Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Kohtaohas naturally become in the last years to a scuba diversfavorite destination in Asia.
Ko Tao's reputation spread and quickly got bigger as it widely became known all over world through international travellers and adventurous visitors.
Koh Tao now has 24 hour electricity on the island too and finally they have had a water reservoir made to make sure that even in the dry periods there is enough water for all.
All the prisoners were all released and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and Koh Tao was deserted yet again.
During the last 13 years Ko Toa has transformed in a number of ways as it developed to become one of the foremost divedestinations in Southeast Asia, bringing in all levels of water lovers and diversalike.
Straight after the terrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the caliber of tourist visiting KohTaohave changed, previously it had been a Mecca for backpackers, year out students along their way south to Malaysia and beyond.
Local farmers and fishermen realised that merchants from outside Thailand were developing their islandto accommodate the needs of all these new visitors and they too immediately launched a businesses to fulfil the clients demands.
Every now and again progress can be a wonderful thing, fortunately Koh Taohas kept its relaxed atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.