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Myanmar - Thailand
*Air Temp. 30c
*Water Temp. 28c
* Visibility 25m
Cruise Director: Gabriel
Assistant Cruise Director: Clive
Dive master: Niko
Deck hand: Rong
Deck hand: Chon
Guests – Mike, Frank, Stephanie, Michael, Erin, Christopher, Peggy, Tiara, Atsushi, Kevin, John, Sharon, Hugh
Sunday – Richelieu rock
Monday – Rocky one, Shark cave, South flanker
Tuesday – Black rock
Wednesday – Frog rock, Fan forest pinnacle, Crayfish cave, Eagle’s nest, Western rocky
Thursday – Northern rocky, Cockcoombe island
Friday – Tachai pinnacle, Koh Bon
Saturday 21st March 2015
Our guests arrived around 17:30 so we got all passports sorted, we set up the gear, and completed the welcome briefing then everyone headed to bed.
Sunday 22nd March 2015
What a great start to the trip we had. We did two dives at Richelieu rock and what can I say, just FANTASTIC!!! Our divers were very satisfied with our first day as we saw so many marine lives. Our resident sea horse (one of them which are pregnant) made their presence, topped by cuttlefish, scorpion fish, nudis, large schools of yellow tail and chevron barracudas. We then sailed to Myanmar border, we all were looking forward to our first day in Myanmar.
Monday 23rd March 2015
We sailed north towards rocky one and three islets. At our very first dive, we saw hundreds of fusiliers being hunted by Spanish mackerel, tunas and jacks. Then we saw three beautiful frogfish, two ornate ghost pipe fish, banded pipe fish and many moray eels. In the afternoon there were so many nudis including the blue dragon, ringed chromodoris, chromodoris geminus and flabelinas. There were so many eels that we lost count such as white eye, fimbriated, giant and yellow edged moray eels.
Tuesday 24th March 2015
We arrived at Black Rock and the manta rays were waiting for us. There were no sightings on the first dive so we got a little concerned, but from the second dive onwards, there were manta rays in every dive, not to mention that on the third dive a manta ray stayed with us for at least 25 minutes. We also saw a beautiful frog fish, ornate ghost pipe fish, mantis shrimps, many nudis, all sorts of moray eels and dozens of blue fin jacks. We could have not finish the day in a better way after seeing this beautiful Whale shark cruising by.
Wednesday 25th March 2015
It was time to start heading south so our first stop was at Frog Rock where yellow soft corals covered the whole reef, and we came across the rare pineapple fish. The dozens of sea fans of Fan forest pinnacle and the beautiful and colorful soft corals really impressed the divers, while thousands of juvenile barracudas swam by, beautiful nudibranches, mimic file fish, flat worms and banded sea krait topped up the great dive. At crayfish cave we saw many lobsters, harlequin shrimp, ornate ghost pipefish and the swim through the cave just made the day.
Thursday 26th March 2015
This was our last day at Myanmar so we started our first dive at Northern Rocky where we saw many soft and hard corals as well as sea horse, devil scorpion fish, blue spotted sting ray, nudis, trevallies, tunas and jacks. Our second dive was at Cockcoombe island, so, while we swam through the cave and came into a beautiful lagoon in the middle of the island. We did our land tour in the afternoon visiting a temple, some shopping right after that and finished our day with a cold beer.
Friday 27th March 2015
It was our last day of the trip and we did our last dives in Thailand, where the visibility was amazing, for up to 30 metres. Our first dive was at Tachai Pinnacle where we saw hundreds of chevron barracudas, schooling butterfly fish, jacks, giant trevallies, large groupers and thousands of fusiliers and yellow snappers. Our last dive was at Koh Bon ridge and with amazing soft corals we saw, topped by thousands of glass fish running away from jacks and mackerels, banded sea krait and lovely sea fans.
Saturday 28th March 2015
Time to go everyone… We had a great week with some amazing guests and we hope to see you all soon again.