Bull sharks and more Bull sharks

Another great short video taken at sail rock by Evgeny, Bull sharks seem to be everywhere at the moment, Whaleshark sightings nearly every other day and schools of fish covering the entire rock. Diving Koh Phangan is amazing and deserves the recognition of being a world class dive site, another great addition to the dive site are the Giant Morays which we are seeing nearly every dive.


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.


Diver Education AWARD 2012

Outstanding Contribution to Diver Education Award

Sail Rock Divers Resort in Chaloklum, Koh Phangan, Thailand, has won the 2012 Outstanding Contribution to Diver Education Award!Outstanding Contribution to Diver Education AWARD 2012We proudly announce that we have been given the OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO DIVER EDUCATION AWARD 2012! We therefore would like to thank all of our staff, diving instructors and divemasters alike, both past and present, for their dedication and hard work they have given to Sail Rock Divers. Our great team work has lead to this amazing achievement today! Sail Rock Divers in Chaloklum is now officially the Premier PADI Dive School on Koh Phangan. We will continue to give our best to teach our diving students more than just scuba diving, and to hand down our experience to new PADI diving instructors. If you feel like changing your life to the better right now, and becoming a member of our dive team, have a look at how easily you can become a diving instructor on Koh Phangan!


Accommodation on Koh Phangan

Sail Rock Divers Resort

Hin Bai RestaurantOur bungalows  and restaurant are officially opened and ready to cater for your every need. Our accommodation on Koh Phangan are fully air-conditioned with grade A hotel quality mattresses and hot water. The restaurant has a full English breakfast menu and Thai and International cuisine served throughout the day.

Accommodation Koh PhanganOur accommodation comes with swimming pool and bar which are a perfect place to chill after a day out of scuba diving or sunbathing on the beach. Whether you are diving with us or not, our resort makes the perfect base, for a fun packed holiday on Koh Phangan.


Entrance to Sail Rock divers Resort in Koh PhanganWe can offer you a choice of brand new Bungalows ranging from 900THB up to 1,200THB, contact us for details and availability. Longterm stay is also available for divemasters and diving instructor candidates.


Two New Diving Instructors on Koh Phangan

IDC Instructor ExaminationsSail Rock Divers would like to congratulate Lee and Lola on completing their PADI IDC and IE at Sail Rock. The guys are now working hard as PADI diving instructors and are building a perfect career in the dive industry and with us. Fantastic effort guys; and good luck for the future! Check out our Time Table for our next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan here.