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The Tarna Align Resort

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The Tarna Align Resort

5 star hotel
33 Moo 1, Koh Tao, Suratthani 84360, Thailand
50 rooms
FREE Internet

Tarna Dive

PADI dive center
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33 Moo 1, Koh Tao, Suratthani 84360, Thailand

Package highlights

  • Koh Tao's longest and most popular beach is just a mile away
  • Twice daily shuttle service to the pier or beach free of charge
  • 5* PADI IDC and Freediver center in walking distance
  • Salt-water pool with sun loungers and beach chairs
  • Upgrade to private infinity pool and jacuzzi suites
  • Incredible Japanese restaurant and rooftop bar in the hotel, with infinite ocean views
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Dates & Prices

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 40 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the The Tarna Align Resort

Best dive sites in Koh Tao

Chumphon Pinnacle – This is one of Koh Tao’s most famous dive sites and is located within reach of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. This well-known dive site features a series of stunning granite and coral encrusted pinnacles which are home to batfish, giant grouper, travelly and giant schools of barracuda and snapper. The occasional whale shark and manta ray also visit. Look for plateaus rich in anemones of all different colours, branching corals, sea whips and barrel sponges. HTMS Sattakut Wreck – One of Thailand’s premier wrecks, the 48 metre/158 foot HTMS Sattakut, which started out as the USS LCI -739, was sunk on 18 June 2011 in about 30 metres/100 feet of water near Koh Tao. The Landing Craft, Infantry (or LCI) was one of several amphibious assault ships deployed during WWII. The artificial reef is home to dense schools of fusiliers and yellowtail barracuda as well as groupers, trevally, moray eels and blennies. This is one dive site which continues to thrive year after year. South-West Pinnacle – Explore a series of rock formations ranging from 4 metres / 13 feet to 30 metres / 100 feet and discover breathtaking carpet anemones in brilliant greens, pinks and blues, with their cavalcade of pink anemone fish. The crevices and ledges among the pinnacles are hot spots for snappers, emperor and harlequin sweetlips. Leopard sharks and whale sharks are occasional visitors to the site, which is home to large schools of snapper, yellowtail barracuda and fusiliers. If you are interested in critters then scorpionfish, stonefish and other bottom dwellers can be found here too. White Rock – This site features two rock pinnacles separated by a narrow sandy channel fringed with a series of ledges and steps. On the current exposed sides of the pinnacles, the fan corals are a definite highlight. Look closely in the recesses and holes in the pinnacles which are often home to moray eels, cleaner shrimps and other reef fish seeking shelter. Other reef life which divers can expect to see here include sea snakes, porcupinefish, passing turtles, Moorish idols and a range of butterfly fish and angelfish species. Shark Island – This dive site is best known for its incredible variety of marine life. It features a wall, pinnacles and a coral garden abundant in colourful soft corals. On the deeper edges of the site it is possible to see passing pelagics such as whale sharks, reef sharks and leopard sharks. The coral garden guarantees a range of marine life including moray eels, angelfish, scorpionfish, pipefish, nudibranch, crustaceans and great macro critters.
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What to see

Whale sharks do cruise into the deeper pinnacles of Chumphon and Southwest. While you can be lucky at any time of the year, there are more sightings in April and May. The reefs inhabitants include many colourful reef fish, some interesting macro critters and nudibranch, morays and bluespotted ribbontailed rays. Turtles are seen on Koh Taos reefs but not in the numbers its name might suggest. Koh Tao triggerfish are legendary for their antics, so keep your eyes open and your wits about you. Over the years, the barracuda have learnt to hunt using divers’ torch beams as assistance so night dives can be very exciting.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI Dive Center and Free Diving Center in Koh Tao
  • Turtles, batfish, barracuda, blue-spotted stingrays, nudibranchs and more!
  • Chance to see a whale shark, bull sharks or white tip reef sharks
  • Swim-thoughs, pinnacles, shallow coral reefs, wrecks
  • Fantastic visibility and variety of dive sites to suit experienced and novice divers 
  • Professional and dedicated international staff
  • Courses from beginner-level to expert, including free diving

     

     

Description

The Tarna Dive Resort is an International Center of Dive Excellence founded in Koh Tao by a group of determined divers

The center is located in Koh Tao and offers a full range of PADI courses including, Freediver, Open Water, Advance Open Water and Enriched Air Nitrox courses, as well as boats, luxury training facilities and training pools. 

The Sea Academy consists of a leading professional team of Course Directors, various level of high ratings Instructors, experienced teaching assistants and dive masters. Dive sites include one of Thailand's premier shipwrecks, HTMS Sattakut Wreck, Shark Island and Chumphon Pinnacle.

 

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai
  • Other Languages On Request

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Sunset Cruises
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Cooking Classes

Great for families

  • Kids Pool
  • Board Games

Food & drink

  • Beer And Wine
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Pool/Snooker

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Thb)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Resort Description

The Tarna Align Dive Resort is a sophisticated hotel, just a winding mile from Koh Tao’s longest beach below

Up above the wild shores of Koh Tao, the sleek streamlined rooms look dramatic against the organic surroundings. The jade green pool captures the sultry-jungle view perfectly, and is flanked by a dark wooden deck, inky black tiles and a dozen charcoal loungers. Blackout drapes, flat screen TVs, bathrobes and cool bottles of water come as standard in each room.

Take one of the hotel’s two daily free shuttles to the piers or to Sairee Beach. There you’ll find the 5* PADI dive center offering beginner to expert level scuba and freedive courses, all with fantastic visibility. Dives include one of Thailand’s premier shipwrecks and Shark Island, where whale, reef and leopard sharks are plentiful. Little divers are welcome too.

The hotel is known in Koh Tao for its incredible Japanese restaurant. It’s built into the ‘high level’ and the chefs carefully select the best local ingredients, so the sushi fresh and the views are enchanting. The hotel’s second restaurant offers the experience to dine like locals, with delicious Thai food.

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How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest airport is Koh Samui Airport (USM).
  • From Koh Samui you can take a public ferry to Koh Tao pier. A limited number of ferries run throughout the day, with the last one leaving at 5:30pm. Please refer to the ferry schedule prior to booking your flights to ensure you leave enough time to make your connection (https://www.lomprayah.com/timetable).
  • The resort staff will organize to pick you up from Koh Tao pier (advance notice required, no additional cost). 
  • If you opt for a taxi, please ask to be taken to 'The Tarna Align Resort'. 
  • Check in time is 2 pm. Early check in is based on availability. 

Departure

  • Check out time is at 12pm noon.
  • A transfer to the Koh Tao pier can be organized for you, provided you give advance notice of your travel plans. 

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