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Tanote Bay

Number One Shore Dive on Koh Tao 

Hidden on the eastern side of Koh Tao, Tanote Bay is a sheltered alcove that offers an ideal setting for aspiring divers to embark on their underwater adventures. The surrounding coconut palms and lush hills create a picturesque backdrop, enhancing the peaceful atmosphere. This tranquil beach is only a few hundred metres in length but despite its modest size, it encompasses all the essentials for an unforgettable retreat. Rated as one of the top 50 beaches in the world, Tanote Bay is a serene oasis that offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle. This beach has a stellar reputation for its crystal clear waters, powdery golden sands, and refreshing tropical breeze. 

Underneath the surface, a vibrant underwater world awaits, filled with colourful corals and enchanting marine life. Snorkellers can easily explore the captivating marine ecosystem just a few steps from the shore. One of the biggest attractions of Tanote Bay as a dive site is the enormous school of Oxeye Scad that resides in the waters here. To be surrounded by what seems like an infinite number of fish whilst diving at Tanote Bay is a truly unforgettable experience. You can feel their presence all around you as they simultaneously synchronise their movements. The beauty and energy emitted from these fish darting through the water will leave you with a memory that will forever be etched into your heart. 

Boasting a sense of privacy and seclusion, Tanote Bay is an ideal destination for those seeking relaxation or a tranquil diving environment. While the beach at Tanote Bay rarely becomes crowded, you'll find a good selection of eateries in close proximity, ensuring that you can savour delicious meals throughout your visit. Additionally, for those who wish to prolong their stay, several accommodation options are available nearby.

Unwind, explore, and create unforgettable memories at Tanote Bay – a hidden paradise that promises an idyllic retreat on the captivating island of Koh Tao.

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Shore Dives at Tanote Bay

Shore dives offer a range of conveniences that make them an appealing choice for divers. 

Dives from the shore provide a convenient and accessible option for divers of all levels. Whether you're looking for a quick dive or want to explore the underwater wonders at your own pace, shore dives can offer a hassle-free and enjoyable diving experience.

Easy access


With shore dives, you have direct access to the dive site from the beach. There's no need to travel by boat or wait for boat schedules, saving you time and avoiding potential delays.

Shore dives offer greater flexibility in terms of timing. We can organise your dive without being restricted by boat departure times or group schedules. This allows for a more personalized and convenient diving experience.

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Tanote BayDive Site

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One of the most breathtaking dive sites on Koh Tao, Tanote Bay offers vibrant coral reefs and abundant marine life. Our experienced Divemasters and Instructors are passionate about showcasing this incredible site to our valued customers.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced diver, we are excited to guide you through the wonders of Tanote Bay, ensuring a safe and memorable diving adventure. Join us as we dive into the beauty that sits just at our shore and create lifelong memories together.

Marine Life at Tanote Bay


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Juvenile longfin batfish


Green turtle


Blackspotted puffer


Longfin bannerfish


Blue spotted trout




Titan triggerfish


Eight banded butterfly fish

Things to do at Tanote bay 

Snorkelling. Diving. Relaxing.

At Tanote Bay on Koh Tao, you can snorkel, relax on the beach, cliff jump, kayak, enjoy nature walks, witness beautiful sunrises, and dine at beachside restaurants. It's an ideal destination for a memorable day of fun and relaxation.

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