I went down to Koh Tao for a couple of days of diving. Koh Tao is a small island in the southern Gulf of Thailand. It's a popular spot for good, inexpensive diving and dive courses. Very popular with people a whole lot younger than I...
It was a long journey. Three hours on the bus from Korat to Bangkok's Don Meuang airport. The flight was delayed, so two hours in the airport followed by a 90 minute flight to Chumphon and an hour bus ride to the ferry pier. The ferry ride to Koh Tao takes another 90 minutes or so.
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Solar Air flies the Dornier 228 commuter aircraft to Koh Tao. It seats 18 passengers and one flight attendant.
The fly low enough to give you great views of Bangkok and the coastline. This is the Chao Phraya in Bangkok.
Shrimp farms in Samut Sakhon.
Cape Son, Pak Khlong
Lomprayah Ferry Pier
Nang Yuan Island is a resort island very close to Koh Tao.
From the pier at Koh Tao
Mae Had town, Koh Tao
Sunset from Safety Stop Bar and Restaurant
I dove with Master Divers, a very class act.
Mae Had wharf. Everything comes by boat.
Mae Had beach, looking south.
Longtail boats, Mae Had.
Looking north from southern Mae Had.
Nang Yuan Island
Lots of dive boats and lots of tourists at Nang Yuan.
Master Divers dive boat.
Barrel Coral with Ribbon Worms(?)
Dive boat from the water.
Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips