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Koh Tao is the most famous scuba diving learning zone of Southeast Asia, where thousands of students from all over the world are trained every year to develop their skills from novice divers all the way to Divemasters and professional divers.

Learning to Dive in Koh Tao

Starting from the basic introductory course, all levels of dive training courses are offered in Koh Tao. Besides dive master courses, specialized course in underwater photography, nitrox diving, night diving and many others are also offered here. There are more than 50 dive centers in Koh Tao offering mostly either PADI or SSI dive training certification.

Pro Diving Certifications in Koh Tao

Divemaster internship courses and Instructor Training Courses (IDC) are also conducted in Koh Tao. Instructor Development Centers are generally organized at popular dive resorts once in two months. Since Koh Tao is recognized as the most famous diving training area in Thailand, instructor training courses are regularly held here.

A brief History of the Diving Industry in Koh Tao

When diving operations first started in Samui in Thailand, there were no resorts and the divers had to stay in thatched huts for the night in order to be near the dive site. The boats that transported them to the sites were small and crude.

Two years after diving operations started in Samui, some dive centers were opened in Koh Tao. By then facilities had improved, but even so divers had to rely on small fishing boats and there were no wetsuits.

Recognizing good dive sites was a difficult job then. Dive masters were dragged alongside the boats on ropes to identify the sites from the surface.

All this has now changed completely, with more than 50 excellent dive centers located in Koh Tao.

Snorkeling in Koh Tao

For those who have no deep interest in scuba diving but are still interested in underwater sights, snorkeling is a good option. Koh Tao has also other recreation provisions for visitors, like swimming and kayaking. Further, the lovely beaches that link the land and sea are themselves infinitely attractive, and you will never tire of enjoying the sceneries of the land and the views of the sea around.

Dive Sites Reviews in Koh Tao

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Liveaboard Reviews in Koh Tao

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Renata July 21, 2017

Good morning,
I would like to book a room for 3 person +1 Child(5 month) form 25 July to 2 August. What is a cost?


Kornelia July 22, 2017

We are interested in staying in a resort in Koh Tao for 8 nights.
There are 4 of us – 3 adults and 1 child (5 months old – don’t need additional bed).
Do you have free rooms in that time?
How much it costs?

Best regards,


Maud July 24, 2017


I booked a 3 days cruise with Unseen Tours Koh Tao, from August, the 11th, to August, the 13th.
If possible I’d like to book a room in a resort for the night before and for the night after, for 2 adults and a 8 years old kid.

Thank you.

Best Regards


Mali July 26, 2017

Hi There,

We ll arrived at Koh Tao at August 15th to August 21th.
We would like to book a bungalow with Fan in front of the sea..
How much it cost with the breakfast ?
Thanks in advance


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