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“Jump if you can”
Review of Ao Tanot Bay

Ranked #3 of 51 things to do in Koh Tao
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Mie Prefecture, Japan
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Jump if you can”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

If you are ecologically correct try to reach it by walking, and stop it a bit to refresh yourself at Tanote View Bar... once you reach the beach relax and enjoy the view. Don't forget to take with you snorkell, mask and fins to see some Black Reef Sharks!!!!! and many others fishes... and of course try to jump from the rock in the middle of the ocean...
Ah, please! don't tke any drinks or food with you cos the local people can get very unpleasant...

Visited July 2013
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Columbus OH
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“Lots of fish”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

I went early this morning and was the only snorkeler in the water at first. The coral and fish are literally just off the beach, between the beach and the big rock. I rented a mask and snorkel from Neptune, the little thatched beach hut. There was some nice live hard coral but also a lot of dead coral. However, the fish life was amazing. I saw thousands of fish of varying colors. And a black tip reef shark that was about 1 meter long. It was frustrating to see tourists standing on the coral, kicking up sand with their flippers and then the long tail boats kick up a lot of sand too. The visibility is pretty good but there are a lot of suspended particles (sand?) in the water. Go while there are still fish and coral to see. It cost me 400 baht to get a taxi to Tanote, one way. The road is steep and rutted.

Visited August 2013
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Knivsta, Sweden
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Snorkeling”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

An aquarium close to shore - truly amazing! Though I wish we had more sun during our stay here. Great location for learning to dive and explore the sea-life!

Visited July 2013
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Linkoping, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“Early at Tanote”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Beautiful bay with good snorkelling, especially if you go early. Ideally, witness the sunrise (beautiful!), have the beach and fish for yourself (you normally find more species and less wind/waves in the morning) and then have breakfast with a view at e.g. Tanote Villa Hill!

Visited July 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
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“Clear water but not much coral”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Being an avid snorkeler I was a bit disappointed in the coral especially at this dive spot. The beach was nice and a few good beach bars and restaurants. Water was also clear and plenty of fish, but the coral looked quite bad shape.

Visited July 2013
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