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Diving around Koh Tao

Koh Tao is the premier destination in Thailand when it comes to diving and snorkeling. The water is clear, there is plenty of tropical fish and a lot of coral around the island. Diving is available for beginners and more experienced divers. It is also possible to get your certification here. There are several places which offer dive courses along the beach front, in the resorts and in the town. If you are not into diving, snorkeling is almost a must when visiting Koh Tao. As the water is relatively shallow, it is possible to see the sea bottom with the underground vegetation and swim between whole schools of fish. There are several tour operators offering day tours taking you around the island. The island of Koh Tao itself is quiet and very relaxing.

Most resorts and bungalows are located near Sairee beach. There are a few other small beaches dotted around the island. All the main spots near Sairee beach are in walking distance. In the small town there are several restaurants and bars, although nightlife is not as wild on nearby Koh Phangan. The atmosphere on Koh Tao is very relaxing as no one appears to be in a rush and just chilling on the beach or in a bar. This island is probably one of the best in Thailand and is highly recommended for everyone looking for  a nice place to relax or do some activities in the water.

There is a small island nearby called Nang Yuan. This has two small hills connected by a strip of white sand. On one of the hills there is a viewpoint from which you get the classic view of looking down on the beach of Nang Yuan. It is an easy climb and because large parts of it are concrete stairs, it can also be done on flip-flops. The beach is amazing and the water is crystal clear and invites you to do more snorkeling. 


Koh Tao travel photo gallery 

 
Palm tree on Koh Tao.

Palm tree.

 



Sairee beach, Koh Tao.

Sairee beach.

 



The beach on Koh Tao.

The beach.



The Thailand photo galleries that are available: Ang Thong national marine park, Ao Nang




 
Palm tree near the beach.

Palm tree near the beach.

 



Beach bar.

Bar.

 



Boats in the water in front of Sairee beach.

Boats in the water.

 
Resorts on Koh Tao.

Resorts.

 
Rocks on the the waterfront.

Rocks on the the waterfront.

 
Sand and rocks.

Sand and rocks.

 
Statue in the small town.

Statue in the small town.

 



Boulders in the water.

Boulders in the water.

 



Resort on the rocks near the sea.

Resort on the rocks near the sea.

 
Tropical waterfront.

Tropical waterfront.

 
Classic view of Koh Tao.

Classic view.

 
Sairee beach.

Sairee beach.

 
Boat in the Gulf of Thailand.

Boat in the Gulf of Thailand.

 
Koh Tao seen from the boat.

Koh Tao seen from the boat.

 
Rock formation.

Rock formation.

 



The hills of Koh Tao.

The hills.

 
Rocks shaped like a face.

Rocks shaped like a face.

 



The vegetation on the island.

The vegetation on the island.

 
Colorful rocks on the waterfront.

Colorful rocks on the waterfront.

 
Large boulders in the water.

Large boulders in the water.

 
Scenery of Koh Tao.

Scenery.

 
Small beach on the other side of Koh Tao.

Small beach on the other side of the island.

 
Sunny day on the Gulf of Thailand.

Sunny day on the Gulf of Thailand.

 
First view of Nang Yuan.

First view of Nang Yuan.

 
The lane of sand that connects the islands of Nang Yuan.

The lane of sand that connects the islands of Nang Yuan.

 
The path up the viewing point of Nang Yuan.

The path up the viewing point.

 
Koh Tao seen from Nang Yuan.

The view from Nang Yuan.

 
Sign leading you to the viewpoint.

Sign leading you to the viewpoint.
 
Nang Yuan seen from the viewpoint.

Nang Yuan seen from the viewpoint.

 
Classic picture of Nang Yuan.

Classic picture.

 
Clear water around the beach of Nang Yuan.

Clear water around the beach.

 
Koh Tao seen from the viewing point on Nang Yuan.

Koh Tao seen from the viewing point on Nang Yuan.

 
Boulders in front of the beach.

Boulders in front of the beach.

 
Rocks in the crystal clear water.

Rocks in the crystal clear water.

 
White sand, large boulders and crystal clear water.

White sand, large boulders and crystal clear water.

 
White sandy beach.

White sandy beach.

 
Nang Yuan beach.

Nang Yuan beach.

 
Nang Yuan tropical island.

Tropical island view.

 
Relaxing on the beach of Nang Yuan.

Relaxing on the beach of Nang Yuan.

 
Crystal clear water.

Crystal clear water.

 
The sea bottom under the clear water of the Gulf of Thailand.

The sea bottom under the clear water of the Gulf of Thailand.

 
Sandbank and a boulder.

Sandbank and a boulder.

 



Heading back to Koh Tao.

Heading back.

 
Sairee beach on Koh Tao, Thailand.

Sairee beach.

 
Palm trees and a blue sky.

Palm trees and a blue sky.

 



Deserted part of Sairee beach.

Deserted part.

 



Palm trees which line up the beach.

Palm trees.

 
The Gulf of Thailand seen through some palm trees.

The Gulf of Thailand seen through some palm trees.

 



Palm trees providing some shade.

Trees providing some shade.

 
Lonely palm tree.

Lonely palm tree.

 



The white beach between the vegetation and the water.

The white beach between the vegetation and the water.

 
Classic view of the resorts near the beach.

Classic view of the resorts near the beach.

 
Overview of Sairee beach.

Overview of Sairee beach.

 
People hanging out in a beach bar.

People hanging out in a beach bar.

 



Sun reflecting on the water.

Sun reflecting on the water.

 
Palm trees behind Sairee beach.

Palm trees behind Sairee beach.

 
Towels on the beach.

Towels on the beach.

 
Trees near the beach.

Trees.

 
Beach bar on Koh Tao.

Beach bar.

 
Decorated tree near a beach bar.

Decorated tree near a beach bar.

 
People relaxing on Sairee beach.

People relaxing.

 
Flag on Sairee beach.

Flag on Sairee beach.

 
Tropical island Koh Tao.

Tropical island scenery.



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