DIVE LOB PETERPAN CRUISE 19th Jan – 25th Jan 2012 (CHINESE NEW YEAR HOLIDAY)

SIMILAN DIVE SITES

I kick off my 2012 dive at Phuket Thailand , North Andaman on-board Peterpan Cruise.
4days and 4 nights 14dives.
19th Jan – 8pm arrived at LCCT ( Low Cost Carriage Terminal) Air Asia http://www.airasia.com.my
1 hour later arrive at Phuket International Airport. A van already prepared to pick the group to the jetty Tad Lamu Pier. About 1 hour journey from the airport. The next morning , wake up already arrive at the similan island.

1ST DIVE
DATE: 20th jan 12
DAY: FRIDAY
DIVE SITE: ANITA’S REEF SIMILAN THAILAND
TIME IN: 8.23AM
BOTTOM TIME: 50 MIN
DEPTH: 29.2m
WATER TEMP: 29C
CURRENT: NONE
COMMENT:
Anita’s reef is a great place to do dive check. It is a slope sandy bottom with a few patches of corals. Lots of juvenile fishes taking shelter under the corals.

2ND DIVE
DATE:20th Jan 12
DAY: Friday
DIVE SITE: West of Eden
SI: 2.23 (2 hours and 23 min)
TIME IN: 11.37am
BOTTOM TIME: 44min
DEPTH: 28.5m
WATER TEMP: 28C
CURRENT: Mild
COMMENT:
Lots of Giant Seafan,Ribbon eels, Lobster, banded eel snake, sweetlips,stonefish, frog fish, mantis shrimp

3RD DIVE
DATE:20th Jan 12
DAY: Friday
DIVE SITE: Turtle Head Rock
SI: 2.50
TIME IN:3.12pm
BOTTOM TIME: 46min
DEPTH: 26.7m
WATER TEMP:29C
CURRENT: NONE
COMMENT:
Giant Morray, lion fish, scorpion fish

4TH DIVE
DATE:20th Jan 12
DAY : Friday
DIVE SITE: Waterfall Bay (night dive)
SI: 2.55
TIME IN:6.55pm
BOTTOM TIME:52min
DEPTH: 16m
WATER TEMP:29C
CURRENT: none
COMMENT:
lots of lionfish, red crabs, lobsters, needle fish, giant morrays, rays.

5TH DIVE
DATE:21st Jan 12
DAY : Saturday
DIVE SITE:Elephant Head Rock (similan)
TIME IN:8.14am
BOTTOM TIME:47min
DEPTH: 33m
WATER TEMP:28C
CURRENT: Mild
COMMENT:
scorpion fish, banded seasnake, lots of swimtru with big boulders and rocky formation.

6TH DIVE
DATE:21st Jan 12
DAY : Saturday
DIVE SITE:Christmas Point, Similan
SI:2.26
TIME IN:11.28am
BOTTOM TIME:41min
DEPTH:24.8m
WATER TEMP:28C
CURRENT: none
COMMENT:
Rocky formation, many christmas tree worm, napollean wrasse

7TH DIVE
DATE:21st Jan 12
DAY: Saturday
DIVE SITE:Koh Bon (Similan)
SI:2.56
TIME IN:3.06pm
BOTTOM TIME:45min
DEPTH: 33.6m
WATER TEMP:29C
CURRENT:mild
COMMENT:
We were diving at the pinnacle but then half an hour later we headed towards the Koh Bon reef. In the search for manta ray. Non seen.

8TH DIVE
DATE:21st Jan 12
DAY: saturday
DIVE SITE:Tachai Reef (night dive)
SI:2.50
TIME IN:7.43pm
BOTTOM TIME:49min
DEPTH: 18.2m
WATER TEMP:28C
CURRENT:none
COMMENT:
lion fishes, decorative crab, hermit crab, baby morray, red crab, mantis shrimp

9TH DIVE
DATE:22th Jan 12
DAY: Sunday
DIVE SITE:Richelieu Rock (Surin Island)
TIME IN:8.23am
BOTTOM TIME:50min
DEPTH: 28.8m
WATER TEMP:29C
CURRENT:MILD-Strong
COMMENT:
Descend using Bouyline. A little bit strong surface current.This site is superb for macro lovers. Lots of soft corals formation with colorful delights. Harlequin shrimp, seahorse, ghostpipe fish, big garopa

10TH DIVE
DATE:22nd Jan 12
DAY: Sunday
DIVE SITE:Richelieu Rock (Surin island)
SI:2.28
TIME IN:11.43am
BOTTOM TIME:49min
DEPTH:30.2m
WATER TEMP:29C
CURRENT:Mild
COMMENT:
One can be deco easily with this site.

11TH DIVE
DATE:22nd Jan 12
DAY: Sunday
DIVE SITE:Tachai Pinnacle
SI: 3.28
TIME IN:4.01pm
BOTTOM TIME: 43min
DEPTH: 27.9m
WATER TEMP:29C
CURRENT: Mild
COMMENT:
Descend using bouyline, 2 big square boulders. School of Giant Trevally, School of Barracudas, angelfish

12TH DIVE
DATE:22nd Jan 12
DAY: Sunday
DIVE SITE:Koh Bon Bay (night dive)
SI:3.24
TIME IN:21.09pm
BOTTOM TIME:48min
DEPTH:19.5m
WATER TEMP:30C
CURRENT:none
COMMENT:
1st time on a dingy. The water was a bit choppy when we were trying to jump into the dingy. i didn’t bring the charger for my dive torch so had to depend on buddy. Lucky Rut help out borrowing Tim’s torch and gave it to me.

13TH DIVE
DATE:23rd Jan 12
DAY: Monday
DIVE SITE:Koh Bon (pinnacle)
TIME IN:7.12am
BOTTOM TIME:48m
DEPTH: 29.6m
WATER TEMP:28C
CURRENT:none
COMMENT:
mushroom corals, white leaf fish

14TH DIVE
DATE:23rd Jan 12
DAY: Monday
DIVE SITE:Boon Seng Wreck
SI: 3.19
TIME IN:11.21am
BOTTOM TIME:51min
DEPTH: 19.5m
WATER TEMP:29C
CURRENT:none
COMMENT:
fish heaven for snappers, nudibranch, honeycomb eel, white eye morray.scorpion fish, lion fish.

Other details:
http://www.peterpancruise.com/
http://www.facebook.com/#!/peterpancruise

Comment about the dive operator:
Boat master : Scuba Rut has been a very good dive guide. Patient, calm, and quite funny. He also the Boat master of the Boat.
Meaning he is the head of the crew. So anything you need just look for him.
The freelance videographer and photographer: Scubatim http://www.scubatim.com a malaysian born Chinese dive instructor. He is~actually I don’t really know what he is suppose to do on the boat but he is also a customer to peterpancruise. All I know he take pictures and movies and love to share it with the divers for free.
Other instructors that always love to charter the boat for their customers are Gemma (http://www.facebook.com/#!/viajaybucea) ,Aki (http://www.facebook.com/#!/akinobuyasugi), a young talented Korean instructor CK (http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001674678591). All of them are friendly, out-going and knowledgable with the dive sites.
The rest of the crews are local Thailand. Some can speak English a little bit and some cant speak at all but they are sure enough are
Friendly people. Be a polite tourist and they will be polite to you too.

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