Log Date: Saturday, Jan 30, 2016
Entry By: Thailand Aggressor Crew
Thailand Aggressor Captain’s Log
30 January – 6 February 2016
North Andaman Sea
*Air Temp. 30c
*Water Temp. 29c
* Visibility 25m
Cruise Director: Gabriel
Dive instructor: Colin
Dive master: It
Second Captain: Rong
Deck hand: Nin
Video / Photo Pro: Deaw
Guests: Sharon, Richard, Brent, Linda, Steve, Philip, Karen, James, Susan and Allen
Sunday – Anita’s reef, West of Eden, Elephant head rock, Zodiac x 2
Monday – Xmas point, Breakfast Bend, Koh Bon x 3
Tuesday – Koh Bon, Koh Bon Pinnacle, Tachai pinnacle x 2, Tachai reef
Wednesday – Richelieu rock x 4, Cabbage bay
Thursday – Richelieu rock x 4
Friday – Tachai pinnacle, Koh Bon
Saturday 30th January 2016
Our guests arrived around 17:00 so we set the dive gear, had a delicious dinner and time for bed.
Sunday 31st January 2016
We sailed to the Similan National Park where we started our week’s diving. Visibility was on our side, reaching up t 30 meters and marine life blew everyone’s mind away. As usual, we did our check dive at Anita’s reef, AKA Hin Muan Deaw (one film roll rock) where you can spend a whole dive in the rock and find so much marine life. We saw turtles, banded sea krait, blue spotted sting rays, nudis, giant moray eels and at the night dive we saw the extremely rare bobtail squid. What a first day.
Monday 01st February 2016
Today we spent half day at island number nine and the rest of the day at Koh Bon. Amazing visibility again and great granite boulders formation and massive sea fans. A large dog tooth tuna came right up our face topped by giant trevallies, turtles, schooling fusiliers and yellow snappers. At koh Bon we saw a school of emperors, blue fin jacks, and rainbow runners ganging up and feasting on whatever came across them, what a show. The glass fish really made the day, although sometimes e had to wave them out as they would cover the entire reef, making hard to spot small marine life.
Tuesday 02nd February 2016
What a great day we had at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. We spent the morning Koh Bon with around 25 meters visibility and thousands of Glass fish. We also saw sea snakes, free swimming giant moray eel and a beautiful leopard shark. We headed to Koh Tachai in the afternoon and we saw a large school of barracudas, nudis, giant trevallies, moray eels, topped by beautiful sea fans and colorful soft corals.
Wednesday 03rd February 2016
It is Richelieu Rock day and as always, it has been just wonderful. It is great to see all the smiles at our divers face after every dive. As consistent as always, visibility was reaching up to 30 meters and with all the beautiful soft corals, sea fans and such diverse marine life, it is by far the best dive site in Thailand. We saw sea snakes, dozens of scorpion fish, ornate ghost pipe fish, mantis shrimp, sea horse and mating cuttlefish at every dive. What a great day.
Thursday 04th February 2016
As one day wasn’t enough, we decided to spend one more day at Richelieu rock. It didn’t come as a surprise that all guests had an amazing day as visibility was amazing and there were so many marine life we could not believe. Mating cuttlefish were present at every dive as well as mating octopus. Although we thought it was gone, we finally found the baby ornate ghost pipe fish and many yellow snappers, schooling barracudas and thousands of fusiliers.
Friday 05th February 2016
What a wonderful last day we had at Tachai Pinnacle and Koh Bon Ridge. We could almost see across the whole pinnacle where large schools of barracudas came really close to us and a grey reef shark kept circling our divers. We also saw octopus, mantis shrimps, many special nudis such as ornate dermatobranchus, fusiliers and dozens of blue fin jacks. We then dived at Koh Bon where thousands of glass fish covered the reef providing a lot of feeding action. Time to sail back to Tap Lamu and enjoy a lovely BBQ.
Saturday 06th February 2016
Its farewell time and we will miss all our guests. It was a great week with great people and we hope to see you all soon again.