As Thailand tourism is year upon year soaring, one of the main pulls of the land of smiles is undoubtedly it’s pristine and popular southern islands. With each one almost having their own identity to independent and adventurous travelers, there seems to be something for everyone. One of the islands get’s a reputation more than any other and is the first location to many travelers who want to try their hand at scuba diving.
Koh Tao is famed for its laid-back vibe, hedonistic approach and abundance of scuba dive shops. Koh Tao’s appeal lies in two factors: the availability to dive for the first time, and how cheap it is to do so. With Koh Tao being one of the cheapest destinations in the world to acquire your Open Water Diving Certification, many travelers flock here and either experiment with scuba diving and eventually (if not swiftly) fall in love with it.
If you fancy exploring the world underwater, and Koh Tao is your first destination to do so, we’ve got the lowdown on how to prepare for your experience.