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Samui Diving, Thailand

The Gulf of Thailand has prime sites for diving and there are many PADI registered schools and centres, where you can discover scuba for the first time with a free lesson in a swimming pool, take a course to qualify as a certified diver, then there are exciting courses up to Master Instructor, first aid and rescue courses amongst them. Children can take a junior course at ten years old, and the Bubblemaker enables even younger children to experience life under water. Diving on Koh Samui has become an activity for the whole family.

The Diving Trips

All Scuba Adventures offers you a fine selection of diving trips around the beautiful waters of the Samui Archipelago. All dive trips include : transfers, equipment, Divemaster, 2 dives, softdrinks, lunch and fruits. The pick up time for the different trips is between 7 - 7:30 am depending on where you are staying in Samui.

The Dive Sites

The Archipelago Jewel, a beautiful island that can only be described as paradise for divers and snorkellers, offers a wide range of dive sites allowing all levels of divers to enjoy the spectacular underwater world. Most of the best dive spots are surrounding Koh Tao : Shark Island, Chumpon Pinnacle, Southwest Pinnacle, and the Japanese Garden. Within these sites fauna may include : Turtles, Titan, Triggerfish, Groupers, Barracudas, Parrotfish, Angelfish, Cowries, and soft and hard corals. Speed Boat departures Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday.

The Wall

This rock located in the middle of nowhere, is one of the finest dive sites within Samuis archipelago. Surrounded by smaller pinnacles of rock, the underwater life is abundant and varied. The wall side has a naturally eroded chimney inside from 10 to 18 metres to dive through. Fauna around The Wall can include : Eels, Groupers, Barracudas, Tunas, Whale Shark, Manta Ray and soft and hard corals. Tourboat departs Tuesday - Friday and Speedboat Sunday.

The Coral Garden

This group of Islands offers easy dives in stunning waters. Protected by Thai legislation, these islands remain a natural coral garden inhabited by a wide range of colourfull tropical fishes. Fauna that can be seen in this area include : Parrot fish, Angelfish, Barracudas, Butterfly fish, Whale, and soft and hard corals. Tourboat departs Monday - Thursday.

The Pinnacle Tour

This special speed boat tour includes 2 dives at the best 2 dive spots within the Koh Samui Archipelago : Chumpon Pinnacle and Southwest Pinnacle. The tour starts at 8am and the return to Koh Samui is fixed at 4:40 pm.

Sail Rock by Night

An incredible adventure for experienced divers. If you are at least an Advanced Diver with more than 50 dives logged, you will surely enjoy this speed boat tour. Two dives are proposed, including a night dive where big predators can be seen in action. The tour starts at 3pm and the return is fixed for 8:30 pm.

Generic Courses and their Details

Discover Scuba Diving This introduction to scuba diving takes about one day, and includes a little theory with an instructor and a few excersises first in the swimming pool to make sure you will feel comfortable in open water. Upon completion of this you will go for 2 dives on a day trip to a destination of your choice and start the adventure of open water diving.

Scuba Diver Course This course, as an entry level, is a limited certification and takes two days to complete. The first day is a mix of theory and pool and the second day is pure diving. The advantage with this course is to provide the opportunity to complete the course towards the open water certification within one year at any PADI training centre in the world.

Open Water Diving Course This is a four day course, which gives you an international diving certificate valid all over the world. The first two days contain theory lessons and confined water dives, where you do the exercises you discussed during the lessons. The last two days are pure diving where you will put into practice all that you have learnt in open water.

Advanced Diver Course A two day course which contains 5 dives, before each dive you read about it in a book and answer the questions at the end of each chapter. This course is full of adventures.

Rescue Diver Course A three day course, where you will learn how to handle the incidents that may occur while you are diving. You learn to see and prevent the problems before they happen.

Special packages such as 6 dives in 3 days or 10 in 5 etc are available through All Scuba Adventures. Technical dives for the more advanced are also available such as NITROX (boat trip) or TRIMIX (deep wreck) dives.

Please contact all Scuba Adventures when you are next in Samui or reserve your dive times in advance by calling (662) 425 041 ext 606