Hello All Divers,
Our 1st trip to the similan was nearly a full boat with a group from the Chezck republic. A boisterous fun loving group they were. The leader of the group Dan who had dived with us 2 years previously was on board but had broken his leg in a motorcycle accident so he wasn’t diving.On to the 2nd trip to the similans this season and it was very pleasant.
A quiet boat but with many nationalities on board. The weather had been a bit cloudy and over cast , however we had spectacular flashes of lightning at night. We did our usual check dive at Anita reef. All good divers.
Did some dive sites we don’t often do, south of Eden, where we saw lobsters. Then we did 3 trees dive site which at depth the coral is in great shape. Better to stay there as long as air and NDL limits allow. Shallower water on this site the coral is bleached.
Next day we dived Elephant head rock where, there was no current at all and was a nice easy dive for everyone.
On to Ko Bon where we saw a Napoleon wrasse,one of my favourite fish. Unfortunately no mantas.
Then Tacahi pinnacle which for me is my favourite dive site of the whole trip.
Richelieu rock was a mass of fish moving around plus all the the other little critters that one sees on this site. Lovely to dive this site, it never dissapoints.
We moved down south again for the last day and dived Ko Bon in the morning then the last dive of the trip at Boon sung wreck. Everyone enjoyed this dive due to the huge numbers of fish and different species.
All in all a very pleasant trip.
Regards Andaman Divers.