Lighthouse Bay, also known as Gluay Teun Bay, is an area known for world-class wreck snorkelling and scuba diving in Koh Tao.
The wreck found here belongs to a small wooden fishing boat, which is around 15 meters long. The boat sank in September of 2000, and today makes this area a prime underwater activity spot.
Lighthouse Beach & Bay, Pinnacle, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling Map, Koh Tao
The waters are peaceful and clear, with good visibility to showcase the colourful aquatic life underwater. Those who are new to snorkelling will appreciate that there is an area that has been sectioned off specifically to cater to snorkelers. Regardless, the snorkelling and scuba diving here can cater to those of all levels of fitness, and all ages.
Some of the marine life you can expect to see here include rabbitfish, parrotfish, angelfish, and triggerfish. Occasionally, you may also see turtles and barracuda. The corals are exceptional: from table, brain, mushroom, staghorn corals and much more.
Dive and snorkel packages that take you to Lighthouse Bay usually already include a hotel pickup, and arrange transportation from the pier. Visitors travel on a safe boat and depending on how long your activity for the day is, it will usually include a delicious seafood or Thai lunch, as well as refreshments. All activities are overseen by a professional and friendly instructor.
If you would like to stay near this area, there are many accommodation options to choose from in Koh Tao. From cheap guesthouses to luxury hotels, there is a wide range to choose from catering to every budget and need.
Once you’ve experienced this Koh Tao underwater highlight, you are encouraged to explore and enjoy the island’s many popular attractions.