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Mango Bay on the 28th April’12

Today we were diving at Mango Bay on the north end of Koh Tao for a nice relaxed afternoon of diving. Everyone met at the shop to pack their bags, load up the boat and depart to make the journey to the dive site. The weather was beautiful and the sea calm making the journey nice and enjoyable and before long we were moored up at the dive site and ready to jump in. For the first dive I would be following Yue tagging along with her husband Sheng Bo during his Advanced Open Water course with his instructor. We jumped in and found some shallow sand for the advanced students to practice their navigation skills for the course before we headed off for a fun dive around the coral garden under the boats.

 

The visibility was lovely and the sun was bright making for a beautiful dive. There were all of the colourful reef fish all over the place that make this site one of the most beautiful dives on the island such as bright yellow butterflyfish, bannerfish, nudibranchs, groupers and snappers. We enjoyed a nice long dive inside the shallow bay before the air in our tanks started running low and it was time to climb back on board. We swapped over our tanks and enjoyed a nice long surface interval in the sun with all the fresh fruit and refreshments available on board.

After about an hour it was time to jump back in for our second dive of the day, this time I would be following Pierre, Bogdan, Agnes and Anna all on the second dive of their Open Water Diver course with their instructor. We jumped in off the side of the boat and once again found a shallow patch of sand to complete the required skills for the dive before we headed off to explore the coral garden once more. We enjoyed an equally nice dive between all the corals and fish getting to grips with buoyancy and swimming underwater. After almost an hour, the air in our tanks was running low so we ascended, climbed back on board to make the journey back to the shop where we could wash our gear, fill in our log books and look through all of the photos from the day.

 

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