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 Koh Tao

Thailand, Gulf of Thailand

English (Translate this text in English): Ko Tao (also often Koh Tao, lit. "Turtle Island") is an island in Thailand located near the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km². The economy of the island is almost exclusively centered around tourism, especially scuba diving.

Ko Tao was named by its first settlers for the island's turtle-like geographic shape. Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding program organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem.

English (Translate this text in English): Ko Tao (also often Koh Tao, lit. "Turtle Island") is an island in Thailand located near the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km². The economy of the island is almost exclusively centered around tourism, especially scuba diving.

Ko Tao was named by its first settlers for the island's turtle-like geographic shape. Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding program organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem.

Ko Tao (also often Koh Tao, lit. "Turtle Island") is an island in Thailand located near the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km². The economy of the island is almost exclusively centered around tourism, especially scuba diving.

Ko Tao was named by its first settlers for the island's turtle-like geographic shape. Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding program organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem.

English (Translate this text in English): Ko Tao (also often Koh Tao, lit. "Turtle Island") is an island in Thailand located near the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km². The economy of the island is almost exclusively centered around tourism, especially scuba diving.

Ko Tao was named by its first settlers for the island's turtle-like geographic shape. Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding program organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem.

English (Translate this text in English): Ko Tao (also often Koh Tao, lit. "Turtle Island") is an island in Thailand located near the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km². The economy of the island is almost exclusively centered around tourism, especially scuba diving.

Ko Tao was named by its first settlers for the island's turtle-like geographic shape. Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding program organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem.

English (Translate this text in English): Ko Tao (also often Koh Tao, lit. "Turtle Island") is an island in Thailand located near the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km². The economy of the island is almost exclusively centered around tourism, especially scuba diving.

Ko Tao was named by its first settlers for the island's turtle-like geographic shape. Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding program organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem.

English (Translate this text in English): Ko Tao (also often Koh Tao, lit. "Turtle Island") is an island in Thailand located near the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km². The economy of the island is almost exclusively centered around tourism, especially scuba diving.

Ko Tao was named by its first settlers for the island's turtle-like geographic shape. Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding program organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem.

English (Translate this text in English): Ko Tao (also often Koh Tao, lit. "Turtle Island") is an island in Thailand located near the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km². The economy of the island is almost exclusively centered around tourism, especially scuba diving.

Ko Tao was named by its first settlers for the island's turtle-like geographic shape. Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding program organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem.

English (Translate this text in English): Ko Tao (also often Koh Tao, lit. "Turtle Island") is an island in Thailand located near the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km². The economy of the island is almost exclusively centered around tourism, especially scuba diving.

Ko Tao was named by its first settlers for the island's turtle-like geographic shape. Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding program organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem.

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Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Aow Leuk 5 / -
6 m 10 m All divers
Buddha Rock - / -
8 m 14 m All divers
Chumphon Pinnacle 16 / -
14 m 35 m CMAS * / OW
Green Rock 1 / -
10 m 28 m CMAS * / OW
Hin pee wee 1 / -
20 m 24 m CMAS * / OW
Hin Wong Bay - / -
10 m 17 m CMAS * / OW
Hin Wong Pinnacle 6 / -
17 m 40 m CMAS * / OW
HTMS Sattakut 1 / -
25 m 33 m CMAS ** / AOW
Japanese Garden 6 / -
10 m 15 m All divers
King Kong Rock - / -
15 m 25 m All divers
Laem Thian 2 / -
12 m 17 m CMAS * / OW
Lighthouse Pinnacle - / -
7 m 15 m All divers
Mango Bay 1 / -
10 m 16 m All divers
Nang Yuan Pinnacle - / -
10 m 19 m CMAS * / OW
Sai Ree Beach 1 / -
5 m 8 m All divers
Shark Island 4 / -
15 m 28 m CMAS * / OW
South West Rock 3 / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Tanote Bay 1 / -
12 m 18 m CMAS * / OW
Three Rocks - / -
8 m 14 m All divers
Twins 2 / -
10 m 18 m All divers
White Rock 7 / -
14 m 20 m CMAS * / OW

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Aow Leuk
By mireia_mia
Mar 2, 2014
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White Rock
By colonia93
Jul 8, 2012
- 28°C 15m viz 5kg
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Chumphon Pinnacle
By colonia93
Jul 8, 2012
- 5kg viz 20m
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Aow Leuk
By colonia93
Jul 7, 2012
- viz 12m 29°C 5kg
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Aow Leuk
By colonia93
Jul 6, 2012
First Dive -
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Trip: Thailand
By colonia93
From Jul 6, 2012 to Jul 8, 2012
First dives during a backpacking trip throgh south-east-asia
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Trip: Thai Mal Sing
By jonbe242
From Aug 29, 2009 to Sep 27, 2009
Generic vacation trip with my fiancé. We went to Bangkok, Kata beach (Phuket), Chaweng beach (Koh Samui), Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Singapore and back to Bangkok. All in all I got 5 days of diving.
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Trip: Thailand
By Hemerson
From Jul 1, 2007 to Oct 10, 2007

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Trip: Thailand
By Klipvis
From Oct 24, 2004 to Nov 24, 2000

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Trip: Thailand
By Tanduay
From May 20, 1992 to May 2, 1992

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By Anonymous , 14-02-2008

- Ko Tao was not named for its shape, the first visitors did not come by plane, they came by small boats, so there were no way for them to know what the island looked like from above.

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