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MQ6, Trip 120 - Woohoo! Magnificent Mantas & Wondrous Whalesharks

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MQ6, Trip 120 - Woohoo! Magnificent Mantas & Wondrous Whalesharks


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 Our first dives proved fruitful at Koh Bon with 3 majestic mantas seen flying around the Ridge & surrounding areas. Manta mania ensued with another sighting at Tachai Dome later that day along with a glorious spiraling school of Chevron Barracuda. 

 

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Richelieu Rock held up it's reputation as the top divesite in Thailand when it presented 2 whale sharks to keep us enthralled & buzzing with excitement. Our guests couldn't get enough & snorkeled with them between dives. In between Whally sightings, cuttle fish, seahorses, ghost pipe fish and much, much more was enjoyed by our divers. 
 
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We descended into clear waters on day 3 at Hin Luang off Koh Bon, with perfect conditions for a stunning & relaxed morning dive. During our slow ascent we had a nice surprise as a 3m whaleshark came cruising across the pinnacle below us, followed shortly by a 4m manta circling the top of Hin Luang.  Needless to say our safety stop was extended by another 10mins. A second ray was also spotted in the distance before we broke the surface and we're guessing from the size and colour it may have been a mobular ray. The bar of expectations has certainly been raised a notch or two!
 
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Congratulations to Sinnova on completing her 200th dive and to David & Samantha for braving the deep on their Adventure Dive. 
 
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Big thanks to all our guests on board for a lovely trip, from all the crew on MQ6. Safe onward travel and happy diving!
 
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