More Whale sharks and Bull sharks at Sail Rock

Any one who has heard of diving in the Gulf of Thailand has quite often overlooked the paradise island of Koh Phangan, being in the shadow of Koh Tao, Phangan is only just being recognised as a top diving destination, Diving koh phangan has so much to offer from the magnificent sea horses and frog fish that we see on night dives at Chaloklum to the majestic Whale sharks and Bull sharks of Sail rock, We still have easy access to all of the Koh tao sites with the added bonus of being able to dive the Marine park, Samran pinnacles and of course our local dive site and the best site in the gulf of Thailand which is Sail Rock.
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The Bull Sharks are Back!

Bull Shark Diving in Koh Phangan

Bull Sharks at Sail Rock Scuba diving at Sail Rock has just got better, already the best dive site in the gulf of Thailand and just 11km from Koh Phangan Sail Rock has just stamped its seal on being a world class dive site. The last 2 weeks we have had a minimum of 6 bull sharks taking up residency there, including 1 giant bull at just under 3m long and built like a tank. On top of this we have had the regular Whaleshark visits and crystal clear water. We are even getting Dive boats from Koh Tao making the 2 hour journey to come and see Koh phangans hidden gem.

We are not sure how long they are going to hang around but we hope with sensible diving practices these magnificent creatures will be sharing Sail Rock for ages to come.
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I think we need a bigger boat.

Bull Shark at Sail Rock

Bull Sharks on Sail Rock 2012Another fantastic day here at Sail Rock Divers, yesterday we had a full boat of divers all hoping to see the Bull sharks which have taken up residency at Sail Rock, There are reported to be 3 sharks in total but no one can be so sure, what is for sure is that i went for a dive yesterday and personally saw 2 very large and very mature Bull sharks.I gathered a few details from the divers who had seen them on previous days and armed with this knowledge i made my descent into the Blue, upon reaching Bat Fish pinnacle I positioned myself with my back to the pinnacle and waited, after seeing schools of Barracuda, Giant Groupers and Fusiliers i noticed a dark shape approaching me, As my heart began to beat faster than any hard core trance anthem, I noticed the dark shape had a few different characteristics than what i had expected, such as a 12 liter tank on its back, a camera in its hand and curly brown hair, it was Eike Sail Rocks resident Marine Biologist, who by the way, is 6 Feet 6 inches tall. 


As we both started to sigh a breath of relief and make our formal underwater greetings, I noticed yet another dark shadow slowly moving towards us. Then as I turned to signal Eike I saw his eyes open up as wide as dustbin lids and his huge finger pointing in the same direction of the latest dark shadow, SHARK was what we both tried to shout but being 20 meters under the water with a regulator in our mouths it sounded more like SHOE; far less scarier and meaning nothing at all when diving. Then the shark appeared; slow, purposeful, magnificent and huge! The Bull Shark that we had come to see, the hypnotic affect that seeing such an apex predator has on you goes against every instinct the human being should have. The second one appeared, seconds later and not knowing where too look next, we both starred at each other with massive grins on our face and signaled OK, and as quick as the encounter had happened both sharks gracefully disappeared back into the blue.

So regardless to popular belief humans are not on the Bull Sharks menu, so why in the name of all things worth preserving ARE THEY ON OURS. A wonderful day and an amazing experience that will stay with me forever.

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Bull Sharks are Back Again

Once again – Bull Sharks on Sail Rock

Bull Sharks on Sail Rock Todays dives at Sail Rock was excellent, 3 bull sharks were spotted at bat fish pinnacle at a depth of around 20 meters, The sharks are reported to be around 2m long and we believe they are females.
These pictures were taken today by one of our guests who was fun diving today,sail rock divers would like to thank Magnus for providing us with these pictures.

With Whale-Sharks, Manta Rays and now Bull Sharks I’m convinced that we can safely say that Sail Rock is one of the best dive sites in Thailand!

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Isis and the Bull Sharks

Bullsharks Koh PhanganOur youngest diver had the dive of her life when she managed to see 4 bull sharks on a recent trip with sail rock divers.
We miss you Isis, your our lucky charm…

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