Koh Tao Dive Sites
Koh Tao dive sites offer a wide range of environments from deep offshore pinnacles to calm sandy bays. Here is an information of all dive sites on Koh Tao.
Koh Tao is a great place to start studying freediving because of its warm climate, clear and calm water and various marine life. Koh Tao’s freediving course levels offered range from beginner to professional with each course designed to suit the ability of each individual. The first freediving school on Koh Tao was established in 2004. It is now more widely available with training through the Apnea Total Education system, SSI and PADI.
A ‘beginner’ course takes only 2 days and teaches the basics of this challenging sport where you will learn about the equipment, physiology, skills, breathing techniques and safety regulations. Yoga is also introduced to help improve skills. In just a few days it is surprising how fast it is to learn and improve, with students being able to freedive up to 20 metres and breath hold up to 3 minutes. In no time at all you will be encountering the underwater world in a new and exciting way using only your body and mind.
If you fall in love with this challenging sport, you can continue learning with more advanced courses and even go on to become an instructor or competitor.
An advanced course takes 3 days with further knowledge development and breathing techniques to improve potential and enable deeper dives to a maximum of 30 metres and breath holding over 3 minutes.