Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island. It’s nonetheless coated with coconut bushes, jungle and rugged rocks of granite sloping into the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Siam. Samui measures 21km in its size and is 25km large.
These days Koh Samui is a most well-liked vacation spot for divers who’re on the lookout for an up-market western infrastructure within the Gulf of when put next to what’s accessible on Koh Tao the principle diving vacation spot on this space.
5 Star resorts and luxurious villa lodging is definitely discovered on all elements of the island. 4 worldwide hospitals can be found in addition to a golf course, loads of Spa therapies from conventional Thai massages to therapeutic quick and sizzling stone therapies. Many eating places make use of worldwide excessive class cooks and the number of worldwide delicacies is gigantic with little question -delicious. All the foremost quick meals chains shall be discovered as effectively.
Diving from Samui is different, primarily boat diving and just about potential all 12 months spherical. The journey to the dive websites differs between 45 minutes (Speedboat to Sail Rock) and three.5 hrs (slower displacement boats/tourboat) relying on the vacation spot and boat sort, which implies Velocity- or Tourboat.
Depths vary from shallow reefs between 10-18m and deeper Pinnacles right down to 40m. Nevertheless many of the dives should not carried out deeper than 30m and relying on diver’s expertise.
Nearly all of dive journeys provide two or three dives that are roughly daytrips as a result of vacation spot and journey time.
One of many undoubtedly most well-known dive websites within the Koh Samui Archipelago is
SAIL ROCK situated 45 km north of Samui halfway between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. This rock pinnacle is, formed like an ice-berg emerges from 40m to 15 m above the oceans floor. Sail Rock gives massive faculties of pelagic’s steep partitions, rock formation coated with corals and an superior “chimney”, a swimthrough situated on its northwest facet. The chimney begins at 18m down and exits at 6m the place the pure gentle penetrating the highest makes it fantastically picturesque. At its exit on the highest you will discover your self surrounded by magnificent carpets of vibrant anemones stuffed with vibrant anemone fish. At 12m you’ll spot a gap that opens up. -“The window” is one other alternative to exit the chimney into the open water.
Other than the large faculties of fishes you see right here all 12 months spherical you’ve gotten an excellent probability to identify whale sharks or manta rays passing by on their feed in season.