Thailand has experienced a new covid wave this last month so we had to cancel all our cruises. But we were able to return to the sea last week to superb conditions in the Surin and Similan Islands. We also had to the pleasure to welcome back 6 return guests and made 9 new friends which made it even more exciting to go back to these beautiful sites with a bunch of fun people for an amazing trip!
And we were so lucky! Mother Nature provided wonderful gifts to us on this cruise.
PS: we unfortunately didn't get the photo of the rare critter and the bellow is a photo of the less rare but always charming reef octopus we encountered in Koh Bon :)
As we were taking a break on the boat between dives, we got to see another sea life show as a marlin jumped dozens of times around the boat. The Surin Islands delivered a truly fantastic day this week!
Some of us found luck later when we saw a black tip reef shark cruising along the ridge, along with a Maldive sponge snail on the pinnacle, and plenty of chevron barracuda and tunas hunting in the blue. A sea snake came by us as it was surfacing for a breath of air, and most of us got to see two mating octopus performing their Valentine dance. I swear I heard dolphin songs at the safety stop but never saw them.
Thailand's number one dive site was not as fishy as Ko Tachai this week but was still exquisite. A school of chevron barracudas mingled with their cousins the yellowtail barracudas. We saw schools of batfish with a zebra murray at the safety stop. Hermit crabs were playing hide and seek at every crevace. We saw many colorful tiger egg cowries hanging out in sea fans, mantis shrimps, thazard fish tomato anemone fish, immaculate ghost pipefish, and frogfish all while being surrounded by trevallies. Some big tunas also passed by to gran up the smaller fish nearby.
A big thank you to Chris, Pook, Andrew, Mike and Gabriela for coming back!
A special congratulations to four new Open Water and Adventure Deep Diver students David, Gerard, Laura, and Arnaud.
And Congratulations as well to Lena on becoming an Enriched Air Diver and to Nikita and Rianne for their Adventure Deep Dive Certifications.
We hope to see you all again soon for new underwater adventures!
Are you crazy about Manta and whale sharks?
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2021 Manta and Whale Shark Diving expedition in Thailand
A special 6 days/ 5 nights cruise to learn more about Manta and whale sharks in Thailand from 25th to 30th of March 2021