Wow!!! What a day today. I was on the boat today and we went off to Chumphon Pinnacle. Since we had only advanced divers on the boat we went straight to the Pinnacle without stopping in Koh Tao. We usually don’t go this way. About an hour into the ride we saw a big pod of dolphins over the port side of the boat. Of course captain Aon stopped the boat and everyone including me jumped in with our mask and snorkels into the open water. Quickly, we forgot all about the dolphins as we saw 2 whalesharks below us. Everyone got back on the boat and we kitted up with our scuba gear and got back in the water. What we found was at about 25 meters was a pinnacle that we have never heard of or seen before. We spent the first dive with about 4 manta rays, and the 2 whale sharks as well as a ton of other fish. We decided to just stay there to do the second dive and explore the pinnacle more. On the actual pinnacle we saw a bunch of turtles, lion fish, stingrays, groupers, and the dolphins came back and swam with us. One of them even nudged me with his nose. At the end of the dive as we were doing our safety stop we saw 2 pilot whales who stayed and swam around with us. What an awesome day. Best day ever. The captain locked in the coordinates on the GPS and we will visit here a lot in the future. We have decided to name the dive site Stoli Pinnacle and have already contacted the Thai Marine department about this.
Congratulations to Matthieu on completing his open water course today. Great job and what a great way to finish the course.
I can’t wait to get back there tomorrow, and I hope we can find the pinnacle again.
Bark at ya later,