Incredible Marine Life Sightings
In March a few PADI diving instructors and PADI Divemasters managed to get time off together and spend 6 awesome days of diving on the other side of Thailand in the Similan Islands. They saw a huge Manta Ray, which made us still diving over hear in Koh Tao extremely jealous. However frequent reports of Whale Shark sightings around Koh Tao had them itching to come back to “work”. Since the beginning of April the visibility and diving conditions have improved immensely. This morning we sighted a huge Sail Fish and a Black Tip Reef Shark on the same dive at Shark Island!
Our efforts to keep our ocean clean continued, with several Koh Tao beach clean-ups and another successful dive site clean-up at Lighthouse bay. We will continue our eco efforts with these clean-up dives, offering free dives to fun divers that want to get involved with Project Aware and help us out. Lighthouse bay is a beautiful spot for diving and snorkeling, unfortunately its northern position on Koh Tao exposes it to waste washed in by weather and currents.
We have also conducted some training for all of us PADI divemasters and we are now all certified to collect data for Coral Watch, a global coral bleaching database initiated by the University of Queensland in Australia. We aim to collect and upload as much data as we can to this database. There is no recent data for Koh Tao, one of the most popular diving spots in the world. If you would like more information please contact us here.
Lionel / Nick. DM crew