USS Lagarto – The Lost Submarine Is Found

The World War II submarine USS Lagarto had gone missing in action until it was found by two British deep sea divers in the Gulf of Thailand. Ayesha Cantrell dived the wreck with them and described this important act of remembrance for Diver magazine Back in October my friend Ayesha Cantrell, a technical diving instructor […]

Cheap Flights To Koh Tao

AirAsia have started cheap flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani, the nearest airport to the Thailand diving mecca of Koh Tao Koh Tao is one of the most popular places to go diving in Thailand, a tiny island next to Koh Phangan and Koh Samui in the Gulf Of Thailand. I lived there for six […]

Koh Tao Dive Sites: Twins, Japanese Gardens, Mango Bay

Koh Tao’s training sites offer a perfect environment for novice divers to explore, and there’s surprises for more experienced divers too All of these dive sites are essentially training sites for dive students, and tend to be quite busy as a result. They are still quite remarkable sites all the same – Japanese Gardens has […]

Koh Tao Dive Sites: Green Rock, White Rock, Shark Island

Three of Koh Tao’s staple dive sites which offer interesting aquatic encounters with the local marine life – although it’s not always wanted… A collection of big boulders piled on one another, Green Rock has a great collection of swimthroughs at different levels which make it a dive site that seems to be continually different […]

Koh Tao Dive Sites: Hin Daeng

A spectacular reef dive with mesmerising coral formations and a memorable swimthrough, Hin Daeng is one of the great hidden gems of Koh Tao Besides Chumphon Pinnacle, Hin Daeng is my other personal favourite amongst Koh Tao’s dive sites. Hin Daeng (Thai for “Red Rock” and a common dive site name around the country) is […]

Koh Tao Dive Sites: South West Pinnacle and Sail Rock

South West Pinnacle and Sail Rock are both geographically dramatic dives, providing deep depths and interesting ascents South West Pinnacle and Sail Rock are Koh Tao’s two other deep water dive sites. South West Pinnacle is a beautiful site that, like Chumphon Pinnacle, repays repeated visits. It is actually a whole series of small pinnacles […]

Koh Tao Dive Sites: Chumphon Pinnacle

The best dive site in the Gulf of Thailand, Chumphon Pinnacle offers spectacular encounters with sharks and deep dive thrills For already qualified divers, Koh Tao offers a variety of interesting sites that repay repeated visits. The best dive site in all of the Gulf Of Thailand is undoubtedly Chumphon Pinnacle, a lozenge shaped rock […]

Koh Tao, Thailand: Learning To Scuba Dive

One of the most popular and the cheapest places to learn to scuba dive in the entire Asia-Pacific region, Koh Tao has many advantages for those new to the underwater world Koh Tao is an almost unparalleled place to learn to scuba dive thanks to the cheap costs of the courses, the convenient boat journey […]

Koh Tao: An Introduction

One of the most popular diving destinations in all of South East Asia, the tiny Thai island of Koh Tao provides great diving for beginner and seasoned diver alike Koh Tao is a very special place to me. I lived there for six months of 2004 when I was doing my PADI Open Water Scuba […]