A Day of Scuba Diving on Koh Tao With Rise Cruise

Join rise cruise for a day of scuba diving around Koh Tao, exploring the

most popular dive sites and searching for Whalesharks!

Let us tell you about an amazing day out! Koh Tao, Thailand is one of the most popular places to learn scuba diving or enjoy fun diving in the world. Join us on a day trip and experience some of the best diving with a friendly and comfortable experience.

Rise and shine and start your day

Imagine this! You’re waking up to the sound of the ocean lapping against the shore and the tropical birds singing in the trees. You’re on holiday and escaping your busy city life. It feels good to be away. Later you’re going to plunge below the water and float effortlessly through a vibrant coral reef, but first, it’s time for breakfast.

Walk along the beach to one of the many caf ’s that Koh Tao has to offer. Take a seat overlooking the glassy ocean and order a freshly prepared breakfast dish. You start to imagine your day out exploring underwater searching for turtles.

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From shore to sea

After you’ve indulged in a delicious breakfast it’s time to meet for the trip. We’ll pick you up from your accommodation and bring you to the departure location. Arranging equipment and making sure everything is ready for the day. After a quick boat trip embark upon The Horizon, our beautiful diving boat.

Relax upstairs with a tasty iced coffee, fresh from the main deck cafe , and your expert dive guide will join you to plan your first dive of the day. Don’t worry about setting up your gear, we’ll handle that for you. Unless you prefer to organize yourself.
Sit back and relax while we cruise to the horizon and the best dive site on Koh Tao.

Dive into the blue and wonder

It’s time, the part you’ve been waiting for. You’ve arrived at Chumphon Pinnacle. Join your dive group at the wet area and don your equipment. Buddy checks completed and we’re away!

As you descend into the crystal-clear water the reef comes alive as you approach it. Atop the reef, you can see the mystifying swaying of the sea anemones with their pink Nemo fish hiding among the tentacles. Beautiful Butterflyfish and Angelfish are gliding among the rocks picking away looking for food.

Below in the deep, you see Giant Grouper, lazily cruising around the bottom after a long night filling their bellies. Off to the side in the blue, huge schools of Rabbitfish and Chevron Barracuda are flowing around almost like they are water.

Then you see it, a shadow in the blue, gliding effortlessly with its entourage of cleaner fish. The majestic Whaleshark! Five meters in length and covered in a spotted pattern individual to each shark. It’s coming towards you and over the top enjoying a massage from your bubbles. “Am I dreaming?” you ask yourself.

 As the Whaleshark happily floats away again into the blue it’s time to ascend, safety stop, and exit the water. As you break the surface everybody is cheering and smiling, what an experience!!

As you climb aboard the Horizon, take off your gear, a quick freshwater shower and you’ll be offered a soft warm towel. Choose from a selection of hot and iced refreshments while you snack on fresh fruit. The boat is slowly and calmly moving towards the next exciting location while the dive group and you are talking about the amazing Whaleshark encounter only moments ago.

During your surface interval relaxing aboard the Horizon around the central table, sharing stories and photos. The experience is just so natural and fun.

The second dive is at the popular White rock dive site, one of the biggest reefs around Koh Tao. Beautiful coral colonies are full of small reef fish taking refuge and living their early lives before entering into the deeps.

As you round the corner of the rock you notice something move close to the reef, it’s a Hawksbill turtle! Colin is the resident turtle who lives around White rock and is super comfortable as divers float nearby. All turtles around Koh Tao can be identified by their head pattern, so be sure to snap a photo for the local scientific database. Ask your dive guide for more info.


After your second dive of the day, the Horizon will take a slow cruise back to shore. Giving you plenty of time to refresh and reminisce about the day. Lounge upon the comfy upper deck as the boat glides across the water. Why not take a little nap or take some photos with the amazing panoramic views around the island of Koh Tao. As the day concludes you head back to your holiday home and prepare for sunset and an evening of food and festivities. Rich in the memories of a truly excellent diving day.

Take a Sunset cruise around Koh Tao for the best experience at the end of the day. Relax onboard with drinks and enjoy a friendly atmosphere.

Fine dining in Koh Tao is an amazing natural experience. Eat out in style with this guide to the best places to eat in Koh Tao.


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