Log Date: Saturday, Nov 14, 2015
Entry By: Thailand Aggressor Crew
Thailand Aggressor Captain’s Log
14 - 21 November 2015
Thailand / Myanmar
*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
Dive instructor: Nu
Guests: Corinna, Shawn, Valerie, Bret, Tina, Monty, Arnoldo, Linda, Colette, Laurie, Scott, Elena, Aleksandr, Michelle and Chris
Sunday – Richelieu Rock x 3
Monday – Northern rocky, crayfish cave, western rocky north
Tuesday – Eagle’s nest, fan forest pinnacle x 2, Frog rock x 2
Wednesday – Shark cave x 2, South Flanker, North Flanker
Thursday - Rocky one, High rock
Friday – Tachai Pinnacle, Koh Bon x 2
Saturday 14th October 2015
Our guests arrived on board although very tired from their long travel, everyone was excited to start the week. We set up all the gear, had our welcome briefing, dinner then it was bed time for everyone.
Sunday 15th November 2015
We have started our first day of diving at no better place, Richelieu Rock, one of the most amazing dive site in Thailand. Visibility was nearly 30 meters and currents were mild, giving amazing dives. We did three dives there and saw a lot of fish. The usual yellow snappers, to the thousands made their show, as well as schooling big eye jacks, emperors and fusiliers. We saw some exquisite nudibranchs, sea horse, peacock mantis shrimp and a harlequin shrimp that was 1 millimeter long that could only be seen by using a magnifying glass. We then headed to Myanmar border while our guests enjoyed a beautiful sunset.
Monday 16th November 2015
Our guests had the luxury of a late wake up today while we cleared everyone’s entrance into Myanmar. After clearance, we sailed to for five hours to Northern Rocky where beautiful soft corals, sea fans, large schools of fusiliers and some pelagic such as tunas, jacks and giant trevallies welcomed us for our first dive of the week in Myanmar. We then headed to western rocky where we dived at Crayfish cave, a breathtaking cavern that runs from one side of the island to the other. We had the thorny sea horse and the 2 harlequin shrimps waiting for us from last season and we encountered 2 guitar sharks, one of them measuring three metres long. What a great start of the week.
Tuesday 17th November 2015
This is our second day in Myanmar and everyone is just loving it. We started at Eagle’s nest where we saw a eagle ray, chomodoris anulata, schooling yellow tail barracuda and of course, the guitar shark came back to our dive. Fan forest pinnacle was our second and third dive and as the name mentions, hundreds of massive sea fans covered the whole reef with schooling juvenile barracudas, two cuttlefish mating, fusiliers, dog tooth tunas and an octopus. Time for frog rock, lovely covered and very interesting topography with thousands of fusiliers and yellow snappers.
Wednesday 18th November 2015
How wonderful it can be a dive and although we have dived o this area so many times, it still blows our mind, as well as our guests. We did two dives at shark cave where we start the dive at a massive canyon going down to 18 metres on a length of 50 metres by 10 metres wide. Swim throughs covered with yellow sponges and a lot of macro life. We saw many different species of nudibranchs, Spanish dancer, mantis shrimps, sea horse and thousands of yellow snappers. We also did the flanker, north and south where so many juvenile barracudas covered the reef, topped by stone and scorpion fish, more nudis and a lot of fusiliers.
Thursday 19th November 2015.
This is our last day in Myanmar and we had two great dives. We started at Rocky one and what a great dive is was. We had frog fish last season so we were hoping to find it again and we did. After a lot of looking for, we finally found this tiny fin spotted frog fish. There were also a lot of anemones and different species of anemones fish, topped by whip coral gobies, scorpion fish and fusiliers. At high rock, we had beautiful hard and soft corals plus many yellow snappers, schooling rainbow runners and giant trevallies. It was time to cross the border again so after four hours of sailing, we arrived at Victoria’s point where we did our land tour in Myanmar.
Friday 20th November 2015
We are back to Thailand and all very excited to do some pretty amazing dives. First dive of the day was at Tachai pinnacle although we had some current, it was as beautiful as always. Large school of barracudas followed the divers plus octopus, large giant trevallies and so many jack fish. We normally do only 2 dives on Fridays but it was so great we decided to do an extra dive. We ended our week at Koh Bon, dropping on an amazing wall covered with corals, fusiliers, tunas, morays and jacks. What a great day, what an amazing week.
Saturday 21st November 2015
Time to go everyone and we will all miss you. Safe travels and hope to see you soon again.