7 days to cross Surin and Similan Islands from Tap Lumu to Phuket
A week diving in the North...
This week was a new moon week, so we knew we would have to deal with a great deal of current. We could do our second dive as planned around Torinla, but we had to change the plans for dive 3 as the current was ripping at Yellow Rock, so instead we dived Ao Pragaad and everyone was stunned by the beauty of the coral reef there! We had our night dive in the same bay to see the different population coming alive after the sunset…
The sunset dive, our favorite there as all the schools come into action grabing this last chance to feed before the night settle in.
The day went by with 2 more dives at Koh Bon where we had great hopes for Manta encounter as we had 2 new individuals there the trip before, but unfortunately, this time none showed up however we had a very nice close encounter with the baby eagle ray and it lasted…!
Even if the dive site is very exposed we were lucky to have a very mild current allowing us to explore the whole dive site with ease.
As we made it to the bottom, we bumped into a hawkbill sea turtle peacefully grazing, allowing us to take a few shots.
If you are familiar with this dive site you would know the little window in the wall just at the end of the channel… I found some surgeon fish, bannerfish and a parrotfish having fun going through the hole again and again, just the same as kids going up and down the slide at the kinder garden!
This blackwater dive was a hit, with so much life! Squids as usual, but also larvae sleeper lobster, spearing mantis shrimp, 2 male paper nautilus, a seahorse and a drift fish!