This week on Koh Phangan

What a week of diving we have had at Sail Rock, 2 Whalesharks and bags of fish everywhere. At the moment we are going through a bit of patchy weather which is unusual  for this time of year, a little bit of rain in the afternoon and choppy seas, the crystal clear diving out at sail rock has been fantastic, lots of huge schools of batfish, fusiliers, barracudas, jacks and giant groupers. The whalesharks are also making an appearance as well.

At Sail Rock divers this week we had a Project aware Finathon to raise money and awareness for the protection of sharks and the banning of shark finning. In total we raised 895AUD and had a lot of fun in the process.We would like to thank the 50 plus people that turned up to lend a hand and help us raise the money.
A special thanks goes to Mel from ConTiki tours, Seb from Shiralea Backpackers resort  and Bovey from Ocean View for your kind donations and help.

Emma and Peter also got to see there first Whaleshark at the beginning of the week and as i am writing this we have been phoned from the boat with another whaleshark at Sail Rock. Happy Days.


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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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.


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!


3 new Divemaster trainees

Sail rock divers would like to welcome our 3 new DMTs Kayleigh, Evgeny and Elyssa. We will be following there progress with weekly updates, photos and videos. So it all starts today so lets see 3 recreational divers turn into professionals.

Kayleigh and Russia