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This charming little island in the Gulf of Thailand has numerous dive sites ideal for beginners to take their first breaths underwater, while more recently it has gained recognition as an excellent base for those wishing to learn technical diving.

The pretty Japanese Gardens is the ideal introduction to scuba diving, while sites such is Southwest Pinnacle and Chumpon Pinnacle attract larger marine life, with Chumpon renowned for its shark population and regular visits by whale sharks.

With golden beaches, charming coves and affordable accommodation, Koh Tao is ideal for families, those looking to learn, further their education or simply enjoy a budget diving break.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: white-tip reef shark, hawksbill turtle, barracuda, black-tip reef shark

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Learn to Dive Thailand

The holiday island of Phuket in southwest Thailand is a perfect location to learn to dive, offering good accommodation, golden beaches and numerous dive sites suitable for beginners taking their first breaths underwater.

  • When to go: Nov-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,675 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea