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Thailand Aggressor Captains Log 10 – 17 January 2015
Thailand - Myanmar
*Air Temp. 30c
*Water Temp. 28c
* Visibility 30m
Cruise Director: Gabriel
Deck hand: Rong
Deck Hand: Chon
Dive master: Niko
Video Pro: Jak
Guests – Ulla , Folke, Udo, Christina, Wayne Hasson, James, Mark, Zachary, Patrick, Anette
Sunday - Richelieu Rock
Monday – Crayfish cave, Eagles nest
Tuesday – South Flanker, Shark cave, North Flanker
Wednesday- Rocky One, High Rock
Thursday – Richelieu Rock, Tachai Pinnacle, Tachai reef
Friday - Koh Bon, Boonsung wreck
Saturday 10th January 2015
Our guests arrived around 17:30 and after filling up the paper work for Myanmar immigration, we all set up our gear, had the welcome briefing and finished our evening with some delicious food.
Sunday 11th January 2015
Today we had an early start at Richelieu rock and as usual, it was just fantastic. We jumped in the water at 6:30 and it as a feeding feast. Giant trevallies, blue fin jacks and some fairly large emperors were hungry, promoting us with a lot of action. We also came across mating cuttlefish, 2 beautiful sea horse, nudis and thousands of glass fish. After our second dive we sailed towards Myanmar where everyone relaxed during smooth cruise, looking forward to our next day diving.
Monday 12th January 2015
It is our first day at Myanmar and we woke up with an amazing sunrise. We had some amazing diving at Cray fish cave where lobsters where every where while you cruise in this amazing cave that crosses from one side of the island to the other side. We carried on our day at Eagles nest and the sea fans, hard and soft corals blew our mind away. We saw some really small nudis, cuttlefish, octopus, mantis shrimp and a school of barracudas counting up to 500 plus. What a great start.
Tuesday 13th January 2015
We had a great start today at three islets where we saw many scorpion fish including the bearded and devil scorpion fish and there were so many eels we lost count. We saw white eye, fimbriated, giant and snowflake moray eels and thousands of glass fish. We also dived Shark cave where we saw some amazing nudis, whip coral crab and as we made our way outside, there were many sexy shrimp, white mantis shrimp and 2 ornate ghost pipe fish.
Wednesday 14th January 2015
Our first dive today was at Rocky one and just like every dive we do in Myanmar, we were the only ones in the water. We saw razor fish, nudis, fusiliers, giant trevallies, wahoos, a very small frog fish and 2 ornate ghost pipe fish posing together with the frog fish. Our second dive at High rock which is a beautiful land topography where you can see only one tree on top of the rock and we saw cuttlefish, jacks, dogtooth tunas on a reef covered with hard and soft corals. We headed to Myanmar border where we proceed with our clearance and did a land tour, visiting an amazing Buddhist temple and some of us even do some shopping.
Thursday 15th January 2015
We started our day at Richelieu rock with a lot of action. We had some current which brought a lot of feeding and excitement to the dive. We started with 2 sea horse holding on to each other while hundreds of glass fish tried to escape from being eaten. It seemed like the sea horse where slightly concerned with becoming breakfast. There were also many schooling jacks, barracudas, wahoos, giant trevallies and tunas everywhere. We explored Tachai pinnacle in the afternoon and we had the presence of hundreds of barracudas as well as mantis shrimps, all sort of morays and many nudis.
Friday 16th January 2015
We enjoyed a wonderful last day of diving for this week by starting on first 2 dives at Koh Bon. There were hundreds of glass fish and jacks, trevallies, emperors and dog tooth tunas were feasting on them, making a beautiful scenery. There were also many eels, octopus, cuttlefish, schooling bannerfish and the visibility was just phenomenal. WE finished our week at oonsung wreck where large cobias followed us throughout the dive and barracudas, trevallies, jacks and yellow snappers were everywhere.
Saturday 17th January 2015
Time to say our good byes and after a great week we hope to see you all again. Safe travels and happy bubbles.