King Kong

King Kong is a hidden bay, with a shallow coral reef close to Aow Leuk on the southeast coast of Koh Tao. The beach is secluded and calm, perfect for novice divers and snorkelers, who want to avoid the crowds.

You can see a large variety of soft and hard corals, yellow boxfish, harlequin sweetlips, blue-spotted stingrays, lionfish, porcupine and pufferfish, batfish, and turtles too!

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 12 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

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Open Water Diver

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Boat Diving

Discover pristine dive sites that cannot be reached from shore and experience the excitement of liveaboard diving. Learn all you need to dive from boats with the SSI Boat Diving Specialty. Start today!

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.

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Waves, Tides & Currents

Take control of your dives no matter the conditions with the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents specialty. Learn all you need to go diving in currents, waves and rivers, enjoy shore diving and learn about the environmental conditions that affect dive sites.

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Scooter / DPV

Enjoy longer dives, explore further and cover a larger area on every dive. Become an SSI Scooter/DPV Specialty Diver. Get started today.

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Perfect Buoyancy

The SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty is the best way to improve your body position for relaxed dives, lower your air consumption and increase your bottom times. Take control of your enjoyment. Start online now!

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Photo & Video

Learn how to take underwater photos that capture your dive highlights and incredible marine life encounters with the SSI Photo & Video Specialty program. Get started online today.

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Marine Ecology

The SSI Marine Ecology Specialty program is the best way to discover the exciting science of marine ecology and become an underwater naturalist. Enhance your dives in a new way. Earn the SSI Marine Ecology specialty certification now!

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Fish Identification

Learn how to identify fish with the SSI Fish Identification specialty program and enhance your dives! Discover all you need to identify common families of Caribbean, Indo-Pacific and Red Sea reef fish and earn your SSI Fish Identification specialty certification.

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Basic Freediving

Discover the freedom and tranquility that keep freedivers returning to the water. Learn how to go freediving with this essential freediver training and earn your SSI Basic Freediving certification! Your adventures as a freediver begin here!

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Dive sites nearby

Located on South East of the island. This dive site has shallow water that goof for training dives and practice buoyancy. The dive site have wide sand patch and really clam beach.

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Hin Ngam

Hin Ngam is located on the southeast coast of Koh Tao, on the way into Aow Leuk which is a snorkeling and diving hotspot. The Him Ngam is sheltered and has a fringing reef running right around the bay. The dive site has a max depth of 12 meters with a sandy bottom making it ideal for beginner and student divers.

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Tanote Bay

Tanote Bay is a beautiful dive site on the east coast of Koh Tao. The reef starts right at the shore and reaches over the whole bay. The edge of the reef is at a depth between 8 and 15 meters. Besides the Katamaran Wreck at 18m, Tanote Bay has different artificial reef constructions as well as small caverns!

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Shark Island is a remote islet off the southern tip of Koh Tao. You can dive on both sides of the island, but there is often a relatively good current, so it is recommended for intermediate divers and above. The depth gradually increases off the island, but if you dive along the island, you can see coral beds and other sandy creatures at a depth of 15 to 10 meters.

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Laem Thian Bay

The diving here is between 5m-24m. There is a small plateau and a little canyon. If you go down to the edge there can be quite a bit of current which normally flows north along the coast.

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Laem Thian Caves

Great for beginners if you stay at around 5m - very beautiful if the sun is out! For advanced small groups, you can explore small caves down to 20m.

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Mao Bay

Mao Bay can be explored to the south as well as towards north. Toward the north you will find an artificial reef at 15m deep. Besides this, large boulders are very characteristic for this area.

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Chalok Bay

Chalok Bay is a scenic beach with white sand and crystal clear water, making this hideout a wonderful spot for swimming and snorkeling. The beach has a gradual sloping coral reef, offshore beach, and at the edge of the bay where it is deeper, there is a dive site known as Hin Taa Toh, often used for beginners divers.

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Buddha Point

Buddha Point is off the coast of Chalok Baan Kao, located in the south of Koh Tao. This site is a hidden gem also known as Hin Taa Toh, or Buddah Rock. This quiet dive site is a shallow reef located at the edge of the bay close to freedom beach.

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Junkyard

This dive site contains a lot of artificial items such as a Jeep, a toilet seat, etc... Which are now all new marine life habitat! Please don’t touch!

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