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Diving News Koh Samui Thailand
Fassbender - 1/15/2009 7:24 AM
First of all we hope you had a fantastic Christmas and a great start into the year 2009! May it be full of joy, luck and health for all of us! Between midst November and midst December we had three heavy monsoon hits - which means lots and lots of rain. Our centre in Lamai was almost flooded again, but since the island was much better prepared this year, the floods were much less than they used to be the years before. Christmas and New Year was a busy time for us - we didn’t even expect it to be...
Shark Island Shark Island
Fassbender - 5/25/2008 5:19 AM
EASY DIVERS DIVESITE OF THE MONTH SHARK ISLAND Located in the South of Koh Tao there is a big granite pinnacle formation known as Shark Island. This spectacular name was given to this site because of the reef sharks that you can observe in the very early morning and the late afternoon. Besides these sharks there are lots of other amazing creatures to observe – like blue spotted sting rays, great barracudas, christmas tree worms living in big stone corals and as a highlight there is a resident tu...
Whale Shark at Sail Rock Whale Shark at Sail Rock
Fassbender - 11/11/2006 12:00 AM
Sail Rock is known as one of the most beautiful dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand – and this is not just a rumor! Located in the middle of the ocean north of Koh Phangan Island this big granite rock formation comes out of the sea from a depth of 40 m – and it offers a huge variety of marine life to see. Besides big schools of barracuda, king mackerel, batfish and groupers, there is a good chance to spot whale sharks. If you have a closer look at the rock, which is covered in hard corals and ane...
Whale Shark Encounter Whale Shark Encounter
Fassbender - 11/11/2006 12:00 AM
One of the most amazing moments in a divers life is to encounter a whale shark. I was lucky on the 23rd of October 2006 at a stunningly beautiful dive site called Sail Rock, located in the north of Koh Samui Island in the Gulf of Thailand. I was diving along with my buddy and all of a sudden, this beautiful creature comes out of nowhere. Luckly we had a camera with us, so we were able to get some everlasting memory from this unique moment. The photo is not very clear due to the photographer bein...