Things to do in Ko Tao

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Ko Tao: Try Scuba Diving 1-Day Experience

1. Ko Tao: Try Scuba Diving 1-Day Experience

Try out scuba diving on this full-day activity, perfect for those short on time. Meet your group at 9:00 AM and get fitted for the diving equipment. Your instructor will run through a safety briefing and you'll complete a short quiz to make sure you have understood everything.   At 11:00 AM you'll head to the pier and board a custom-made dive boat with all the facilities required for you to have an enjoyable and relaxed day. Your instructor will set up the kit as you relax on the sun deck. When you reach the calm bay start off in shallow water to build your confidence and learn some basic diving skills.   Then follow your instructor to a maximum depth of 12 meters, while taking in the awe-inspiring sights of your first underwater diving experience. Afterwards, relax on the boat or enjoy the option to jump in again for a second dive. At the end of your diving experience, return to the dive center at around 4:00 PM.

Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan Day Trip by Speedboat

2. Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan Day Trip by Speedboat

Start your journey with a pick-up service at your hotel on Samui Island by air-conditioned van. Enjoy a light breakfast at the check-in point before departure from the pier by speedboat. Arrive at Ao Muang, Mango Bay, Koh Tao, for an hour of swimming and snorkeling, and relaxing on the beautiful beach. Make the most of your memory on this the wonderful islands while enjoying lunch on Koh Tao itself. After lunch, depart for the scenic Nang Yuan Island. Enjoy your paradise from relaxing on the beach, swimming, and snorkeling. Hike up the mountain of the island for one of the most beautiful views of Koh Nang Yuan.

Ko Tao: Open Water Scuba Diving 4-Day Course

3. Ko Tao: Open Water Scuba Diving 4-Day Course

Start your experience with an afternoon orientation at 5:00 PM. The following day begins at 9:00 AM with a classroom session, to learn the basics of scuba diving. At 12:00 PM you'll move to the swimming pool, where your experienced instructor will teach you the skills you need for diving. Learn to clear your mask, retrieve your regulator, and what you should do in the unlikely event of an emergency.   The next day begins at 9:30 AM with another session in the classroom. Learn how diving affects the human body, some basic navigation, and other safety skills. In the afternoon, head out on the boat to complete your first 2 open water dives. Dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters and look out for stingrays, pufferfish, moray eels, and an amazing array of vibrant reef fish.   Your final day starts early at 6:00 AM, with 2 dives at more advanced sites on Ko Tao. See bigger creatures that inhabit the island's waters, like barracuda, queen fish, and even whale sharks if you're very lucky. Afterwards, you'll be able to call yourself an open water diver and be certified up to 18 meters anywhere in the world. Celebrate back at the dive center with a complimentary beer and a t-shirt.

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What people are saying about Ko Tao

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 117 reviews

A great day trip, well organized. The ride in the speedboat alone is something! If you don't mind the sun, definitely sit in the front. The viewpoint on Koh Nang Yuan offers an incredible view and the climb is not far. Snorkeling there was also worth it, we could see many different fish when visibility was good. The second snorkel spot was even better. Lunch was delicious too. The crew and guide were very friendly and the guide spoke very good English. Can only recommend the tour.

Did it with my husband, the introduction was great. Dropping off at the pier was very chaotic, you didn't really know what was going to happen next. You saw a lot while diving, but in my opinion something very much for beginners. I had already done the Open Water Diver course and the dives were very challenging. Nevertheless, all in all we really liked it

Beautiful, the guys are very well prepared, the snorkeling equipment is of excellent quality. Put on a lot of sunscreen or cover yourself with clothing that protects from UVs because you will be in the water during the hottest hours (I got very sunburned despite the cream).

We had a great time with the Grand Sea Discovery company. However it is the best sea trip ever, much better than the Marine Park

Very well organised, you are well taken care of - thank you to Ken and the rest of the team for a really great day!