Scuba Diving Koh Tao

Scuba Diving Koh Tao offers may dive sites, including Scuba Diving at Sail Rock, Chumphon Pinnacle, White Rock, and Nang Yuan Island - just to mention at few scuba diving sites in Koh Tao.

Scuba Diving in Koh Tao at Sail Rock

Sail Rock is the premier scuba diving site near Koh Tao, is roughly half way between Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, in the Gulf of Thailand, situated an hour and a half boat ride from Koh Tao.

Scuba Diving Koh TaoThe rock at Sail Rock boulders out of the water, forming a landmark in the middle of the sea, and the dive site has a maximum depth of over 40 meters. The actual rock wall drop down to below 20 meters, where it meets sand that gradually banks away.

A second large rock that doesn’t reach the surface on the south east of the dive site that drops down into the sand at more than 30 meters. Several smaller scattered rocks surround the main rock.

Sail Rock is renown for regular sightings of whale sharks and giant baracuda, plus the experience of ascending inside a chimney, this dive site is a favourite for experienced and technical divers.

Scuba Diving in Koh Tao at Chumphon Pinnacle

Chumphon Pinnacle (Chumporn Pinnacle) is the best dive site near Koh Tao after Sail Rock, and probably the most famous dive site of Koh Tao - 11km northwest of Ko Tao. The pinnacle starts at 12 meters and Maximum depth is 35 meters. This superb dive site is more suitable for advanced divers.

Scuba Diving Koh TaoChumphon Pinnacle is only 45 minutes away from Sairee beach in Koh Tao, the dive site is often crowded but offers a large variety and abundant marine life with very good visibility most of the time.

One main huge granite pinnacle and a series of smaller ones rising from the bottom at 36 m to within 14 m of the surface, covered with anemones and their attendant Pink Clown Fishes. Large shoals of Great and Cheveron Barracuda, schools of Trevally, Batfish and large Groupers are commonly spotted.

You may also spot a Whale Shark from February to May, as well as September. You may also spot a juvenile Bull Sharks. Manta Rays are also occasional visitors to Chumphon Pinnacle.

Scuba Diving in Koh Tao at White Rock

Scuba Diving Koh TaoWhite Rock is also one of the largest scuba  diving sites of Koh Tao. With a depth range of 26 m to 5 m, it is suitable for all scuba diving levels, including Open Water One.. The White Rock dive site provides a variety of habitats for different marine life as it ranges from one meter to twenty meters deep.

White Rock boasts a large coral garden situated between two distinct granite pinnacles to the north and south side and a vast array of bottom day time and nocturnal inhabitants.

White Rock offers a wide range of marine life such as Sea Turtles, Nudibranchs, Blue Spotted Stingrays, White Eyed Moray, Barracudas, Angel Fish, and Moray Eels are commonly sighted, as well as the infamous Trigger Fish. White Rock also displays a wide variety of soft and hard coral.

Scuba Diving in Koh Tao at 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.

Scuba Diving 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.

Scuba Diving in Koh Tao at Mango Bay

Mango Bay is a Scuba Diving  Dive Site on the north coast of Koh Tao and is one of the top scuba diving sites on Koh Tao with stunning visibility. Mango Bay is located with a magnificent view of what is probably Koh Tao's most beautiful bay. Mango Bay is a popular bay for beginner level scuba diver training.

Scuba Diving Koh TaoMango Bay is named after the many mango trees which were once here. Mango Bay is a large bay with a small beach and a coral reef on either side. Often the water is calm and clear, the sandy seafloor giving the water a beautiful turquoise hue.

The Mango Bay landscape consists of high rocky cliffs and lush green hillsides rising up from the water's edge and offering breathtaking views of the gulf to the north of Koh Tao.

The easiest way to get to Mango Bay is by boat, though you can take a scooter, or take the long walk via concrete road and through the forest. Due to the good conditions and the flat sandy seafloor. Mango Bay offers spectacular viewpoints on top of mountains and rocky outcrops.

Scuba Diving in Koh Tao at Tanote Bay
Tanote Bay is a Scuba Diving Dive Site in Koh Tao that is the most accessible with a scooter, effortless with a boat trip, and is a stunning snorkeling and scuba destination.

Scuba Diving Koh TaoTonate Bay has great variety of hard and soft corals, and some fairly large fish that can be seen just a few steps into the water - Angelfish, Butterfly fish, Groupers, Anemone fish, Blue Spotted Ribbontail Stingrays, and sometimes the occasional Hawksbill Turtle.

Scuba Diving at Tanote Bay compares to a huge tropical aquarium with stunning visibility. The reef slopes from around 2 meters below sea level to around 18 meters. The scuba diving area has a boulder in the middle of the bay which is well known for rock jumping. Tanote Bay is also a popular scuba diving site for PADI, SSI, and NAUI Dive Sites Training and Certification. Surrounding the boulder in the bay, you will find an abundance of sea live.

Tanote Bay is located on the east coast of Koh Tao with luxury hotels, restaurants, bars, including a Thai Massage Spa. Tanote Bay is easy accessible by shooter on a tarred road winding over the mountainous area, surrounded by verdant high hills, large boulders, and offers stunning panoramic viewpoints. Kayaks and Longtail Boats are for rent, and from here you can go to the pristine bay of Laem Thian - which is inaccessible by car.

Scuba Diving in Koh Tao at Shark Island
Scuba Diving Koh TaoShark Island is a Scuba Diving Dive Site about 800 meters south Koh Tao. Shark Island boast with excellent scuba diving scenery - particularly around the northwest point where shallow water can be found. Shark Island is steeper elsewhere, the water deeper, so it’s also ideal for scuba diving.

Shark Island offers a huge variety of corals, sea whips and Gorgonian Sea Fans covering the multiple pinnacles. Some of the most usual marine life includes Blue Spotted Sting Rays, Scribbled Filefish, Harlequin Sweetlips, Starry Pufferfish, various Groupers and Titan Triggerfish that sometimes like nibbling the fins of divers who get too close to their nesting site.

You can hire a boat to get to Shark Island, or you can rent a kayak from Aow Leuk or Sai Daeng Beach - it only takes about 15 minutes via kayak. Be aware of strong currents in the channel between the islands.

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