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Jan a god time to visit?

Gurgaon, India
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Jan a god time to visit?

hi,

is Jan a good time to visit for diving in Koh tao? if not will feb be better.

Thanks in anticipation.

Cuneo, Italy
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1. Re: Jan a god time to visit?

Although in January monsoon season it's over the weather tends to be very variable. Usually january is when the diving season restart, in my opinion if you can wait feb is better.

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2. Re: Jan a god time to visit?

Seas can still be rough, so it can be touch and go.

Cuneo, Italy
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3. Re: Jan a god time to visit?

Yes, the sea can be rough and the visibility low, about 10/15 meters.

Koh Tao, Thailand
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4. Re: Jan a god time to visit?

Well, its the tropics so nothing is guaranteed, but as the others have already pointed out conditions can be variable into January.

Our monsoon was late this year, plus we've had a few kick backs in rain and wind from regional storms elsewhere in SE Asia. Right now the conditions are improving - seas are calming down so not as choppy as previous weeks, and around 10-12metres visibility underwater. However there is still lots of algae in the water, giving it a greenish tinge as opposed to the crystal blue that many divers are expecting.

We'd say that waiting til Feb is better if possible, you have a much better chance of flatter seas, better visibility and clearer waters by then.

Happy travel planning :)

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5. Re: Jan a god time to visit?

We are coming to kho Tao end July/early August, is the weather ok then?

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6. Re: Jan a god time to visit?

We are coming to kho Tao end July/early August, is the weather ok then?

Gold Coast
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7. Re: Jan a god time to visit?

Yes, the weather is very good then.

Cuneo, Italy
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8. Re: Jan a god time to visit?

I alwais go to koh Tao in august, the weather is fine, sunny days, not very hot, only some showers in the evening.

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9. Re: Jan a god time to visit?

What about in March? Hot and sunny?

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10. Re: Jan a god time to visit?

Yes, March is hot and sunny with the odd thunder storm shower in the afternoon/evening.

Safe and happy travels