Low-seasonal Observations from a sultry Koh Phangan

Koh Ma and Mae Haad Beach on a peaceful Koh PhanganAfter a surprisingly busy start to the month, it’s now low season. Koh Phangan is once again a peaceful, laid-back and very hot/humid island. Mae Haad Beach is fairly deserted and you can even drive around Thongsala without wondering where the next crazy driver is coming from!

The SCUBA diving is still good – Sail Rock has excellent visibility, mild current and the occasional Whale Shark. Although Chaloklum Bay is a little cloudy (but still dive-able) the reefs at Koh Ma and Mae Haad are fine for Discover SCUBA Diving, long shallow fun dives, and snorkelling of course.

As ever there’s not enough demand for further diving destinations, although we don’t usually expect nice conditions at Anthong Marine Park anyway at this time of year. However we would like to make a trip up to Koh Tao if people are interested…

News from the dive centre is that Instructor Michi has just got back from Germany (we are happy to hear that his family are well). We’re expecting to see Chris and Angie soon, returning from diving the delights of Indonesia with more photos, no doubt. And Chaloklum Diving supporter Mr Guy should also be arriving for a few weeks holiday.
All this must call for a serious Isan food session in the near future… Especially as PADI divemaster trainee Georgy Boy will be reaching the end of his diving course in the next few days – yes, it’s definitely approaching time for a party!

Finally, with another 111 more underwater photo’s waiting to be uploaded, our Marine Life Guide is about to exceed 5,000 images. What started as a trial project just keeps on growing!