As part of the PADI advanced course, Sam, Greg, Chris, Tom, Paul and Myself agreed we should take full advantage of the present incredible Koh Tao diving conditions and try an exploratory dive. Having taken their open water course here at Simple Life, the gang are all comfortable in the water, so we decided to try something different and drop in on an area where no-one has dived before. This created quite some excitement!
We had a great result. Upon descending down toward the ocean floor, we discovered a large hump-head parrot fish – a very rare sighting when diving Koh Tao. The hump-head parrot fish was at least 1M long.
Exploring further, we passed across over some awesome topography, spotting some huge trevally. Even once the diving was coming to a finish we got to see an enormous Jenkins whip-ray during our safety stop at 5M.
Just goes to show, rather than diving the same Koh Tao dive sites each day it’s well worth trying something different – especially when the diving conditions are as excellent as they are now. Sometimes on exploratory dives like this one you see lots, other times very little, but it’s always exciting.