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Ko Samui Sports & Activities

  
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The usual panoply of watersports are available, including plenty of dive shops, but most diving is done either in the nearby Angthong Marine National Park or Ko Tao as the visibility around Samui's sandy beaches tends to be poor. You can book diving day trips at dive shops, most of which are based in Chaweng. The dive boats tend to leave from the pier at Bophut and Bang Ruk.  

Diving

Without a doubt the south of Thailand is home to some of the finest and most beautiful beaches and islands in the world, surrounded by crystal clear water and stunning coral. And that is the main reason why the number of divers coming to Thailand has escalated over the past decade or so. Even though the best time year of the year to dive in the Ko Samui is between June and August, it is still perfectly possible to dive virtually all year round. As diving in Thailand is considered one of the safest destinations for diving and snorkeling in the world, it is perfect for first-timers wanting to try these pastimes out.

The sea visibility in some places around Ko Samui is almost very good (distances of up to 10-30 meters). One can enjoy splendid sights of underwater mountains, coral gardens, undersea rock formations, hard and soft coral, whale sharks.

Samran Pinnacles

 Since the currents in this area are often quite strong, this site is recommended therefore, for experienced divers. Due to the currents being like this, the site is a haven for bringing in larger pelagics such as barracuda, jacks. There are three submerged pinnacles near Sail Rock.

Ko Kra & Koh Losin

These two small islands located to the south-east of Samui, which because of its remotest, don’t get too many divers. Blacktip sharks, manta rays and hard to find loggerhead turtles can be seen.

Places for Sports & Activities in Ko Samui

Sport (Other) George Conradie
The island's first and currently only, professional standard golf course, opened in 2003 and offer a gorgeous location in the hills above Maenam, belonging to the santiburi Resort. Two driving ranges exist, one of which is in Lamai and another next to Bando... more
in Ko Samui
Diving/Snorkeling Searobin Dive Center
Located at the Imperial Boat House, Searobin Dive Center offers a full range of PADI training courses with personal attention. You dive in small groups on a good selection of boats.
in Choeng Mon
 




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