Koh Tao – Turtle Island

With great diving conditions and several sightings of Turtles recently Koh Tao is living upto its name as Turtle Island. In the past this local area has been a popular choice for Sea Turtles to feed in the bays and on the coral reefs, also to nest on the beautiful beaches.  Over time sadly the numbers had fallen, human fishing and habitat destruction began to affect the population of these fascinating Reptiles. It had seemed that many of which moved on to different areas.

Here on Koh Tao we get two types of turtle; the Hawksbill and the Green turtle.

Both similar in appearance the green turtles are usually bigger and have a ligther shade on their shell than the hawksbill, they can be found on several of the dive sites around Koh Tao.


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