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TravelPod Member ReviewsJP Resort Ko Tao
A great place to base our visit to the island - friendly and helpful staff, quiet location and good quality accommodation for the price. Would choose to stay here again.
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On the first dive, my Deep Dive, I descended more than 78 ft (24m) underwater. The warm, tropical ocean got cool and dark--something I hadn't really experienced on previous dives, where I wasn't certified to go below 18m (60ft).
The second required dive was Navigation, which basically meant using a compass underwater to navigate. I don't have much to report back for this dive, except that our dive instructor was "attacked" by a trigger fish--a ...
... to set up his equipment whilst I was on the to enjoying the view and quietly panicking when one of the other instructors and her diver came up to do their briefing. Now part of this briefing is how if they see a trigger fish and it attacks them they should get their flippers and kick them as they will keep attacking if you don't and they can be nasty.......what???? I am now very scared and soon as Marts comes upstairs to tell me to get my scuba kit on I ...
... on Sairee Beach, along the eastern coast of the island, which was nice as it was close to town and being sheltered from the open ocean, had very calm water. While it didn't have that castaway feel we were picturing for Thailand, we figured there were other parts on the island that weren't as busy. We spent our first day swimming and reading on the beach. Around sunset we rented a paddle board and spent an hour paddling around the bay, both of our first times trying one. ...
... to our visit. Remember the movie, "The Beach" starring Leonardo DiCaprio? Much of this movie was filmed at Maya Bay on Ko Phi Phi Ley. Far from being the secret paradise that is portrayed in 'The Beach', Ko Phi Phi is now over-run with tourists and all the services and souvenir shops that go along with them. Railay Beach, which our friends recalled as gorgeous and 'chill' in the early 2000's was still gorgeous the day we visited, but crowded with dozens ...