Phuket Liveaboards scuba diving Andaman Sea.
After a calm crossing, we appreciated our morning tea watching the nice appearance of the Similan National Marine Park.
With 40 yards visibility on all dive sites, this was a travel into the big blue We started off at our secret divesite, and, as always, it was a really wonderful and colorful dive.
At the northern end of the Similan National Marine Park, we saw lots Sea Turtles, a Napoleon Wrasse and a big Triton Chromodoris Nudibranch on the go.
We started our journey north, with our first stop at Koh Bon. While enjoying a curious Leopard Shark, a Manta Ray cruised by.
Koh Tachai, recognized for its powerful currents and rich marine life, and delivered, not only the powerful current, but also a couple of funny Leopard Sharks. Schooling Barracudas in the distance, lots of Trevallies and Fusiliers and, of course, all the Batfish getting cleaned. Sunset dive with Yellowtail Barracudas.
At Richelieu Rock we did 4 dives this cruise, all of them marvellous! Huge school of Chevron Barracudas, lots of Jacks, two Zebra Moray Eels, a two of Harlequin Ghost Pipefish and a bunch of fancy Nudibranches, including Black-margined Glossodoris, Annulated Chromodoris and Beautiful Risbecia. A truly inspiring nightdive, with an unbelievable amount of life, including three Decorator Crabs!
Back on Koh Tachai following morning, we had yet another Leopard Shark coming in close for a look! Dusk dive at Elephant Rock, where we had a brief visit from a Guitar Shark! Sunset dive at Hideaway. Fun and enjoyable, with loads of fish.
The 5th, and regrettably the last, day started with a nice dive at Morning edge. Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Stingrays, Clownfish and a Turtle. Final dive this time was at Sharkfin Reef; good as always, with three Ribbon Eels, Jawfish, Nudibranches and a Whitetip Shark.
A really calm crossing back to the mainland.
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