Can I See a Turtle on Turtle Island?

Many of our customers ask us “can I see a turtle on turtle island?”. For those of you who haven’t done a heap of research or skimmed your way through the Koh Tao section of your Lonely Planet guide yet, it helps to know that Koh Tao translates to Turtle Island (Koh means island and […]

Koh Tao Pufferfish

Pufferfish Of Koh Tao Koh Tao pufferfish, and elsewhere, have a unique and distinctive natural defense that has developed because of its slow swimming ability. It moves by combining pectoral, dorsal, anal, and caudal fin motions which makes it very maneuverable, but vulnerable.  They have excellent eyesight and combined with a sudden burst of speed […]


Lionfish Koh Tao Marine Life Koh Tao marine life is very diverse and one of the most visually striking is the Lionfish.  We call them lionfish but they are also known as firefish, zebrafish, and butterfly cod in other areas. We tend to put them together as one name but there are quite a few […]

Nudibranchs – Koh Tao Marine Life

Nudibranchs – Koh Tao Marine Life Nudibranchs are the most diverse and variable species of Koh Tao marine life to be found are the island. Nudibranchs or sea slugs is a name normally given to any marine gastropod without a shell or a reduced one, such as nudibranchs, Pleurobranchs, Sea Hares, Sap Sucking slugs, and […]

Koh Tao Whale Sharks

Koh Tao Whale Sharks Koh Tao whale Sharks is another reason to come diving here.  And the most popular with our divers, they are very docile and if you are lucky you can get a great photo.  Here we will talk about how they look and how you can identify individuals.  Where you can find […]

Weibeli Butterfly Fish

Weibeli Butterfly Fish The Weibeli Butterfly Fish is another of the great variety of marine life that Koh Tao diving has for all levels of divers. From those learning to dive, to experienced fun divers, Koh Tao has something to offer.  From small nudibranch all the way to whale sharks, and creatures in between. Description […]

Koh Tao Batfish

Koh Tao Batfish The Koh Tao Batfish (also known as Longfin Batfish or Spadefish) is just another of the great variety of fish that Koh Tao diving has to offer all levels of divers. Whether you are doing your first dive of the open water course or making a deep fun dive, you can see […]

Bluespotted Stingray

Bluespotted Stingray The bluespotted stingray or ribbon tail ray is another of the many fish that Koh Tao diving has to offer.  They can be found at the shallower dive sites all around the island, normally hiding under rocks or corals during the day.  Divers on their open water course, try divers or fun divers […]

Yellow Boxfish

Yellow Boxfish The Yellow Boxfish is another of the great variety of fish and marine life that Koh Tao diving has to offer. Description Ostracion cubicus can reach a maximum length of 45cm, the ones I have seen here while diving on Koh Tao have been no more than 10cm, bright yellow and cute. Boxfish […]

Fish Identification

Fish Identification Course Wouldn’t it be great to know what Koh Tao marine life is called? You are seeing all these amazing and sometimes weird-looking fish underwater whether you are scuba diving on Koh Tao or snorkeling. Why Take This Course? The Fish Identification course provides an overview of the fish families found in the […]