Monday, 24 March 2008

Scuba Diving In Koh Tao

There are a number of excellent dive sites around Koh Tao, and as such the island has become something of a divers mecca in recent years. Today, there are a large number of people scuba diving on Koh Tao every day, scattered around the numerous dive sites such as Mango Bay, Nang Yuan and the famous Chumphon Pinnacles.

Koh Tao is located in the Samui Archipelago, and is in fact a small island of just over 13 square miles. Around the coast of Koh Tao are numerous small coves and bays, with clear sheltered waters leading up to pristine white sandy bays, many of which provide superb diving conditions, particularly for the novice diver.

The conditions for scuba diving in Koh Tao, with their sheltered bays, and clear waters offer ideal conditions for people looking to learn to scuba dive, and today there are a large number of dive centres in Koh Tao who offer a wide range of diving courses. If you are interested in diving in Koh Tao, and would like to find a dive centre to talk to, why not go through to our dive centres in Koh Tao page, where we list a number of the leading dive operators based on the island. Below are just a few of the Koh Tao dive centres we have listed:
  • Budda View

  • Master Divers

  • Pheonix Divers
There are predominantly two types of dive sites in Koh Tao. The first one is the gentle sandy slopes such as Mango Bay, which are so conducive to the requirements for scuba diving courses. The second type of dive site on Koh Tao are the submerged granite pinnacles such as those at the Chumphon site, which rise majestically from the sea floor and are so often visited by the large pelagics such as the Whale Sharks.
Through the blog, we will be looking at the various dive sites of Koh Tao in greater detail, and covering some of the wonderful opportunities that exist for scuba diving in Koh Tao. provides information on a wide range of scuba diving holidays, and works with a large number of specialist scuba diving resorts from around the world.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Crystal Dive Resort Joins Resort Program On Scubaworld

Following our announcement of the new Dive Resorts program, which is due to be launched in the next few weeks, we can now announce that the latest dive resort to join the service is Crystal Dive Resort in Koh Tao.

Crystal Dive Resort are based on the dive island of Koh Tao, on a small hill overlooking Mae Head Beach. Accommodation at the resort is offered through a range of Thai style bungalows, and includes an excellent restaurant and bar with large screen satellite TV.

Crystal Dive Resort offer a wide range of scuba diving courses for all levels of experience including Open Water, Adanced Open Water and PADI Divemaster Internships. Diving is on offer at all of the major dive sites in Koh Tao including Southwest Pinnacle, Shark Rock, Koh Nang Yuan and the renowned Chumphon Pinnacle.

For more information on Crystal Dive Resort, or to contact them regarding the opportunities for scuba diving in Koh Tao, simply click through to the Crystal Dive Resort page on the main page web site.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Sangat Island Reserve Joins!

As we have mentioned in recent times in the blog, here at Scubaworld we are in the process of launching our new scuba diving holidays database, in which we will work with both specialist dive resorts as well as hotels, guest houses and hostels in places where the scuba diving is considered to be good. Subsequently, we would like to welcome the Sangat Island Reserve to our diving holiday database, which will be going live in the next couple of weeks.

Sangat Island Reserve offers access to some of the best scuba diving in the Philippines, and they are located on an eco-resort in Coron Bay off Busuanga Island. The resort offers accomodation in ten exclusive bungalows which face onto one of the most beautiful beaches in the area.

So, if you are looking to go scuba diving in the Philippines, why not take a look at the Sangat Island Resort on our diving holiday database?

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Maldives Scuba Diving

The Maldives offer some of the worlds finest scuba diving, and divers from all over the world are drawn here every year by the superb levels of marine life, and exceptional coral that exists under the water in around the hundreds of atolls in the Maldives.

The majority of the dive sites in the Maldives tend to be located in the shallow coral reefs which surround the low lying atolls, however the channels (or Thila's) which exist in the narrow gaps between atolls also provide some of the Maldives most notable scuba diving experiences. These thilas, formed by a an unusual geological phenomena millions years ago see strong tidal currents drive in the narrow gaps between the atolls, bringing with them the large amounts of food brought in from the open ocean. Subsequently, a good amount of marine life including a variety of sharks and rays can be found here on a regular basis, waiting for the food that comes through with the tidal currents.

There is a thriving industry for liveaboards in the Maldives, and a large number of boats regularly take scuba divers to some of the more inaccessible dive sites to be found here. If you are looking to go scuba diving in the Maldives, our site offers a wide range of diving holidays in the Maldives for you to choose from.

For those not looking for a liveaboard holiday, there are a large number of dive operators in the Maldives who offer day trips and excursion to the various dive sites and reefs surrounding the local atolls. These dive centres tend to be located or affiliated with the holiday resorts on the various islands in the Maldives.

Overall, the scuba diving in the Maldives is of the highest standards, whilst slightly more expensive than other destinations such as South East Asia, is undoubtedly worth it. Throughout the Maldives, large amounts of marine life including Manta Rays, sharks and a variety of reef life can be found.

For more information on the opportunities for scuba diving in the Maldives, why not take a look at, to find out more!