What Time of Year is Best on Koh Tao?

Sunset on Koh TaoTrying to decide when to come to Koh Tao? Well we think that it is always a good time to be on Koh Tao, but of course some days are even better than others. Generally the diving on Koh Tao is ideal from January through September, as our local monsoon season peaks in November. Below you can also find a list of important dates and holidays for 2014:

January 1st: New Year’s Day, [Dive School Closed]

February 14th: Valentine’s Day, Couples get 2-for-1 prices on diving and conservation courses
February 19th: Coral Spawning, come and witness one of the greatest marine miracles- the reproduction of hard corals.

April 14th: Songkran (Buddhist New Year’s), come join us for our annual garden party after the island-wide water fight (last year whale sharks and whales seen at Chumphon Pinnacle on this day)
April 22nd: Earth Day, Join the NHRCP on their conservation diving activities and then head to the Save Koh Tao office for the annual Koh Tao Film Festival, complete with food, games, and live music.

June 18th-19th: Koh Tao Festival, probably the best event on Koh Tao all year. 2 days of music, food, competitions, giveaways, and more. Plus tons of environmental activities including sea turtles releases, giant clam releases, clean-ups, and more. The NHRCP team works hard for 1 month leading up to festival to prepare for all of the Eco-activities, and can always use more volunteers.

August 12th: Mother’s day, Mom’s fun dive for free with New Heaven or the NHRCP

Early September: reef fish spawning season, a great time to come diving and see schools of butterfly and angel fishes dancing to find a mate.

October 17th: Loy Kratong Day, Join in amazing lantern and floating candle displays all across the country. On Koh Tao the community also hosts a yearly concert to raise money for the local school.