Dive 273: The Ridge, Koh Bon (Thailand)

Dive time: 00:54:00
Max depth: 27.1 metres
Temperature: 27 C
Visibility: 15 metres
Buddy: Sophie
Surface interval: 18:57:00

A new dive group, a new dive leader and a new buddy. We dived the same site as yesterday but the visibility had dropped a fair bit since. Not sure if it was the rain or the current.

We dropped down on the ridge, and the current was a fair bit stronger than yesterday. We saw a spiny lobster hiding in a hole, before we swam out deeper into the blue to look for mantas. We stayed out hovering just above the reef for a little while, but there was no manta sighting. Quite a few giant trevally cruising past though.

Back on the reef we swam over big patches of dead coral. I saw quite a few bluefin trevally, juvenile fusiliers, a giant moray hiding in a hole with a banded boxer shrimp crawling over cleaning it, an anemone with lots of juvenile anemonefish and a little porcelain crab as well, a giant triggerfish, bannerfish, and moorish idols.

Towards the end of the dive, Sophie was low on air so she ascended with the dive guide James while I tacked onto another group for a few minutes more pottering around and the safety stop.

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