We did four days of diving on the new Tapana Catamaran.
Pre-cruise dinner at the Raya Restaurant in Phuket Town. Cool place serving local dishes in a nicely maintained Sino-Thai home.
Sunrise coffee on the sun deck. For me, this is the best time of the day....
Andaman Sea sunrise at Koh Ha
Koh Ha. We were fortunate to have good weather and fine diving conditions on this trip. This group of five little islands, Koh Ha, is one of my favorite dive spots. Great beauty above and below the surface.
Short YouTube video of some clips I shot on this trip.
The pro spotter. Mam is getting to be a really good diver.
Hin Daeng sunrise
Soft coral at Koh Talang (Stonehenge) near Koh Lipe in Tarutao National Park.
Anemone Fish at Koh Talang (Stonehenge)
Fan Coral at Koh Talang (Stonehenge)
Grilled steak for lunch. The cook is a master or all sorts of cuisines.
Peacock Flounder at Koh Hin Ru. Mam spotted this guy when he was camouflaged by a layer of sand. Easier to see after I induced him to move a bit.
The Crown of Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster) feeds on hard and soft corals. If unchecked they can destroy a reef.
Koh Khai (Egg Island). I guess it looks a bit like a fried egg. Lovely spot. Completely empty. Lots of flotsam on the beach.
Lonely beach at Koh Khai.
Natural arch at Koh Khai
Nice gut, Mike.
Tapana Catamaran off Koh Khai
Morning coffee. As I mentioned, best time of the day.
Another Hin Daeng sunrise
Giant clam (Tridacna) at Hin Daeng
Koh Ha Lagoon. We didn't dive the lagoon this trip. Unfortunately because it's really nice. No so deep. Good light and plenty of interesting stuff on the bottom and rock walls.
Texture at Koh Ha
Surface interval at Koh Ha
Just the two of us. Courtesy Sainamtalay diving.
Koh Ha Noi
Giant Barrel Sponge at Koh Ha Noi
Back at Ratsada Pier on Phuket