Laem Thian and Pottery on the 7th April’12
Today we would be diving at Laem Thian and Pottery, and with the sun shining, we packed up the boat and made the journey to the other side of Koh Tao to our first dive site of the day, Laem Thian. The sea conditions were a bit choppy on the way around to the bay.
For this dive I would be following Katie and Dave on the first day of Katie’s Open Water Diver course, with Dave coming along as a fun diver. As quickly as we could we geared up, jumped in and got under the water and away from the waves. Once a few meters underwater everything was calm and the conditions were quite nice, with a mild current pushing us slowly along the reef.
Along the way we saw some beautiful fish such as the resident unicorn fish, a large school of juvenile Barracuda and some large groups of bright yellow butterfly fish hanging out above the coral. After a nice long dive, our tanks were running low and it was time to get back on the boat for a surface interval while we made our way to the second dive site of the afternoon, Pottery, just a few minutes away from our dive shop. For this dive I would be following Michael and Sonya, Uncle and Niece, on the first day of their Open Water Diver course.
We jumped in and found a nice shallow patch of sand to complete the skills required for the dive before heading out to see what we could find. Along the way we came across a couple of flatworms, loads of puffer fish and some strange looking hermit crabs.
Michael had a great time practicing his yoga poses hovering on top of the large granite boulders that make up the dive site. When the dive was complete, we jumped back on board and made the extremely short journey back to the shop to put away our gear, fill in our log books and look through all of the photos from the day.
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