Recreational Diving - Koh Tao - Gulf of Thailand
Getting Off the Ground
Koh Tao is a diver's paradise, particularly for those of you wishing to get started in the world of diving, either through SSI or PADI. Somewhere in the region of 5% of all the world's divers are certified on Koh Tao every year due to it's shallow, clear and calm waters; close proximity to many great dive sites and year round consisent weather conditions. It is, in short, perfect for training at all levels, from Open Water Diver to Instructor and beyond into the realms of underwater video training, photography and technical diving.
There are now dozens of dive shops on Koh Tao offering a very high level of diver training; at ACE Marine Images we associate ourselves with only the finest, safest, most professional dive centers and resorts and we are willing to help pick the right one for you, absolutely free of charge! As neutral parties, not competing in the diving market we can give you the information and advice that others may not; as such, we are recommended by the Lonely Planet! Taking into consideration your personal likes and dislikes, we can help you to get the best out of your stay in Koh Tao, whether you are here for a short holiday or wish to embark on Divemaster or Instructor programs for an extended period. Check our links page for some of the top operators websites, then feel free to email us for any further details!
The above film, Submerged in Koh Tao was created in 1997, its timeless footage laid the foundations of ACE Marine Images, started our underwater video training in Thailand, and helped put Koh Tao on the map! The underwater footage was shot by Chris Clark, Nadia Muggeridge and Tobias Melunsky with music by Mickey Maselli of the legendary Venus Bar! Please note that this version of the Submerged in Koh Tao is not commercially available.
Just Diving - They Call It Fundiving!
If you are anything like us at ACE Marine Images, you want to dive for the diving, for the experience, the passion of being underwater, the love of marine life, the anticipation of what we may encounter on our next dive. If you are already certified and wish to enjoy your holiday without the pressure of studying or exams then Koh Tao has some superb diving on offer, pretty much all year round.
From the shallow reefs of Nang Yuan and Shark Island, to the outer pinnacles of Chumphon, Southwest and Sail Rock, there is an enormous diversity of topography, reef life and pelagics. Whether you are a macro enthusiast, hunting down new species of shrimps and symbiotic invertebrates, or you are a sucker for remora, cobia, sharks and whale sharks, Koh Tao has something to keep you all busy. The important thing is making sure you end up in the right dive shop with the right guides.
ACE Marine Images has been operating, photographing and filming in the Gulf of Thailand for over 12 years, between our crew we have tens of thousand of dives, we know every little nook and cranny of her dive sites and more importantly for you, we know where the best guides, divemasters and instructors are working. Each dive resort has something different to offer, with various degrees of enthusiasm in their staff for the different phyla living in the Gulf of Thailand. We are willing to guide you to the right guides, no blag, no fee, just good advice on what is right for you so that you can book 8 and 10 dive packages, save money and know you are going to get the best out of your holiday in Thailand.