An excursion by sea from the island of Phangan or an independent trip on a rented boat is an excellent opportunity to visit a unique place - on the island of Tao. Its name from Thai is translated as an island of turtles. Unfortunately, these animals cannot be found here today, although not so long ago a large number of them lived and bred their offspring off the coast.
Modern Koh Tao is a settled place, though an island is relatively small. It is included in the sea cruise from the island of Phangan from Ocean Drive and it's not surprising. There is an excellent infrastructure, there are restaurants, you can ride a quad bike, discover the local cuisine; explore amazing new points and mysterious bays. But the most important heritage of Tao is clear water and unusual flora and fauna of the underwater kingdom. This place was chosen by experienced divers. It is suitable for beginners who want to see the inhabitants of the sea - reef sharks, rays, barracuda. By the way, it was here that whale sharks, which are rare underwater animals, were seen.
Who does not like a full immersion with heavy diving equipment, can easily do snorkeling - that is, watching the underwater world of the island, having only a mask and goggles. There are about sixty dive schools in Tao, so there will be no problems with "uniforms" and training. After such an exciting lesson, no one will be left without impressions.