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Dive Review of Easy Divers/Santiburi Beach Resort in
Thailand/Koh Samui

Easy Divers/Santiburi Beach Resort: "Pleasant holiday diving in the Gulf of Thailand", May, 2017,

by Graham McGregor, Kilmacolm, GB (Top Contributor Top Contributor 35 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 9635 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I dived 2 tanks at Sail Rock, billed as "the best dive site in the Gulf of Thailand". In fairness it was a really nice site. Pinnacle about 45km from Koh Samui. However, we were on a fast speedboat which took less than an hour to get there! The site is in good condition. WE saw lots of large schools of fish, including Batfish, Jacks, Snapper, Barracuda. Also several large Grouper. Lots of smaller fish and critters, morays, nudibranchs. The signature dive as at "the chimney" which, as the name suggests, is a vertical swim through from 18m up to about 5m.
It was Easy Divers day off (Wednesday) but they arranged for me to be picked up at my hotel and taken initially to their dive shop to pay and pick up gear and then to the jetty. They were not using their own boat but had taken space for me and the dive guide on another boat. The boat was fast and there were supplies of water, juice etc. A lunch was served between dives.
We stayed at the Santiburi Beach Resort, which was excellent. Lovely rooms (take a beach villa) and a choice of a "western" beachfront restaurant and a Thai restaurant. Excellent gym facilities and a spa.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos; Palau; Sipadan; Truk; Malapascua; Komodo; Ticao Island; Maldives; Red Sea; Caribbean; Cuba; Hawaii; Florida; Cozumel; Spain
Closest Airport Koh Samui Getting There Flew direct from Singapore

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 31-°C / 88-°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15-25 M / 49-82 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Max depth 30m but we stayed above 20m
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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