Category: Koh Samui

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Freediving exploring our Underwater World around Koh Samui

Posted By : Michelle Pennington/ 1047 0

Freediving, advancing your snorkeling skills

Freediving is for travelers who like to explore the underwater world, but snorkeling skills add limitations to depth and duration.

Freediving, therefore, is for you, you new skills will allow you to dive deeper, and for longer durations

Koh Samui is a perfect location to explore your Freediving skills further.

We are fortunate to have the first Freediving PADI Academy on Samui with an experienced Freedivers as a trainer

Sophie, the very qualified and experienced free diver told me why she started free diving, and why it a great sport to learn for those wanting to improve snorkeling skills or for advanced training

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Why did you start freediving?

I took a trip to Mexico 10 years ago. It was the first time I put a mask and snorkel on.
I was amazed by the beauty of the underwater world although a little frustrated not being able to be closer to the marine life

Then I decided to try scuba diving, but I was really not comfortable with the heavy equipment, this was definitely not for me
When I arrived back home to France, I discovered there was a freediving club, so I joined

First I was a little scared, as my career was an accountant and I wasn’t really athletic. I soon came to realize however that Freediving can be enjoyed for anyone, any level of fitness.
Media often pictures Freediving as an extreme sport but in reality only a few practice to these extremes

Where did you start your training?

I spent the first 5 years in a club, back home in France. Mainly we would train in the swimming pool, and during the summer, organize trips to the Mediterranean, or nearby lakes. From, there on all my holidays were dedicated to the sport I love
Freediving has taken me to Egypt, Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. In Thailand, I advanced my training and discovered much more of the local Marine life


Freediving has really changed my life making and made me a much more confident, happy person
This is why I decided to become an instructor , to share my experiences and the knowledge of freediving to others

Freediving is really a nice practice, you learn a lot about yourself.

How to master your mind, and how to always stay in control
You are aware and pay much attention to the signals that your body sends to you, and you learn to understand your body more.

This can be very helpful and applied our daily life helping you to deal with situations differently like stress and anxiety.


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Hi I’m Sophie


During a freediving course, your instructor  will teach you

  • to relax,
  • how to move underwater efficiently
  • breath properly before a dive

Breath-hold diving provides a lot of well being, just like dolphins or whales. We as humans have strong body adaptations whilst we are underwater.
For example, our heartbeat rate decreases and we feel more peaceful. With freediving you don’t have to carry heavy equipment, so you will evolve underwater in complete harmony with the ocean, no noisy bubbles to disturb the silence.

The first rule we learn during a freediving course is to never free dive alone, this is a very important thing to remember
Freediving is a safe practice as long as you have learned the basic safety principles and you have a certified buddy to dive with.


For more information on Freediving training please contact Michelle on, or see the link below

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Catamaran Tours Samui Explorer

Catamaran Private Tours Around Islands Surrounding Koh Samui

Posted By : Michelle Pennington/ 933

Catamaran private tours are simply the best!

Private Charters are what make wonderful holiday memories

Picture this – Idyllic beaches, crystal clear waters, and only your friends and family to enjoy it all with.

Catamaran – Turbo Cat [stag_video src=”″]

With the capacity of only 12 persons, Turbo Cat is a small but comfortable catamaran perfect for small groups

You can explore the surrounding Islands of Koh Samui or Koh Phangan on a private Catamaran, doesn’t get any better than this

Angthong National Park is also available but on request and at an additional charge

Included in the private charter


Stand Up Paddle Boards


and if requested – Fishing Rods and bait

This is a delightful day out exploring the Islands, snorkeling or simply relax on Turbo Cat. Exploring some secluded bays around Koh Phangan, with crystal clear turquoise waters, perfect for snorkeling, and delicious Thai food to sample in funky restaurants built in the rocks

Enjoy some family fun time whilst on your vacation, or maybe a Ladies day, or Honeymoon?

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For further information or to book, contact Michelle @


For all other tours available please see below

Private Tailor-made Island Tour From 2250 baht

Hiking Tours around Koh Samui From 2500 baht


Fun In The Sun Exploring Koh Samui

Posted By : Michelle Pennington/ 668

Fun In the sun with Samui Explorer

Fun times, fond memories and great times is exactly what you will find touring with Samui Explorer

Private Tailor-made tours are built based on exactly what you as, a customers chooses to see, or do

Not what others have chosen for you.

Not everybody comes to Thailand to see Temples or beaches.

Others may enjoy viewpoints, local village life, or maybe a local school

This is all possible with Samui Explorer

Listen to a testimonial from one of our recent customers – We enjoyed a fun day out exploring Funky bars, and beaches.

I made an itinerary covering mountain views, culture, Temples, beaches, Funky Bars and much more. Had lunch in stunning locations

We have so much to see and do on Koh Samui which most be tourist miss because they are not guided correctly or given the correct information

Get as much out of Samui on your holiday as possible!

Contact Michelle at

Or visit Michelle and Jack at our office in the Big Buddha Temple, The Big Buddha Coffee Shop

Samui Explorer Tour agent
Big Buddha Coffee Shop Samui Explorer office


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2017 Planning Your Tours on Koh Samui

Posted By : Michelle Pennington/ 650

2017 Samui Explorer is planning ahead for our customers

2017 Will bring new tours, new plans, and great discounts

Samui Explorer will be much more interactive with our customers

Tours which we sell, we have always carefully chosen for our customers, and recently added some exciting adrenalin rush activities off road, and on the water

2016 we added Luxury Yacht tours and Half Day Traditional Long Tail Boat tours to secluded Islands . Snorkeling, kayaking or simply beach-time

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Longtail Boat to Koh Taen

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But 2017 we will offer fantastic discounts on most tours, and an agency inside our coffee Shop – The Big Buddha Coffee Shop Inside the Big Buddha Temple

2017 Big Buddha Coffee Shop

We will incorporate coffee’s and tour special deals, comfortable seating and fabulous views to enjoy relax and enjoy choosing the right tour for you

You Should Be With Us!

Travel Samui Explorer Tours
Big Buddha Coffee Shop – Michelle
Alternatively you can contact us by via our website


Watersport Tours Extreme Package from 5250 baht

Posted By : Michelle Pennington/ 708

Watersport package and Safari’s at affordable prices

Watersport are activities that many of us do not the opportunity to do in our own countries because of the weather and the expense.

On Koh Samui we can offer such activities at affordable discounted prices, with a reliable honest tour operator.

All tours or packages include return pick up from your resort, instruction by an experienced guide on all equipment, so no need to worry if this is your first time

You can choose from the Extreme Package

2hrs – 2.5hrs Duration
Return Resort transfer
15 Minutes Flyboard –
20 Minutes Jet Ski
15 Minutes on sofa
15 Minutes on ixo
Watch the video below to see how much fun you’re missing

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JetSki Safari from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan – 3 hrs tour

You will explore secret waterfalls and relax at a tranquil bay before heading back on the ski.

This is a fantastic way to see the bays of Koh Phangan without taking a boat tour, and so much more fun.

The price is for 1 x Ski which seats 2 persons

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Experience that adrenaline rush whilst on Koh Samui

For futher information or bookings contact Michelle or Jack at


Pop into our office inside the Big Buddha Temple, Big Buddha Coffee Shop

Samui Explorer Tour agent
Samui Explorer office, Big Buddha Coffee Shop

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