Weekly Diving Report – October 12th – 18th 2019

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Weekly Diving Report – October 12th – 18th 2019

We’re certainly moving closer to our rainy season here on Koh Tao. But while the weather was a bit mixed during the previous week, our dive site report perfectly showcases how nice the diving conditions still are at the moment.

We often get asked if it’s still worth coming to Koh Tao when the weather starts to turn (usually around late October/November, but some years not until December/January) and our answer is: YES!

Have a look at our latest video and see for yourself how nice the conditions are even when its been raining a bit more:

When the winds are picking up, we carefully select our dive sites, to make sure that we don’t have to be out in the waves for too long. The sites we have visited in the last week, included Junkyard, White Rock and Pottery for example.

When people think of monsoon season in the tropics, they tend to have the idea that the weather is just generally awful for days and weeks. And while (unfortunately) this is sometimes the case for a few days each year, last week our divers also had some beautiful blue skies and generally very calm conditions while being out at sea:

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If the sun is shining while you’re on the dive, everything just looks a lot brighter and colours seem to pop out even more. Have a look at how bright this cute little butterfly fish stands out against the coral!

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Blue-spotted rays generally hide under some cracks in the coral during daytime and only ever come out at night to hunt. But when you know where to look for them, they are actually quite easy to see.

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But then again, there are also always the masters of camouflage. Scorpion fish are incredibly difficult to spot and most of the time they blend in completely with the rocks or the coral they are resting on.

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One more colourful fella our divers regularly see on most dive sites around the island is the blue ringed angelfish. With their electric blue stripes they truly stand out against the reef and can normally be seen swimming along in pairs…

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