This island really doesn’t need an introduction. It still is the area that certifies the most scuba divers in the whole of Thailand. And the island doesn’t only attract youngsters nowadays. More and more does Koh Tao offer a wide range of accommodations from the always present budget to the new and more upscale accommodations. And with Chumphon Pinnacle and Shark Island within reach you will be sure that with all the dive centres available you will definitely find one that will suit all you need to dive the marvellous area that is Koh Tao!

And psstt….during March and April starts Koh Tao's Whale shark season…generally the best month to visit and dive Koh Tao.


Chitakiri Resort

Woon Lawn Villas

New Heaven Koh Tao

Coral Grand Divers

Big Bubble Dive Resort

Ban’s Diving

Crystal Divers
Big Blue Diving
Easy Divers
Simple Life Divers
Scuba Junction
Phoenix Divers
Roctopus Dive
Master Divers
Calypso Diving
Czone Diver
Alvaro Diving
Davy Jones Locker
Buddha View Dive
Planet Scuba
New Wave Diving
Seashell Divers
Scuba Shack

The diving season starts in January with a lot of sun and calm seas. Then throughout February the visibility will increase to around 20 meters. March and April is generally the best month to visit Koh Tao for diving. May and June the wind gets a little stronger and the weather a little cooler. During July , August and especially September the visibility can hit 30 meters plus. October is normally very quiet on Koh Tao but the diving is still good at most of our dive sites. During November the weather degrades and Koh Tao gets monsoon season that lasts about three to four weeks. Late November to early December is the low season where many Koh Tao dive resorts close down for a couple of weeks.

Enter Thailand by flying into Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (Airport code BKK). From Bangkok the fastest way to get to Koh Tao is to fly to Koh Samui with Bangkok Airways ( Once on Koh Samui take one of the high speed ferries across to Koh Tao island (Lomprayah Catamaran or Seatran). These are very cheap and take about an hour and a half.

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