KoToa's standing expanded and rapidly increased as it extensively became known all over the world through adventurous visitors and international travellers.
The first generation of todays community (began,started] settling when they brought their families and started to harvest and cultivate the very rich.
Strange, but true, from 1933-1947 Ko Tao housed political prisoners. Being positioned about 70 kilometres from Suratthani or Chumporn meant it was very hard to escape from! Alcatraz...piece of cake.
All the prisoners were all pardoned and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and KoTao was deserted yet again.
The islandnow has 24 hour electricity on the islandtoo and finally they have had a water reservoir built to make sure that even in the dryest season there is enough water for all.
In those days getting to Ko Tao required a treacherous boat trip from the main land or near by islands, if and when the seas and weatherpermitted but the population of the island continued to grow steadily all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward.
Occasionally progress can be a wonderful thing, it's a good thing Koh Taohas kept its relaxed atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
Throughout the last thirteen years Koh Taohas changed in a number of ways as it developed to become one of the foremost divedestinations in Southeast Asia, drawing all levels of diversand water lovers alike.