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Dive Koh Tao with us at Sunshine Divers, located on the Southern bay of Koh Tao in Chalok Baan Kao. Recognized by PADI as a 5 Star Gold Palm IDC centre, and one of Asia Pacific's leading PADI dive centers, we are proudly affiliated with our sister organization Ban's Diving Resort on Sairee Beach, Koh tao – renouned for their outstanding contribution to the dive industry worldwide.
As a small dive school, Sunshine Divers provides a relaxed atmosphere, offering personal scuba diving experiences, yet with the use of our large CDC dive operation facilities. Our goal is to provide our divers with the best education for diver training with the use of up-to-date and fully serviced dive equipment, to ensure your time with us at Sunshine Divers is a fun-filled experience.
Our team of Instructors come from all over the world, so we can provide your dive course in your language. Our small dive group sizes (max. 4 people) elevates our dive training permitting continuous attention during all dive courses both above and below the water.
Our Dive Master Team are knowledgeable on the Dive Sites around Koh Tao and are proficient with their dive boat and diving skills, thereby they will be able to offer you the experience you are looking for whilst diving with us at Sunshine Divers. Again our fun diving groups are a maximum of 4 people, this way we can buddy you with a diver of your same dive level and you can dive to your preferred depth. We offer 2 x fun dives in the morning, 2 x fun dives in the afternoon and alternate every second night for Night Dives.
Looking forward to diving with you!
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Sunshine Divers have seen an abundance of Whale Sharks this October. With the rainy season hitting Northern Thailand there has been a lot of nutrients washed into the water thus attracting the Whale shark. With blooms of macro-algae surrounding such dive sites as Chumphon and South West and the world famous South Rock ( located between Koh Tao and Koh Phang Yang ) there has been a lot of Whale Shark activity. Whale sharks have reported at all mentioned dive sites at the same time!
With some dives racking up several sightings of different Whale sharks, including adults over 9m and baby's at around 4-6m. On more than one occasion Sunshine Divers were the only boat at the dive site.
The Sail Rock trips have been amazing for Shark activity, imagine seeing bull sharks swimming beside Whale Sharks, emerging together out of the thermocline at the same time!!!! "Well that's what we witnessed" If you are in Thailand, now is the time to come down to Koh Tao and go diving. It is by far one of the best dives you can have, swimming beside a Whale Sharks for an entire dive.
After a long history at sea the Sattakut (HTMS Sattakut LCI742) came to its final resting place of the east coast of Koh Tao.
As its a new wreck you can witness how the ocean will slowly claim this Artificial dive site, whilst still being able to see the original features of the ship, with a bottom depth of 30m and a lot of crevices, there are numerous hiding places for some amazing marine life, from Jenkins Whiptail rays to moray eels and whole array of bottom dwelling critters.
With Giant Groupers inhabiting the top decks and Blue Spotted Trout patrolling the peripheral. Even Titan triggerfish have taken refuge on the wreck claiming one of the immense anti air crafty gun's as their home.
With each dive on the wreck you are guaranteed it will be a unique visit each time. From Sea Snakes gliding through the many entry points of the wreck to the odd Giant Barracuda cruising by, there is always a pleasant surprise at this wreck. Sunshine Divers visit this site every week, with the experience and expertise of the Sunshine Dive Team you're guaranteed to have an adrenaline packed dive.
We took part in the Ecological Monitoring Program', affiliated through PADI with Sunshine Divers.
The Koh Tao EMP course is based on the original Ecological Monitoring Program developed by the "Coastal Preservation and Development Foundation"… the difference being that the Koh Tao course has been written with regards to Reef checks on particular dive sites around Koh Tao as well as particular Marine Life most commonly found here which has the most impact on the overall health of our reef systems.
We learnt about the different types of corals out there including the vast amount within the Hard Coral family, we also learnt the coral code that is used by scientists and the Ecological monitoring Program for data collecting. This programme also enables you to preform 3 surveys (Fish, Invertebrates & Substrate) as well as how to lay the Transect Line for accurate data collection and proper use of a Secci disc for accurate visibilities readings.
This is a great programme to do, its fun, helpful and educational all at the same time.
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