International Discover Scuba Diving Day

Discover Scuba Diving Day Discover Scuba Diving in Koh Phangan – Yesterday started with our boat going back to Sail Rock with 20 divers of all levels looking for the Bull sharks and then finished off with 15 discover scuba divers from Russia, Germany, Italy, Canada, France and England all participating in the PADI DSD program and getting easy for there dive today at Sail Rock. The sea is really calm and the visibility is around 25 meters so all in all they all should have a great day.

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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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Bull Sharks on Chumphon Pinnacle

bull_chumphonThe Bull Sharks are back at Chumhpon Pinnacle, the most famous dive site of Koh Tao. This was our first trip to Chumphon Pinnacle for this season and we left Koh Phangan early in the morning. When we arrived at Chumphon Pinnacle, we found only a few smaller dive boats on the dive site. The conditions where calm and we expected to have a great visibility. Soon after we descended we spotted eight feeding bull sharks! What an exciting moment! The opinion from our dive guides were that they are bigger, some female bull sharks were estimated to be up to 3 meters long! So we are going back again tomorrow, Jan 10 2010, with a full boat of very enthusiastic scuba divers! Happy Shark Diving guys!

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