After 5 long weeks, I’m all healed and I’m back in the water! So so so pumped to be back. Being monsoon season, the wetter weather usually leaves us with poor visibility, however, this season this is not the case. The water is warm and it’s some of the best visibility I’ve seen diving in Koh Tao.
My first dives back, we went to Twins and to HTMS Sattakut (yeah it’s a shipwreck). I only had one diver with me which was nice. Her name was Pip and she was an advanced diver which proved to make it an easy day for me :).
When diving, you can’t really smile because water will rush into your mouth. Now, on that first dive back, I took in a lot of water haha. I just couldn’t help myself. I was smiling the whole dive, so happy to be back doing what I love.
Dropping down on top of the eastern pinnacle, we started heading west straight away and cruised over to check out Nemo and the deeper pinnacle. With 20m visibility, it was just such a beautiful dive. A few trigger fish feeding and tonne of activity around the whole dive site, it was like it was my first ever dive again. Swimming along with a White Eyed Moray Eel right at the end of the dive was pretty bloody cool as well. Usually hidden within the coral, this little guy was out and about over the sand and didn’t have any problems with us getting nice and close. All in all, it was an awesome dive.
So next up we hit the Wreck. Known to usually have lesser visibility than just about everywhere else on the island, it was a different story when we got there. 15-20m visibility again. It was just outrageous. Big snapper hanging out in the tower and plenty of little fishies cruising around both cannons, this dive just made me laugh. It was just too good. We went around the whole wreck and spent a bit of time swimming around its neighbouring dive site, Hin Pee Wee which was covered in Nudibranchs (little colourful worms with a very interesting mating ritual).
All in all, such an awesome day and I just can’t keep the stoke in. I’m so pumped to be back at it.
Updates on Koh Tao, it’s nightlife, and what’s coming up in the next month or so in the next post!