In those days getting to KoTao required a treacherous boat journey from near by islands or the main land, if and when the seas and weatherpermitted but the population of the islandcontinued to grow firmly all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle too, just check out our web site for all the local diveshops available.
And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle too, just check out our web site for all the local dive shops available.
Engrossed by the outstanding coral reefs around Koh Tao, and the escalation in recreational scuba diving, some enterprises established a scuba diving shop on the island. These companies in turn built accommodation for their clientele, and after a while many of these places have become quite luxurious.
The islandof Kohtaois one of Thailand's interesting tropical gems. Blessed with sunny beaches and secluded bays, tourists from all over the world come back year after year to experience the amazing feeling of the island.
Around 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands Prime Minister at the time, requested and received a royal pardon for Ko Tao's prisoners and with thanks to a gracious act by The King of Thailand.
A culture shock to most people, but generally the islandreacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change had taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of restaurants offering different food from all over the globe.
During the last 12 odd years the island has changed in many ways as it developed to become one of the largest divedestinations in Thailand, attracting all levels of diversand water lovers alike.