News from a Hot Summer on Koh Phangan

SCUBA Diving up the chimney at Sail Rock in the Gulf of Thailand.The Chaloklum Diving school team have been quite busy over the last month and so, as always, the dive blog gets delayed…
So let’s get on with the update – the prevailing south-Westerly wind has sometimes made for fairly choppy conditions on some of our dive trips, but the visibility has remained consistently good – at Sail Rock or Koh Tao dive sites we would expect it, but Anthong Marine Park has also been really nice every time we’ve been diving and snorkelling there.
We’ve only had a few whale shark sightings, but there’s been especially abundant marine life at Sail Rock, especially the barracuda, trevally and batfish.
And we’ve had a really wide range of scuba diving customers – big thanks to “regulars” including the Nudibranch underwater photographing team from Bangkok, headmaster Jim with the Pleasant Valley High School team from Canada, and diving good friends Marc and Ines, in addition to an increasing number of families and couples doing their PADI Open Water Diver courses together, as well as the normal Discover SCUBA Diving programmes. As a reward for their efforts our hard working PADI professionals were treated to a meal at Gianni’s Italian restaurant yesterday and had a fine evening – photo to follow on Facebook.