Diving in Koh Tao. 

One of the greatest diving destination in Asia

Whale Shark in Koh Tao

​8 reasons to diving in Koh Tao

  • Amazing marine Life

  • Most Whale Shark sighting in Thailand

  • Great conditions for beginners all year round

  • +25 dive sites

  • Affordable diving

  • Well-trained instructors

  • Small group courses

  • Island Vibe

Marine Turtle Koh Tao
Diving in Koh Tao

Koh Tao is a well-known destination for scuba diving, it's a great mix between island vibe with beautiful corals and amazing dive sites, making it an enjoyable place to explore and dive.

The island holds the title of one of the best destinations to get certified, this fact happens due the number of dive centers offering training in different languages in an affordable price (one of the cheapest destinations around the globe).


Koh Tao Diving Opportunities:

Even Koh Tao is well-know for easy conditions for begginers, doesn't matter your certification level you will find a good dive that fits your needs.

With more than 25 dive sites Koh Tao offers diving possibilities from beginners until technical divers. In the island you will find amazing reefs, pinnacles, coral gardens and wrecks.


My Top 5 dive sites:

  • Chumphon Pinnacle

  • Sail Rock

  • Shark Island

  • HTMS Sattakut

  • White Rock


Koh Tao diving season:

The weather and diving conditions also counts to make Koh Tao  one of the biggest diving destinations around the world. 


Koh Tao is located in the Gulf of Thailand, that offers protected waters being possible to scuba dive in good conditions any period of the year.


The best conditions are between February to october. The moonson arrive in the end of octuber until middle of december deacresing the visibility, but bringing a lot of life closer to the island. (Whale Shark hot months)


Koh Tao marine animals:

With warm waters varying from 26 to 30 C and visibility reaching up to 30 meters and colorful corals, Koh Tao display amazing marine life from black tip sharks, marine turtle, eagle rays, gigant gropuers and amazing variety from coral reef fishes like anelfish, butterfly fish, harlequim sweetlips etc.

Other title that Koh Tao can be proud to hold is the spot in Thailand with the most sighting of Whale Sharks. The star of the show normally hangs around the gulf when still in development, with animals from 2 m to 6 m. The privilege to dive with this amazing animals increase in 2 seasons: March into June and October to December, but it can happen any time.

Koh Tao for your professional training:

​Other interested point is that Koh Tao is a destination for divers during their professional development courses/ career.


With an amazing structure, diving possibilities every day and the range of well-trained mentors on the island a lot of professionals are graduated here and develop their career on the island.


The strong point here is the real contact with guests. Intensive training (possible up to 5 dives a day) and the job offer after the graduation.

Don't matter what's your intentions, Koh Tao diving is amazing and not gonna broke your bank account, so if you need any information or price quote don't hesitate to write me or contact Pura Vida Diving Koh Tao.