Thursday, April 24, 2008

Monday, 21st April: A day with Emily & Tim Aiken

Dive 56: Lucy's Reef, Racha Yai Island
Max Depth: 13.7m ; Bottom time: 60 min
Water Temp: 29c; Visibility: 20-30m
Comment: Emily logged her 50th dive, woo hoo! With about 2 months in between the my last dive with the kids, they are now 2 veteran divers, with enough "bubbles" under their belt. The long 2.5 hours boat ride to the East Coast of Racha Island gave me plenty of time to listen to travel stories, and answering as best as I can, all of Tim questions on marine life :-). See more photos in the album for the day, click on the photo below:
Dive 57: Bay 2, Racha Yai Island
Max Depth: 13m ; Bottom time: 75 min
Water Temp: 29c; Visibility: 20-30m
Comment: Both Tim & Emily logged their longest bottom time for a dive. Tim & Emily wanted Ornate ghost pipefish, bent stick pipefish, flounders, and of course a seahorse for their last dive in Thailand. Well, Bay 1 of Racha Yai didn't deliver all. However, a peacock flounder arrived in time to check one of the list. Tim did spot the Nudibrach (center photo below) that took me a couple of days to ID (Risbecia pulchella). Till next time, we'll see about the seahorse & Ornate ghost pipefish when they return for their advance course.

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