Welcome to Ko Tao


But Tao also has its wild card, something the others don't: easy-to-get-to, diverse diving right off its shores. Cavort with sharks and rays in a playground of tangled neon coral, toast the day with sunset cocktails on a white beach, then get up and do it all over again.

But even though the island is synonymous with diving, there is much more to the place. Hikers and hermits can re-enact an episode from Lost in the dripping coastal jungles. And when you’re Robinson Crusoe-ed out, hit the pumpin’ bar scene that rages on until dawn.


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$80.48 Shore Excursions

Try Scuba Diving at Koh Tao Thailand

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Czone Diver, Koh Tao, Surat Thani ProvinceLearn how to dive Duration: 1 day

$78.87 Water Sports

Full-Day Diving and Snorkeling in Sail Rock

In the morning you will be picked up at your Koh Samui hotel and driven to the pier where your dive guide awaits. Your full-day scuba diving trip by speedboat to Sail Rock operates in a small group of 12 passengers. Explore Sail Rock with a maximum of four certified divers per guide, although most times you'll maintain a 2:1 ratio.Enjoy a light breakfast at a beachfront bar while attending a short briefing before embarking to your destination. Water and soft drinks are also provided on board along with life vests, a first aid kit, emergency oxygen, and a marine toilet. Travel with a crew of trained emergency first responders and rescue divers. After your first dive the boat will moor in a quiet cove where you are provided with lunch. Vegetarian options are available upon request. After a 1-hour surface interval, you'll do the second dive at the other siide of the Rock.Once the second dive is completed, your instructor will take care of your equipment. Take some free time to swim, snorkel, or sunbath until the boat is ready to return to Koh Samui where a driver transfers you back to your hotel.

$321.92 Water Sports

2 Day Advanced Adventurer around Koh Tao

Book and join this 2-day course during your holiday in Koh Tao, the island well known for Scuba diving and snorkeling. The course helps to build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You can try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your Instructor. You can start this course right after earning your Open Water Diver certification. Log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. You’ll get to dive up to 98 feet (30m) and will try out night diving avoiding the crowd and in a safe environment. Day 1: Orientation course 10am - Afternoon Navigation Dive + 2 Dive Specialties  The Advanced Adventurer program start every Monday and Friday 10am at the office at Mae Haad. Your professional instructor will give you a briefing about the Advanced Adventurer Program. The first course is Navigation and start after lunch break. The course is followed with your choice of specialty dive (perfect buoyancy, underwater photography, search and recovery, night dive and limited visibility). You can log a third dive, we generally do a night dive but you can choose another specialty if you like. Dinner is include if you go to night dive. The boat comes back at the pier around 5pm. Day 2: Deep Dive and 1 specialty (or 2, if you didn't chosen the night dive on day 1)Let's go for the deep dive – 98feet (30m) - and you will be allowed to dive at this depth everywhere you want to in the future. Sattakut dive site is a must for a choice of wreck specialty. Launched in 1944, this wreck from U.S. Navy and has been used in the occupation of Japanese island during WW2. Almost 50m in length, and have 2 large canon guns.  Brand new equipment is available aboard and snacks such as fruits or cake, coffee or tea available anytime.The boat comes back at 8pm.

$229 Water Sports

Scuba Diving in Koh Tao

Enjoy a breathtaking day out to the beautiful island of Koh Tao. This tour includes the transfer from your Koh Samui hotel to the pier, from where you are transferred to Koh Tao. First You will be taken to the pier where you can enjoy a light breakfast before the day begins. Later you will depart to  Koh Tao where you can enjoy the variety of dive sites around the island.  This island offers wreck diving for the more adventurous, several sites boasting caves and swim thru’s for those with finely tuned buoyancy to the many beautiful bays, boasting stunning reefs and excellent macro opportunities for the enthusiastic underwater photographer.

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Learn to Dive - PADI Open Water Course

Day 1 (Afternoon) - Dive TheoryWe start with an academics session covering the scuba diving basics. You will learn the scuba theory on; how your scuba gear works, relationship between depth and pressure & how different underwater pressures affect your body. We'll watch some videos, discuss the content & complete some simple quizzes to test your understanding.Day 2 (Morning) - Dive PlanningWhen scuba diving, you must plan every dive to ensure safety. We will teach you how long you can spend at a particular depth for any given time. We'll teach you to do this by using PADI's recreational dive planner. We will also practice some examples to ensure you are confident then complete a multiple choice exam to finish off your academics.Day 2 (Afternoon) - Scuba Skills Pool Practice (shallow)We will help you get into your scuba gear for the first time and head into our confined shallow water swimming pool. We'll start by learning some basic scuba skills. This will include equipment assembly, buddy checks, mask & regulator skills, alternate air source exercises, buoyancy skills & ascent procedures.Day 3 (Afternoon) - PADI Open Water Dives 1 & 2Time to bring take your newly learned skills and knowledge to the sea. Your first two 'proper dives' will be to a maximum depth of 12 meters. Each dive will last around 45 minutes - we'll repeat some of your shallow skills a little deeper plus explore the dive sites. Typical dive sites are 'The Japanese Gardens', 'Mango Bay' or 'Twins' at Koh Nangyuan - you'll be diving on coral reefs and around shallow pinnacles. These dive sites are idea for beginners with shallow depth and sandy areas for practicing skills.Day 4 (Morning) - PADI Open Water Dives 3 & 4For your final 2 dives of the course, you'll get down to your maximum depth of 18 meters. By now, you should be controlled & comfortable in the water so we can visit the more distant dive sites, such as Chumphon Pinnacles (a Koh Tao favorite!) Here you'll get to see some of Koh Tao's bigger fish - barracudas, giant grouper, even grey reef & occasional whale sharks (which are harmless!).For the last two dives of your Open Water course, an underwater video-grapher will accompany you, capturing footage of your underwater experiences on film.Day 4 (Evening) - Certification & Diving MovieWe'll celebrate you completing your PADI Open Water Koh Tao Course by watching your diving movie (enjoyed over a couple of cold beers at our pool bar). We'll complete your certification paperwork, and you'll be issued with your PADI Open Water Koh Tao certification. This is a diving certification for life, allowing you to dive with a buddy, to 18 meters in conditions similar to those in which you learned to dive.

$33 Transfers & Ground Transport

Ferry Transfers from CHUMPHON, Thailand

High Speed Ferries is the first and the only one fast ferries operation in Thailand , giving you a journey that is all about speed, style and service.They are the fastest sea crossing in The Gulf of Thailand.Which operator a unique fleet of high-speed catamaran ferries service from Koh Samui to Koh Phang, Koh-Tao, Chumphon and from Chumphon route to Bangkok by the A/C bus.This Package covers from Chumphon to Koh Tao, KohSamui and Koh Phangan respectively. The ferry is equipped with trained staff and life jackets and insurance for the duration of the travel. We promise you high speed,safe and comfortable transfer.