Simple Life runs two resorts on Koh Tao, both situated along Sairee Beach.
Offers a wide range, from dorm rooms to beachfront villas at the south end of Sairee Beach.
Posted Oct 11th, 2012 by Sam
On 6th October we made a full day dive trip to Sail Rock, midway between Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. A range of PADI dive courses were taking place on the boat, plus instructor Jon and the Divemaster internship posse planned a deep dive down to the recreational limit of 40 metres followed by a second training dive using nitrox.
Myself and Suzane from Germany, making dives 3 and 4 of the PADI Open Water course also got to join the trip and enjoy a cracking day of diving. Within the first 5 minutes of dive 1 we saw a 5 metre whale shark, which incredibly everybody diving from the Simple Life boat got to see. When we left the whale shark and descended down Sail Rock‘s famous ‘chimney’ at the bottom we encountered 3 bull sharks and huge schools of fish.
And during our second dive – open water dive 4, we got to see even more bull sharks (but no whale shark this time).
On the way back from Sail Rock we stopped at the South West Pinnacle dive site for a 3rd dive. During the safety stop at the end of the dive, four of our Divemaster internship trainees had yet another whale shark encounter. What an incredible day!
We all had a great trip and rounded off a memorable day’s diving with some celebratory cold beers as we motored back towards Koh Tao.
Here are a few photos from the Sail Rock dive trip:
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