17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao Suratthani, 84360 Thailand         Info @ Big Blue Diving        +66 (0) 77 456 050

KOH TAO

Big Blue Diving Resort - Koh Tao.Big-Blue-Diving-Resort

Situated at the northern more quieter end of Sairee Beach on the west facing side of the island is Big Blue Diving Resort. We are right on the beach & just a few minutes walk away from Sairee Village.

15/3 Moo 1, Koh Tao, Surat Thani 84360, Thailand
Tel: 66 77 456 415
Fax: 66 77 456 772
Mob: 66 0819205698
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The Story of Koh Tao or Turtle Island is one of relatively recent times. Once Fishermen used to come here to shelter from storms or take a break from their weary travels.
Just before the turn of the century the King of Thailand paid a visit to Koh Tao & laid his mark upon Jor Por Rock on the southern end of Sairee Beach.
From the early 1930’s Koh Tao became a prisoner colony used to house political prisoners, until 1947 when the then Thai Prime Minister pardoned all the prisoners on the island.
So the island became abandoned again but only for a short time as later that same year a couple of Fishermen set sail on their boat for Koh Tao from Koh Phangan. They claimed for themselves a healthy chunk of land, Sairee Beach, and after bringing their families over began to cultivate the soil. Koh Tao’s first family had arrived!

In years past, it would be fair to say that there wasn't much to do on Koh Tao other than diving! Well years have past and now there are many of things to do and get involved with on Koh Tao:

 

 

From Bangkok...

you can get either a sleeper train & ferry or a bus & ferry combination ticket to Koh Tao (via Chumphon) with Lomprayah (www.lomprayah.com ). We do not recommend to take the bus with Songserm since there are a few people who's had problems with theft. Their ferry is ok though.

Alternatively, if your schedule is tight and your budget is right, you can can fly to Koh Samui with Bangkok Airways (www.bangkokair.com ) and get www.seatrandiscovery.com or the Lomprayah fast ferry across to Koh Tao.

The great thing about Koh Tao is that because it is just a small island, we can travel around the whole place by boat in less than an hour. Which means then that whenever the weather is bad & blustery & there are big seas then we can always find a suitable, calm area, where the visibility hasn’t been too disturbed, to dive at throughout the year.

In addition, because Koh Tao is just a small landmass the growing rain clouds that form often don’t unleash their aquatic unpleasantness till they are over the larger landmasses of our neighbours Koh Samui & Koh Phangan. So when our friends there are getting soaked our friends here are soaking in sunshine.

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