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Sunsets at Similan Island, Manta Queen 5 second trip of the season!

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Sunsets at Similan Island, Manta Queen 5 second trip of the season!

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Welcome aboard our second trip for the 2016/17 Similan Island dive season.

We begin our 3 day 3 night south tour of the Similan Islands and Koh Bon with a great group from America, Holand, Germany, Australia, Austria and Denmark.

Experience levels from PADI Open Water divers to PADI Advanced Open Water and above, with PADI Advanced Open Water courses and PADI Nitrox courses being conducted onboard.

Day one begins on Anita's Reef for our usual check dive to sort out weighting and buoyancy issues, great dive to start on, gently sloping sandy bottom with colourful soft corals and garden eels and a great drift dive as there was a bit of current.
Check dive done we move up to Similan Island 7.
Dive 2 we descended down onto Deep Six on the north east corner.
Great to see trevallies and tuna alike, hard corals and beautiful swim throughs.
Dive 3 brings us back to Similan Island 5 and 6 for a reverse approach on Anita's Reef, great sloping reef and a bonus ship wreck thrown in as extra.
Our night dive takes place at Honeymoon Bay on Similan Island 4, Finger corals, bommies and lobsters galore.

Day two brings us to the well known Elephant Head Rock for dive one with spectacular pinnacles, huge channels and swim through.
For the next dives with Christmas Point and North Point with eagle ray and pipe horse.
Our sunset dive is at Koh Bon, this time we dive from West Ridge towards North Ridge checking out the coral gardens.

Day three kicks off in Koh Bon again on Hin Luang Pinnacle searching for marble rays.
We stay here for dive 2 on the West Ridge and maybe a manta ray...rub those nipples.

Last dive we visit the Boonsung Wreck for our dose of fish soup, great viz no current and loads to see....a great way to finish the trip.

Congratulations to Fluer and Finn for completing their PADI Nitrox course and also to Thorsten, Isabell and Vilhelm for doing their PADI Advanced Course.
Well done to everyone ...keep it up guys.

Hope to see you all again soon on Manta Queen 5

The Team Khao Lak Scuba Adventures

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