Monday, November 8, 2010

Diving at Hin Daeng and Hin Muang

Diving at Hin Daeng and Hin Muang

When I was completing my Divemaster course on Koh Phi Phi, way back when, a speedboat to Hin Daeng and Hin Muang came up on a regular base but in those days I neither had the money to pay for such a trip nor saw or understood the necessity to dive those sights. Fast forward 11 years and at last I made it to Hin Daeng and Hin Muang (thanks Saffron!).

Octopus at Hin Muang

Today we somehow managed to have a day off from the current IDC and before the PADI IE kicks off tomorrow we took the opportunity with both hands to hop on the boat direction Hin Daeng and Hin Muang!

Red Grouper at Hin Daeng

Both sites well known for Manta Ray and whale shark sightings but we weren't that lucky today but we had well over 20 to 25 meters visibility and Hin Daneg was a beautiful and lovely dive site with plenty of interesting things to see.

Giant Murray at Hin Daeng

The second dive was at Hin Muang where we encountered a but of a current but again excellent visibility was ours and plenty of interesting animals and underwater flora and fauna to see.

Emperor Angelfish at Hin Daeng

We went out on the new Scubafish boat which accommodates over 60 people and with 25 or so divers on the boat it was very nice trip indeed.

Family of Clark's Anemone Fish on a snow vacation at Hin Daeng

Besides the pictures shown in this post, there was plenty of other animals and flora to see, a dive site that's been on my wish list since and easily lived up to it's reputation! If you're on Koh Lanta and want to go diving, this is the top site to go to. Please contact me for me details.

Last but not least, I managed to take a video of this octopus at Hin Muang which I found very interesting. Please have a look and enjoy!

Camille


2 comments:

Steve said...

Hi camille

I've really enjoyed reading your blogs. Thanks for putting them up.

A couple of mates and I are heading to koh samui next week and keen to get some diving in. Where would you recommend we go?

Cheers

Steve

Camille said...

Hi Steve,

Thanks for dropping in on my blogs and always good to hear that people like it!

Regarding the diving, I can arrange pretty much everything you need, being based on Samui and working in the dive industry here. What are you looking for, dive courses or are you certified already and just would like a dive trip (or two?)? Please advise and I can help you out accordingly.
My recommendation is Sail Rock, one of the ebst sites in the Gulf of Thailand although I wouldn’t count on great visibility right now with all the recent rain.