Aussie Divers at Sensi Paradise Beach Resort, Ko Tao
Amongst the chaos and uncertainty of COVID -19, Aussie Divers Phuket is expanding their excellent scuba diving services to the stunning island of Ko Tao on the east side of Thailand. Aussie Divers Phuket will join forces with one of Koh Tao’s premier resorts, Sensi Paradise Beach Resort.
Aussie Divers Phuket will still be operating the same service from Phuket with their two current locations of Patong and Chalong.
Sensi Paradise Beach Resort
Sensi Paradise Beach Resort is situated at the quiet end of Ko Tao’s longest beach. She is an unobtrusive masterpiece that is perfectly blended with the natural and rugged beauty of Ko Tao.
The resort has a range of traditional Thai style bungalows, houses and villas. Each bungalow has its own unique design and some have private access to the sea. Most rooms have verandahs or private decks so you can enjoy panoramic views of the stunning turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
All of Sensi Paradise is hand crafted from selected local wood and stone and each building has been designed to complement the natural paradise to which the resort is set.
Sensi Paradise also has their own private beach that has access to some very nice snorkeling for those friends or partners that do not wish to dive.
Additional Services in Bangkok
Given the difficulties with travel during the current pandemic Aussie Divers is now also extending their pool (confined water) and theory components to Bangkok. Bangkok residents will now be able to start their PADI Open Water Courses in Bangkok and complete the course in either Ko Tao or Phuket.
About Ko Tao
Ko Tao or Koh Tao is a small island spanning a meager 21 km2 and is based in the Chumphon Archipelago on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. Her name literally translates to Turtle Island, named after the Hawksbill and Green turtles that reside there. The island is host to over 130 species of hard corals, and over 223 species of reef fishes belonging to 53 families.
The island was for many years uninhabited. It once served as a haven for fishermen in poor weather. In 1933 the island started to be used as a political prison. In 1947 Khuang Abhaiwongse, prime minister at that time, pleaded and received a royal pardon for all prisoners on the island. Everybody was taken to the shore of Surat Thani and Ko Tao was abandoned again.
In the 1980s overseas travellers began to visit Ko Tao and it quickly became a popular destination for all types of travellers. . In the 1990s the island became famous as a serious diving destination.
Ko Tao can be accessed via ferry from Chumphon (1.5 hours), Surat Thani (4 hours), Koh Samui (2 hours) and Kho Pha-ngan (1.5 hours). For Bangkok residents, there is a relatively easy drive to the charismatic port town of Chumphon. Lomprayah offers daily ferries from all the above destinations to Koh Tao.
Koh Tao offers a host of different local dive sites a short distance from the island itself. These easy to access dive sites allow for shorter travel times and allows those doing courses such as the PADI Open Water Course more free time to explore or relax after their days diving.
Ko Tao also access to two of Thailand best dive sites, Sail Rock and Chumphon Pinnacle which are both renowned for their higher than average visits of every scuba divers favourite fish, the whale shark.
Travel to Ko Tao and you would be excused for thinking that the only marine creature you will see there is a whale shark. They do have a nice variety of marine creatures including turtles, turtles, rays, angel fish, great barracuda and some massive schools of travellies and batfish. The usual Thailand reef fish are around as well as the occasional leopard shark. There are rumors of bull sharks making an appearance. Japanese Garden is said to be the best for macro lovers.
Aussie Divers Staff
All of your favorite Aussie Divers staff will be able to move around for your convenience and will provide the same level of excellence and professionalism that you come to expect from one of Thailand’s premier dive center.
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