Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Wednesday, 6th: King Cruiser Wreck & Shark Point Marine Sanctuary

Dive: 6
Dive Site: Ko Doc Mai (*)

Max Depth: 27.1m
Bottom time: 54 min.
Water Temp: 28C
Visibility: 15-20m
Activities: Private buddy dive with Michael, a guest from the Twinpalms Phuket Resort.
comments: windy and huge waves for the morning ride out to the dive sites. The wall was excellent, very mild current, decent viz, and the usual suspects appeared as always. By the soft coral wall, a school of big eyes trevallies (50-60cm) cruised through, seen them that big for first time here at this dive site.

Dive: 7
Dive Site: the King Cruiser Wreck (*)

Max Depth: 24.6m
Bottom time: 34 min.
Water Temp: 28C
Visibility: 15-20m
comments: wind died down a little bit, but the waves were still quite large creating a bit of challenges for the exit. The wreck was fantastic, we were the only boat there with just 6 divers. Nudibranches were out and about on the starboard side, spotted them easily today. A new school of juvenile yellow lined snappers moved into the center of the collapsed area, making it quite difficult for divers to navigate through.

Dive: 8
Dive Site: Shark Point (*)

Max Depth: 17m
Bottom time: 46 min.
Water Temp: 28C
Visibility: 15-20m
comments: Tide changed and current picked up heading south from pinnacle 1 to 2. The "white eyed moray eels" rock was incredible. There are now about 100 eels living in the crevices and cracks, common lionfishes moved in below, and glass fish are still in abundance, objects of lunches for the rest...

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