Tanote Bay - Koh Tao
Situated on Koh Tao's east coast, between Laem Tien to the north and Aow Leuk to the south, Tanote Bay is a picturesque location which is ideally suited to snorkellers and swimmers.
Although this is a typical shallow, inshore site, it also doubles as an excellent training site for student divers, as well as an interesting site for more experienced divers who often welcome the opportunity of a longer, more relaxed dive.
Viewed from offshore, the bay is divided in two by a large rock formation. Close to shore are large areas of Staghorn Corals which provide a perfect nursery area for the juveniles of countless fish species such as Butterflyfish, Damselfish and Wrasse.
A little further out onto the sandy areas you will encounter large numbers of Benthic (bottom dwelling) species such as Gobies, Nudibranchs, Flatworms and Goatfish.
Sunken catamaran at Tanote Bay, Koh Tao: Click on this image to go to the full photo and description