Koh Phangan; Where’s the rainy season?

Whale Shark at Sail Rock, Oct 2012November always used to be the start of the “rainy season”, ie big waves plus lots of rain & wind, meaning not a lot of scuba diving or snorkelling! OK, the vis dropped for a few days after black moon, but yesterday conditions at Sail Rock were fine again with the current mild. And this morning Chaloklum Bay is totally calm & the sun’s shining from a blue sky. The bull sharks are still about & our last whale shark visitation was a few days ago, so the Rock remains our prime dive destination, although it would be nice to make some scuba dives at the Marine Park or Koh Tao while the weather is still fine…

Our dive boat left for the boat yard a few days ago for its annual refitting & although we’re missing her the good weather means that they can work more quickly (we do hope!). As it’s quiet on Koh Phangan now it’s holiday time for the diving school team, with Nick just back from a break up in Chiang Mai with the girls, Michael currently off exploring the back woods of Thailand & Michi planning a liveaboard trip to somewhere exotic. Thanks to “Why Not” Chris for coming back for a few dive trips with us (plus underwater photo training from Mr Stef) & bringing your buddy Juergen to do his Padi Open Water Diver course; enjoy your diving in Indonesia & see you in January we hope!.

If you fancy, check out our u/w photos in the Marine Life Guide & feel free to give us some feedback. Nick has been spending more time in the dive centre slaving over a hot computer (suffer boy, suffer), filling out the text & uploading more & better photos. Please check out the RSS feeds if you want to keep updated.

The Very Best of Wishes from Chaloklum Diving.

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