Specialties momentarily completed
Today I completed a few more specialties with Nigel, on Chaweng Beach and it was a fantastic day for diving and for teaching specialties, with a around 5 meters viz but plenty of things to see. Ah, yes, 5 meters isn't that great I hear you saying but believe you me, for Chaweng it is!
A couple of days ago we tried at the same spot and we couldn't literally see a hand in front of us and subsequently cancelled the dive but today it was great! We taught, learned and enjoyed!
During the first dive, just getting out to some deeper water, we already saw this pair of stingray eyes sticking out over the sand and two puffer fish that stood out, besides plenty of other small fish and critters.
Besides a lot of garbage, including some big items like part of a plastic chair, a 4 meter long plastic pipe and 3 plastic baskets and lots of empty (mainly) beer cans and bottles, we also saw and encountered some interesting marine life. This cleaner shrimp is just one of the other nice animals we saw.
Earlier this week, Nigel and me went on the boat for a day to complete the Digital Underwater Photography
and Underwater Navigation
specialty around Koh Tao's
dive sites. Here's a nice view of coral around Sairee
beach on Koh Tao
During a dive on Sairee
beach we also saw this very interesting flat worm dancing away. It was a difficult one to get on the camera and this is the best shot I got, it moves so fast that it's almost
impossible to get it in front of the camera in focus.
Nigel's digital compass, which is an up and coming trend but I still prefer my hand held 'simple' underwater compass anytime.
Labels: Chaweng Beach, Koh Tao, Reef, Specialties, Training