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Want to explore the sea? Want beaches and Sun? Come to La Bombona - The Koh Tao Thailand Diving Course Experts

Koh Tao marine life:

There are several snorkelling options, many of which are accessible right from the beach. The underwater rock formations range from seabed pinnacles that break the surface to stacked boulder arrangements with swim-throughs and tunnels for more experienced divers to explore.

The marine wildlife and plants of Koh Tao are similar to those found in all tropical places across the world, and they create a natural aquarium for both snorkelers and divers. On reefs, many different types of colourful angelfish, butterflyfish, bannerfish, and stingrays exist here. Table coral, staghorn coral, mosaic, and mushroom corals are the most common hard corals in this area of the Gulf of Thailand. Divers on Koh Tao will be able to study the intricate interactions that make up the marine ecology.

Here are some of the rare marine life you should expect to see in Koh Tao (if you're lucky):

Whale Shark - The whale shark is the world's largest known living fish species. It is a slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet shark. The longest confirmed individual measured 18.8 metres in length. The whale shark holds several world records for size, including being the world's largest living nonmammalian vertebrate.

The whale shark may be found in tropical oceans' open waters. Whale shark lifespans have been predicted to be 80–130 years based on studies of vertebral growth bands and free-swimming shark development rates. Whale sharks have enormous mouths and filter feed, a feeding style shared by only two other sharks: the megamouth shark and the basking shark. They consume plankton and tiny fish nearly exclusively and pose little harm to people.

Their skin is dark grey, with a white belly characterised by pale grey or white dots and stripes that are different for each individual. It has a 15-cm thick skin that is incredibly hard and harsh to the touch. The most common sightings of Whale sharks are at Chumphon Pinnacle, Southwest Pinnacle, Hin Pee Wee and Green Rock.

Blacktip Reef Shark - The blacktip reef shark is a requiem shark with conspicuous black tips on its fins that may be easily recognised (especially on the first dorsal fin and its caudal fin). This species favours shallow, inshore seas and is one of the most prevalent sharks in the Indian and Pacific Oceans' tropical coral reefs. In the area, its exposed first dorsal fin is a regular sight. It grows to a length of 1.6 m in most cases (5.2 ft).

Blacktip reef sharks are very rare in some parts of Koh Tao but abundant in others, it is unlikely you will see them whilst diving because they prefer shallower waters. There are a few sites on Koh Tao that you will find when snorkelling such as Shark Bay, Sai Daeng and Aow Leuk.

Banded Sea Krait - These snakes, like marine turtles, saltwater crocodiles, and other reptiles, must come onshore to lay their eggs. They must also drink freshwater on occasion and seek out coastal sources of water to do so. Furthermore, they frequently digest their meal and relax on land, and they shed their skin on terrestrial rocks. Banded sea kraits are highly suited for hunting on coral reefs, despite spending much of their time on land. They have a paddle-like tail that helps them swim and they can hold their breath for lengthy periods of time.

Banded sea kraits are active predators that hunt eels, which they track down by slithering through holes and fissures in the reef. They use potent venom to immobilise and consume their victim completely. Banded sea krait is eaten by marine birds, sharks, and certain bony fish. Other predators follow banded sea kraits across the reef, attacking any tiny fish that the snakes scare away while looking for eels. This species, like other snakes, reproduces through internal fertilisation. A female deposits a clutch of roughly ten eggs in a nest on land after mating. After a minimum of four months of incubation, the eggs hatch.

Banded Sea Kraits are quite rare on Koh Tao but you may see them at White Rock, Twins or Japanese Gardens.


Discover Scuba Diving

Discover Scuba Diving is for you if you want to try scuba diving but aren't quite ready to commit to a certification course. This programme is offered by diving shops in a pool, on the beach, or from a dive boat. You may attempt scuba diving near your home or while on vacation at a dive resort. Discover Scuba Diving is a short and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the undersea world. It is not a scuba certification course. You must be at least 10 years old to participate in Discover Scuba Diving courses.

Under the direct supervision of an instructor, you learn the essential safety standards and abilities required to dive. If you plan on doing an open water dive, you'll need to practise a few additional skills in shallow water to get ready. All of the essential scuba equipment, such as a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), dive gauges, and a tank, will all be provided by La Bombona.

No prior scuba diving experience is required, however, you must be in good physical condition. Priced at just ฿2500, are you ready to put it to the test? Book a Discover Scuba Diving session with La Bombona Diving (LBD) today - Contact us on WhatsApp at (+66)625869205, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.


Open Water

The first scuba certification level to become a diver that will allow them to go diving without the supervision of an instructor is the Open Water course. In a quiet, supportive learning atmosphere, a highly-trained dive Instructor from our team will teach you how to scuba dive. You'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an advocate for the undersea world by the conclusion of the course.

Under the direct supervision one of our instructors you learn the essential safety standards and abilities required to dive. If you plan on doing an open water dive, you'll need to practise a few additional skills in shallow water to get ready. You will practice using scuba equipment in a pool (or a pool-like environment) until you feel confident. Before doing four open water dives, diver training involves practicing "mini dives" to assist you to gain confidence in your new skills.

These days eLearning makes dive classes convenient to fit into a busy schedule. When and when it's convenient for you, learn about scuba diving concepts and terminology, which you can do before you even arrive here. It's your course, and you may take it whenever you choose. You can use a PC, smartphone or tablet to study for your course both offline and online. When you have a question, contact one of our dive professionals at LBD.

All of the essential scuba equipment, such as a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges, and a tank will be provided by LBD.

Open Water certified divers can then take it a step further and get certified as an Advanced Open water diver. Advanced Open Water courses let you take experience new types of diving such as night diving, deep diving and wreck diving.  

Book your Open Water course with La Bombona Diving (LBD) today - Contact us on WhatsApp at (+66)625869205, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.

Price - ฿9900


Koh Tao Diving

Diving in Koh Tao is very safe and ideal for beginners and veterans alike. With over 30 dive sites to choose from, it is one of the most popular dive destinations in Asia with a huge underwater environment to explore. Koh Tao dive sites are located mostly around the island but we do have some that are further afield, such as Chumphon Pinnacle, Southwest Pinnacle and Sail Rock. 

With many courses to choose from on Koh Tao, there is plenty of opportunities to go scuba diving in different environments and locations. All of the training required to dive on these sites is available to ensure you do not miss out.

Ideal beginner dive sites include Sairee Reef (just off Sairee Beach), White Rock (a little further out from Sairee Reef), Twins and Japanese Gardens (located next to Koh Nang Yuan island.

The best dive sites for experienced divers include Chumphon Pinnacle (about 30 mins from Koh Tao), Southwest Pinnacle (about 40 mins from Koh Tao) and Sail Rock (around 2 hours from Koh Tao). Due to Sail Rock being far away, we dive here on pre-arranged day trips which include breakfast, lunch and refreshments.


Koh Tao Conservation

Unfortunately, there is a global rubbish problem. Debris washes up on our shores and into our waters. It not only looks bad, but it may also do a lot of damage to coral reef ecosystems. Every week, volunteers and staff get together to clean the beach and diving spots, as well as collect statistics. The information gathered during our conservation efforts aids in raising awareness and holds the key to assisting governments in enacting policies to reduce waste, such as prohibiting single-use plastics.

Artificial reefs are an excellent approach to aid in the conservation and restoration of coral reefs that have been damaged by climate change. We built various structures for Koh Tao's artificial diving site, Junkyard, out of a variety of steel and concrete, with just our imaginations as a restriction.

On Koh Tao, Junkyard has been a success story in terms of reef restoration, research, and artificial reef construction. We're always adding new features to the site for diver enjoyment and marine research.

The dive site "Twins" also has a conservation area called "Buoyancy World". Here you can find amazing sculptures used for conservation efforts as artificial reefs. You can see a giant shark statue, a huge octopus, a massive lizard and a few more to check out.

Once you are a diver if you are interested in marine conservation our team do also offer specialty diver training courses where you can learn how best to positively help with conservation with the Ecological Diver course.








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