Koh Tao

More Than Just Diving

Koh Tao's Charms Extend Beyond the Waters. Dive Deep, Then Discover Nighttime Adventures: From Beach Parties to Gastronomic Delights, Every Moment is Magic

About Koh Tao

Welcome to Paradise

Along the beachfront, you'll discover cosy cafes, vibrant beach bars and fantastic restaurants that cater to a range of dietary needs and preferences. Our island not only enchants with its breathtaking sunsets but also boasts stunning bays and beaches, tropical jungles, and a unique underwater world home to turtles and whale sharks. 

The beach bars along the coast provide the perfect setting for relaxed evenings with cocktails, live music, and clubs where you can party until the early hours.However, what truly sets Koh Tao apart is its magical atmosphere.

To understand the true beauty and magic of Koh Tao, you have to experience it for yourself.

Getting To Koh Tao

There are several ways to get to Koh Tao, each with benefits and draw backs. We've outlined the most popular routes here so you can decide what suits you.


From Bangkok

From Bangkok

From Bangkok

To reach Koh Tao from Bangkok, you can opt for a flight to Surat Thani, Chumphon, or Koh Samui, followed by a ferry journey to the island. Alternatively, there are convenient overnight bus or train services from Bangkok to Chumphon, where you can catch a ferry to Koh Tao.


From Sura Thani or Chumphon

From Sura Thani or Chumphon

From Sura Thani or Chumphon

To travel to Koh Tao from Surat Thani or Chumphon, you can catch a ferry to the island. Regular ferries operate from both Surat Thani and Chumphon, providing convenient access to Koh Tao's from the mainland. The Journey from the mainland may take between two and three hours depending on if the ferry stops at the neighbouring islands first.


From Koh Samui or Koh Phangan

From Koh Samui or Koh Phangan

From Koh Samui or Koh Phangan

To reach Koh Tao from Koh Samui or Koh Phangan, take a ferry directly to the island. Regular ferry services connect these popular Thai islands to Koh Tao, ensuring a smooth and picturesque journey. Enjoy the scenic voyage across the Gulf of Thailand and step ashore onto Koh Tao's beautiful beaches, ready to begin your island adventure

Koh Tao Dive Sites

Nestled in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Tao boasts an underwater paradise that beckons divers worldwide. Our dive sites are renowned for their vibrant coral gardens, teeming with diverse marine life.

Discover Koh Tao

Activities on Koh Tao

Koh Tao is all about good vibes! Chill on the beach, savor tasty bites, and dive into the island's nightlife. Snorkeling, kayaking, and beach strolls are must-try fun. Whether you're up for adventures or just want to relax, Koh Tao's got you covered. It's the ultimate chill-out spot in paradise!


Let Loose Under the Stars

Dance the night away on Koh Tao's sandy dance floors. From beachfront bars to vibrant clubs, the island's nightlife scene is all about good music, great company, and unforgettable moment


Swim into Crystal Clear Adventures

Grab a mask and fins, and let's explore! Koh Tao's crystal-clear waters are a snorkeler's dream. Discover colorful marine life, playful fish, and vibrant coral reefs right beneath the surface.


Dive Deep, Discover More

Calling all adventurers! Dive into the depths of Koh Tao's underwater world. With expert guides and diverse marine life, every dive is a new discovery. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced diver, Koh Tao's got the dive sites for you.


Sweat, Smile, Repeat

Stay fit while soaking up the sun! Koh Tao offers a range of fitness activities, from beachside yoga classes to energizing morning runs. Get moving, enjoy the view, and keep that island vibe strong.

Viewpoints & Hiking

Trails and Tranquility

For nature lovers and adventure seekers, Koh Tao's hiking trails lead to stunning viewpoints. Lace up your shoes, follow the paths, and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the island and the endless sea. Take your time, breathe in the fresh air, and relish the tranquility.


Answers To Your Questions

Find answers to the most common questions we get about Koh tao, diving and
Turtle Divers

What kind of medical fitness is required for scuba diving?

Prior to engaging in scuba diving activities, participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire to assess their fitness for diving. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking medications, it's crucial to inform your diving instructor. In some cases, a medical certificate from a qualified physician may be necessary to ensure your safety underwater. PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, provides a standard medical questionnaire that can help determine if there are any health concerns that may affect your ability to dive.

Always prioritise safety and honesty when assessing your medical fitness for scuba diving.

Can I learn to dive if I don’t know how to swim?

While being comfortable in the water is important for scuba diving, you don't necessarily need to be an expert swimmer. PADI Open Water Diver courses typically require participants to demonstrate basic swimming skills, such as floating and treading water, and to complete a swim of around 200 meters (or 600 feet). These requirements ensure that you have the essential water skills needed for your safety.

If you have concerns about your swimming abilities, it's advisable to discuss them with your diving instructor.

Do I need to bring my own diving equipment, or is it provided by the dive school?

We are fully equipped to provide all the necessary scuba diving gear for your diving courses. This includes a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), wetsuit, and tanks. We understand that having the right equipment is crucial for a positive diving experience.

How long does it take to complete a beginner diving course?

The beginner diving course, (PADI Open Water Diver), typically takes 3 days. Day 1 involves confined dives (pool dives), and Days 2 and 3 are dedicated to open water dives. Participants complete any required e-learning in their own time before the course begins.

What happens in case of bad weather or rough sea conditions?

Safety is our top priority at Turtle Divers. In instances of unfavourable weather or rough sea conditions, we diligently monitor forecasts. If conditions pose a safety concern, we prioritise the well-being of our divers, potentially postponing or rescheduling dives. Koh Tao boasts numerous dive sites, and in most cases, if one site faces adverse conditions, alternative sites offer better options. We are committed to clear communication, providing alternative arrangements or rescheduling options to ensure your safety and a satisfying diving experience.

What is the cancellation policy for diving courses or guided dives?

Our dive school has a cancellation policy in place for diving courses or guided dives. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise. If you need to cancel, we appreciate prompt notification.

The specific details of our cancellation policy can vary, so we recommend checking our terms and conditions or contacting us directly for accurate and up-to-date information. We strive to be flexible and understanding while ensuring fairness to all our participants. Your satisfaction and positive experience are important to us, and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs within the bounds of our policy.

What conservation initiatives does Turtle Divers participate in?

At Turtle Divers, we are passionate about marine conservation, and we actively participate in various initiatives to protect the underwater environment. Some of our conservation efforts include:

Coral Reef Preservation: We support coral reef conservation projects to maintain the health and biodiversity of the reefs around Koh Tao.

Ocean Cleanup Campaigns: We organize and participate in underwater and beach cleanup events to reduce marine debris and plastic pollution.

Marine Life Protection: Turtle Divers is committed to the protection of marine life, particularly endangered species. We work with local and international organizations to raise awareness and contribute to conservation projects.

Eco-Friendly Practices: We promote environmentally friendly diving practices and implement sustainable measures, such as responsible waste disposal and energy conservation.

Education and Outreach: We engage in educational programs to raise awareness about marine conservation, offering workshops and presentations to both divers and the local community.

Still have questions?

Don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

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