Diving on Koh Tao

Koh Tao is situated just off the western coast of southern Thailand and is one of the best places in the whole of Asia to go scuba diving. In fact, people travel to Koh Tao from all over the world to dive and work towards their PADI license and there is a large number of diving companies to choose from that boast certified international diving instructors. Read on to discover some of the things that make Koh Tao so special.

Diving on Koh TaoThe island is surrounded by crystal-clear waters that are teaming with colorful marine life including baby sharks. The name Koh Tao means turtle island in Thai and lucky visitors may also have the chance to spot groups of turtles cavorting in the water. The island is a popular breeding site for turtles and conservation centers have been set up to help care for the turtles and teach visitors about the importance of protecting them.

People who want to work towards their PADI diving certificate will find that they are really spoiled for choice on Koh Tao. There are lots of exciting diving trips to choose from that are available for different experience levels including some very impressive night dives. Many of the visitors to Koh Tao who gain their PADI license fall in love with the island and even stay so that they can share the diving experience with other people.

Despite being one of the smallest islands in the whole of Thailand, Koh Tao boasts a vibrant nightlight scene. People who like to party in the evening are sure to be in their element here and many of the largest bars that line the beach host beach parties that go on long into the night. However, those who prefer to unwind in style can sit and sip a cocktail or two while watching the sun go down and watch as the local boys put on special fire shows.