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Ko Tao does not attract only those, who like diving. Although, most of the tourists come because of its beautiful underwater world. There are several reasons for such popularity of the island. The first and probably the most important one is good visibility and a comfortable water temperature. Another important factor is that the diving sites are close to the island. A rare trip to the diving place will take you more than an hour. And the final reason is that it is cheap. There are many diving schools on the island and you will usually find an instructor, who speaks your language, and the rent of the equipment cost less than in other parts of Thailand.
About a hundred accommodation places are represented on the island. There are luxury hotels and more modest inns focused on budget conscious tourists. Koh Tao Montra remains leader among … Open
There are 70 diving schools on the island and the highly competitive environment has a good impact on the quality of training. What is interesting is that Ko Tao is in second place in the world for the quantity of PADI certificates. Some centers provide accommodation for the time of the training. The underwater world of Ko Tao is very rich. Here you can find sea turtles, and stingrays, and barracudas, and reef and whale sharks, and sometimes even a rare sixgill shark. Kilometers long coral reefs attract many different sea animals. Besides reefs and caves, you can find three sunken ships. Neither a beginner nor an experienced diver will be disappointed by the diving near Ko Tao. By the way, despite warm water, experienced divers suggest always wearing a wetsuit, otherwise, you might cut yourself with sharp reefs.
However, if you don’t want to get a license and learn how to operate a diving equipment, but you do want to see the underwater inhabitants, you can try snorkeling. The visibility is good, it is up to 40 meters, and the beaches are deserted. Just be careful: during the low tide, the water level goes down, so you shouldn’t dive with a running start. You should definitely rent a boat or take a water taxi. Beautiful nature is the main landmark of the island, and you can reach most of the remote beaches only by sea. You should also try to spend a day visiting Ang Thong National Park. It consists of more than six dozens of the marvelous islands, which no man has entered. You should enjoy the view of this place at least from the sea. If you want to stay a little longer, you can stay for the night at Ko Wua Talab. Copyright
Small Ko Tao Island located in the Gulf of Thailand began to attract the attention of travelers quite recently. It’s the smallest among the Thai islands; area of Ko Tao is a little … Open
For those, who like rock climbing, there are a couple of places of different difficulty level on the island, where you can improve your skills. If you have a desire and a required level of training, you can choose several routes and climb the tops of the mountains. There are also some respectively exotic entertainments. How do you like the idea of playing paintball in the jungles? Or to practice Thai boxing with Thai coaches? Or maybe you want to spend weekends, doing bungee jumping or kayaking down the local rivers? You see, there are a lot of options.
Though, it should be mentioned, that the second popular activity in Ko Tao after diving is trekking. Choose a route to your taste and start exploring the jungles! You should definitely go to the Two View observation deck. If you still have some energy, visit the John Suwan mountain in the South of the island, Fraggle Rock in the North, and some other places in the central part. Visit every bay, every beach. Koh Nang Yuan, Freedom Beach, Laem Thian, Mango Bay, Hin Wong Bay, Tanote Bay – all of those places are special in their own way. Try to watch every sundown on the island in a new place, the setting sun colors the surrounding nature in different colors. If you like photography, certainly make at least some pictures in every big bay on the island.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Ko Tao Island
♥   Marine National Park 'Than Sadeth-Koh Phangan' , 45 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Marine National Park 'Mu Ko Ang Thong' , 117.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Namtok Si khid' , 122 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Namtok Ngao' , 122.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Marine National Park 'Lam Nam Kraburi' , 128.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Ko Tao Island
♥   Amusement park 'Surat Waterpark' Ban Na San, 62.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Coco Splash Adventure and Water Park' Samui, 72.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'The Pirates Park' Surat Thani, 123 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Ko Tao Island
♥   Water park 'Coco Splash Adventure and Water Park' Samui, 72.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'The Pirates Park' Surat Thani, 123 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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