A diver’s paradise for both beginners and advanced students. Koh Samui is an area of more than 240 square kilometers, the third largest island in Thailand and one of the most popular tourist line in Southeast Asia. The island of Samui is very protected in the Gulf of Thailand, near the islands of Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. The vision of Koh Samui is dominated by towering palm trees, white beaches and deep blue sea. The island has to offer besides the beach life and a vibrant nightlife. It also offers a diver’s paradise for both beginners and advanced students.
Clear water, beautiful corals a diving paradise for beginners
Koh Samui tempt the diver with beautiful coral reefs. Here, the island offers excellent conditions, especially beginners, to learn to dive in beautiful surroundings. Among the most popular dive sites for beginners are the grandmother and grandfather rocks, Hin Ta & Hin Yai. Between these two rock formations are flat and large sand bars that are populated with a variety of aquatic life. Many dive schools on Koh Samui travel to this area to enable their students at the beginning some fantastic experiences. In the south the Waikiki Reef is particularly interesting. Another diver’s paradise is located on the island of Koh Tan, Koh Samui, which is to reach out in 20 minutes by boat. Snorkeling is also very possible. Other good reasons include snorkeling the reef in front of Lamai Beach and Chaweng reef. Another worthwhile destination for snorkeling, Sam Sao. This offer fascinating rock formations and a large coral reef dreamlike visions.
Especially for diving professionals
The best diving spots for the professionals of the sport can be found at Koh Thao and Koh Phangan. These islands are accessible from Koh Samui in just one hour by speed boat. One of the best hunting grounds include the Ao Leuk Bay and Mango Bay on Koh Tao and Sail Rock and Southwest Pinnacle. The White Rock at Koh Tao is also suitable for beginners. After two hours boat ride to the dive willing Anthong Marine Park is already the ride, which offers a view of the north coast of Koh Samui and Phangan is a highlight. In the marine park itself large schools of fish can be observed. Also, there are some interesting caves which are preparing for diving professionals enjoy.