Log Date: Saturday, Mar 28, 2015
Entry By: Thailand Aggressor Crew
Thailand Aggressor Captains Log 28 March – 4th April 2015
*Air Temp. 30c
*Water Temp. 28c
* Visibility 25m
Cruise Director: Clive
Dive master: Ai
Deck hand: Rong
Deck hand: Chon
Guests – Allan, Sandra,Agueda,Elisa,Gary,James,Kim
Sunday – Boulder City, Anitas Reef, West of Eden,Deep Six, Anitas reef
Monday – Elephant Head, Christmas point, North Point,3Trees, Koh Bon
Tuesday – Koh Bon Pinnacle, Koh Bon Ridge, Koh Tachai Koh Tachai.
Wednesday – Richelieu Rock
Thursday – Surin Pinnacle, Turtle ledge, Koh Tachai Pinnacle 2, Koh Tachai Pinnacle 1
Friday – Koh Bon, Koh Bon
Saturday 28th March 2015
All our guests arrived nice and early so we set off to the Southern Similans and arrived around midnight, a great bunch of customers and I think we are going to have some very fun times.
Sunday 29th March 2015
Our first dive was at Boulder city, its not often we come this far south but its been a while since we dived here and it didnt disappoint. At first we saw many Unicorn fish then I heard some people banging their tanks and we were treated to a Leopard shark lying on the bottom. The safety stop we saw a white tip reef shark cruising below us, later in the day we found a Spearing mantis Shrimp and had a couple of green sea turtles swimming around the boat. The night dive bought out some nocturnal critters with many different types of shrimps and a lobster.
Monday 30th March 2015
Our Day Started at Elephant head where we had great visibility, we saw oriental sweet lips and 2 giant morays, there were big schools of emperors and jacks still feeding on the glassfish, at Christmas point one of our guides found a white tip sleeping under a rock. We also found a turtle munching on coral, at north point one of our guides found a beautiful ghost pipe fish, for our night dive we made tracks for Koh Bon where we saw morays out hunting and a very curious lobster made an appearance.
Tuesday 31st March 2015
Our first dive was at Koh Bon Pinnacle there was lots of action with many blue fin trevally and some emperors still out hunting the glass fish we saw a few chromodoris Nudibranchs and a couple of pipefish. After the surface interval we decided to dive on the ridge as we had heard there was a manta ray and a Whale shark seen only yesterday, but sadly we didnt have the luck but we were treated to a Napoleon Wrasse circling us for around half the dive, at Koh Tachai there were hundreds of Fusiliers very near to the surface and we had a very close encounter with a great Barracuda, our night dive we decided to do the pinnacle and saw many Lobsters and a lot of fish very close to the reef.
Wednesday 1st April 2015
After an early night we were all ready for our days diving at Richelieu Rock. We certainly could not have predicted the days diving in a briefing. For the first 3 dives we were all mesmerized by a very inquisitive Whale Shark it just kept on circling our group, there were yelps of joy as the 6m long animal kept on cruising by us sometimes as close as 1m, on one dive one of the guides had to take evasive action as the Whale shark swam straight at him. On our night dive the whale shark had retreated back to the deep but we saw Lobster and many different types of shrimp as well as cuttlefish and lots of scorpion fish.
Thursday 2nd April 2015
We decided to start our day in the Surin Islands and dive a new dive site we have been told about by the Moken sea gypsies, we had a great first dive and one of our groups found a huge Tawny Nurse shark sleeping under a rock. It started to stir and then woke fully and decided it had enough attention and bolted off into the blue, What a great start to the days diving. Or After this we headed to Koh Tachai to search for Mantas as this is all we are missing from this action packed trip. Sadly no Mantas but we had a great dive with a large school of Barracuda and some schooling jacks, Tomorrow we head for Koh Bon our premiere dive site for finding Manta Rays…
Friday 3rd April 2015
We began our day with high hopes but on our first dive at Koh Bon we saw no mantas but had a great dive with a Napoleon wrasse cruising along side us we also saw sea snake and lots of schooling Blue fin trevally. On our last dive of the trip we all had a joke about what a great treat it had been to see all the stuff but sadly missing a Manta Ray. But then about half way through the dive we saw a dark shadow approaching and then all of a sudden it just circled around below us and we had a great view of it from about 10 m above. We all cheered upon surfacing and congratulated ourselves on an awesome trip with a great bunch, it will be sad to see them go, Ah but wait we have 3 of our guests joining us again for our last Burma trip of the season.
Great Trip and super customers from all nations really was a fun trip…
Saturday 4th April 2015
All guests departed for the next part of their holiday. It was a great trip for wildlife with many smiling faces, for the entire group it was their first whale shark and for some their first Manta as well so all in all a fantastic trip…..