Koh Tao (Turtle Island)
It is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. Once home to a detention center for political prisoners, Koh Tao is now one of Thailand's best spots for diving, thanks to its clear calm waters and abundant sea life. Most of the island's tourism is centered on diving, though its idyllic beach conditions make it a popular destination for all types of vacationers and during the Thai holidays it gets very busy with domestic tourists. Many travelers opt to stay in a hotel near Sairee Beach or Mango Bay. Koh Tao has no airport and travelers must arrive via boat. Speedboats and high-speed catamarans depart from Chumporn, Surratthanni and Koh Samui, all of which have airports. Once on the island, most get around by moped, something that must be done with caution given the island's winding dirt roads. For snorkeling and diving, Koh Tao's waters are hard to beat in quality. Sea life includes rays, turtles, puffer fish and sharks, with colorful coral reefs and shipwrecks also off the coastline. Chumporn Pinnacle, The Japanese Gardens, Hin Wong Pinnacle, and Sail Rock are just a few of the dive sites around Koh Tao. For inexperienced divers wanting to learn, there are dive instructors at every major beach. Aside from diving, Koh Tao offers a range of activities for the adventure-seeker. Rock climbing is a popular pastime on the island, as are hiking, sailing and kayaking. Muay Thai gyms and camps are also dotted around the island.
A secret waiting to be discovered and located only 15 minutes from Koh Tao. Nangyuan has one of the most beautiful beaches where you can sit and enjoy quiet sunsets on the beach, no cars or hustle or bustle. It is a place of tranquility and serenity and is a perfect place to unwind from the rigors of travel, or for the more adventurous a chance to dive into an exciting new experience. If you will be participating in any diving activities on Koh Nangyuan the resort offers accommodation discounts for divers. Nangyuan Easy Divers is a quaint dive shop whose aim is to create a fun, friendly, warm and welcoming atmosphere for our divers. Koh Nangyuan Easy Divers can service your every diving need including: Daily tours for certified divers – special tours include sunrise shark dives, morning boat dives, and because many of the popular dive sites are located straight off our beaches, we are one of the few places that offers beach dives in the afternoon. All dives are guided by our multilingual dive staff. For those who have not dived for a while, dust off your fins with a scuba tune up. If you have been out of the water for awhile refresh your skill and knowledge in a safe relaxed theory and confined session. Don't stress, refresh!