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“Good for beginners, cheap, warm water” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Diving On Koh Tao

Diving On Koh Tao
GPO Mae Haad Road, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
(66)921299575
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Ranked #60 of 96 Activities in Ko Tao
Type: Sports
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Bochum, Germany
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“Good for beginners, cheap, warm water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The dive sites are easy and nice, but not spectacular.
Koh Tao is one of the cheapest places to dive.
And on top: The water teperatur was 29 degrees, so you don´t even need a wetsuit.
All in all it´s a perfect place for beginners.
And as an advanced I definetely recommend Chumpon Pinnacle!!!
Biiig schools of Barracudas and Fusiliers.
Hunting Mackerels and similar fish, Big Barracudas and Groupers, ...
and NO TRIGGERFISH AT ALL! :-)

I got 34 dives now and I´m on dive holidays just once a year.
If I want to compare this place with my former experiences:
Pulau Perhentian in Malaysia is very similar.
Gili Trawangan (Lombok/Indonesia) is more broken.
Both places are also perfect for beginners.
Nusa Lembongan (next to Bali) has colder water and more current, so the diving is a bit more challenging but not MUCH more exciting.


One last hint:
Right after the Fullmoon-Party teh island and the diveschools are crowded!
Really crowded!

Visited July 2014
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“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The clarity was amazing though the trigger fish were a little frightening.
Need to go back there again for a few more dives

Visited August 2013
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“Great Family dive adventure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great place to introduce the kids to diving with lots to see at fairly shallow dive sites. But a lot has been damaged since we first visited 17 years ago.

Visited July 2014
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“Pretty good for AOW and OW divers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Good places to start ur diving. Very nice prices and different options of company. Dive sites are very easy to explore.

Visited June 2014
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“The dive island in Thailand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This is the island to dive at while in Thailand. It has been a bit spoiled over the years by tourists like with Phi Phi but not as much. Very cheap diving and well worth it.

Visited May 2014
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