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Samui Watersports, Thailand

Watersports are extensively available on Koh Samui, an island surrounded by smaller Islands and a clear blue crystal sea. Details of what is available can be found in the excellent, very informative local guides, and brochures can be obtained in hotel reception areas, and in the numerous sports centres. The choice is varied and large, and it is a good idea to enquire about insurance cover.


Jet skis can be hired on many of the larger beaches. This gives an opportunity for you to ride the waves and see the island from a very different perspective.


Snorkellers can accompany their diving companions on the dive trips, or take a tour organised specially for snorkellers, take a trip arranged by local fishermen to one of the many surrounding islands, or just snorkel from the beaches and rock formations dotted around the Island.Whatever, the beauty of the coral and fish that can be seen through your mask is sensational.


Equipment can be hired from several water sports centres in Chaweng, Bophut, Maenam, Lamai and Big Buddha.


Windsurfing equipment is available for rent from several watersport centres such as Sa-ards Watersports around the island. Lessons are available for beginner adults and children. Prices start from 300 baht per hour for equipment rental and from 500 baht for a one hour individual lesson (equipment included).


Kayaks / Sea Canoes can be hired on some of the beaches. They are very stable and easy to use. Several companies offer guided daytrip tours to the nearby Angthong National Marine Park, where you can paddle through coral gardens and limestone islands. Alternatively you can hire a canoe by the hour and paddle along Samuis coastline.


Fishing tours from small fry to deep sea can be booked with a few fishing tour operators such as Sea Power Fishing Tours or local fishermen. You can also rent or buy fishing equipment if you prefer to fish off Samuis shores.


Sailing boats such as a Laser or Hobie Cat 16, can be rented by the hour or half day from a few water sports centres. Some of the larger hotels provide their own sailing boats free of charge.

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Banana boat rides are available on Chaweng, Lamai and Bophut beaches.