I went to the full moon party on July 31st 2007 and decided to go across on speed boat from koh samui due to the prices of accomodation in Koh Phan Ngan and getting there was really easy apart from when ported had to jump in the water and everyone got trousers soaked not a good way to start it as arrived at like 7pm, so ages before it got going.
Anyway the rave was cool and the pubs and entertainment around was really good, lots of choices, but the restaurants didnt seem quite able to cope with and not organised with it.
But anyway the rave went in a blur (not due to drugs as didnt take just lots of drink) and ended up going to get speedboat back the last one at like 5am i think it was and was waiting on the beach when told to go in water as our boat there.
Got in water and went upto my chest having to hold my camera, wallet up above my head and jump with the waves to stay above, people were soo out of it, people falling in water and having to be pulled back up as soo drunk, anyway when got to boat was told wasnt ours and ended up walking from one boat to another for about a hour, in chest high of water, people falling over every few steps, soo dangerous and people were going mad as tired, drunk and also waiting in water soaking wet and cold for a hour, ended up finding our boat, and having to push way on and even then the people on the speedboat was not letting people on without tickets broken off, when freezing cold drunk and miscordinated it wasnt easy, you seriousally had to push way onto boat as if didnt wouldnt get on.
Ended up leaving about 30 people in the water as boat full and went off, on the boat everyone was dead quiet and it was like a situation off Titantic i know hardcore explaination but people were shivering and it was a very bleak ride back.
When got back was told bus about to leave in one minute, a guy when jumped off the boat was soo cold and mucked up he collapsed and got his legs stuck under the speed boat and got glass inside his leg.
It was not a safe and fun way to end the evening and worst thing was being in the cold water at 5am for a hour upto chest high and having to battle other people to stay up right, was all battle for individuals and i must have seen about 30-40 people be pushed in the water, was not pleasant end to the night and due to this i wouldnt recommend the rave, on its own was good but not worth all the effort and downsides of.
Anyway thought id put my opinion on here to help you all if need be