A culture shock to most people, but generally the islandreacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change has taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of restaurants offering different food from around the world.
The name Koh Taomeans Turtle Island; many say that the given name is due to the islands appearance which is meant to appear to be an upturned turtle whilst others maintain it is from the days when the sea close to the islandwas rich with turtles and the island was their breeding spot.
Occasionally progress can be a wonderful thing, it's a good thing the island has maintained its chilled atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
Local farmers and fishermen quickly realised that business people from other places were developing their island to accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they also, quickly started to open their own businesses to fulfill all the clienteles demands.
Surrounded by pure clear waters, Ko Tao has naturally become in the grown into a scuba diverstop destination in Thailand.
Over the last 13 years KoTao has transformed in a number of ways as it developed to become one of the foremost divedestinations in Thailand, bringing in all levels of water lovers and divers alike.
On Koh Taoyou can find typical picture-postcard views of shady palm trees , crystal clear bays and beautiful mountain views
In those days getting to KohTaorequired a treacherous boat journey from near by islands or the main land, if and when the seas &weatherpermitted but the population continued to grow steadily all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.