Weekly Diving Report – December 28th 2019 – January 3rd 2020

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Weekly Diving Report – December 28th 2019 – January 3rd 2020

Happy New Year and welcome back to our weekly review of Koh Tao’s diving conditions. Last week we shared a review with our favourite moments of 2019, but now it’s time again for a live update on the local diving conditions here in the Gulf of Thailand.

Before going into the details of what we’ve seen during the last 7 days, we start off with a little video clip of the previous week:


The longfin bannerfish is one of the most common species around our divesites here. In fact, due to its very distinctive shape, it is usually among the first fish that beginner divers manage to identify.

This curious individual almost looks like he is posing for the camera – but you have to look twice to even recognise him as a bannerfish…

banner-fish-facing-the-camera

Some days when we go diving, we get the feeling that the marine life is more curious than on other days. In fact, this white eyed mooray eel (photgrapher Dan’s favourite…) seems to be playing peek-a-boo with the lens!

curious-mooray-eel

The overall diving conditions have been very good this week and it’s no surprise that Dan also managed to capture some amazing shots of our divers. This one for example hasn’t made it on to the video, yet it’s one of our favourite pictures of the past week:

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Did you know that for quite some time we have been seeing lionfish regularly on our divesites? While in the beginning they used to hang out at the deeper dive sites, such as Chumphon Pinnacle, they recently started visiting some of the shallower spots, too.

lionfsh-twins-koh-tao

Before we say Goodbye for another week, one more shot that truly captures how brilliant the conditions were in the past week. Doesn’t look like we should be right in the middle of monsoon season, does it?

pink-anemone-with-diver-in-the-background

That’s it for today. If you have any questions about diving on Koh Tao, when to come or what conditions to expect, feel free to leave us a comment or send a message!

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