Gazing thoughtfully out across the blue Gulf of Thailand, as you lounge in your seaside deck chairs of your resort, you may notice fisherman of Koh Samui carefully tracking their way through the coral reefs surrounding this paradise isle. Now you have been made aware that the coral reefs are sensitive, and a mere footprint will cause the living rock to die. Yet, here before you natives are making their daily rounds to collect fish and squid, oysters and clams for their hungry families.
Do not become disillusioned. There has been fantastic progress made to educate the Samuians of the damage that they are truly unintentionally causing. The cause and the need are not balanced in this delicate situation, therefore making the coral an even more endangered species than the wildlife yearning to survive upon the island of coconuts. So remember that it is up to the millions of tourists that visit yearly to not make the same mistake as a handful of villagers. Enjoy the shorelines, and leave the living corals for those yet to come. Tread carefully dear friends, and swim above the beauty of these shallows.