Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui  : There are many schools in Koh Samui which provide Professional diving education.

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) approved courses is an American base association which all (PADI) instructors have completed an Instructor Development Course (IDC) with certified (IDC) training center and all (PADI) Diving center have complied with (PADI) requirements.

It Can be guaranteeing the quality and safety you might be concerning. Daily snorkelling tours to Angthong National Park or Koh Tao and Koh nang Yuan are considered as the most popular neighboring Islands for diving and snorkelling.

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui 

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Diving in Koh Samui is yet another reason to visit this tropical wonderland! With clear blue waters, warm waters and amazing marine life, it’s no surprise that the area is an extremely popular destination for both experienced divers and those wanting to take up the sport.

Short, accredited dive courses are readily available and prices are very reasonable compared to most countries.

There’s a wide range of dive shops offering all levels of instruction and if you look around, it’s not difficult to find courses conducted in the language of your choice (except maybe Inuit).

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui 

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In addition to the affordable prices, one of the obvious reasons dive courses are so popular here is the great locations from which they are conducted — your instruction is usually right by the beach in the shallow, calm waters off Chaweng, Coral Cove or several other places around the island,

There are verities of  attractions and activities in Koh Samui
The water visibility is anywhere between 3-30 metres.

The currents around Samui itself are variable, but usually not too strong except on the west coast during the monsoon months.

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui

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Samui makes a good base for those seeking to learn how to dive or upgrade their skills.
Get your PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certificate or take a one-day sampler course.

Train to be a Dive master or learn advanced rescue techniques.
Novices and experienced divers alike will find courses suitable to their skill level.

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui 

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This dive is great for seeing marine life and is an outstanding experience. Chumphon Pinnacle is located 11km to the northwest of Koh Tao and is considered by many as the best dive site in the region.

Made up from one huge granite pinnacle and a series of smaller ones, Chumphon’s main difference to Sail Rock is that the pinnacle starts 14 metres underwater and drops off to over 36 metres.

Marine life found here includes whale sharks (seasonal), giant groupers, barracudas, bat fish and tuna. Dive profile: average 15-30 metres, Visibility: 20-30 metres

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui 

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Koh Tao Dive Sites
About 70 Km north of Samui is the island of Koh Tao (Turtle Island). There are numerous dive sites in and around Koh Tao, which is is a mini-tropical paradise offering jungle walks and white sandy beaches.

Here the water visibility ranges from 15-30 meters and includes the popular dive spots of Chumporn and Southwest Pinnacles, Nang Yuan, Green Rock, White Rock and Red Rock.

The waters around Koh Tao are home to an abundant range of marine life, including barracuda, tuna, snapper and sea turtles.
Tour Available: Koh Samui Diving Daytrips

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui 

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui

Chumporn Pinnacle
Considered one of the more challenging dive sites with occasionally strong currents and depths of 10-35 meters, this site consists of fascinating submerged pinnacles.

The highest of these rocks is approximately 16 meters below the surface.
At Chumporn, you can swim with man-sized groupers and other large pelagic fish, including schools of barracuda, tuna and mackerel.
Tour Available: Chumphon Pinnacle Diving Day trip.

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui 

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Dive at one of the best sites in the area.
Sail Rock is one of the best dive sites in the area. It’s a big granite pinnacle that breaks the surface halfway between Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Samui and as there are no other rocks around it acts as a congregation point for all the fish in the surrounding area.

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui 

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The pinnacle drops down to 30 metres in the sand and is typically dived in a circular route around the rock, spiralling slowly shallower.
If currents are strong however, dive masters will guide divers to the sheltered areas.

There are other outer rocks a little deeper that can be seen from the main pinnacle and are home to reef sharks.

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui

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Japanese Garden Beach Diving Daytrip

This dive is perfect for beginners or for those in training.
Japanese Garden is a sheltered site just off the east side of Nangyuan Island (a group of three small islands joined by sandy beaches to the northern end of Koh Tao).

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui

The site can be accessed from a boat or from the beach on Nangyuan Island and it offers an ideal training ground.
The picturesque coral garden gently slopes down to a maximum depth of 18 metres over sand with the majority of the soft and hard corals in the top 10 metres of water.

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui 

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Most diving for novices is only a short boat ride away, while world-class sites for more advanced divers can be found less than two hours away at places like Ang Thong National Marine Park and Sail Rock.

Whether you’re considering trying the sport for the first time or are a serious enthusiast, you won’t be disappointed by either the quality or quantity of diving around Samui, aptly called a diver’s paradise!

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui 

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Pick up from your hotel to board speed boat at Bophut pier. Arrive Koh Nang Yuan 90 minutes later.
The sandbar beaches, formed by the ocean’s currents interacting with the three peaks of the island, are unique to the world.

Their beauty, attractions and activities in Koh Samui will take your breath away.

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui 

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The combination between the wonders of the underwater world surrounding Koh Samui and the aquatic freedom that snorkelling can grant is a powerful one.

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui 

Diving and Snorkelling Activities in Koh Samui

Enjoy snorkelling in clear water and a chance to encounter the most beautiful ocean life.

Continue to Koh Tao (translates as Turtle Island, so named because of its shape) where They stop for lunch at Bingo Restaurant.
After a wholesome meal you can either snorkel, sunbath or just relax under the coconut trees.
Arrive back to Samui at approximately 17:00.

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Sources: thediveacademysamui.com, anattaboattours.com, kohsamui.com, 

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