Weekly Dive Site Report – 25 – 31 August 2017

The weather recently has been particularly good in Koh Tao and the last week in August we visited the following dive sites;

Twins, Southwest, Mango Bay and Shark Island. All with good visibility and the majority with calm seas, as Southwest did have a moderate swell.

Underwater photographer, Rob Kelly at Koh Tao dive site, Twins

Great visibility at Koh Tao dive site Mango Bay

Marine life was plentiful with a White-eyed Moray Eel, an awesome sight of schooling Chevron Barracuda, a Blue-spotted Stingray hanging out with a Grouper and some Christmas tree worms.

White-eyed Moray Eel at Koh Tao dive site, Twins Schooling Chevron Barracuda at Koh Tao Dive site, Southwest Koh Tao dive site Twins and a Blue-spotted Stingray with a Grouper Christmas worms and Koh Tao dive site, Twins

Hope you enjoy the video and until next week people!

 

 

Weekly Dive Site Report 18 – 24 August 2017

Hi everyone and welcome to Master Diver’s weekly diving report, bringing to you all the news, from myself, Rob Kelly, about diving in Koh Tao this week.

This week’s worth of diving has bought an abundance of marine life to enjoy, with some very up close and personal encounters. We have enjoyed beautiful conditions at a broad range of the sites we have visited.

Divemaster Katie with a Batfish at Twins Dive site Koh Tao, Thailand Divemaster Brian with a Pufferfiash at Twins dive site, Koh Tao, Thailand

On a couple of days this week we had advance notice of minor squalls, resulting in slightly choppy surface conditions. Fortunately, with the heads up from our management team and the 30+ years experience of our legendary lead captain P.Dong we always managed to find the optimum dive location for our divers and customers who were snorkeling.

Highlights for this week in our photo blog are Japanese Gardens, Twins, Chumpon Pinnacle and the Koh Tao reef regeneration project called Junkyard.

Blue spotted Coral Trout at Japanese Gardens, Koh Tao Tahiland Barrel Sponge at Chumphon Dive site, Koh Tao, Thailand Longfin Banner Fish at Chumphon Dive site Koh Tao Thailand Finding Nemo at Twins Dive site Koh Tao Thailand

My personal favourite encounter this week, was a Green Turtle, fascinated by his reflection in my camera dome at Twins dive site, one that we often visit scuba-diving Koh Tao. We hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed diving these sites. See you next week!

Green Turtle encounter at Twins dive site Koh Tao, Thailand

Weekly Dive Reports – 29th June – 5th July

This report covers our trips from the 29th June – 5th July 2015, scroll down to find details of the conditions and the weeks highlights !

This Week’s Condition

This weeks conditions have been mixed, for most of the week it has been sunny with a few rain showers towards the end of the week, there has been a lot of high winds and choppy seas but we still got in some great diving in! Visibility was great on all dive sites! Due to the high winds we were limited to which dive sites we could visit; but we were able to get round the island to Hin Ngam and Aow Leuk and we also went to White Rock and Green Rock as well.

This Week’s Highlights

The highlights this week were a Giant Pufferfish, a family of Saddleback Anemone fish (Nemo), a Yellow Boxfish and a tiny crab taking cover in some branching coral.

 Giant Pufferfish

Saddleback Anemone fish

Yellow Boxfish

Hiding Crab

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Weekly Dive Reports – 22nd – 28th June 2015

This report covers our trips from the 22nd June – 28th June 2015, scroll down to find details of the conditions and the weeks highlights !

This Week’s Condition

This weeks conditions were better than the previous week, there were still high winds and slightly choppy seas but we still got in some great diving. Visibility was lovely this week, even with the full moon almost upon us!  We had dives at Twins, HTMS Sattakut & Green Rock.

This Week’s Highlights

The highlights this week were a Blue Ringed Angelfish and Rabbitfish. We also spotted a Crown of Thorns, in huge numbers they can be devastating to coral reefs but solitary ones are usually OK.

Blue Ringed Angelfish

Rabbitfish

Crown of Thorns

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Weekly Dive Reports – 15th June – 21st June

This report covers our trips from the 15th June – 21st June 2015, scroll down to find details of the conditions and the weeks highlights !

This Week’s Condition

This weeks conditions took a turn for the worse with high winds, rain and choppy seas. Visibility has still been pretty good though and it definitely hasn’t stopped the fun! We were limited in where the boats could travel to this week; we had dives at Red Rock, Japanese Gardens & Green Rock.

Stormy Weather!

This Week’s Highlights

The highlights this week were a Blue Spotted Ribbon Tail Ray hiding among the rocks, an unusual School of Butterflyfish and a Batfish being cleaned by a wrasse.

Blue Spotted Ribbontail Ray

School of Weibels Butterfly Fish

Batfish

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Weekly Dive Reports – 8th June – 14th June

This report covers our trips from the 8th June – 14th June 2015, scroll down to find details of the conditions and the weeks highlights !

This Week’s Condition

This weeks conditions have been incredible; the surface has been calm and the visibility has been as high as 25m on some dive sites we’ve visited this week! We had dives at Chumphon, HTMS Sattakut and White Rock this week as well as a dive site clean up at Aow Leuk. It’s been another fantastic week of diving!

Visibility from the boat

This Week’s Highlights

The highlights this week were several Juvenile Black Tip Reef Shark spotted in the shallows at Aow Leuk whilst doing a dive site clean up, a Titan Triggerfish.

Blacktip Reef Shark

Titan Triggerfish

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Weekly Dive Reports – 1st June – 7th June

This report covers our trips from the 1st June – 7th June 2015, scroll down to find details of the conditions and the weeks highlights !

This Week’s Condition

This weeks conditions have been so much better than they were the past couple of weeks, there were glass like conditions at Chumphon and all around the island with great visibility on all dive sites we visited, the sun has been shining throughout the week with only one small rain shower. We had dives at Chumphon, Aow Leuk and Twins this week. It’s been a fantastic week of diving!

This Week’s Highlights

The highlights this week were a Black Tip Grouper, a Hermit Crab and a Six Banded Angelfish.

Black Tip Grouper

Hermit Crab

Six Banded Angelfish

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Weekly Dive Reports – 25th – 31st May

This report covers our trips from the 25th – 31st May 2015, scroll down to find details of the conditions and the weeks highlights !

This Week’s Conditions

This weeks conditions have been poor at the beginning of the week with storms bringing with it a lot of waves and some exciting currents on some of the dive sites! Visibility has been slightly lower as well due to the upcoming full moon. Towards the end of the week the weather settled down and the surface returned to its normal calm. We had dives at Chumphon, Green Rock and White Rock this week.

This Week’s Highlights

The highlights this week were a Pink Anemone, a beautiful Sea Urchin and a Beaked Coralfish.

Beaked Coralfish

Pink Anemonefish

Sea Urchin

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Weekly Dive Reports – 18th – 24th May

This report covers our trips from the 18th – 24th May 2015, scroll down to find details of the conditions and the weeks highlights !

This Week’s Conditions

This weeks conditions have worsened ever so slightly, with storms coming in towards the end of the week with high winds making it impossible to get to dive sites around the island. This week we had dives at HTMS Sattakut, White Rock and a sneaky trip to Chumphon in between the waves!

This Week’s Highlights

The highlights this week were a Giant Grouper on the HTMS Sattakut Wreck, a Gobi in the sand and a lonely Longfin Bannerfish.

Giant Grouper

Gobi in the sand

Longfin Bannerfish

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Weekly Dive Reports – 11th – 17th May

This report covers our trips from the 11th – 17th May 2015, scroll down to find details of the conditions and the weeks highlights !

This Week’s Conditions

This weeks conditions have changed this week, with visibility slightly lower than the past couple of weeks and with winds making it harder to get to certain dive sites. The wind however has bought with it  cloud coverage which has been a blessing and a rest bite from the scorching sun. This week we had dives at Junkyard, Mango Bay and Twins.

This Week’s Highlights

The highlights this week were a friendly Scribbled Filefish who decide to tag along with one of our diving groups! A Nudibranch and of course, everyone’s favorite Christmas Tree Worms.

Scribbled Filefish

Nudibranch

Christmas Tree Worms

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