During the last 10 odd years the islandhas changed in many ways as it developed to become one of the major diveoperation centres in Thailand, bringing all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
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Ko Tao islandis located approximately 75 kilometres east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and is about 20 kilometer in size - so small but not too small.
Every now and again progress can be a wonderful thing, fortunately Koh Tao has kept its relaxed atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
Consequently, as its reputation for beautiful nature, unique marine life and amazing landscapes got bigger, better access was made available as soon as safer constructed were brought in to cope with the number of back packers being attracted to the island.
In the early days getting to Koh Taorequired a treacherous boat trip from the main land or near by islands, if and when the seas &weatherpermitted but the population of the islandcontinued to grow steadily all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
KoTao is surrounded by big sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.
Ko Tao now has twenty four hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir constructed to ensure that even in the dry periods there is enough water for all.
Attracted by the beautiful coral reefs around Ko Toa, and the increase in recreational scuba diving, some companies started a diving businesses on Koh Tao. These enterprises in turn developed accommodationfor their clientele, and over the years several of these places transformed into quite lavish.