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SCUBA-L  May 1999, Week 1

SCUBA-L May 1999, Week 1

Subject:

Re: What is the diving like in Sydney?

From:

Monk <[log in to unmask]>

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Scuba diving discussion list <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sun, 2 May 1999 00:38:42 +1000

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Poe,
 
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I really don't think the Similans
is worth the time, money and effort.  I know that you probably have heard a
lot about the place like me, but it is just talk.  Just a way of raising
money, and protecting the environment.  I had a good time, because they look
after you, and you meet a lot of good people, but the diving wasn't that
good.  I mean the water was warm, and there was good viz (20-30 meters), but
whether you went during the day, or night, one location or another,
everything was the same.  There was no variety.  Perhaps I am spoiled.  I
went to Sipidan last year, and that was much better, and i can honestly say
that I have dives in Sydney.  I heard about Coz from some people on the
boat, and they went there last year, and said that it was fantastic, with
viz of 70 meters.  Maybe next year I will go their, or I am thinking perhaps
Galapagas Islands.  It is much better value to put your hand deep in you
pocket, and go to the best places.
 
I also went to Koh Toa, which has the reputation of  having the best diving
in the  gulf of Thailand.  that may be so, but it isn't good their either.
The coral looked dead to me.  Maybe it was just a differnt type, I don't
know.  I don't know much about fish or coral, but I do know what I like.
 
This post sounds terribly negative, and I hate it to sound so, but I just
wanted to bring the point across, that the diving in Thailand isn't very
good.  Also, I wasn't aloneon that point either.  Many other people also
made the some point, that things looked the same.
 
Sorry again again for the "down tone" to this post.  Lets look forwad to
better weather here.  Perhaps we can go diving sometime soon.
 
Regards
 
Anthony
>
> >The second location was the Andaman Sea.  Their I did two (5 days / 4
> >nights ) back to back liveboards; covering first the Southern area of Koh
> >Phi Phi, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Racha Noi and RachaYai.  The second cruise
> >went to theSimilan islands;  Koh Tachai and Richelie Rock.  All up about
> >30 dives.
>
> How was the Adaman trip like (the second part to Similan etc)? Am thinking
> of doing that sometime next year.
>
> >I look forward to doing some diving in Sydney with you though, when the
> >surf settles.
>
> So am I; haven't had a dive since the one we did, as I've either been too
> busy, or it's been too wet/stirred up etc.
>
> Cheers,
> Poe
>
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