Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Thailand Live board diving Andaman Sea.

Thailand Live board diving Andaman Sea. by PJ Widestrand

A wonderful sunrise welcomed us to the Similans. We did the first dive at our new, secret dive site, and enjoyed the 40 meter visibility and the social, to say the least, Hawksbill Turtle we usually meet here!
As always Island #9 had great conditions, with a gentle Leopard Shark, 4 Turtles and plenty of schooling fish. Afternoon dive at the Three Trees, with lots of tiny colorful fish.
Plenty of schooling fish and several Leopard Sharks in crystal clear water met us at Koh Bon.
Further up north is Koh Tachai, with the normal, healthy current bringing in lots of life. The Batfish cleaning station is amusing to observe! More Turtles... Sunset dive with an inquisitive Eagle Ray!
The turnaround point of the trip was Richelieu Rock. Big swarm of Chevron Barracudas in the shallows, lots of {Big-eye Trevallies, Snappers, Nudibranches, a Cuttlefish, Ghost Shrimps and a rare Zebra Moray EelSnappers, Nudibranches, a Cuttlefish, Ghost Shrimps, Big-eye Trevallies, and also a rare Zebra Moray Eel! And yet another Turtle
A very atmospheric afternoon dive at Koh Bon, with a Devil Ray and a school of young Batfish ended the third day.
Fourth, and unfortunately the last, day of the trip started with a dive at island #9 in the Similans. Whitetip Shark, schools of fish and a very scenic dive indeed. Grand Finale at Sharkfin Reef, with 3 Blue Ribbon Eels, Mantis Shrimps, Jawfish, Nudibranchs and big Moray Eels.
Nice conditions all the way back to Patong.
About the Author
PJ Widestrand is a Tourleader and Video - Pro. He has been diving all over the world including Cocos Islands, Galapagos, Komodo and for the last 6 years he has been working in Thailand. Learn more about Similan Liveaboards


katty said...

Diving is the most exciting activity You can feel the immensity of the ocean. It's like traveling to another world. unexplained.This blog is amazing and very interesting.
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