Monday, February 11, 2008

Thursday, 7th: Racha Yai Island

Dive: 9
Dive Site: Bungalow Bay, South (*)

Max Depth: 11.2m
Bottom time: 48 min.
Water Temp: 28C
Visibility: 15-20m
Activities: digital Photography dive with Sophiya, my 10 years old Scuba Sea Star from Gillmanoids in KL, Malaysia.

comments: Sophiya came with her own digital camera, she saved up and bought it herself. We spent quite a bit of time in the shallow area, getting great time with a giant morray, a pair of nudibranches that I couldn't find a name for, and great wide angle shots due to good viz and no current.

Dive: 10
Dive Site: Bungalow Bay, North
Max Depth: 11.8m
Bottom time: 49 min.
Water Temp: 28C
Visibility: 10-15m
comments: Sophiya gone banana for a coral crab :-) she hovered upside down for a good 2-3 minutes, trying to get the perfect shot of the elusive crustacean. I'm still not sure if she got the shot for it or not, but it was fun watching her doing something that not many dive instructors can do, even on their best days. See Mogan, her dad in the back ground, hovering to watch this priceless moment!
Alice & her husband, Paul came pass us during Alice's second open water dive for her course. She looked more comfortable now under water since her first dive with Somporn, our most experience Thai instructor. The feast after the trip at Rawai Beach, and the sunset view from the After Beach Bar were spectacular.

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