DJL Diving has recently returned from an exploration trip to Angthong National Marine Park. The group of 14 were made up of Divemaster Trainees, Divemasters, Instructors, friends, family and were led by Ali from DJL.
We left early Sunday morning for the first dive at Sail Rock, where we had an amazing time diving with the huge amounts of marine life south-south east of Koh Tao. From there we headed west to the marine park. Despite the long journey spirits were high with excitement of what to find at Angthong and with lots of music and a few beers the time flew by.
We arrived just after dark after some helpful thai fisherman guided us in(as you can imagine there aren’t many lights on Angthong!)
We spent the evening in a small beach resort, had a well deserved meal an spoke of what to expect when the sun rose.
The following morning everyone was up bright and early, ready for some exploring.
After breakfast we checked out the deserted white sandy beaches, photographed the local monkeys, discovered huge caves, climbed the limestone cliffs to amazing viewpoints and looked down over the emerald lake. We then took the DJL boat around the almost inhabited islands and experienced some breath-taking views.
After a busy day in Angthong we headed back north-north east to Koh Tao whilst fishing on route. We had a great sunset dive at shark island to help finish off a successful trip.
DJL Diving will be offering this trip starting January 2011, definitely one not to be missed!
I’d like to thank everyone who came along and helped make this research trip possible and a big thank you to Ali for driving the boat and leading the group!
Check out the Video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXl7emC4Sa4 Thanks Jill !! 🙂