Tanote Bay Dive Site in Koh Tao


Tanote Bay has something for everyone!

  • Travel Time: 40 minutes
  • Location: East coast of Koh Tao
  • Depth: 5m-18m
  • Type of site: Coral reef and Artificial reefs
  • Level: Open Water diver
  • Conditions: Good
  • Average Visibility: 5-30 meters

Stretching along the entire coastline, Tanote Bay provides depths ranging from 8m to 18m and strikes a perfect balance between artificial reef structures and natural coral reefs, creating an underwater haven teeming with marine life.

School of fish at Tante Bay dive site, Koh Tao

Coral Reefs

The dive site offers a stunning array of corals, featuring brain corals, staghorn corals, barrel sponges, and anemones whish provide a secure and thriving habitat for a diverse community of reef fish, including Sea Turtles in search of a tasty treat... 

Sea turtle at Tanote bay dive site, koh tao

... Anemone fish, Longfin Bannerfish, Blue Ringed Angelfish, Parrotfish, Big school of Yellow Tail Barracuda and Trevally, as well as  Don't forget to watch out for the the infamous titan triggerfish and the sneaky Sea Krait!

Near the main reef, you'll find an artificial reef project featuring a coral nursery. This initiative helps protect the natural reef and supports local marine conservation efforts

sea snake at Tanote bay, Koh Tao, Thailand

On the southern flank of the main site, an old motorbike resides with its protective guardian – an aggressive little Damselfish. 

Underwater motorbike


Sunken Catamaran

As you venture southeast from the the main dive site, you'll discover a sunken catamaran.

small boat wreck, Koh Tao

Macro lovers will delight in the opportunity to spot pipefishes, cleaner shrimps, nudi's and spider crabs here. You might even encounter a large Jenkins Whipray resting in the sandy seabed beneath the catamaran.



Tanote Bay on the east side of Koh Tao is a captivating spot for both divers and snorkelers of all levels, including beginners. With its wide beach, it's also a popular destination for sunbathing and swimming.

  • Here's the deal – Tanote Bay has something for everyone – whether you're a recreational diver or diving into our Discover Scuba Diving Program, or seeking the ideal spot for your PADI training
  • If you're curious to explore Tanote Bay but short on time, our one-day Discover Scuba Diving program is designed just for you.
  • For those ready to take the plunge into becoming certified divers, this is the perfect opportunity to begin your scuba journey with our PADI Open Water Diver courses.
  • If you're itching to fine-tune your navigation skills and spot those intriguing artificial reefs, our PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty course is a top choice.
  • And if you're keen on mastering the art of capturing underwater shots or elevating your existing skills, , our PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course is your ultimate go-to.

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