Friday, January 26, 2007

Five Minutes in Thailand scuba

From simonspear

The Thai island of Koh Phi Phi was very badly hit during the 2004 Tsunami. This film shows how the underwater world had recovered 8 months later. The good news is that there was very little damage to the reefs or coral, and the marine life looked very healthy. The resident Leopard Sharks were out in full force and when we visited the Gulf of Thailand around Koh Tao, we were even graced with the appearance of a wonderful Whale Shark. However our stay was slap bang in the middle of the diving 'offseason', so the visibility was low (normally under 10m), apart from on a couple of notable occasions. This film hopefully shows that the diving can still be very good in the offseason and just how truly spectacular it can be in peak season.The island above ground was recovering well, but our thoughts go out to anyone who lost loved ones during the terrible catastrophe on that fateful Boxing Day. ... (more)

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