This November has seen a huge increase in the number of whale shark sightings around Koh Tao and we are wondering if this has been due to the lack of rain we were expecting. Maybe the whale sharks have always been around in November but because of the usual monsoon season we have been unable to see them. This month we have been extremely fortunate with the amazing sharks being seen on many of our open water courses and on more than one occasion, two sharks on one course or even dive. This is because the huge fish (they can grow up to 14 meters in length) have been spotted around our shallow dive sites that we use for our courses, such as Twins, White Rock and Hin Pee Wee. I was fortunate to teach an open water course last week where on dive 3, we went to an old World War ship wreck and found out that we were not the only one interested that day. We were accompanied for most of the dive by a 5-6 meter whale shark which of course the students loved. On dive 4 about an hour later we were on a second dive site, White Rock and as we were hanging around a really cool hawksbill turtle, it suddenly went dark and the shark was back for another half an hour with us. So forget what the weather report says, Koh Tao is scorching hot and the diving is as good as ever so hopefully we’ll see you soon!