Photo: Beach scenes at Ao Hin Khok.


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Ko Samet is no Ko Tao or Ko Lanta when it comes to scuba diving, but some decent underwater seascapes can be discovered in the area.

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With visibility usually ranging from five to 10 metres, reefs can be explored by taking open-water dives at various points off the Samet coast as well as nearby islands like Ko Thalu and Ko Plateen. Expect pufferfish and a few rays at a five-metre-deep granite rock known as Hin Khao; black-tip sharks at 20-metre-deep Shark Point; and impressive coral at 22-metre-deep Rong Chan.

Offering day dives, beginner lessons and PADI certification, Samet’s diving outfits include Udi’s Scuba Diving on Ao Phai; Ploy Diving on Haad Sai Kaew; and Ao Prao Divers located at Ao Prao Resort. The latter is probably the largest diving company on the island, attracting well-heeled divers staying at the Samed Resorts group’s eight resorts.


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