Regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving destinations in the world, Koh Tao is well known for its beginner-friendly diving, stunning marine life and colourful coral reefs.
While swimming in the warm, shallow waters around the small island of Koh Tao, you’ll find diverse schools of fish including angelfish, banner fish, butterfly fish, moray eels, octopuses, and different kinds of coral — you may even spot hawksbill turtles, green turtles, and black-tip reef sharks!
This island attracts thousands of divers every year due to its captivating marine life, easy diving conditions, and limitless potential for underwater fun. Don’t miss the chance to experience it!
Aow Leuk is ideal for students and people trying Scuba diving for the first time due to its maximum depth of 10m. It’s also a great site for certified divers to extend their dive time and spend more time enjoying the underwater view!
Its shallow, sheltered waters and huge array of corals make for a relaxing, easy-to-navigate dive.
Parrotfish, angelfish, wrasse, snappers, moray eels, stingrays, barracudas and triggerfish are abundant in Aow Leuk – you may even spot turtles and sea snakes!
Mango Bay is one of the most beautiful bays around Koh Tao. It is a perfect site for beginners and students, and is also ideal as a second dive for those who have had a deep first dive.
The bay also provides an excellent location to do a number of Adventure dives. It is usually the first destination for customers joining us for our Snorkel Tour to Koh Tao.
Green Rock consists of boulder formations with a number of swim-throughs. The deepest parts of the site go down to 28m. Beginners and students can stay in the shallow waters alongside the shore at 10m.
In this dive site, you’ll find parrot fish, white-eyed morays, blue spotted stingrays and angelfish. You may also see green turtles, yellow-margin and Titan triggerfish nesting in the sandy areas around the rocks.
Twins is one of the most popular dive sites around Koh Tao. It’s made up of two submerged pinnacles which are great for all diving levels, with a maximum depth of 20m.
One of the highlights of this dive site –and the reason for its popularity– is the resident Clark anemone fish family, which is protected by a stone ring and offers a marvellous sight. You can also spot stingrays, moray eels, juvenile angelfish, groupers, wrasse and rabbit fish in Twins.
Just north of Twins is Buoyancy World, an area designated for both beginner and advanced-level divers who want to practice their buoyancy without damaging the reef.
White Rock is made up of two large granite boulders surrounded by a number of smaller ones that go down to a maximum depth of 25m, but most of the diving can be done 15m.
With its abundant marine life, White Rock is an amazing dive site for both students and experienced divers. You can find moray eels, groupers, butterfly fish, parrotfish, snappers, angelfish, stingrays, barracuda and keep an eye out for triggerfish!
Shark Island is one of those sites that will always give you an unforgettable dive. With its hugely diverse marine life, this site is a favourite spot for most divers – no matter their level.
The shallower part of the site is full of large flat-topped rocks, table corals, barracudas, angelfish, triggerfish and the occasional turtle. It’s also a breeding ground for Jorunna Nudibranchs.
The deeper part is vibrant with beautiful soft corals. On occasion, you might see a zebra shark laying on the sandy bottom or one of the great barracudas might come to take a closer look at you! Although rare, Whale Sharks have been known to visit this site.
HTMS Sattakut Wreck is a former US and Thai Navy ship which was sunk in 2011 to create an artificial reef just in front of Koh Tao. The maximum depth at the bottom of the ship is 30m, while its deck is at 22m. The top of the mast protrudes to a depth of approximately 18m.
The HTMS Sattakut is home to schools of fusiliers, yellowtail barracudas, giant grouper, moray eels, and snapper and if you look closely enough you will find some beautiful nudibranch attached to the metal.
The wreck has a large gun mounted on the bow as well as a cannon on the stern which are both in very good condition and provide for good photo opportunities. There are also many portholes and doorways to explore.
Wreck speciality divers may penetrate the wreck through its many entrances and exits. There is plenty of natural light when you are inside! The wreck is only suitable for intermediate and experienced divers.