Samui scuba diving and snorkeling tours

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When looking for diving excursions off Koh Samui, Ang Thong National Marine Park, Koh Tao & Koh Phangan, scuba diving and snorkelling are our most requested activities. It is easy to see why. With world renowned diving locations off Koh Tao and a range of dive academies to work with, completing your scuba diving course and getting out to the many great diving locations is easy to achieve during your stay on Koh Samui. All locations that provide great diving experiences also have excellent nearby snorkelling locations ensuring everybody in the group gets to enjoy Thailand’s amazing marine life.

We offer

  • Private scuba diving boat tours
  • Book your PADI training and certification with us
  • Join up with a group for a scuba diving or snorkelling trip
  • Half day and full day dive trips to choose from
  • Ang Thong National Marine Park, Sailrock, Koh Tao

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Samui Luxury Boats

Consistently high standards for Samui luxury boat charters

Hand Picked Boat Charters

At Samui Luxury Boats we partner with the very best boats and crews in Koh Samui to ensure your perfect dream Koh Samui boat charter

Chris and the Samui Luxury Boats Team

Samui Luxury Boats was launched in 2013 with a vision of excellence throughout their tours. Chris and the team are always standing by to support your Koh Samui boat charter needs

Continual Quality Assessments

Through our constant evaluation of boat condition, insurance, equipment and crews combined with feedback from our customers we ensure that every boat charter is of the highest standard

Had an AMAZING experience on our guided jet ski tour. Our guide took us around parts of the island and took pictures for us. I'm glad we had a guide instead of going by ourself because our guide was able to take us to a spot that had a pod of dolphins. It was a breathtaking moment. Thanks Chris for getting this trip organized for us. I highly recommend Samui Luxury Boat.
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Party Food Hero
12/16/2019

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Free Transfers*

Luxury air conditioned car or van from your residence to our pier and back
(*some exceptions may apply) 

Complimentary Soft Drinks

Ice cold bottled water and soft drinks available throughout your charter

Tropical Fruits

A selection of fruits available throughout your Samui Luxury Boats experience

Insurance

All our tours are fully insured for your safety and peace of mind

Marine Bathroom

Each of our vessels have a fully functional marine bathroom for your use

TAT Licenced Guide
All our guides are TAT Licenced to ensure knowledge and excellent language skills
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scuba diving and snorkeling, Scuba Diving and SnorkelingIncredible boat and amazing staff Everything about the experience was incredible. I booked this boat about six months ago and Chris was so helpful the entire time. You should see how long our WhatsApp thread is. Upon arriving at the boat, the staff was completely on top of it. We had so many little kids on the boat, and they were so attentive and Helpful with the children. They really went above and beyond. The food was amazing that they served and the boat was so so nice!!!
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335amandap
12/19/2023
Chris went above and beyond to help organise a jet ski for us. We had a brilliant time. Thanks! With Chris expect responsive / detailed communication and a can-do attitude!
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Ryan Barnett
7/02/2023
Wow, where do I start. From the very first enquiry Chris was awesome. No request was too big or too hard. We hired the cat to celebrate my wife's birthday and Chris made sure every detail was perfect. I even threw in some last minute requests, again we're no hassle for Chris. The staff on the boat yesterday, Mr GET and his team were amazing, catering to everyone on board glasses were always full. The food was cooked perfectly and very well presented and most importantly tasted amazing. I can't say enough good things. To sum it up, Samui Luxury Boat is a must do. You will not be disappointed. Thanks again to Chris, GET and the team.
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Ben Gibbons
12/16/2019

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Koh Samui Scuba Diving and Snorkeling FAQs

Is Koh Samui good for scuba diving?

Koh Samui is a prime spot for scuba diving, with its warm waters hosting diverse coral reefs and exotic marine life. Divers of all levels can enjoy vibrant coral gardens, tropical fish, and encounters with turtles and reef sharks. The island caters to beginners and advanced divers alike, offering a chance to explore underwater wonders.

The variety of dive sites in Koh Samui includes shallow reefs for novices and deeper areas for seasoned divers. Famous spots like Sail Rock and Chumphon Pinnacle are easily accessible, with Koh Tao just a boat ride away. Favorable diving conditions, with warm water temperatures and good visibility, enhance the experience. Dive centers across the island provide equipment, guided dives, and certification courses, ensuring a safe and memorable diving adventure for everyone.

Is Koh Samui good for snorkeling?

Koh Samui in Thailand is a top spot for snorkeling, thanks to its crystal-clear waters and rich marine life. The island’s excellent visibility lets you see vibrant coral reefs and a variety of sea creatures. Expect to encounter colorful fish like butterflyfish and parrotfish, as well as sea turtles and small sharks. This underwater clarity makes the experience like exploring a live aquarium.

The island’s snorkeling sites are easily accessible, with popular spots like Koh Tan, Koh Matsum, and Angthong Marine Park just a short boat ride away. These locations offer varying depths suitable for both beginners and experienced snorkelers.

Does Koh Samui have coral reefs?

Koh Tan, just off Koh Samui’s southern coast, is a notable snorkeling and diving destination. This small island offers shallow coral reefs teeming with diverse fish and marine life, perfect for underwater exploration. Another must-visit is Ang Thong Marine Park, a cluster of islands northwest of Koh Samui. While not directly on Koh Samui, it’s a favored day trip spot. The park features stunning coral reefs ideal for snorkeling and diving.

When can you see whale sharks in Koh samui?

If you’re hoping to see whale sharks during your trip to Koh Samui, Thailand, there are a few things to keep in mind. The ideal time for sightings is from February to April, aligning with the dry season and better water visibility. Whale sharks, being migratory, follow food sources like plankton blooms, which influences their presence in the area.

Koh Samui is near the Ang Thong Marine National Park, a hotspot for diverse marine life, though whale shark sightings there are not a certainty. To boost your chances, consider a snorkeling or diving trip with experienced guides who know the best spots.

Where is the clearest water in Koh Samui?

Koh Samui’s Silver Beach, hidden away from tourist crowds, offers a peaceful retreat with stunningly clear waters. Known locally as Haad Thong Ta-khian, this beach remains unspoiled, free from large resorts and commercialization, preserving its natural charm and water clarity.

Silver Beach is not only known for its clear turquoise water but also for its tranquil setting and white sandy shores. Easily accessible, yet secluded, it’s a perfect spot for relaxation, swimming, and enjoying nature’s beauty, complete with basic amenities and a serene atmosphere.

For the clearest waters, charter a boat to Ang Thong National Marine Park, Koh Tao or Koh Phangan.

Which part of Koh Samui has the best beaches?

Koh Samui in Thailand offers a variety of beaches, each with its unique charm. Chaweng Beach, on the east coast, is vibrant and popular, known for its crystal-clear waters and active nightlife. It’s perfect for those looking for a lively beach experience with plenty of amenities.

For a quieter setting, Maenam Beach in the north provides a serene atmosphere, ideal for relaxation. Lamai Beach, on the southeastern coast, combines stunning scenery with a laid-back vibe, famous for its unique rock formations. Upscale Bophut Beach, in the Fisherman’s Village, offers luxury with boutique resorts and trendy spots, plus a vibrant Friday Night Walking Street. Each beach in Koh Samui caters to different preferences, whether it’s lively activity, peacefulness, natural beauty, or luxury.