Thailand Aggressor Captains Log 31 January – 07 February 2015
South Andaman - Thailand
*Air Temp. 30c
*Water Temp. 27c
* Visibility 25m
Cruise Director: Gabriel
Assistant Cruise Director: Clive
Deck hand: Rong
Deck hand: Chon
Dive instructor / Marine biologist: Nu
Video Pro: Jak
Guests – Adisorn, Touchatorn, Chatadul, Amita, Nat, Jakkapong, Napong, Taweerat, Pakinai, Kridshiva, Saowanee, Sirinchar, Sittichai, Rakphong,
Sunday - Koh Haa yai, Koh Haa Rock, Koh Haa Neau, Koh Haa lagoon
Monday – Sawang, Stonehenge, Talang
Tuesday – Hin Muang, Hin Daeng
Wednesday- Hin Muang, Hin Daeng, Koh Haa lagoon
Thursday – Koh Haa Yai, Koh Haa Neau, Koh Haa Lagoon
Friday – King Cruiser, Anemone reef, Shark Point
Saturday 31st January 2015
We are all looking forward to this week again as we have back to back divers for an exciting week in the south of Andaman sea.
Sunday 01st January 2015
We started our trip at Koh Haa, a lovely landscape forming a group of 5 islands. We dived all day there and there were a lot of marine life. We saw hundreds of schooling yellow snappers and two dot snappers, beautiful nudibranch, moray eels and many scorpion fish. One of the dives we swam through what we call the chimney, a entrance starting at 18 metres going up to 5 metres. We also explored the caves of Koh Haa Yai, 2 giant cathedral like caverns with map puffer fish and many nudis.
Monday 02nd February 2015
We reached the most southern part of Thailand, Tarutao National Park. We started our day at Sawang and the soft corals were as bright as they can be while thousands of fusiliers sawm around us. We carried on towards Stonehenge, our favorite dive site in the sauth of Thailand and it was just like expected, amazing. Beautiful hard and soft corals covered the reef a=with abundant marine life such as blue dragon nudibranch, sea moth, 2 fairly large stone fish and schooling barracudas. Such an amazing day.
Tuesday 03rd February 2015
We made our way towards the north, reaching Hin Muang and Hin Daeng early in the morning. Those two underwater pinnacles are just superb. Hin Muang (Purple Rock) starts at 8 metres and go down to 60 metres, covered with purple soft corals whereas Hin Daeng (Red Rock) breaks the surface, giving a lot of shelter and also covered with red soft corals. Beautiful sea fans made home to long nose hawk fish and cowries, many dunibranches topped by thousands of yellow fusiliers, jacks, trevallies, dog tooth tunas and Wahoo.
Wednesday 04th February 2015
We decided to spend another day ay Hin Daeng and Hin Muang and everyone was very pleased. The feeding action at those amazing pinnacles is just breath taking. Thousands of fusiliers and glass fish run for their lives, while dozens of blue fin jacks, massive giant trevallies, dog tooth tunas and emperor fed on them like crazy. We also saw some beautiful nudis, many moray eels and a juvenile marble sea cucumber measuring only 1 centimetre.
Thursday 05th February 2015
We are back to Koh Haa (Five Islands) to have some awesome dives. We started at Koh Haa Yai where 2 beautiful caverns, big enough to fit Thailand Aggressor inside hosted large map puffer fish as well as ornate ghost pipe fish. We also saw today banded sea Krait, turtles, many special nudibranch and hundreds of fusiliers and yellow snappers.
Friday 06th February 2015
This is our last day so we started at the King Cruiser wreck where dozens of nudibranch covered the wreck and thousands of juvenile barracudas and yellow snappers played around us. Our next dives were covered with sea fans with sea horses laying on them and we also saw banded sea krait, cuttlefish, octopus, blue spotted stingrays and many fusiliers. We finish our trip with a delicious barbeque and we all enjoyed our last night chatting away and listening to some old fashioned Thai songs.
Saturday 07th February 2015
Our trip has finished and its time to go home. Have a safe trip and see you all soon again.