Top level dive cruise to Mergui Archipelago
If there is one thing we can say about this last trip in the Mergui Archipelago... it is all said in the title ...
As an introduction to this new season, it gives us high hopes ;)
You can see the smiles in the faces of our happy customers! It was a great atmosphere on board thanks to: Claudio from Argentina, Ricardo from Spain, Ann-Marie from Ireland, Claes from Sweden, Ghislaine and Alex from France!
We saw so many stuff that I don't even know what to start with ...
So we'll start huge!
That must have been the best unexpected encounter of the week ... on a night dive ... when you just see this biggy coming straight to you, that's an experience!
And then, to meet with two fatty nurse sharks in a narrow cave ...
What was amazing first, was the number of fishes, everywhere on every dive site!
Glass fish all around ...
And second, there was big and small everywhere! That's what makes Burma different!
Nurse and white tip sharks, rays ...
An incredible number of cuttlefishes and octopuses, even mating ;)
Amazing patterns and colors... Guess from what?!
Fantastic corals ...
We didn't need to beg the divers to do the four dives a day!
Underwater, it looked more like that:
Back to the boat, exhausted but happy! There was still enough energy for a drink ... After the last dive of course!
Or a round of Yam's!
And the morning after, here we were going again in the middle of the fishes!
Also in the sand, there were nice surprises!
We were not the only curious ones, they were staring at us too!
The only one who didn't look very pleased to see us was our first stonefish of the season! But he never looks smily anyway ;)
Some juveniles around, made us even happier!
Last but not least, the world of the smally ones!
Shrimps of all kinds: durban dancing, squat, glass shrimp, zanzibar... and so much more!
And a spearing mantis shrimp!
Our favourite ones:
And Franck's favourite, the spanish dancer!
This time, we had a special guest on board, Camille (the "office boss") was having a funny holiday cruise!
During the island hopping stops, always nice views of the local life:
From above, it was as beautiful!
Crazy skies ...
And an unforgettable sunset on Black Rock...
To finish, congratulations to our students: Claes who did his Open Water, Advanced and Nitrox course; and Ann-Marie for her Nitrox certification!
Special thanks to Ghislaine and Alex, it was a pleasure to welcome you again on the MV Thai Sea; and see you next year ;) !!!