Samui has around a dozen scuba-diving companies, offering trips for divers and snorkellers and courses throughout the year, and there’s a recompression chamber at Bangrak. Most trips for experienced divers, however, head for the waters around Ko Tao; a day’s outing costs around B4000–5500, but of course if you can make your own way to Ko Tao, you’ll save money. Also on offer are plenty of spas, as well as meditation retreats, island tours, ziplines, go-karting, kiteboarding and cooking classes.

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