It has been a long time since we have had Bull Sharks around Koh Tao. We use to be able to guarantee shark sightings at Chumphon Pinnacle during certain times of the year. Sometimes we were able to see up to 10 sharks at a time. In 2010, one of the hottest years on record ever, Koh Tao suffered a bleaching event where lots of coral were damaged and the sharks (usually at Chumphon Pinnacle) disappeared. Luckily for us, the coral has now recovered, but the sharks left and didn’t return…until now!!! For the past few weeks, we have been fortunate enough to dive with Bull Sharks at Sail Rock. These amazing creatures are the highlight of any dive. They should not be feared as you have more chance of a vending machine causing you injury than a shark. BUT they should be respected!!! Without sharks, the marine ecosystem would no longer function, meaning huge problems for the planet as a whole. We run a Sail Rock trip every Sunday to give our divers the chance to see the sharks (and the best dive site in the Gulf of Thailand).
PLEASE HELP SAVE THE SHARKS AND DON’T BUY ANY SHARK PRODUCTS, AND DO NOT EAT IN ANY RESTAURANT THAT SERVES SHARK FIN SOUP.
Thanks to Miles Jackson who took the photographs during one of Roctopus Dive’s ‘Sail Rock Sunday’ trips. Send us an Email for more information about the Sail Rock trip