Koh Tao

Diver's paradise

Koh Tao, a small paradise island of 21 km2 in the heart of Thailand's gulf, close to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, located 70km from the mainland is one of the most popular places in the world for diving. Before becoming a world-famous and recognized diving location, Koh Tao was a political prison until 1947. But today this beautiful island has been a diver's paradise in South Asia for over 20 years!
The diversity, density of underwater flora and fauna, as well as its numerous diving schools attract tourists from all over the world.


Koh Tao is a must for diving and an excellent "spot" for beginner divers. Crystal clear water, white sand beaches, corals and its exceptional aquatic biodiversity have made the reputation of this isolated little corner of paradise.


This island remains an ideal place where divers can thrive, as shown by its incredible success.
A superb place on the other side of the world that allows you to dream, sunbathe, dive, rest and enjoy.
Dare the adventure and come dive with us!

How join us

1. by plane & ferry
The nearest airport is in Koh Samui. Bangkok Airways offers daily flights from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi).

There are flights approximately every half hour from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Check the boat schedules to Koh Tao before booking your flight to ensure connection with the ferry to Tao

Budget airlines such as Nok Air, Air Asia or Thai Lion offer flights from Bangkok (Donmueng) to Chumphon or Surat Thani so you can connect to the Lomprayah catamaran or Songserm boat.
2.By bus & ferry
From Bangkok, it's the most economical and popular way with Lomprayah (bus and catamaran) which make 2 trips a day: 6:00 am and 9:00 pm.

Air-conditioned buses go from Khao San Road in Bangkok and arrive at Chumphon Pier for the boat trip to Koh Tao:
Lomprayah : 7.30am et 1.00pm
Songserm: Awaiting reopening Daily trip
3. By train & ferry
Traveling by night train is usually the most comfortable.

You have a wide and comfortable berth that allows you to sleep well during the trip.

The shuttle transfer to the pier is free!

You will arrive at Chumphon station before 6:00 am and you will have enough time to reach the pier for the departure of your ferry or boat to Koh tao
4. Night boat
Have you thought about the night boat to reach Koh Tao?

You can take a night boat from Chumphon or Surat Thani.

This allows you to sleep comfortably during the trip while saving a hotel night..

These boats gives you the opportunity to dive (or start a course) from your arrival day (6:00 a.m) until your departure day from Koh Tao (8:30 p.m)
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Koh Tao from Koh Phangan or Surat Thani

Three boat's company runs between these neighbours islands Songserm Ferries, Seatran Discovery and Lomprayah Catamaran.

Koh Tao from Chumphon or Surat Thani

Chumphon is the closest mainland town to Koh Tao, so the duration of the boat trip is short and quick compared to departing from Surat Thani.

There are two shipping companies : Lomprayah Catamaran and Songserm Ferries operate from Chumphon and Surat Thani. There are also overnight boats offering comfortable & spacious beds

The travel time with these boats is around 6 hours from Chumphon and 9 hours from Surat Thani. If you want to fly, there are flights with Nok Air in Chumphon, and with Air Asia, Nok Air and Thai Airways in Surat Thani.

Koh Tao from Chiang Mai

If you are coming from northern Thailand, you can fly to Surat Thani from Chiang Mai (less than 2 hours) and then take a boat to Koh Tao. Then follow the instructions in "Travelling to Koh Tao from Chumphon or Surat Thani"

Koh Tao from Krabi / Phuket / Koh Phi Phi

If you are coming from the south directly to Koh Tao, head to Surat Thani. Then follow the instructions in "Travelling to Koh Tao from Chumphon or Surat Thani"

Koh Tao Beaches

Aow Leuk

Aow Leuk located in the east of the island, is a very beautiful white sand beach for snorkeling & "chill out"

You will cross very often small "black tip" sharks and a lot multicolored corals

Catering on site

Koh Nangyuan

Koh Nanguyan Beach is located near koh tao island. A small paradise island, Koh Nanguyan offers you its tranquility for a day, as well as its diving and snorkeling sites. Don't forget to climb the View Point

Forbidden to bring plastic bottle

Mae Haad Bay

This beach is an extension of Sairee Beach, white sand and palm trees are found throughout it.

To the south of this beach, you will find (at the Sensi Paradise resort), a charming little bay with pretty rocks. You will find a boat wreck in shallow water in this part of Mae Haad Beach.

Sairee beach

Sairee Beach is the largest beach on Koh Tao, it stretches over 3 km of white sand.

This is where you will find the most people & especially in the evening and at night!

Many bars, restaurants, massage centers & various small shops line this beach… A perfect place to relax, have a drink and enjoy the sunset!

Shark Bay

Shark Bay and its beautiful little white sand beach, easy to access, this place is calm & peaceful

The shaded corners offer us a few moments of respite from the blazing sun. Snorkelers are advised to go between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to cross black tip sharks & huge turtles.

Nearby, climb to the “Jon Suwan” view point and enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramas of Koh Tao.

Tanote Bay

Renowned for its famous rock, Tanote Bay is a very beautiful place to chill out and snorkel.

You will find small restaurants where you can drink delicious fruits shake.

You can climb to the top of the biggest rock using a rope and jump into the water !

Banana Rock

A wonderful little bay to the west of the island of Koh Tao, you will find a white sand beach, small restaurants and a bar perched on stilts.

Ideal place to meet turtles while snorkeling but also to enjoy the sunset.

Koh Tao by Night

When the sun disappears over the horizon, Koh Tao offers a very rich nightlife

Many options are available to you, it depends on your desires. whether you prefer to relax in peace with a cocktail on the beach or in the middle of the jungle. But maybe you'd rather have a "beer pong" contest while watching an amazing "fire show".

You will also have the choice of joining a “Jungle Party” or a “Secret Party”…. And there are also music festivals. On Koh Tao, there is everything you need for marvelous holidays…. Ask us !!