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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$76.74 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.

$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.

$344.55 Shows, Concerts & Sports

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.

$281.91 Cultural & Theme Tours

3 days, 2 nights - Ang Thong National Marine Park from Koh Tao

Starting point: Koh Tao - Chalok bay - On the beach in front of New Heaven Diving Resort. Day 1 Meeting at 8:30 on the beach in front of New Heaven Diving Resort, in Chalok. Cruising to the Ang Thong National Park, approximately 3hrs, depending on the weather. - Lunch on the boat - Kayaking exploration around the islands. - Lagoon viewpoint. - In the late afternoon we arrive on the main island for : - Monkeys sightseeing - Dinner on the boat - Sleep on the boat  Day 2 - Breakfast - Trekking to the viewpoint on the main island (30min hike) - Lunch on the boat - Kayaking exploration - Enjoy the beaches - Sleep on the boat  Day 3 - Breakfast - Trekking to the Bua Bok Cave (20min hike) - Kayaking to the beaches - Lunch on the boat - Travel back to Koh Tao - Return at 5pm at the departure point _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Our Boat:  The Wassava is Fully equipped for leisure mwith 7 kayaks, snorkeling equipment, hammocks, mattresses and everything for you to have a good night's sleep. The Kitchen is perfect to cook delicious Thai food. A toilet and a shower are onboard, along with sofas, desks and sunless areas. *Fresh water, cold beer ($) and soft drinks ($) are available to customers as well as dry bags for personal belongings during water activities. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This program is subject to change, depending on the weather or the big tour companies. we try as much as possible to avoid the tourist flow. We visit all the tourist attractions and much more in 3 days. Depending on the weather, we sometimes need to leave earlier in the morning to avoid the big waves on the way back to Koh Tao, we then spend the rest of the day snorkeling around Koh Tao. Note for those who wish to have a transfer to Koh Samui, we drop you at the main island around 12:00, the boat leave at 3:30pm and arrive at Koh Samui Nathon Pier at 5pm. This transfer is at your charge and cost 520THB / person. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What to bring : - Walking shoes - Sunblock - Hat / cap - Towel - Clothes for 3 days  Sleeping on the boat : - For the nights on the boat, we sleep on mattress or in hammock, we also provide blankets and pillows.

$234.92 Cultural & Theme Tours

2 days, 1 night - Ang Thong National Marine Park from Koh Tao

Starting point: Koh Tao - Chalok bay - On the beach in front of New Heaven Diving Resort. Day 1 Meeting at 8:30 on the beach in front of New Heaven Diving Resort, in Chalok. Cruising to the Ang Thong National Park, approximately 3hrs, depending on the weather. - Lunch on the boat - Kayaking exploration around the islands. - Lagoon viewpoint. - In the late afternoon we arrive on the main island for : - Monkeys sightseeing - Dinner on the boat - Sleep on the boat  Day 2 - Breakfast - Trekking to the viewpoint on the main island (30min hike) - Lunch on the boat - Kayaking exploration - Enjoy the beaches - Travel back to Koh Tao - Return at 5pm at the departure point _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Our Boat:  The Wassava is Fully equipped for leisure mwith 7 kayaks, snorkeling equipment, hammocks, mattresses and everything for you to have a good night's sleep. The Kitchen is perfect to cook delicious Thai food. A toilet and a shower are onboard, along with sofas, desks and sunless areas. *Fresh water, cold beer ($) and soft drinks ($) are available to customers as well as dry bags for personal belongings during water activities. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This program is subject to change, depending on the weather or the big tour companies. we try as much as possible to avoid the tourist flow. We visit all the principal tourist attractions in 2 days. Depending on the weather, we sometimes need to leave earlier in the morning to avoid the big waves on the way back to Koh Tao, we then spend the rest of the day snorkeling around Koh Tao. Note for those who wish to have a transfer to Koh Samui, we drop you at the main island around 12:00, the boat leave at 3:30pm and arrive at Koh Samui Nathon Pier at 5pm. This transfer is at your charge and cost 520THB / person. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What to bring : - Walking shoes - Sunblock - Hat / cap - Towel - Clothes for 2 days  Sleeping on the boat : - For the nights on the boat, we sleep on mattress or in hammock, we also provide blankets and pillows.

$34.46 Tours & Sightseeing

Koh Tao to Surat Thani Train Station by Seatran Discovery Ferry and Minivan

Make your own way to the meeting point at Mae Haad Pier on Koh Tao at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure. Cruise by Seatran Discovery ferry to Don Sak Pier in air-conditioned comfort with short stopovers on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan to pickup/drop-off other transferring guests. Switch to the shared minivan and ride further to the train station of Surat Thani from where you can catch the train to Bangkok or Hat Yai.Transfer with us will be relaxed and stress free with emergency assistance when you need it. Sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort, enjoying views of the Gulf of Thailand on each leg of the journey.