Koh Tao Diving - Japanese Gardens

Located on the east side of Koh Nang Yuan, Japanese Gardens sits directly opposite Twins, separated only by the sand bar that joins the two peaks of Nang Yuan.

A popular spot for snorkelers and first time divers it’s relatively shallow (Max Depth 15m) and for most of the year has little or no current. It has a roped off section – preventing boats from entering – which makes it perfect for PADI Discover Scuba Diving or Snorkeling.

Consisting of hundreds of hard and soft coral formations creating the impression of an oriental garden Japanese Gardens boats plenty to see including Fusiliers, Rabbit Fish, Catfish and Giant Pufferfish.

Masses of plate coral, sloping away from Koh Nang Yuan, mixed hard corals growing amongst the rocks and boulders, lots of Staghorn and barrel sponges, table, pillar and brain corals.

You will find colourful Christmas tree worms living amongst the lobe coral as well as Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips, Parrotfish, Bannerfish and Juvenile Batfish. We often see Banded Sea Snakes and if you’re lucky the odd Turtle.

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