Samui Underwater

          With great visibility, warm waters, and an abundance of sea life just offshore, Koh Samui has also emerged as one of Southeast Asia’s top dive destinations, and has developed into one of the main diver training centers in all of Southeast Asia, despite the fact that the best dive sites are sometimes two hours away by boat. But with the popularity of Live On Board (LOB) excursions, a wide diversity of undersea life is accessible from Samui, with divers able to make multiple visits each day (and night) to the wonderland depths of the ocean.

          The waters around nearby Koh Tao (Turtle Island) are home to an abundant range of marine life, including barracuda, tuna, snapper and sea turtles. A colorful variety of soft hard corals decorate the sea floor, and the occasional shark can also be seen here.
          Within Ang Thong National Park, Koh Wao is one of the most popular dive sites, featuring incredible swim-through experiences for proficient divers, with caves, tunnels and passageways.

          For more advanced divers, Koh Samui has two main dive areas, each with an approximate six-month opposing season. Hin Bai-or Sail Rock-located north of Koh Samui is dived daily from February until September. During the rest of the year, the Ang Thong Marine National Park to the northwest is the choice spot.

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