Koh Samui is a beautiful island in the Surat Thani region of Thailand. The majority of the professional scuba diving schools and dive shops in this area are affiliated with the SSS network. On Koh Samui you will discover some of the best diving sites in the region that spans the South East Asia region.
Most of the best dive operators, that will provide you with specialist diving equipment, courses and safety, are located in Koh Samui. The Sairee Beach resort is particularly an outstanding area to dive for its colourful corals and sea life in clear blue waters. In Koh Samui divers should make sure to visit the Bophut Beach and Chaweng Beach areas for the best diving places.
There are daily trips that will take you out to the Angthong National Marine Park and the ever-popular Sail Rock. It is here where you will certainly see whale sharks, stunning corals and impressive schools of fish swimming in and out of small lagoons. At times you will feel as though you are swimming inside a giant tropical fish tank.
It is worth taking time to seek out the best dive schools for diving as experienced instruction is recommended. Many diving qualifications are on offer at the multitude of Dive Centers in Koh Samui and Koh Tao where you can gain a certificate in Rescue Diving, Adventure Diving, or Advanced Diving.
Even a short term course is available for those who are only visiting for a short period of time and want to just learn the basics. Renting out all the equipment you need to scuba dive in Koh Samui and Koh Tao is easy. There are a multitude of shops and stores where equipment will provide you with all the basic necessities needed for a memorable and fascinating dive experience in these clear turquoise waters. Even the more advanced scuba diver need not bring all the equipment needed along on their trip as all you’ll need is available at all of the scuba diving centres and shops on the island.
The climate in Koh Tao and Koh Samui is tropical and hot. The wet season will see humid days with temperatures rising up to 31c (88F) on a regular basis. The evenings are pleasant and would not usually drop much below 21c (70F). In the dry season there is plenty of sunshine and less humidity.
Enjoy your dive trip to Koh Samui and remember to always do your research before booking.