Dive Sites and Marine Life

Koh Tao has over 20 dives site within 45 minutes of the island. Water temperature ranges between 28-31 degrees. We dive all year round with the best conditions being March to October. Here are some of the highlights.

Whaleshark

The biggest fish in the sea, harmless filter-feeder and graceful giant – the whale shark. Koh Tao is one of the few places in the world where you can SCUBA dive with them. Seen at Chumpon Pinnacle, the most frequent sightings are March – May and then Sept-Oct. But you never know – I saw two on the same day in a rainy December one year!

Barracuda   Turtle
     
Blue Spotted Ray   Butterfly fish.

Barracuda, butterfly fish, turtles and blue spotted sting rays.





Anemone   Bubble Coral
     
Clam Shell   Christmas Tree Worms


Colourful anemones, unusual bubble coral, clam shells

and bizarre Christmas Tree Worms.

Awesome visibility.

Awesome visibility

Shark

Sharks

Underwater

Undoubtably Koh Tao is one of the cheapest places in the world to learn to dive and continue your diving education.The waters are clear and warm with virtually no current – ideal for beginners.

Southwest Pinnacle   Turtle at White Rock
     
Barrel Sponge at White Rock   Warm Clear Water

Grey reef sharks, schooling barracuda, clouds of fusilliers and curious bat fish will often obscure your view of the reef, where lurking in crevacies you will see porcupine puffers, blue spotted stingrays and moray eels. Whale sharks are often seen and Koh Tao is one of the few places in the world to watch these majestic creatures on SCUBA. You will be treated to the infamous Koh Tao Titan Trigger fishes, sea snakes and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to see a turtle.

We dive all year around with the best conditions being March to October.



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