Some 90% of diving schools in Thailand are run by overseas operators, resulting in the country losing large amounts of revenue to foreigners at the expense of Thailand's natural resources, says Palang Yimpanich, the owner of Sport Time Dive Center.
Snorkellers follow the rope at Surin Island.
Thailand is one of the world's most popular diving destinations. The country's top-five diving sites are Similan's Marine National Park, Surin's Marine National Park (Richelieu Rock), Hin Daeng-Hin Muang, Koh Ha (Lanta Island) and Koh Phi Phi's Shark Point.
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