[singlepic id=15 w=320 h=240 float=left]On the 5th of Sept Sairee Cottage Diving Koh Tao had a full day trip to Sail Rock on the program! The conditions for this diving adventure were perfect, the sea was flat and the sun was out. We set off at 7am ready to get some good diving in for the day. Chris was teaching an Open Water Diver and an Advanced Diver course with Rachel’s assistance. Tamara was leading fun divers while Alina, Barry and Laura got the chance to do some fun dives for a change. Trevor, Bear and Sarah got the opportunity to do some deco dives. The best tanning spots were soon nabbed on the journey out and everyone took the task of tanning very seriously!
[singlepic id=6 w=320 h=240 float=right]The first dive at Sail Rock was brilliant. For those of you who don’t know Sail Rock yet; it’s simply one the very best dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand! Whale Sharks, Leopard Sharks and Reef Sharks are regular visitors here. There was a slight current but loads of underwater life. There were huge schools of Jacks, Chevron Barracuda, Spangled Emperor Fish and even some huge King Mackerel. We found the big Moray Ells and the Banded Coral Shrimp and even the Clown Anemone Shrimp.
[singlepic id=5 w=320 h=240 float=left]As the current was picking up in the afternoon we decided to change our plans and head back to Lham Tian for our second dive so it was back to tanning on the top deck for most of us. The second dive at Lham Tian was amazing. We were the only dive boat there and we saw no other divers under the water which such a nice change. Everyone enjoyed squeezing in through the swim throughs, finding cool Nudi Branches and seeing lots of Angelfish, Banner Fish and Unicorn Fish. The visibility was amazing and there was absolutely no current which was a nice change from the first dive.
[singlepic id=14 w=320 h=240 float=right]After chilling out on the boat for a bit, eating lunch and taking cheesy photos of us jumping off the boat we did our third dive at Ao Mao. Here we continued exploring the swim throughs along the coast line. On this dive most of the divers came across a group of Hump Head Parrot Fish which everyone was really excited about. Our boat boy found a turtle caught up in rope and fishing line and managed to free it. It only had a small scratch on its fin so we’re sure it’ll be fine. On the way back to Sairee we all chilled out together, compared sun burns (maybe the coconut tanning oil wasn’t the best idea!) and watched the sun set. It was the perfect end to an awesome full day diving trip. We can’t wait for the next one!