Koh Tao is just jumping from the mainland, via ferry from Chumphon. You can also reach this small divers' paradise of islands near Koh Samui and Koh Phan Ngan - both very popular in their own right. If you are in the area, it was worth while to see the three islands. If you are a diver, then Koh Tao is a must-visit, but even if you can not busy with extraordinary underseascape equally beautiful beaches and relax .-

In addition to the main dive centers in Thailand, the island must have a bohemian twist , and attract young backpackers and gap year students, especially just after the full moon party on Koh Phan Ngan. That means there are lots of cheap accommodation and food are available. There's upscale resorts or comfortable √ędive 'popular with European visitors .-

Even if you're not a diver you will find this small island is a beautiful tropical escape. This has a beach that is never crowded and a beautiful white sand. Boulders are scattered everywhere also provides a unique character and provide for great snorkeling, so you can sample the underwater life without having to take a course .-

All the same, diving is the number one draw of Koh Tao, and you may find yourself You feel a little lost if you are not a diver. Renting snorkeling equipment and set among the boulders strewn beach areas where you are guaranteed a good visibility and some colorful SeaLife. However, if you're after lying on the uncrowded beaches, you may discover that the island is perfect, just like most people out diving for the day. Cheap scuba diving here, and PADI courses certified or greater value. It sure beats doing your training in urban pool when you can relax in the paradise-like beach after class, get much sun and enjoy the hospitality of Thailand .-

If you have never taken a course to dive then you can do a tutorial √ęintroduction diving 'take one days (but without the certification), or take the Open Water I'm what you need to plan for about five days (including days and then are free to go diving) which allows you to dive anywhere in the world.

However, this dive operation also offers a variety of levels, including instructors, dive masters and many more, and keep busy with experienced divers out to relax and further instructions. Either way, it's one of the cheapest and best places in the world to take a dive course, at night, there are many restaurant options to please the taste of warm divers after they had arrived and had a hot bath.

Seafood here is the top, just plucked from the sea and grilled in restaurants around the island. There is also a good international selection of authentic Italian pizza and burger-style pub grub such as Bangers & Mash or meat pies. Dark bars indicate dive with the windy beach pub - all ready to serve you well into the night. There are also dance and rave parties are appealing to the younger set. The island is actually quite small but adequate road network and basic for most visitors stick to each resort area.

Ri sai Mae shore of the bay area is the longest and most popular beach and is located just north of Baan Mae haat (village), the arrival point and the only village on the island. Two beautiful bays in the south, separated by a peninsula was also good. Other isolated resorts scattered around the island, while the renowned Nang Yuan Island - in which some of the most popular dive is located off the north coast .-

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