All through the last twelve years Koh Toa has changed in a number of ways as it strived to become one of the best divedestinations in Thailand, drawing all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
During the last 12 odd years the islandhas changed in many ways as it developed to become one of the largest dive operation centres in Thailand, attracting all levels of divers and water lovers alike.
The settlers lives mainly consisted of harvesting coconuts, developing vegetables & fruit and of course nourishing themselves through fishing. In those early days reaching KohTao required a treacherous boat journey from nearby islands or the mainland, if and when the seas and weather permitted, but the residents continued to increase progressively all the same, even when the easy life was hard and without a great deal of return.
Kho Tao offers a lot of popular things to do one being snorkeling at many of Kohtao beaches.
Ko Tao's climateis almost always beautiful. Clear days and a steady sea breeze nearly everyday. The best time for a visit, end of December to late of March is the perfect vacation islandweather.
At first this petite islandwas not inhabited, frequented only by local fishermen from near by islands when seeking shelter during thunder storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
Fascinated by the stunning coral reefs around Ko Tao, and the increase in recreational scuba diving, some companies established a scuba diving shop on Koh Tao. These enterprises in turn built resortsfor their clients, and after a while many of these resortschanged into a quite lavish.
In 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's Prime Minister at the time, requested and received a Royal Pardon for Koh Tao's prisoners and with thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King.