Ko Tao

What is Ko Tao known for?


foul play

in southern Thailand. A three-day (two-night) visa to Burma costs US$10. '''Ko Tao (เกาะเต่า)''', literally "Turtle Island", is an island on the Central Gulf Coast of Southern Thailand. Understand Image:Koh Tao


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@alvarodiving.com address lat 10.0653 long 99.8237 directions At a small quiet outer beach of Chalok Ban Kao south of Ko Tao phone +6677456457 tollfree fax hours 9am to 6pm every day price content Small family-run dive and freedive shop with new equipment, flexible boat schedules and friendly multilingual staff. Teach PADI & SSI diving and SSI freediving courses in small groups in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. *

+6677456457 tollfree fax hours 9am to 6pm every day price content Small family-run dive and freedive shop with new equipment, recently established, flexible boat schedules and friendly multilingual staff. Teach PADI & SSI diving and SSI freediving courses in small groups in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. *

IDC Dive Resort url http: www.buddhaview-diving.com email address lat long directions Chalok Ban Kao Beach, south Ko Tao phone tollfree fax hours price content PADI 5 star IDC gold palm resort with friendly staff, good facilities and a BBQ and beach bar to relax in the evenings. Dive instructor courses and professional training programmes with a divemaster. *


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on the island. Everybody was taken to the shore of Surat Thani and Ko Tao was abandoned again. In the same year Khun Uaem and his brother Khun Oh reached Ko Tao from the neighbouring Ko Pha Ngan by trying out their traditional sail boat, for that time a quite long and dangerous journey. Even though the island was still under royal patronage, it did not stop these pioneers claiming themselves a good part of the land on today's Sairee Beach. Having brought their families over, they began

@alvarodiving.com address lat 10.0653 long 99.8237 directions At a small quiet outer beach of Chalok Ban Kao south of Ko Tao phone +6677456457 tollfree fax hours 9am to 6pm every day price content Small family-run dive and freedive shop with new equipment, flexible boat schedules and friendly multilingual staff. Teach PADI & SSI diving and SSI freediving courses in small groups in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. *

-total.com email address lat long directions on Sairee Beach phone tollfree fax hours price content Ko Tao's first and longest established freediving school. Apnea Total profits from experienced teachers and a private boat for a safe and successful learning experience. *


medical attention

even with other shops. Most bike shops on the island rent bikes for 200-250 baht per day. Should you be unfortunate enough to need minor medical attention there are numerous clinics on the island. These are only clinics and the closest hospitals are in Ko Samui and Chumphon. Any medical condition not treatable locally will require a minimum of two hours ferry travel to reach a hospital. If the weather is bad the physical rigours of such a trip can complicate medical treatment significantly. The island of Ko Tao has no sewage processing and water contamination far exceeds Western standards at nearly all times. This includes both ocean waters and tap waters. Sewer water drains across the beach and even the roads in several areas, and are easily encountered by unwitting tourists. Beware of wet spots on the roads that persist during dry weather and avoid the mist that arises from vehicles passing over them. Small scratches or mosquito bites can become seriously infected if swimming, and ear eye infections are extremely common among divers, more than many equivalent resort locations. Susceptible individuals and especially parents of young children should be aware of these dangers and exercise great caution. Tap water quality supplied by shallow well pumps should be held suspect even during showering. Low-lying areas in Sairee and especially in Ban Chalok are the most polluted. The eastern areas far from the population centres are the cleanest. Be also aware of the safety of your hotel room. There are many reports of stolen money, especially at the resorts on Sairee Beach. Normally the thieves, sometimes even hotel staff, sneak into the room while you are out diving and take your cash from your wallet or from your bags. As always, watch out for the sun. It seems to be particularly strong on the island due to the bright sand and surroundings, especially when slightly clouded. Watch out for the petrol stations, they like to let the meter start at more than zero: the red petrol station on the road that goes up to the turtle is particularly known for this. Watch out for dive instructors teaching you the nitrox-course without telling you that they charge for it when you check out: Ban´s is known for this. Go next * Ko Nang Yuan makes a lovely day trip from Ko Tao * Move on to the nearby islands of Ko Samui and Ko Pha Ngan * Visit more than 40 beautiful islands in the Ang Thong National Marine Park close to Ko Tao * Take the high speed ferry to the unspolit beaches in Pathio, Chumphon before flying back to Bangkok from Chumphon Airport. Commons:Category:Ko Tao Wikipedia:Ko Tao


school providing

fax hours price content A marine conservation school providing information on marine ecology, corals, fish and how to rescue corals by attaching them to artificial structures. Other activities Over the last couple of years more and more non-divers have discovered the beauty of this island with its secluded little bays and unspoiled mountain ridges. Due to this, and the increasing number of small upmarket resorts and villas nestled in the hillsides there are now a lot more activities available, including sailing, rock climbing (trad routes, sport routes, top rope routes, and bouldering), abseiling, cliff jumping, wake boarding, mini golf, or bowling in Mae Haad, massage and yoga courses, and cooking courses. * Commons:Category:Ko Tao Wikipedia:Ko Tao


quality food

fax hours price 300-1,500 baht checkin checkout content Bungalows on the beach. Extremely helpful manager, and friendly staff. The bakery offers variety of good quality food. *


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''Narrative of a Residence in Siam.'' by Frederick Arthur Neale, the author describes the people and wildlife of Bardia. According to the account there were farms and even cows in a village on the bay lying on the west side of the island. The book includes a fanciful illustration of "Bardia" showing huts and palm trees. Commons:Category:Ko Tao Wikipedia:Ko Tao


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, lounge, terrace, ocean views & private swimming pool. * *


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behind the resorts. There are no ATM machines. There are no really cheap places to eat as there are in Mae Haad. The sand on the beach is coarse and there is an unbelievable amount of broken glass in it. Likely because of people drinking while sitting on the rocks. Careful where you step and do your bit to pick up some of the glass. The shore is rocky and there is plenty of corral right off the beach. You can rent snorkel equipment for 100 baht per day. There is a large rock just out to sea

Ko Tao

'''Ko Tao''' (also often '''Koh Tao''', The main settlement is Ban Mae Hat.

The economy of the island is almost exclusively centred on tourism, especially scuba diving.

Ko Tao was named by its first settlers after the island's turtle-like shape. Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for hawksbill (Hawksbill turtle) and green turtles. Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding programme organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres, has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem.

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