Sunday...and our first visit to Kata in Phuket. Today we are diving with Jeff Whittard from Bristol and sparkling new starlet, Robyn from Weymouth. Robyn has been with us for a few days and is moving on to the famous Phi Phi Island on Tuesday and aiming to take her diving up to Dive Master level.
Treated myself to a nice new camera (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4) and Underwater Housing ((Panasonic DMW-MCFT3)for this season. Amazing how much they improve...this one is capable of 14 million pixels or something wierd like that. First attempts show the photos to be much clearer than last season's camera.
Excellent conditions; calm sea, sunny and 30 degrees at 10 metres. Lots of things to look at...including this Boxer Shrimp that had ambushed a small fish and was busy dragging it into its burrow.
This fan anenomes always make a good photo.
Highlight of today's dive was successfully searching out a whole shoal of blue spotted stingray....must have been 30 rays in a condensed area of sandy seabed....very impressive sight. That's the most I've seen in one go.
And what shore dive is complete without spotting a scorpion fish lurking under the rocks.
And lots of little fish of many different species........
We aim to do another shore dive tomorrow before Robyn heads off and Jeff, Spike and I head to Krabi for our fishing at Gillhams.