The tourism success story of Koh Tau is inextricably linked to diving in world-renowned underwater worlds and dive sites.
Worthy of protection-diving area for beginners and experts
From first dives or a hobby and attitude to life loved for years: Responsible diving requires consideration for local customs and a healthy respect for ecological interests at every dive site. In recent years, the awareness for the protection of Thailand's unique underwater world has also grown among public institutions. Today the diving areas are specially protected to preserve the more than 250 species of fish and hundreds of corals that make the waters around Koh Tao one of the most attractive diving areas in the world. Already the entrance over the snorkeling gives a good impression of the beauty of the underwater world. The remarkably clear water allows an impressive view of the natural diversity of the local fauna and flora. Guided diving excursions to several dive sites with mostly well controllable currents are offered for experienced divers and beginners.
Professional-diving-schools and guided diving tours
Several diving schools, some of which teach in German, offer their services on Koh Tao. Purists who have known the island longer may occasionally regret the variety of courses and dive schools offered. However, those who plan their long-awaited diving holiday on Koh Tao will benefit from the choice not only in terms of a wide range of diving excursions of different levels, but also from the qualified instruction by well-trained guides, who for each skill level, the appropriate of the more than 20 dive sites.
Safety and environmental protection in a diving paradise
For undisturbed enjoyment underwater, some basic rules for diving holidays on Koh Tao are in order:
1) When choosing your diving school or your diving guide, make sure that the responsible diving specialists are well trained.
2) Before diving, make sure that the rental equipment is in perfect hygienic and technical condition.
3) Always assess your own and your fellow divers' abilities realistically and pay attention to clear signs.
4) Put the safety of all involved in every dive first.
5) Inform yourself on site about the requirements for diving and respect the integrity of the dive target.