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.