KOH TAO IS WIDELY RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE TOP DIVER EDUCATION CENTRES IN THE WORLD! Today, Koh Tao is one of Thailand’s major dive destinations. While remaining an absolute paradise, Koh Tao has expanded to cater for all types of tastes and budgets. Although scuba diving remains the primary focus of most local businesses you will find Koh Tao offers far more than just diving, a whole range of activities to keep even the most avid non-diver enjoying soaking up the atmosphere of Koh Tao.
It is your dream of a beautiful tropical setting focused on diving. Unlike competing dive internship destinations, Koh Tao is a vibrant and successful dive destination with ample opportunity to build the experience that will make you a great dive professional. This gives you genuine employment opportunities and the chance of a fantastic lifestyle.
A small island, a little more than 21 square km, located about 70km east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumpon in the Gulf of Thailand
Initially, there was only the occasional fisherman from neighbouring islands seeking shelter from a storm. On June 18, 1899, His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn visited Koh Tao marking a huge boulder at Jor Por Ror Bay. This site is revered and respected, and marks the island as having been claimed under royal patronage. From 1933 until being abandoned in 1947 the island was used as a political prison. Later, the first pioneers began to arrive from neighbouring Koh Phangan, and began a very simple, tough life, harvesting coconuts, fishing and growing vegetables.
Koh Tao Thailand completes more than half of all the dive certifications in Thailand. This really does make a great destination to begin your career as a dive professional with your Koh Tao diving internship
The first travellers began to arrive in the early eighties and the island quickly became widely known as a paradise. Faster and larger boats began servicing the island and the islands reputation for natural beauty, marine life and coral reefs grew. Koh Tao is one of the must do stops on the South East Asia route. The clear, tranquil waters offer an ideal location for learning to dive. You’ll also find that, although Koh Tao and Dive Careers are focused on diving, there are many other interests from rock climbing to water-skiing to make your Koh Tao experience unforgettable.