Tachai greets us with warm clear water and hardly any current as we approach low water, the barracudas are back with turtle and sea snakes, ghost pipe and bat fish, a great start to the trip.
Day 2 Richelieu rock
On our way to Richelieu the captain received a message from another dive boat already there that they had seen a whaleshark.....keeping this to myself during the briefing for the surprise during the dive, the biggest fish we will ever get to sea is an awe inspiring moment as these gentle giants slowly cruise by accompanied by remoras trevallys rainbow runners and cobias.
Not forgetting that here it's also about the small stuff, Richelieu reminds me of an overpopulated city where every inch of rock and every crack had something living and feeding and hunting..... Always the highlight of the trip.
This wreck is improving in leaps and bounds, sunk about only 2 months ago the amount of life that has taken up residence here already is incredible, glass fish, barracudas, anenome fish, crabs and frog fish, also more work has been done to make the wreck more suitable for diving with more holes and accesses cut into the hull.
This is going to be an incredible dive in only a few more months...... Roll on next season !!!!!!
All the usual suspects here at the famous fish soup!!!!
This old tin dredger still attracts divers because of the shear quantity of fish life..... A good indicator of what the Prahtong will be like.
Special thanks to Wang and Steve for doing their Nitrox course and Ana and Enrique for their advanced.... Keep up the good work and hope to see you all again next season..........