Schooling Hammer Head Sharks

Banda Sea: Off The Chart Expedition 2019

A Massive Thank You to All of You

I wanted to start by saying another massive thank you to everyone that joined us on our recent Banda Sea Expedition. These trips really are built around you, and I think Banda will be long talked about. Not only do we get to have a great time but we are doing some good along the way and who doesn’t want that.

I wanted to create something for you guys that would provide a way to remember the trip, but also the area. Banda struck me as such a special and unique location. Definitely somewhere I’m not in a hurry to forget. Read more

Schooling Hammerheads Banda Sea Indonesia diving

Banda Sea: Off The Chart Expedition 2019

In between two of the world’s greatest dive destinations (Raja Ampat & Komodo) lies the Banda Sea. Within this vast sea lie the Banda Islands. And around these islands is a world of marine life, still relatively unknown to the worldwide diving community. Read more

Why so many dead fish at Koh Tachai

Koh Tachai: Why so many dead fish?

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At the end of the 2015/16 season, the Similan Islands national park announced that Koh Tachai was to be closed. We wrote about the details in a blog we named ‘Who Killed Koh Tachai?‘. This title was meant to be tongue in cheek, we didn’t expect it to become literally true. So where did all of these dead fish suddenly come from? Read more

Free Similan islands dive site guide

Similan Dive Site Guide

Free Similan islands 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. Read more

Barracuda off koh Tachai beach before the closure in 2016

Who Killed Koh Tachai?

The photo above was taken in 2011. Our Similan liveaboard was moored up a few hundred metres from Koh Tachai beach. A tornado of barracuda were clearly visible from the boat so we just jumped in. That was 2011. By 2016 this area became a speedboat highway transporting over a thousand people a day. The recent closure of Koh Tachai in Thailand has resulted in an unexpected amount of international news coverage with speculation about what went wrong. Assumptions were made not only about who caused the damage, but more broadly about what the damage actually was. So who really killed Koh Tachai? Read more