A Great Dive Site on Koh Tao for Beginners
As a scuba diver, I’m sure you are already quite aware, that it is very important to have good buoyancy. Why not put your skills to the test and check out one of Koh Tao’s artificial dive sites; Buoyancy World.
Buoyancy World is located slightly north of Twins. It is only a short swim away and you can easily combine both dive sites in one trip.
Artificial sites are fantastic for promoting coral growth and biodiversity. It also gives a new home to marine life and takes scuba divers away from the actual reefs.
Artificial dive site structures
Therefore, the island came together as one, to create this underwater playground. Headed by Save Koh Tao, Eco Koh Tao and other conservations groups, the project started in 2009.
Many of the dive centres were involved in designing the underwater structures and building them as well.
A popular dive site
Buoyancy world Koh Tao provides an obstacle course of giant hoops and tunnels, perfect for buoyancy games. As mentioned previously, it really is an underwater playground.
It even features a shipwreck like structure covered with Staghorn coral. This “Wreck,” is now home to a diverse group of marine species, including a young group of curious Batfish.
The dive site itself ranges in depths from 7-16 metres and generally has good visibility most of the year. This allows an ideal environment for all levels of training.
Among the structures there are still lots of sand patches that are great for skill development. Once your training is complete you can head back over to Twins for some dive exploration.
What you can see at Buoyancy World
You are guaranteed to see: a turtle, shark and a giant octopus! These are all concrete structures of course.
Otherwise you might come across some Red Breasted Wrasse, Parrotfish and Goatfish, Longfin Bannerfish and Giant Pufferfish as you tour through the sand.
Our dive site rating
Due to the structures, this site is often used for students that are taking part in the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure dive.