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Once again Manta and Eagle Rays at the Similan Island Marine Park

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Once again Manta and Eagle Rays at the Similan Island Marine Park


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Manta Queen 3 # 188

Manta Queen 3 set off on another fantastic voyage into the majestic Similian Islands. Straight away we realised that we would not let the occasional drop of rain dampen our spirits! After a bit of bonding in the short bus ride, we set sail. After everyone was settled into their cabins the boat briefing began with Joe, the Cruise Director, giving everyone a thorough (and very entertaining) introduction to what we were to expect over the next few days aboard Manta Queen 3. By the end of it, everyone was almost too excited to fall sleep.

The first day of diving began bright and early, with everyone raring and ready for what was ahead. And what the day had to offer did not disappoint! Anita’s Reef was her usual beautiful self and showed us puffer and box fishes in and amongst thousands of schooling glass fish. West of Eden and Elephant Head Rock had sightings of White Tip Reef Sharks, Green AND Hawksbill Turtles, Eagle Ray, and Moray Eels made the best start to the trip.

The day culminated with a night dive - a magical adventure discovering what night time in The Similans has to offer. Octopus, Lion-fish, Unicorn Fish, and even some scuttling Hermit Crabs were out and about! As great as the diving was, everyone was eventually tempted back to the boat for a delicious dinner.

Day two started off at North Point where scenic rock formations allowed for some amazing swim throughs. As we moved out the Similians and onto Koh Tachai Island, there were sightings of Scorpion Fish next to White Eyed Moray, Clown fish and a wide range of Trigger fish. When were making our way out of the water, a Manta Ray came to say goodbye.

The world famous Richelieu Rock on Day 3 lived up to its reputation and had sightings of Harlequin Shrimp, Scribbled Pipefish, Tiger Tail Sea Horse, as well as Frog Fish.

On the final day of the trip, just off Koh Bon Island, divers managed to spot some Marble Rays, Banded Sea Snakes and Peacock Mantis Shrimps doing their thing.

We also had some newly PADI qualified divers in The Nitrox Course. Congratulations to Sophie, Klause, Jon and Mark! Also, Congratulations to Jiraporn, who finished her PADI Advanced Open Water course.

With another incredible voyage behind us, we are looking forward to our next adventure tomorrow! If you are keen to join us for unique and memorable experience, take a look at our various packages on offer at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures and find the holiday that’s perfect for you.