Scuba Diving Nang Yuan Island

Nang Yuan Island is a Scuba Dive Site just off the west coast of Koh Tao at a picture perfect Nang Yuan Private Island. Nang Yuan Island is one of the most well-known published images of Koh Tao.

IDC Koh TaoKoh Nang Yuan (Nangyuan) is made up of three small islands connected by a sand bar, and is said to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Koh Nang Yuan is a popular photographed featuring Koh Tao in books and postcards.

Upon disembarking from our boat, and entrance fee of 100 Baht is collected, and every plastic water bottle is removed and discarded.

Koh Nang is said to be one of the most beautiful snorkeling and scuba diving islands in the world.

Koh Nang Yuan has some great snorkeling and diving sites and it’s popular scuba diving site. Koh Nang Yuan has five snorkeling and scuba diving sites around the island, namely White Rock, Nang Yuan Pinnacle (aka Red Rock), Green Rock, Japanese Gardens, and Twin Peaks. The Japanese Gardens seems to be the most popular for snorkeling and scuba diving.

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Koh Nang Yuan - Japanese Garden
Japanese Gardens is a popular dive site and another good choice for beginner divers. Relax on the white sandy beach, or hike to the top for an iconic and panoramic view. Japanese Gardens enjoys reef across the whole bay from paddling depth to around 14 meters. Japanese Gardens also a small wreck of an old dive boat, interesting to explore and a mere nearly meter deep. It sits directly opposite Twins, separated only by the sand bar which joins the two peaks of Koh Nangyuan. Take a 30 minute hike to the hilltop for a breath-taking panoramic view of Koh Tao.

Koh Nang Yuan - Green Rock
On the coast of Koh Nangyuan, this Green Rock is a 15 minute boat ride. Green Rock, Koh Tao is a popular dive site. An exciting Koh Tao dive site of granite boulders and swim through. The main pinnacle almost breaks the surface dropping to depths of around 27 meters. This is a good place to see green and Hawksbill turtles. Green Rock makes an interesting night-dive. The Triggerfish secure themselves in the smaller crevices for the night and the Parrotfish sleep in their cocoons while the nocturnal community comes to life.

Koh Nang Yuan - Nang Yuan Pinnacle
Nang Yuan Pinnacle is located on the Northwest side between Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao Island just North from Japanese Gardens. This dive is started at a small pinnacle sitting just below the surface which descends to 22 m, on which can be found numerous Eels, Rays, Green or a Hawksbill Turtle.

There is a daily boat service from Koh Tao to Koh Nang Yuan which departs from the Lomprayah Pier at Mae Haad Bay. You can also hire a Longtail Boat from any beach on Koh Tao. “All Around Island” boat trips will also visit Koh Nang Yuan.

Nang Yuan Island: Nang Yuan Island, Surat Thani, Thailand