) and wife (P’Sao) team on the boat for 6 years. It is their home as well as their office, so we do not go into their cabin. Together they take great care of the boat and look after us as well. We also do not cross the front of the boat, the Buddha Point, as it can bring bad luck.