For this past trip, we had on board a very lucky group of divers. They have embarked for a combo of two trips, that has already taken them to the very best sites of Thailand, and is about to make them discover everything Burma has to offer.
We came back two nights ago from the first part of this adventure, with eyes filled of beautiful images. Thailand has again spoiled us with loads of perfect moments : being the only boat around Surin on the first day, snorkeling AND diving with a whale shark on the second, enjoying Richelieu Rock without anybody else in the water and seeing this very special reef slowly awakening as the sun rose...
The first four days have gone so fast ! We left our divers on Koh Phayam to enjoy a well deserved rest : endless beaches of white sand, laid back atmosphere, hammocks and good food... Could you dream of a better place to stay in-between two diving trips ?
And today, they will join us again on the MV Thai Sea to start the second - and twice longer - part of their trip. Burma awaits us, full of promises !
To be continued...
We had not returned to Thailand for a while, all of our last trips having been burmese ones. But this first 2015 thai trip made us want to visit again and again !
Clear water, beautiful sceneries above and under the surface, just the right amount of current... and of course, loads and loads of fish everywhere, how come we stayed so long without cruising the thai waters ?!
And since the wind was blowing a little bit too much for most of the boats from Phuket to take the journey, we enjoyed most of the dive sites with very few people around ! Private diving on the most beautiful dive sites in the Similan, does it get any better ?
Some of us had a special treat : a very big manta came to salute them twice on Koh Tachai, sticking around a few minutes, making sure they truly enjoyed the show. No need to say they came back on board with sparkling eyes !
With so much bounties to enjoy, we'll be back very soon, that's a promise !
Some of our guests were doing their first dives in tropical waters (hello Heather Lucky Charm ;) ), and two of them passed their Open Water on this trip (Congratulations Charlotte and Tarek !). What a way to start a diver's life...
Once again, thanks to all of our guests of the week : Hubert, Peter, Fabienne, Tarek, Charlotte, Heather, Andrew, Bern and Maria. It was a pleasure sharing these magic moments with you all !
We just came back from our first thai trip, and it was absolutely great ! We had a lovely group of both french and german divers on board, laid back atmosphere, loads of laughs and good times !
But some of us also had some serious studying going on. We want to welcome Myri in the diving community : she passed her Open Water with flying colors, and is already incredibly at ease underwater. Meanwhile, her friends took the opportunity to continue their education. Anna, Angie, Sebastian and Cosi are now Advanced Open Water ! And good ones at that, you should see them navigate squares with a compass in hand... Congratulations to you all !!
A little video from our dives: barracudas and batfish are around :)
" thank you for this nice trip to Ko Surin island and Richelieu Rock. Was fantastic finish fr our vacations. Really beautiful places you have showed us."
"Thanks for the fun + the diving and the food!" Althea
"we had and awesome time onboard and felt very welcome and at home"
" nice weather, great snorkeling, amazing diving and delicious food, plus really nice and friendly people"
back from a trip in Surin islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richlelieu Rock.
Feedback from our passengers:
- "An excellent experience with an excellent crew" Gemma and Kamiel
"What a boat, what a crew, what a holidays!
Franck and Camille shared their enthusiasm and passion with us, the boat had a great atmosphere. thank you for the mostl amazing dives, the best and most plentiful food..." Emilie
"c'etait 3 jours inoubliables (...)" Stef
" We never had such delightful food on a boat trip (...)" Eelco & Joan
Photos taken by Franck from 19th to 22nd of February 2014 in surin islands, koh bon, koh tachai, richelieu rock.
See the Youtube Videos of this trip
Camille and Franck are the owners of the Smiling Seahorse since 2012.
Camille has been working all around the globe during seven years before creating this company.
Now mother of two little ones, she works at the office and she's the one who will answer all of your questions.
Her hobbies: horse riding, diving and traveling!
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