Shark Island

Shark Island

Shark Island is one of the best kept secrets on Koh Tao. Since it often experiences strong currents, not many dive shops visit this beautiful site. It is located on the South East tip of Koh Tao, and offers divers multiple different dives on it. Heading East of the island takes you to 25 meters, where there is a large amount of colourful soft corals to and a huge amount of marine life to keep all divers entertained. Otherwise head West and see what marine life is enjoying the food channel that separates Koh Tao and Shark Island. Whale Sharks are regularly spotted here throughout the year, as are schools of Butterflyfish, Barracudas, Groupers, Turtles and much much more.

Depth Range

Type of Site

Marine Life

Frequency visited

Worthy mentions

0m – 25m

Small Island

Barracuda, Groupers, Triggerfish, Turtles, Whalesharks

Every 2 days

Whale Sharks are regular visitors from March – May & September – November Sunset & Night Dives are offered here up to 3 times per week for Advanced Divers – a Staff favourite

New Way Rating

9.5 / 10

Shark Islands
Shark Island Map