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Snorkeling Tour in Koh Tao

What is the snorkeling?

Snorkeling mean a ride with a water mask, A tuba to admire the flora and fauna underwater (fish, coral, turtle ...) and all there is to see around. You can also put a life jacket and also Fins if allowed. On some sites it is forbidden to palms to avoid breaking the coral is very fragile Snorkeling in French is called: PMT as: Palm mask Tuba. Practice this activity in clear, shallow water. Koh Tao is a favorite island for snorkelling.

Demonstration video!

Koh Tao is a island of choice for snorkelling. Can be around the island. There was in made not really from place where it cannot make snorkelling to Koh Tao. The water is transparent throughout and fish are numerous. If Koh Tao is the island of diving, it is primarily the island of snorkelling. Koh Tao everyone made snorkel! That it is at the foot of your bungalow or a snorkelling tour.

What is snorkelling tour?
The principle is simple, it takes a boat and will tour all the best spots of Koh Tao. It is simple, not expensive, accessible to everyone and it is magic. It takes a good half day to a snorkelling tour. Your boat you will bring around the island and will make stops in the best corners for snorkelling.

How is?
There are several way to a snorkel tour Koh Tao. Two main solutions emerge to make your snorkelling tour. Be you the made by renting services of a taxi boat and you are then only put on board to decide where you want to go and what time, or either you pass through an organized tour.

Option 1: Snorkelling tour private (from 1600 to 2500THB/boat)

This is the option we prefer!
It's simple, you don't have to go on the beach and dock a taxi for her driver request the tour of the island. Drivers are used and if you do not know where exactly to go, they can lead you in the right places.
Rates trading area 1600THB to 2500THB of the day (depending on the season)will for the day and it also depend on a bit of many people that you are. With this option, you are free to the time you want and you stop where you want ! Try to avoid going at the same time in the same locations as the snorkelling tour organized to avoid the crowd because that is the main interest.

Another possibility: to do this trip with Aqua Tao which offers several times a day snorkeling trips led by French-speaking guides with laying lunch to about 1500THB/people weekly. (Web site): http://www.aquatao.fr/content/snorkeling.php)

You can find more info on these tours in our page discovery of Koh Tao (day number 3).


Option 2: Snorkelling tours organized (approx. 750THB)

All Koh Tao travel agencies and hotels can you booker a snorkelling tour organized. Several companies offer organized tours. Almost no differences between it. These tours offer you to go to the most famous bays. The transfer from your hotel is included. Equipment is included. Lunch understood. Some tour stops at Hing Wong Bay for the déjeuné and stops at Mango Bay. All finish Koh Nang Yuan before finishing the tour. These companies all offer to do the snorkeling tour in two ways to choose from
Rates are the same for all companies that organize snorkeling tour. Either long tail boat (water taxi) to 550 THB, either big boat style boat diving 650 THB. Various tour operators who offer snorkeling tour are: Diamond Tour, Nopphadol Tour, Turtle Tours Welcome, Koh Tao Marine, Siam Marina ... there are more

All snorkeling tours are organized almost the same schedule

8: 30 A taxi picks you up at your bungalow
9:00 From the port of Mae Haad
9: 30 Stop at Shark Bay and snorkeling with sharks black dot
10: 30 Snorkeling at Shark Island to see marine life that is generally more abundant
11: 30 Aow Leuk or snorkeling to be found many species of soft coral and hard
12: 30 Lunch and snorkeling in Hin Wong Bay
13: 30 Snorkeling at Mango Bay
14: 00 Option a: Stop at the island of Nang Yuan one of the most beautiful island in the world (100THB entry fee)
Option b: Snorkeling at Japanese Garden near Koh Nang Yuan
16: 00 Back at the port of Mae Haad and taxi which takes you back to your hotel


Option 3: snorkeling tour luxury (mini 9000THB/boat)

This is a classic while snorkeling but in a speed boat of luxury. Prices range from 1200THB if you made how organized tour (with other people you do not know) to 9000 THB for 5 if you want the speed boat all to yourself. You can find more information about this tour here: http://www.kohtaomarine.com/

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From 15/06/2012
On June 15, 2012 07:28 Coline said:
Could you give us the name of a few companies that make a snorkelling tours? Thank you!

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Since 11/12/2012
11 Feb. 2013 10:13 Coco said:
Hello Coline,

AquaTao organizes a "snorkeling tour" in small groups several times a week.
AquaTao is a French club located on the port, Mae Haad.

Hoping to have you help...

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From 25/04/2015
April 25, 2015 15:51 philhob on said:
Attention, the snorkeling tours are sometimes little expensive and very nice (day with meals from 600 b/17? in 2015), but there may be charges and more!
-100 b/3? In addition to the stop at Nangyuan. (otherwise, you must rest 2 H in the boat without being able to bathe)
-1500 b/45? If we lose mask/snorkel (value 250 b/7?). Advice: come with your materiiel!
-Drinks: hide your plastic water bottle in your bag: it is prohibited on the island of Koh Nangyuan, not for ecological reasons, but to be able to sell their drinks very expensive! It must then drink quietly (and of course bring even an empty!).

That said, I still found the beautiful Nangyuan Island, and if it walks or swims a little, little find places (almost) deserts.
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From 20/12/2015
Dec. 30. 2015 23:20 Odeusp on said:
You are, no need to snorekling tour!
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