My Favorite Dive Site On Koh Tao

My Favorite Koh Tao Dive Site

Twins is my favorite dive site on the west side of Koh Nangyuan, it is the most visited dive site in Asia because it has a lot to offer all levels of divers.  It is sheltered and close to Koh Tao.  So no long boat rides to get there and back so less time for customers to get there and back.

My favorite dive site
Divers on their open water course descending at Twins

Fun dives, try scuba diving

It is used for fun dives, try scuba diving, open water course dives 2, 3 and 4, the buoyancy or navigation dives for the advanced course.  For teaching courses it is versatile; there is lots of sand to practice dive skills on away from the corals, loads of fish, corals & colors for the divers & students.  The view from the boat is stunning; 3 small tropical islands connected by a sandbar and behind that Koh Tao itself.

What does my favorite dive site look like?

The dive site consists of 3 rock pinnacles with sand all around starting shallow at 5m & at high tide, you can get 20m on the deep pinnacle, with a few meters of sand in between them.  To the north, a short swim away is Buoyancy Word.  An artificial reef made into tunnels, concrete creatures, and hoops to swim through.  Along with wire-framed structures to attract corals and act as a nursery for fish, essentially it is a playground for divers and fish.

It looks much better under the water, whether its fun dives or learning to dive
Dive boats parked at Twins

Being shallow with lots of sand the light is amazing & so are the colours.  There are small caverns where batfish hide, and a short tunnel to test your buoyancy skills.  Lots of overhangs to look under for blue spot stingrays, the occasional Jenkins ray, crocodile fish, and cleaner shrimp if you have good eyes.
The Nemo fish family used to live in an anemone that was south of the middle pinnacle, 10m away.  Divers have put a ring of stones around it as a barrier to other and students to ask them not to get too close and stress the family. This family has changed a lot in the time I have been here.  From a big family, to a small family, to a single fish and back again to a family, they are so famous they are even on the dive site map.

Twins has a lot to offer all levels of divers on Koh Tao
A blue spotted stingray hiding under rocks at Twins

Come to Koh Tao diving!

What other types of fish can you see there?  Scorpionfish camouflaged amongst the rocks and corals (really hard to spot), schools of barracuda near the deep pinnacle, white-eyed morays, blue-ringed angelfish, parrotfish, and different types of groupers.  The occasional turtle and even rarer whale shark sometimes come to visit.  Listen to the excited shouts from the boat captains and boat boys.  If you swim close to the beach away from the dive site you might see blacktip reef sharks if you are lucky, they are very shy and don’t like divers.  Did you know more people are bitten in New York by other New Yorkers than are bitten by sharks worldwide?  Still, want to go to New York for shopping or come to Koh Tao for diving?

There are many species of fish to be found when learning to dive on Koh Tao
A pair of butterfly fish

Being so busy I like diving there in the mornings when it is a lot quieter and the visibility seems to be better in the mornings.  But any time of day is good for diving here, it is why it is my favorite dive site.

How do I sign up for diving on Koh Tao?

Contact us 🙂 Easy.
Any questions about my favorite dive site? We are here for you 7 days a week.
If you are interested in Koh Tao diving contact us and one of our team of dive professionals will answer any questions quickly to see what scuba program is right for you. We have a variety of diving courses available with the SSI diving training organization.

Want To Know More About Koh Tao Diving?

Try Scuba Diving
Open Water Course
Advanced Course
Fun Dives

Open water course on Koh Tao
SSI open water certification

What Other Scuba Certifications Can I Get On Koh Tao?

Nitrox Speciality
Wreck Diving Special
Fish Identification
Sea Turtle Ecology

Koh Tao diving marine life
Sea Turtle Ecology certification

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