Koh Tao's outline resembles a turtle nosediving towards Koh Phangan. The rugged shell of the turtle, to the east, and sandy beaches underbelly, to the west, Koh Tao caters especially to scuba divers, rock climbers, and hikers. Thousands of new divers get certified on Koh Tao each year making it one of the most popular destinations in the world to learn to dive.
Diving is the ultimate adventure on Koh Tao, and by far the best and most popular activity to do here, and you can see why. With over 40 dive sites, world class diving instructors, schools with top notch, well maintained equipment, diving is the thing to do on this small but robust and exciting island. Take a night dive, explore a shipwreck and interact with whale sharks and manta rays if you’re lucky. Don’t worry if diving isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of snorkeling, beach chilling, and activities to do on Koh Tao.
A multitude of yoga studios with smiling, relaxed teachers dot Koh Tao. Sandy feet? No problem, just brush it off or dip your feet in the water bucket outside and head on in. Want to breathe some air that isn’t through a regulator? Check out one of the breathtaking hikes, learn how to scale a volcanic rock with just your hands and feet (and maybe a few ropes too), or learn to fly on a trapeze. Yes, Koh Tao is a diver’s paradise, but it’s so much more than that.