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 some excellent coral within it, as it’s just round the corner from Hin Daeng. There’s not much depth at Japanese Gardens, so after spending most of the dive at 5 metres it feels more like power snorkelling than anything else. Mango Bay has a large flat reef which is not particularly exciting, whereas Twins is a great site.
Actually three pinnacles but with two only regularly dived, Twins has a depth of around 12 metres with plenty of fish and coral clinging on to the big boulders making up the peaks. The most famous resident of Twins is a Nemo clownfish family who live just off from one of the pinnacles. Divers have placed a circle of stones around their anenome to show divers where to stop and give the clownfish some room. Twins is certainly worth doing once, but the other other sites mentioned previous to this are better choices once you’ve passed your Open Water course and are ready to see some more of the great dive sites Koh Tao has to offer.
More About Koh Tao:
- Koh Tao: An Introduction
- Koh Tao, Thailand: Learning To Scuba Dive
- Koh Tao Dive Sites: Chumphon Pinnacle
- Koh Tao Dive Sites: South West Pinnacle and Sail Rock
- Koh Tao Dive Sites: Hin Daeng
- Koh Tao Dive Sites: Green Rock, White Rock, Shark Island
- Koh Tao Dive Sites: Twins, Japanese Gardens, Mango Bay