Koh Tao is one of the top destinations in Thailand for scuba diving and is very popular with people learning to scuba dive. Tao means Turtle in Thai and Turtles are frequently spotted around this beautiful tropical island's scuba diving sites. The dive sites around Koh Tao are numerous & are frequently dived by diving schools from both Koh Phangan & Samui. For Thailand Detox and Health Retreats look here: Detox Thailand
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Koh Tao features over 20 dive sites, and is also a short distance from the famous Sail
Rock. The island has clear blue waters with good visibility. You can expect good weather
for diving all year around except for the November-December rainy season.
The island has many reefs from about 2 to 20 meters deep. Other dives feature pinnacles
at a depth of 30 meters or more. Notable marine life around Koh Tao include regular
sightings of Whale Sharks at Chumphon Pinnacle as well as, Spanish Mackerel, Filefish,
Coral shrimpfish, Batfish and Trevallies.
There are over 30 dive schools and diving operators, as well as numerous action and adventure options such as wake boarding, kayaking and jungle trekking, to participate in.