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Fear and Loathing in the Gulf of Siam

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by Buadhai, May 28, 2019.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Me too! I couldn't decide whether or not I was glad not to have been aboard or wishing that I had been. :p
     
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  2. Buadhai

    Buadhai Manta Ray

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    Thank you. I knew I had to do something worthwhile with that trip….
     
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  3. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    I might enjoy it if the trip is FREE or might not even if I got paid for it.
    I am glad that the boat operator never replied my mail!
     
  4. Buadhai

    Buadhai Manta Ray

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    I wouldn’t hesitate to take this boat again. I’ve already booked a Losin trip in September and will also do a South Andaman trio in January.
     
  5. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    The boat is innocence but the clients is another story.
    Enjoy your trips because you have your wife to keep you company.
     
  6. Buadhai

    Buadhai Manta Ray

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    We normally book with an agent who has chartered all or part of the boat and who has some say over the schedule. Those trips are always well managed and good fun.
     
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  7. diveUAE

    diveUAE Nassau Grouper

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  8. Buadhai

    Buadhai Manta Ray

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    I think we're going to head in that direction as well.
     
  9. Divemaster No.1

    Divemaster No.1 Angel Fish

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    If you ever have to do that swim again take a very close look at the sand you're crossing, it's one of the my favourite places in the Gulf for nudibranch, cuttlefish, stick pipefish and porcupinefish. They usually hang around the chains and piles of rope left abandoned out in the sand.
     
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  10. Buadhai

    Buadhai Manta Ray

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    I have to admit that I was accentuating the negative on this part as well. Our dive guide is a real fan of sand. I suspect we did this dive this way (from the wreck to the island) so that he'd have some sand fun. Unfortunately, we didn't see much of anything except a large population of goby/shrimp pairs.

    So, yeah, there was some method to this particular instance of madness.

    Last trip we saw a Peacock Razorfish in the sand, which was a first for me.

    Perhaps I should be kinder to the sand!
     
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