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Koh Tao - Sharks! And some turtles


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Today James and I went hiking to a small peak on southern Koh Tao. After we went snorkeling in Shark Bay.

Unfortunately, in what is becoming an increasingly bad decision, I do not have an underwater camera and have no photos.

We saw at least 4 black tipped reef sharks. I say at least, because the sharks were kinda circling the reef we were exploring. So we saw a bunch of shark's, but it was probably the same group. The reef was at deepest 8 feet. So we were literally swimming right next to and above the sharks.

Not a picture I took, but what we saw:
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Also in this reef was an enormous sea turtle. It was easily 6 feet long and 4 ft across. Enormous and was just chilling eating corral. Again we got to swim right next to him.

We also saw a little baby sea turtle, but it was fast and we only saw it for a little bit.

Tomorrow we are doing a fun dive. but 4 whale sharks arrived at the island yesterday and we're patrolling the reefs. So we are going with a captain and a dive master who promised to chase the whale sharks! So hopefully we will get to dive with whale sharks, the holy Grail of diving in the area.

For photos:
https://goo.gl/photos/LtauVAntZBeEKpco6

Posted by BrianMader 05:19 Archived in Thailand Tagged diving koh tao

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