Thailand Aggressor Captain’s Log
26th March – 02nd April 2016
North Andaman Sea
*Air Temp. 30c
*Water Temp. 29c
* Visibility 25m
Cruise Director: Gabriel
Second Captain: Rong
Deck hand: Nin
Dive Instructor: Colin
Dive master: It
Guests: Bill, Lori, Jennifer, Murray, Elena, Sergey, Deborah, Jennie, Bhriguraj, Hayden, Ethan, Kathleen, Owen
Sunday – Anita’s reef, West of Eden, Deep Six, Zodiac x 2
Monday – Xmas point, Breakfast bend, Koh Bon x 3
Tuesday – Tachai pinnacle x 2, Tachai north, Tachai reef x 2
Wednesday – Richelieu rock x 4
Thursday – Tachai pinnacle x 2, Tachai north x 2, Tachai reef
Friday – Koh Bon x 2
Saturday 26th March 2016
Our guests arrived around 17:30 so it was time to set up the gear, have our welcome briefing followed by dinner then bed time.
Sunday 27th March 2016
We arrived at Similan National Park around 3:00 and with an early briefing, we were all in the water by 7:30. Our check dive was done at Anita’s reef where loads of soft corals and sea fans really impressed our divers. We saw a variety of marine life such as sea snake, nudis, massive dog tooth tuna, octopus and a very friendly turtle. Beautiful soft corals covered the reefs and massive sea fans as well. What a great start.
Monday 28th March 2016
We sailed to the island number nine where we did our first two dives of the day. Visibility was great and there were so many fish. Breathtaking sea fans and soft corals topped by hundreds of fusiliers, sea snake, nudis the size of a pinky nail, moray eels, a man sized great barracuda and some amazing swim throughs. It was time to sail to Koh Bon and as always, just amazing. We saw octopus, large school of trevallies and a lot of feeding activity.
Tuesday 29th March 2016
We kept making our way north towards Koh Tachai and it was just great. We did our two morning dives at Tachai Pinnacle where visibility was amazing and we saw hundreds of fusiliers, barracudas, giant trevallies, blue fin jacks and two beautiful leopard Sharks. We then moved to Tachai north with one more leopard shark, turtles, free swimming moray eel and great topography.
Wednesday 30th March 2016
We have arrived at our favorite dive site in Thailand and although condition weren’t ideal, we all had a great time. We did four dives there and there was so much to see. Schools and schools of fish blocked our view from the beautiful corals and sea fans. We had large schools of big eye jacks, giant trevallies, barracudas, rainbow runners, fusiliers and yellow snappers. The ay was topped by frog fish mantis shrimp and feeding frenzy from emperors and groupers. What a day.
Thursday 31st March 2016
It is time to start sailing south and we have arrived at Tachai Island. What a wonderful days of diving we had with great visibility and just enough current to get a lot of feeding action. We saw many different types of marine life including a large school of barracudas, dozens of blue fin jacks feeding on glass fish, nudis, turtle, big eye jacks and hundreds of fusiliers.
Friday 01st April 2016
It is getting to the time where we have to sail back to port but before we did two great dives at Koh Bon west ridge. Visibility has been the best for this week and as usual, there were so many different types of fish which made everyone’s last day very exciting. The beautiful coral garden had been requested again so we paid a visit to it and while diving the ridge, the soft corals and sea fans blew our minds. We saw a giant octopus, free swimming giant moray eel, Maldivian sponge snails, nudis, jacks and some fairly large groupers. It was an amazing last day.
Saturday 02nd April 2016
It is time to say good bye. We had a great week with some amazing guests. Hopefully we will meet again. Safe travelling!