Manta Queen 6 took on a new role this trip, operating on a 4 day/4 night schedule to include the Similan Islands and it was hot, hot, hot! With minimal breeze, the water was like glass for most of the trip and never so refreshing.
Diving the Similans meant a chance to explore around giant granite bolders, glide into swim throughs trimmed with soft corals and check out frog fish, spearing mantis shrimp, sea moths, pipe fish, nudibranchs and more.
Koh Bon didn't let us down again, as two playful Mantas entertained us throughout both dives, much to everyone's glee. Tachai proved challenging with a strong current on the sunset dive, but conditions had improved significantly for the morning dive on day 3.
Richelieu Rock was alive with activity as always with big schools of trevally, snapper, long nose emperor, barracuda, as well as seahorses, pipe fish, harlequin shrimp, tomato clown fish and tiger egg cowrie shells.
Our last day ended with wreck dives on the HTMS Phra Thong and Boon Sung, a great way to end a fun trip with awesome guests.
Congratulations go to 6 new Advanced Open Water divers, 4 of whom also completed their Nitrox certification. Well done Andrea, Alexis, Marianne, Fan Yilin. Victor and Cheng Yongliang.
Thank you for making this final trip for me on Manta Queen 6 a fabulous one, special thanks also to Fai for keeping us entertained with her Ukulele, and on behalf of Khaolak Scuba Adventures and all the crew on board, thank you for joining us.
Happy diving J