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!
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