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Koh Tao Travel Blog

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Next stop on the agenda was the tiny island of Koh Tao, occupying only 21 square kilometers and with less than 1000 people residing there. Tourism had definately taken its toll a little more than when we were there last year though the place still holds an unspoilt magic to it and is one of thailands premier diving destinations.
We arrived into Mae Haad after a 2 hour ferry journey and jumped straight onto a taxi to Tropicana resort. Just round the corner from here we found 'Shark bay', famous for its abundance of lagoon coral and black tip reef sharks. We spent an afternoon snorkelling through the bay and spotted some amazing wildlife, though unfortunately no sharks.
We then moved on down to Sairee Beach village where we stayed at AC resort for 3 nights so Andy could get on with some diving. He spent 2 days out on a  boat and completed four amazing dives to local sites King Kong, Three rocks, Japanese Gardens/Red Rock and Twin Peaks. Japanese Gardens being the best of the four with an incredible swim though cave, crystal visibility and scores of  tropical marine life and corals. 
Our 7 weeks in Thailand were rapidly drawing to an end (along with our Visas) and it was time to start making the Journey down towards Singapore via Malaysia.
BlueMarlinDivers says:
Hi from Koh Tao. If you come back to Turtle Island please don't forget to visit Blue Marlin Diving Koh Tao. We are located in Mae Haad and have just opened a brand new Dive Resort. Not that we thought that was absolutely nessesary to open another Dive School on Koh Tao, but we are all old staff of differen Dive Resorts and we know what can be done better to make our Diving Friends happy. And we offer weekley excursions to the Ang Thong National Park. That is where the story of "The Beach" reallt happened. Untouched nature. We also try to train our fellow divers to take especially care of the precious Coral Reefs of Koh Tao.
Have a look at: www.bluemarlindiving.com/
Posted on: Aug 10, 2007
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