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Tanote Bay is an easy dive site in Koh Tao situated in a protected bay south of Laem Thian. The maximum depth is 18 meters (59 feet) and it is suitable for divers of all levels of experience, often being used for dive training.

There are a few wrecks in the area: a catamaran and a motorbike, both inhabited by a number of marine creatures. Banded pipefish, damselfish, barracudas, triggerfish, bannerfish, and angelfish are some of the animals you can expect to see here. As for the underwater flora, the reef has many brain corals, boulder corals, and huge barrel sponges.

The visibility is great, exceeding 20 meters (66 feet) and there’s usually no current here. Tanote Bay can be dived all year long.

Dive site info provided by Stella Lewis on Oct 4, 2019

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Picture taken by Korpong Krailkhum at Tanote Bay on Oct 21, 2020 Picture taken by Korpong Krailkhum at Tanote Bay on Oct 21, 2020

Nearby Dive Centers

Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

Koh Tao Divers

Email: info@kohtaodivers.com Telephone: +66 77 457 085

          Koh Tao Divers, also known as KTD, is the oldest scuba diving school on Koh Tao - since 1987! They're known for their experienced instructors, relaxed vibe and amazing diving. KTD is Finnish owned and run, but the courses run also in English, Italian and Danish when needed. At KTD you will find the full range of diving courses starting from beginner courses all the way to professional level and technical diving. They’re affiliated with Scuba Schools International and proudly boast the Diamond Instructor Training Resort rating. In technical diving they offer both SSI Extended Range and TDI courses. Koh Tao Divers is fully self-operated with its own dive boat M/V Sinking; a long tail boat that serves as the connection to the beach, and its own compressor with nitrox capabilities. At the shop you find 24 full sets of regularly maintained dive gear. For the technically minded divers they also have sidemount and rebreather sets for rent.

Koh Tao Scuba Club

Email: info@kohtaoscubaclub.com Telephone: +66 (0) – 457074

          From the moment you arrive at Koh Tao Scuba Club you will be treated to a team of professionals that love to dive and excel at providing you with the best experience you could possibly gain whilst diving around Koh Tao. Sun Smile is the name of the boat and since they do not share her with anyone they get to choose the dive sites they wish to visit on a daily basis. Koh Tao Scuba Club provides you with a diving experience which is as close to boutique as you could possibly get, without being boutique (at the end of the day, if they do everything for you, you will never learn the correct way to manage your own equipment). Since Koh Tao is so small you will find them perfectly situated at the south end of Sairee Beach, therefore access to any location during your stay whether that is the heart of Sairee or Chalok is only a matter of a few minutes’ walk along the beach. They have a vast array of accommodation available within the Mae Haad area, which are ideally placed guaranteeing a peaceful night’s sleep away from the late night bars. All you need to bring is a smile and a sense of adventure.

Hydronauts Diving

Email: info@hydronautsdiving.com Telephone: +66 61 954 2852

          Hydronauts Diving, Southest Asias newest premier diving center. Located in the heart of Sairee beach, Koh Tao, an island famous for its diving, Hydronauts is excited to bring a place that provides everything from introduction and beginner classes up to advanced technical instructor courses. They build on a laid back atmosphere with world class instruction and top of the line equipment designed for professionals to create a place that allows people to learn and laugh while optimizing safety.

Crystal Dive Koh Tao

Email: info@crystaldive.com Telephone: +66 (0)77 456106

          Planning a holiday in Koh Tao diving some of Asia’s most famous dive sites? Want to dive world famous dive sites? Look no further than Crystal Dive, located on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Tao. Crystal Dive offers PADI diving courses from beginner to advanced, Koh Tao diving for fun divers and the full range of PADI Specialty courses.

Pearl Diving

Email: info@pearldivingkohtao.com Telephone: (66) 077 423 991

          They are a team of experienced professional divers who have been working and teaching diving together side by side on the island of Koh Tao for many, many years. After becoming friends and having the same idea of sharing what they love, a passion for diving, they decided to come together as one team for 2015 and opened the SSI dive center "Pearl Diving Koh Tao’’. They offer diving on the boat on a purpose built dive boat, making it more comfortable for divers with easy entry and exit points and flexible equipment set up. It has a separate shaded area, cafe and sun deck on the roof where divers can hang out between and after dives. With additional fresh fruits, tea, coffee, breakfast, shower facilities and friendly staff on board, it makes their boat one of the best dive boat on Koh Tao. The main priority is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for diving, no matter if you are a beginner or certified diver. They always plan your dive schedule together with you and try to be as flexible as possible in each situation. They like to operate in small groups of students, so the student to instructor ratio is 4:1 or 6:2 with additional professional dive assistance to keep the highest level of performance and they make sure their staff are fully updated with diving standards, skill practice and performance.

New Wave Diving

Email: newwavediving@gmail.com Telephone: +66 (0) 77423949

          New Wave Diving is a diving center located on the beach, complete with Bar, Restaurant and Beach-side classrooms. New Wave Diving is a small, family type of shop where everyone shares a single passion – diving. This is reflected through the quality training that we provide. We offer the greatest range of dive sites found in Koh Tao. New Wave Diving aims to be one of the best Koh Tao diving schools since we completely focus on customer satisfaction and training, all while providing you the incredible location we have here on the beach. We also ave a very varied diving schedule, which is great for everyone joining us for daily dives, but also ensures that all of our New Wave Diving family retain their interest in Scuba Diving. This in turn is then reflected in our great scuba diving training, whether your first Try Diving session through to the SSI Divemaster Internship Course. It also means that all our guides are enthused and experienced with the area, meaning all of our daily dive tours are that much more enjoyable. On top of this, we offered a maximum group size of 4, which means lots of personal attention. Unlike many schools, we believe in training in the environment where you will be conducting your diving - in this case the sea. As a result, unless otherwise requested, all our training sessions take place in the sea and in sheltered bays which are found near Koh Nang Yuan, Aow Leuk, Mango Bay and other places that offer conditions similar to the swimming pool, although a lot more interesting. In addition, our passion means that you really get to dive the best of the Gulf of Thailand. We guarantee daily trip to Sail Rock. As long as the weather permits. We also offer Chumphon Pinnacle and Southwest Pinnacle for Sunset & Night Dives. On top of this, we work hard to vary the daily dive sites in order to make sure that every day you dive with us there’s something and somewhere new to discover. Want to know more? Contact us now and see how you can join our little diving family in Koh Tao!

The Diver's Boat

Email: info@thediversboat.com Telephone: +66 87 011 5281

          The Divers Boat was created with the dream to provide a memorable scuba diving experience in Koh Tao. The 4 pillars of our company are: Comfort, Safety, Professionalism and Enjoyment.

New Way Diving

Email: info@newwaydiving.Com Telephone: +66 77 456 527

          New Way Diving's philosophy is simple, they’re the first boat on the dive site because their customers always come first. They do this not just by getting you to the dive sites before the crowds but also by providing a safe comfortable and of course fun environment for you to learn to scuba dive. Whether you are a beginner on your PADI open water course or learning to be a PADI professional, you will enjoy developing new skills and confidence with the team at New Way Diving. Here at New Way you get to see the best dive sites Koh Tao has to offer like Chumpon pinnacle, Southwest pinnacle, Shark Island and of course the best dive site in the gulf of Thailand - Sail Rock.

Aqua Tao

Email: aquatao.kohtao@gmail.com Telephone: +66 77 423 697

          Aquatao, Votre centre de plongée francophone à Koh Tao, Thaïlande. Envie de plonger dans une ambiance familiale et conviviale ? Nous vous proposons des sorties SNORKELING et des formations PLONGEE loisirs et professionnelles (Baptême de plongée, Open Water, Advanced Adventurer, Stress and Rescue, Dive master ....) . Nous disposons d'un matériel de qualité de la marque Scubapro et notre équipe dynamique et professionnelle vous attend pour vous faire découvrir les plus beaux sites de plongée de l'île. PLAISIR, PARTAGE et SENSATIONS sont au rendez-vous!

Vitamin Sea Divers

Email: vitaminseadivers@gmail.com Telephone: (+66) 0770914438

          Learn how to dive in paradise! Become an SSI certified diver, so you can continue diving everywhere in the world. When you dive with Vitamin Sea Divers, you will gain knowledge of diving in a relaxed, laid back environment, and since the classes are small (max 4 students per class), you get personalized attention. You will gain all the skills and knowledge so that you become a confident and knowledgeable diver, and feel prepared when you go diving again. They offer a full range of courses, including Try Diving, Open Water, Advanced Adventure, and Dive Master courses, so you can further advance your skills.
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