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Koh Tao is also known as Turtle Island and is a haven for Scuba divers all over the world. 27Km North of Koh Phangan, home of the famous Full Moon Party and One and a quarter hours by speed boat from Koh Samui, Koh Tao is home to a vast array of diving opportunities. With its many beautiful coral gardens and submerged pinnacles to explore, there is an abundance of marine life waiting to be discovered.

Dive sites including Mango Bay, Japanese Garden, Twins, and Aow Leuk are perfect for those wishing to introduce themselves to the magnificent underwater world. Whether you're diving for fun, taking your first breaths underwater with our PADI Discover Scuba Diving course, or learning to scuba dive with our PADI Open Water Diver course you will soon discover why The Gulf of Thailand is a favourite dive destination with the worlds scuba diving community.

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A short ride North East of Koh Phangan you'll find rising 15meters out of the surface, the Magnificent Sail Rock. A must visit for every dive enthusiast this truly is, and has proved to be over many years, one of the most impressive dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand. With Giant Groupers, Large shoals of Bat Fish and Barracuda the aquatic life on this dive site is stunning. For the lucky scuba divers there is also a chance to see the largest fish in the world, the majestic Whale Shark. A must for divers visiting this spectacular dive site is "The Chimney" a vertical swim through. Starting at around 17meters, and exiting at 6 meters, inside you are likely to find small cleaner shrimp and the Japanese Blue Striped Pipe Fish one of the smallest species known. Off the main dive site is "The Secret Pinnacle" (sshhh!). Along with the striking hard and soft corals, there is a chance to see a massive shoal of Big Eye Trevally. Circling around 12 meters above the pinnacle it is possible to enter the shoal and get totally encompassed giving an experience you are more likely to see on a National Geographic documentary.

Travel North West on the way to Koh Tao and once again the opportunity to dive another premier dive site presents itself, Southwest Pinnacle. This is an impressive dive site, with a series of steep granite pinnacles covered in soft and hard corals the largest rising 30meters from the sandy bottom. There is also, along with the large shoals Snapper, Blue Spotted Sting Rays, and Spanish Mackerel, a chance to see docile Leopard Sharks resting in the sand just off the southern most pinnacles.

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Then there's Chumphon Pinnacle. 11km North West of Koh Tao this dive site is always fighting for the top dive spot. There is one major granite pinnacle and several smaller pinnacles to navigate around, the largest of these being Barracuda Rock. On the way to this dive site you can feel the anticipation build as the divers start to kit up. The buzz around the boat quickly focuses on Sharks. This is one of the few dive sites worldwide you can scuba dive safely and freely with Bull Sharks, and for the lucky few even Whale Sharks make an appearance which is why this dive site is always a must when diving The Gulf of Thailand.

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Scuba Diving Koh Samui Thailand with CSI: SAMUI. This site contains infomation regarding Scuba Diving in Koh Samui Thailand. Dive Sites around Koh Tao . PADI Courses including PADI Discover Scuba Diving. PADI Open Water Diver. PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. PADI Rescue Diver. Dive Links. Koh Samui Hotels & Koh Samui Resorts.

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