Entries by Ric Parker

Similan Diving Conditions 2018-19

The 2018 to 2019 Similan diving season has shown consistent productivity underwater and substantial coral recovery at most Similan dive sites. This is in keeping with what has been experienced over the last few seasons and encouraging for the future of the famous National Park. There are several factors that could explain the continued improvement at the Similan Islands plus we now have better insight to factors determining coral recovery.

2017 Manta Discovery Expedition

Our recent expedition to Myanmar was a combination of all the things I love about diving. Discovery, adventure, diving with manta rays, diving with great buddies and having a lot of fun on a Myanmar liveaboard in a far flung location. So far flung in fact that we actually fell off the sea chart for […]

A new shark conservation initiative from Khao Lak

Khao Lak, Thailand sees the launch of a new campaign aimed at raising public awareness about sharks. The campaign named ‘Get Sharks Off the Hook’ focuses not only on the plight of shark populations, which are plummeting world wide, but their vital importance to a healthy ocean ecosystems and local Similan diving tourism.

Similan Dive Site Guide

Our new Similan Dive Site Guide features full colour maps and key facts about the dive sites you will likely visit on your Similan liveaboard trip.

Manta Ray Discovery Expedition

Last chance to join our exclusive ‘Off the Chart’ Manta discovery expedition to Myanmar. Once again expedition host Ric Parker will team up with leading Manta Ray scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation. Join us on a voyage to dive the more remote northern areas of Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago. As well as conducting on-going Manta Ray research, this discovery style Myanmar liveaboard will explore possible new Manta Ray aggregation sites and habitats based on information and data complied over the last six years working in the region.