At first this small islandhad no one living on it, frequented only by local fishermen from near by islands when seeking shelter during storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
Straight after the terrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the caliber of tourist visiting Koh Taohave changed, previously it had been a Mecca for back packers, year out students along their way North to Bangkok and beyond.
At first this small island had no one living on it, frequented only by local fishermen from near by islands when seeking shelter during storms or when in need of fresh water and supplies.
Consequently, as its reputation for beautiful nature, outstanding marine life and beautiful landscapes got bigger, easier access was available as soon as newer constructed were brought in to cope with the number of visitors being attracted to the island.
Surrounded by pure clear waters, Ko Tao changed in the recent a scuba diverstop destination in Asia.Kho Tao is a beautiful islandin the gulf of Thailand.
These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who reached KohTaoby boat from the neighboring islandof Kohpangan, Ko Tao was still under Royal Patronage in those days but it didn't stop these fortune seekers from staking their claim.
Ko Tao is surrounded by sharks too, nice friendly ones fortunately.