Known as one of the best diving areas in Thailand, Ko Tao is a great place to get a very affordable start with the sport or to advance on your levels. Responsible divers should check out the Ko Tao Dive Operators' Club (DOC), which imposes a uniform code of conduct and safety standards on its members. Some to consider are:
- Planet Scuba, in Ban Mae Had (tel. 07745-6415; www.planet-scuba.net)
- Easy Divers, in Ban Mae Had (at the catamaran jetty; tel. 07745-6010; www.thaidive.com)
- Scuba Junction, on Sai Ree Beach (tel. 07745-6164; www.scuba-junction.com)
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.