Thailand Aggressor Captain’s Log
30 October 2016
*Air Temp. 30c
*Water Temp. 29c
* Visibility 15-30m
Second Captain: Rong
Cruise Director: Clive
Dinghy Driver: Hem
Chef: Pi Phorn
Chef: Pa Phorn
Guests: Khun A. Mana,Daline,Maly,Sarsilep,Popenh,Phapan, Nelly,Kong Pisey,Theary,Eng, Vincent,Justin,Nita, Hour, Jak Por,
Monday – Cabbage Bay, Koh Torinla, Richelieu Rock x2
Tuesday – Koh Tachai, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon Koh Bon
Wednesday – Anitas reef, Zodiac
Sunday 30th October 2016
Just a half trip this time but a full charter, and back on board we have our Cambodian group many familiar faces and some new members for this dive club, guest arrived around 8pm after a long journey to meet us in Ranong then the plan is to head south this trip, Our guest had the boat safety briefing and set up eqpt then many headed for an early night.
Monday 31st October 2016
We all woke up bright and early for our dive safety briefing then we had our divesite briefing, we decided on a nice easy dive at Cabbage bay for our check dive all was good and we saw some cool stuff we found some Nudibranch and many trevally hunting. The viz was good at The Surin islands so we decided to stay for one more dive at Torinla island, as soon as our guests jumped in they were greeted by 2 jenkins whip rays and amazingly they stuck around for about 30 minutes, then smoothly drifted off into the blue yonder. We upped anchor and headed for Richelieu Rock the viz was slightly less than at surin at about 15 meters, we found 6 mating cuttlefish all in a group, we also saw the resident school of yellowtail barracuda, no luck with finding the Seahorse this dive. We had a short surface interval and headed back to Richelieu Rock this time there were 8 cuttlefish all together , we shallowed up to check out the huge crack that dominate this divesite and saw many hundreds of Hinge Beak shrimp and also some banded Boxer shrimp. Our Dive club had bought lots of decorations to have a Halloween party this evening.. So some traditional Halloween food was cooked and we had pumkin soup.
Tuesday 25th October 2016
We all awoke at 7 this morning and decided to dive around 8 am. The divesite chosen was Koh Tachai this is the most northerly island in the Similan National Park. We descended from the back of the boat and dropped into a huge school of 4-500 Barracuda it was amazing all our guests got some great photos and video. We were also luck when a small school of Golden Trevally also showed up it was like fish soup. Our second dive the current picked up a bit and even more fish seemed to arrive we had a school of batfish come to check us out. There were some large groupers cruising the blue also. We cast off the mooring and heade for Koh Bon as we heard yesterday one of the boats saw 2 giant Manta rays at the site.Sad ly we didn’t encounter the rays but we had a large Napoleon Wrasse come check us out. For our fourth and final dive of the day we headed for the bay for many group photos underwater and lots of selfies with some strange outfits our guests had bought these guys really know how to have fun underwater. We had a great traditional Cambodian dinner tonight wow it was awesome..
Wednesday 26th October 2016
Just 2 dives today for our guests as they fly tmmrw after lunch. We headed for Island number four for our first dive today this dive site is nicknamed one roll rock, this is due to the large coral head that dominates this site the professional photographers used to say you could fire off a whole roll of film on this one rock. There is many good photo opportunities here with huge sea fans and lots of soft coral in abundance. Our guests as normal had all their selfies and set up shots involving anything from a pen to a pineapple, for our second dive we headed the short distance to dive at Zodiac for our last dive, This dive site is a memorial for the people lost in the 2004 Tsunami in Asia, out guest got lots of great photographs. Sadly that was our last dive with this fun group, We all headed for the beach and some climbing up to the viewpoint
Thursday 27th October 2016
Our guests arose quite early we had a good breakfast. Also many new friendships were made along the way of this very fun trip….. Im sure we will see this group again J