Koh Tao, is one of the most beautiful, vibrant and dynamic Islands in the world. Famous for it’s dive training. It is an ideal place to take an underwater videography course whilst getting to know the people and culture.
The islands activities are almost exclusively centered around scuba diving, due to the shallow waters, abundant marine life and the many great and easily accessible dive sites.
Diving is good most of the year round with the visibility getting poorer around monsoon. This season usually lasts a couple of weeks either side of November.
There are many dive schools available to choose from most dive schools are attached to a resort but there are lots of alternative accommodation choices from budget bungalows to luxury private villas.
Other Activities include
Rock Climbing, Trapeze, Bowling and Mini Golf, Muay Thai Boxing training, snorkeling,
Mopeds and dirt bikes are the main mode of transport with a few four-wheel drive taxi trucks. We would recommend getting a bike, however advise caution and training before you arrive – the roads are not all paved and sand can be a hazard.Ride slowly and beware of drink driving: many accidents involve inexperienced drivers on bad roads, often with alcohol involved.
Koh Tao is reached by ferry services from SuratThani or Chumphon that connect the islands of Phangan, Samui, Nang-yuan and Tao to each other and the mainland. Journey times can vary due to the different boats used by the various ferry companies. We recommend the two main ferries companies Lomprayah and Seatran, with Lomprayah offering the quickest service on the newest boats with air con and VIP lounges.
Train services are also available from Bangkok to Chumphon where travelers can then catch one of the above ferries.
The closest airport is on the neighboring island of Koh Samui, anyone wishing to fly can book flights on-line from Bangkok Airways. Flights run from 6am till 12am, the last boat to leave Koh Samui for Koh Tao is the Seatran leaving at 1.30 pm.