Thailand Aggressor Captain’s Log
21 - 28 November 2015
North Andaman Sea
*Air Temp. 30c
*Water Temp. 29c
* Visibility 25m
Cruise Director: Gabriel
Assistant Cruise Director: Clive
Second Captain: Rong
Deck hand: Nin
Video / Photo Pro: Deaw
Guests: Sarine, Hendricus, Scott, Hasina, Torie, Michael, Richard, Zachary, Kiki, Michelle, Lisa, Laurent and Claire
Sunday – Anita’s reef, west of Eden, elephant head rock, Stonehenge, Zodiac
Monday – Deep six, Xmas point, North point, Donald duck bay x 2
Tuesday – Koh Bon pinnacle, Koh Bon, Tachai pinnacle, Tachai reef x 2
Wednesday – Richelieu x 4
Thursday – Tachai Pinnacle x 2, Koh Bon x 3
Friday – Breakfast bend, Xmas point
Saturday 21st October 2015
Our guests arrived so we started by setting our gears, dinner and we all watched the fireworks before departure.
Sunday 22nd November 2015
We have arrived in Similan National Park and we were greeted with great visibility and a lot of actions. We did our check dive at Anita’s reef where there were so many glass fish we could not see the reef. We spent a lot of time at Hin Mun deaw (one film roll rock) where you could spend the whole dive and have many photo opportunities. We carried on the day with some more great diving and we saw some giant dog tooth tunas, nudis, giant trevallies and a lot of fusiliers.
Monday 23rd November 2015
Today we covered islands number 7, 8 and 9 in the Similan National Park. We had our morning dives at Deep six and Xmas point, where large granite boulders, swim throughs and very large sea fans formed the dive sites. We saw some fairly large dog tooth tunas, blue spotted sting rays, glosodoris nudibranchs, moray eels and thousands of fusiliers. We had an equally good time in the afternoon with turtles, jacks, trevallies and many lobsters.
Tuesday 24th November 2015
It’s time to head north towards Koh Bon and Tachai. We had 2 great dives at koh Bon where octopus were very friendly, turtles, jacks, barracudas and thousands of glass fish covered the reef. We spent the rest of the day at Tachai and as usual, hundreds of barracudas made their presence plus some very large giant trevallies. Our forth dive was nice and relaxing with many nudis, comet fish an orange spearing mantis shrimp closed the day just amazing.
Wednesday 25th November 2015
Its Richelieu Rock day!!! I can’t say enough about this dive site. Considered by many the best dive site in Thailand, soft corals, hard corals, so many fish topped by great visibility made every single dive we did just spectacular. As we jumped in the water, we were greeted by a large school of barracudas and we also saw many peacock and spearing mantis shrimp, sea horse, many different species of nudis, yellow box fish, school of big eye jacks, trevallies, emperors, giant groupers and three cuttlefish working as a team to lay their eggs. The day was just amazing.
Thursday 26th November 2015.
We are heading south now and we stopped at Tachai and Koh Bon. In the morning at Tachai pinnacle with hundreds of barracudas, nudis, morays, mantis shrimp and a lot of fusiliers. Then we sailed to Koh Bon and as soon as we jumped in the water, a large school jacks, emperors and rainbow runners, up to 500 of them working as a team to get some food. They kept coming back and made a great show for our divers. We also saw Maldivian sponge snail, banded cleaner shrimp and a massive giant moray eel free swimming.
Friday 27th November 2015
What a great last day of the week we had. There were two dives left and so much to see. We did our first dive at Breakfast bend and we decided not to move much as there were so many fish in such a small area. Thousands of glass fish covered the beautiful hard and soft corals plus massive sea fans. We also saw ribbon eel, dwarf oscillated two spot lion fish, many nudis, shrimps and crabs. At Xmas point, we ventured ourselves through massive channels and beautiful sea fans topped by some large dog tooth tunas, giant trevallies, fusiliers, barracudas and blue fin jacks.
Saturday 28th November 2015
We have arrived at Chalong where all our guests departured at 8am. We had a great week full f fun and hope to see everyone back again. Special Thanks to Michelle for her second visit to Thailand Aggressor, it was nice to have you back.