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Megafauna Magic Returns to The Similan National Park

Whats Going on?

The cooler waters mentioned in our last blog continued into the start of February. Thermocline’s reading as low as 22 degrees C in places washed through the Similan and Surin National Parks. Although a bit chilly they certainly appear to be attracting a whole load of rays, sharks and recently mantas, as well as keeping the coral happy. So here what we have been up to in the Similan and Surin National Parks.

Similan Sea Fans

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A few seasonal highlights…

A few seasonal highlights, filmed on board Big Blue Diving Khao Lak’s MV Hallelujah Similan and Surin Islands liveaboard and diving daytrips Similan and Surin Islands National Parks – Andaman Sea – Thailand – 2018-2019        

MV Hallelujah Trip #31 28 Mar – 1 Apr 2018 | Top of The Chain

Group photo trip 31

Diving the Similans, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock this season there has been a very noticeable increase in productivity on many Simillan dive sites. Richelieu has its resident über mob of juvenile Giant trevallies and Longnose emperors. Koh Tachai, when the current pumps so do the Bluefin trevally and Rainbow runners.

All around the Similans there are more dog tooth tuna, snapper and other types of predatory fish. There are a few possible reasons why we are seeing more bigger fish on our dive sites. There is also a number of contenders in the running for top predator of 2018.

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MV Hallelujah Similans Liveaboard Trip #18 | 20-24th Jan 2018 | Big Blue Diving

Similans Liveaboard – The only way to see the best on offer

On this trip we received guests from around the world namely, Great Britain, America, Canada, Japan & Germany but not a full boat. Albeit 17 guests sounds a reasonable number, on MV Hallelujah we can cater for 25 so the boat felt even more enormous than she usually does. This was great for trip leader Matt as he does love his food!

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Coucher de soleil sous-marin – Koh Tachai Pinnacle

Nous sommes à Koh Tachai Pinnacle, sec en forme de dôme au large de l’île du même nom, située au nord des îles Similan, à mi-chemin avec l’archipel des Surin. Un saut droit non loin du mouillage, et c’est une plongée de coucher de soleil, entre chien et loup, qui s’engage. Le site est souvent … Read more