Monday, October 26, 2009

The Sharks are back.....

Having been away for all of this year, it's great to see that the sharks are now back at Chumporn Pinnacle.
We don't know where they have been but general opinion is that the sharks are now alot bigger than they were before, particularly one very large bad boy Bull Shark at around 3 metres long!!
Previously at Chumporn Pinnacle most of the reef sharks would be 1.5 - 2 metres, with the occasional one a little bit bigger. When we dived there recently it seemed that even the smaller of the sharks were around 2 metres.
Let's hope they stay around for a while!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A new Biorock Reef goes in

The new Biorock Reef went in at Ban Tai beach last sunday, and divers from The Dive Academy and Planet Scuba were there to put it in place.
Volunteers carried the frame as far into the water as they could without drowning, before the divers took over and carried the installation to it's final resting place.
Over the next few weeks the reef will be covered with coral fragments which will be rejuvenated by the electric current running to it being supplied by the local villagers.
Find out more information on Biorock at:

The installation being carried into the water

The divers take over to put it in place
The current is attached, job well done guys!!