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Drift Divers

Nov 30, 2013


Location: Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Author: Alec Ellis
We got up for breakfast at the standard 07:30, the food consisted of granola, fruit, yogurt, and pumpkin pie left overs from our Thanksgiving feast. During our meal we got underway to our dive site of the day, Ao Losama off of Ko Phi Phi Lae, the island just to the south of our anchorage. The short passage was along the stunning cliffs of the Phi Phi islands that jut up out of the ocean. Upon arriving the first two dive groups got into the dinghies, we were shuttled out to the drop zone, and started one of our best dives to date. Big schools of fish, large coral formations, a jelly fish a foot in diameter, and a couple of eels are just a few of the spectacular marine creatures out and about during the drift. When not diving we had free time to do with as we pleased onboard. Once we had all divers safe and sound on board our floating palace, we drove around the other side of Ko Phi Phi Lae. Along we the way we stopped at the stunning cove of Maya Beach, famous because the beach from the move The Beach. It would have been much more stunning if it hadn’t been stuffed with tourist boats. After people got some snap shots we pushed on to a new bay in Phi Phi Don to set anchor for the evening. Once anchored some of the crew jumped in with snorkel or scuba gear to help clean the hull of Argo, which has become to home to many forms of small marine life. This was followed by shower time, during which Rachael slipped on the cap rail while attempting to jump in, resulting in Rachael flailing and squealing quite comically.