Scuba Certification Koh Tao

Why Koh Tao For Your Scuba Certification

Koh Tao is one of the most popular places in the world to get your diving certification.  Diving is the biggest tourist industry on the island, so why is scuba certification Koh Tao so popular here?  The island is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand.

Get your scuba certification Koh Tao
Divers on their open water course, Koh Tao

Why Is Koh Tao So Popular?

There are multiple dive sites around the island to choose from, you might think that there are dive sites everywhere in the sea but that is not the case.  While you can dive anywhere in the sea there is not always anything to see.

But here we have multiple places with hard and soft corals and different types of marine life; little ones like seahorses to whale sharks 8m long! It is why scuba certifications in Koh Tao are so popular. Dive shops from the neighboring islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Samui come here for our dive sites as their islands have limited places to dive.

A scuba diver on their open water course, learning the giant stride entry. On their way to a scuba certification Koh Tao
A diver leaving the boat

And being an island, if one side of the island is windy due to the seasonal winds we dive to the other side of the island.  So no matter when you visit you can always complete your scuba certification Koh Tao or go fun diving.

Most of the dive sites are only a few minute’s boat ride away.  Making it possible to make two dive trips per day and two dives per trip, four dive sites in one day.  Other places around the world make only one trip per day.

Koh Tao is great diving but also has amazing scenery
Koh Nangyuan

Diving Conditions Are Great All Year Round

The diving conditions are great for learning as the water is always warm with only a few degrees between seasons.  There are hardly any currents to worry about, close, sheltered, and shallow dive sites with great visibility and there is lots of marine life to see.

There is lots of marine life to see while diving on Koh Tao
A bannerfish and batfish getting friendly

Getting To Koh Tao Is Easy

Getting to Koh Tao is easy because there are bus and ferry connections available from travel agents around the country.  The buses are scheduled so that they arrive in time for the ferries to depart.

And it is the same when it is time to leave as well, whether you are going to the north, south, or to the west coast to continue your adventure.

If you are in a hurry to leave Thailand there are three airports with ferry, bus, and taxi connections.  All are bookable from Koh Tao and can even be done the day before when it is not busy.

Getting to Koh Tao for your diving certification is easy
The ferry pier on Koh Tao

A Lot Of Activities All Year Round

What if you have finished your diving?  There are lots of non-diving activities that you, your partner, or your family can do.  Aside from the scores of beaches and beautiful sunsets to watch, there is rock climbing, hiking tours, wakeboarding, kayaking, standup paddleboards, 2 big gyms, Thai kickboxing lessons, and Thai cooking classes.

Or just read a book and work on your tan. Check out the guide below for some stunning pictures and ideas.

Yoga Paddle Boarding Koh Tao
Yoga Paddle Boarding

Enough reasons why you should choose Koh Tao.  Do you want to know more about getting your scuba certification Koh Tao? Don’t hesitate and contact us.

Any questions? If you are interested in getting your diving certification on Koh Tao we are here for you 7 days a week.  You can find out more about the diving we offer by clicking on the links below or follow us on Facebook or Instagram

About Koh Tao, plenty of beaches to visit
Aow Leuk Beach Koh Tao

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What Scuba Certifications Can I Get On Koh Tao?

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Family fun scuba diving on Koh Tao
A family getting their scuba certification on Koh Tao

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