Koh Tao's "real" diving school, Phoenix Divers
offers the full range of SSI diving courses
with exceptional services and family atmosphere.
Getaway to secluded paradise, Tanote Villa Resort.
An ideal place to enjoy Koh Tao’s ocean view
and their superb facilities all day long.
Koh Tao Weather
Koh Tao can be visited all year round there is always somewhere calm should the weather be windy on one of the coasts.
Koh Tao Weather
Conditions are changeable throughout the year, with Koh Tao’s monsoon usually arriving between the end of November and beginning of December. Heavy rain, strong winds and waves are normal at this time, though it only lasts a few weeks. Boat services usually continue even with waves up to 4 metres high, but they can be interrupted if the conditions are too bad.
From October through to March, the tide is high, so it’s better and easier in places for swimming and snorkelling with the beaches and bays full of water. From April through to September, the tide is low during the day making the beaches wider for sunbathing and beach activities.
Koh Tao, with Koh Nang Yuan, forms a small archipelago with a total area of 19.2 square kilometres. At its widest part, Koh Tao measures 3.4 km and is 7.6 km long. The coastline, which is predominantly steep, rocky shoreline, consists of 11 bays and 10 capes and is 28.6 km long with a surrounding coral reef spanning 8 km. A large percentage of Koh Tao is mountainous in varying degrees with about 30% of flat land. Koh Tao is divided up into three villages, Mae Haad and Sairee on the west coast and Chalok Baan Kao in the south. The eastern part of Koh Tao is steep with cliffs. In contrast, the west slopes down gradually to the sea and the flat areas where the villages are. Koh Tao’s highest point is at 374 metres above sea level and Koh Tao’s mountains stretch from north to south.
Koh Tao was formed through land subsidence of the surrounding area, which is now the sea floor, making the depth of the sea around Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan at the most 30–40 metres. Koh Tao has a diurnal tide meaning there is only one high and one low water each tidal day.
The eastern part of Koh Tao is steep with cliffs. In contrast, the west slopes down gradually to the sea and the flat areas where the villages are.
18/3 Moo 3, Koh Tao
Surat Thani 84360 THAILAND
Tel. +66 (0) 8 1970 9580