On a day where we as instructors of Blue Guru found the time to go more exploring around the local divesites we came across a sad event.
On koh Pling Yai - West we found a large fishing net that reached for several meters.
Richard followed the net up and found the unfortunate hawksbill Turtle stuck in the net. Snippy joined Richard and together they tried to free it, which unfortunately was not succesfull
January 8th after a bit of a disappointing visa run my first job is guiding a snorkel trip of 9 people.
As an avid diver snorkelling is not always as much fun, but I always enjoy looking at all the underwater life. And there is more chance of seeing sharks at Surin snorkelling than diving.
As the Blacktip reefsharks are really shallow where divers normally do not come and they are scared of sounds so they tend to swim away before a diver can see them.
This day was there for a good day as I sighted 2 blacktip sharks on the 1st snorkel session.
Ever been diving in the warm coastal waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, like the around the Red Sea, South East Asia or Australia and come across a leopard shark, also called zebra sharks? When these sharks are spotted, they normally will be sleeping on the sandy bottoms of the reefs.
You did not see one yet?? Then read here about these beautiful animals.
Some people get scared just be hearing the word ‘Shark’, or will freak out when they see it.
Most sharks however are not directly dangerous for humans. In fact sharks probably are more scared of us, than we are of them.
As a Scuba Diver I love the have encounters with sharks, as I am sure many fellow divers with me.
This article tells about a timid shark that can be seen in shallow waters, even during a snorkel-trip.
Phi Phi - Maya bay
Phi Phi is known as one of the better diving locations in Thailand, next to the Similan and Surin Islands and Koh Tao. Dive Trips to Phi Phi are run out of Phuket, Krabi, Koh Lanta and of course directly out of Phi Phi itself.
So if you want to dive the Phi Phi locations, why not come and stay on the nice island itself.
Underwater World Blogs
These blog section gives you insights in the beautiful underwater world and its inhabitants. Some related to projects and activities of Snippy's Snaps Diving, or about interest of the diving staff.