Samui is an island with an area of 228.7km populated mainly by the log established Buddhist populace; the Chao Samui. The people of this country are quite easygoing as they belong to various religions and races, making this location a cultural melting pot. As a result, the island moves from celebration to celebration, guaranteeing any visit a colourful one. The island attracts around 1.5 million tourists yearly on account of its beautiful beaches, densely populated coral reefs, and magnificent hotels.
Diving in these beautiful waters is a lovely way to enjoy the natural resources of the island, but it is also an activity that requires proper training and preparation. Luckily for visitors, Samui plays host to numerous diving schools with a handful of heavily awarded diving schools which provide the most comprehensive diving education. There are various services available from short courses for those who wish to qualify as quickly as possible and explore the waters and more advanced courses for veteran divers seeking higher diving qualifications. The lessons coupled with the scuba gear might be a bit pricey, but in the end, they become the keys to the beautiful underwater kingdom of Ko Samui.
The coastline of Ko Samui is a treasure-trove of discovery for the adventurous tourist who is in search of rare sea creatures such as the reclusive and magnificent whale shark, as well as numerous species of triggerfish and sea turtle. Of all the spectacular sites for diving available, Chumphon Pinnacle and Sail Rock are perhaps the most noteworthy diving sites; a notion supported from the scores of experienced divers that have explored its beautiful depths. Apart from the various fish that visit the coral reefs, the reefs themselves vary enormously from one diving spot to the next. This variation of coral, for example from hard to soft, creates different environments for divers to experience a wide variety of marine life.
Ko Samui’s coastal beauty requires time and patience in order to be fully appreciated. More so, if one lacks the qualifications necessary for diving then time is needed for even the most elementary course to be satisfied. As such, one should choose a Koh Samui resort
that is close to the beach and is steeped in luxury. A Chaweng hotel
such as the Anantara Lawana, Koh Samui, provides guests with plunge pool rooms, and balconies capturing the beautiful scenery of the island, which serves to provide such guests with a very rewarding island experience. Accordingly, it is among the finest providers of such luxuries on the entire island, making sure to keep guests comfortable throughout their stay.