FAME Tour & Service
Koh Tao Diving
What to do?
Dive, dive, snorkel and swim! (You can rent a canoe or a kayak) or go for a day or two to the beautiful island of Koh Nang Yuan. If you are not into swimming, diving or snorkeling or other water sports, we would probably suggest you to go to either Koh Samui or Koh Pha Ngan instead.
Background and Tips
Koh Tao is a very beautiful island. The first travelers came here in the early 80´s, and soon the divers found the island as well. The prices for diving are still ok or even low on Koh Tao, but shopping here is not such a great idea, as prices are rather high. Buy clothes, bags, sunscreen, tobacco, sunglasses etc. in advance on the mainland before your trip to here. If you are going to dive on Tao, you will find a couple of certified PADI schools. It can be economically wise to compare prices before you join a course and we also recommend you to compare the services and skills of the schools and the instructors. Make sure that your instructor is certified by PADI, BSAC, NAUI, PDIC, SSI, SDI etc.
When to go?
Sometimes it can be rather windy (and some rain) in October, November and December so the visibility is not always as good for diving then. The best time to go is February until August if you prefer the sun to shine too. If you are not fastidious, you can normally have a great time on Koh Tao all year around.
Please keep Koh Tao clean as well as the other islands in the area. Throw bottles etc. in a garbage can so not the animals get killed by them. Corals grows very slow, so please leave them. The tourist industry is growing fast here. Be gentle with nature so many generations will be able to experience the true beauty of Koh Tao.