The High season is nearly upon us, the Similans opens again, and the Scuba Explorer is ready to start its weekly 3 day/3 night or 5 day/5 night cruises to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Clear turquoise waters, 30 meter visibility, a huge diversity of marine life, excellent macro diving, and nights spent being rocked to sleep by the comforting sound of the calm waves. What better way to spend a holiday then to be diving 4 times a day, with the added option of a night dive, on some of the best dive sites in the world, being guided by some very experienced instructors on board the luxury Scuba Explorer. Not only will they show you creatures you may never have seen before, you will also learn about the different marine species you will encounter, all the instructors on board the Scuba Explorer have a wide range of knowledge about the life in our Oceans.
The first trip of the season leaves on 31st Oct until 5th Nov, a trip all of us are excited about, we can not wait to get back on the Scuba Explorer diving in the Similans. Throughout the month of November the Scuba Explorer is offering a fantastic 15% off all dive cruises, a great opportunity to experience the beautiful wonders of the Similans & Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock.
Last season in the Simians & Surin Islands was the best season in about 10 years with Whales Sharks and Manta Rays galore, you were unlucky not to see one of these magnificent creatures on a cruise. Often we encountered up to 5 Manta Rays at a time, including the rare and beautiful black Manta. These inquisitive animals spent much of the dives playing around us as we hung in the water marvelling at their majestic quality, knowing not to chase them and scare them away. Seen most of the time on Koh Bon and Koh Tachai, the Scuba Explorer spends a day diving at these sites, with the chance of a second visit on the way back from Richelieu Rock if the promise of Manta Rays is high. One of the fantastic things about the Scuba Explorer is the flexibility to change the itinerary to give our customers the best dives possible and the highest chance of diving with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks.
Richelieu Rock, as always, did not disappoint last season with the majority of dives having sightings of Whale Sharks, these magnificent gentle giants of the ocean are often seen at swimming at 5 meters over the pinnacles of Richelieu Rock making for an unforgettable experience. They swim so close you can almost touch them (but don’t as we do not allow that). The macro life on Richelieu Rock is amazing, the Scuba Explorer spends a whole day exploring this dive site, 3/4 dives is not even enough to see it all, each 50 minute dive will pass by so quickly you will not want to surface, you will be itching to get back in for the next dive.