Koh Tao has at least 20 dive sites, the furthest of which are within a half hour boat ride. The reason we can go out twice a day.

In the morning we sail to the deeper dive sites such as Sattakut wreck; Chumpon, South West or Hin Wong pinnacle. Followed by a 2nd dive around Nang Yuan, White Rock or Light House.

In the afternoon we go to the shallower bays such as Aow Leuk; Mango Bay and again around Nang Yuan Island. The afternoon dives are also ideal for those who want to swim, snorkel or free dive.

Night dive is weather dependent and we like to do it on White Rock

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Aow Leuk is a sheltered bay with beautiful views and is home to much young marine life.

We often see young Blacktip reef sharks here. Sheltered from high winds, this shallow dive site has a sandy bottom that is home to garden nematodes, scorpion and butterfly fish, sergeant majors and schools of yellow-tailed barracuda.

Here, we regularly do shallow exercises of the open water course, as well as the navigation dive of the advanced open water at this beautiful dive site.

Hin Nagm is often the 2nd open water dive after South-West Pinnacle or Shark Island visit

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Chumpon Pinnacle
Location: About 5 km northwest of Nang Yuan Min. 14 m / max 40 m. Diving level: experienced divers

This dive site is mostly for advanced divers, but is accessible in calm weather during the last open water training dives.

Majestic views, breathtaking rock formations and rich in marine life, with a 50% chance of sighting whale sharks: yes or no..

Fixed trip price of 1,600 Thai baht. 2nd dive usually around Koh Nang Yuan island or White Rock

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Green Rock
Location: Northwest of Koh Nang Yuan Min. 12 m / max. 30 m.
Level of diving: Beginner to experienced divers

A spectacular dive site with adventurous swims through large arches, caves, caves and fissures that cut through the submerged bouldering rocks. Home to the yellow margin trigger fish, divers may encounter a ‘trigger attack’ during spawning season as they become very territorial and protective over their nests, making for an interesting dive

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Hin Wong Pinnacle

Location: East coast of Koh Tao. Min. 12 m / max. 26 m.
Diving Level: Beginner to Experienced Divers

The east coast’s less-visited dive sites offer a different variety of marine life on Koh Tao’s west coast. These pinnacles at a depth of 26 m offer blue soft sponge corals, colorful sea fans and sea whips.

2nd dive usually Light house or around Koh Nang Yuan island


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Mango Bay

Location: North of Koh Tao Min. 5 m / max 16 m Diving
Level: Beginner to Experienced Divers

A breeding ground for all small fish, Mango Bay (Aow Muang) has reefs on the east and west coasts of the bay, along with coral boulders in between providing a natural ‘coral garden’ as we know it today. This bay is also perfect for snorkelers and novice divers to gradually transition from shallow sandy bottom to deeper depths with rocky contours.

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Japanse tuinen

Location: East of Koh Nang Yuan Min. 6m / Max. 16 m
Diving Level: Beginner to Experienced Divers

Located on the east side of Koh Nang Yuan, Japanese Gardens is separated by one of the world’s only sandbars connecting three beaches of land. Fantastic snorkeling and great conditions for first time divers, this dive site offers sandy bottoms to prepare divers to adjust their buoyancy before heading to the reef areas.

The reef dive itself is beautiful, with many young fish. Sometimes we see the black and white striped sea serpent here.

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Twin Peaks & Drijfvermogen Rif

Location: Western Side of Koh Nang Yuan
Depth: Min. 10 m / maximum 18 m Diving
Level: Beginner to Experienced Divers

Spread over the three rock pinnacles. Between two of the shallow pinnacles (12 – 14 m) you will find the Clarks clownfish family protected by a ring of shells. North of the midpoint is Buoyancy World, an “alternative” dive site to reduce the number of divers at Twins. Artificial structures have been built here from materials that will attract fish life and coral development, and for beginner divers to improve their diving skills.

Sattakut Wrak

Location: 30m from Hin Pee Wee
Min. 18 m / max. 32 m
Diving level: Experienced divers

The htms Sattakut shipwreck (LCI: Landing Craft Infantry 724) has become a favorite dive site for visitors to Koh Tao. This former World War II naval vessel which is 48m long along the seabed was scuttled on June 18, 2011 to create a new artificial reef. The keel or base of the wreck sits in the sand at a maximum depth of between 27 and 30 meters, while the top of the mast reaches a depth of 18 meters – making this dive best suited for Advanced Open Water divers – greased. She is 30 meters from Hin Pee Wee, offering a free dive site with an abundance of marine life nearby. Here you will find large schools of fusiliers, juvenile yellow tail barracudas, various snappers, wrasse and groupers

Shark Island

Location: 1 km from the southern tip of Koh Tao
Min. 15m / Max. 28 m
Diving Level: Beginner to Experienced Divers

Shark Island is named not for its carnivorous marine life, but for the island’s resemblance to a shark fin from certain angles. Occasionally, currents bring in nutrient-rich water that encourages an abundance of marine life. Groupers, turtles and schools of butterfly fish inhabit the shallower depths.

South West Pinnacle

Location: About 7 km southwest of Koh Tao
Min. 15m / Max. 28 m
Diving level: Beginner to experienced divers

A row of pinnacles with wall dives and fantastically varied marine life such as snapper, travelly and barracuda. The shallower points are covered with gardens of sea anemones and the deeper gullies are filled with healthy gorgons and whip corals. One of our favorite dive sites. Less frequently visited compared to Chumpon Pinnacle. Fixed trip price of 1,600 Thai baht. 2nd dive usually White Rock

White Rock

Location: West side of Koh Tao
Min 14 m / Max. 28 m
Diving Level: Beginner to Experienced Divers

White Rock is one of Koh Tao’s most popular dive sites for both day and night dives. The rock structures are a series of elevated shelves that are home to honeycomb groupers, long-turning black sea urchins and various sea anemones, along with the soft coral mixed with button and pore corals and the colorful Christmas tree worms. If you like underwater photography, this dive site provides the composition and marine life for great photos.