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Today's programme: Koh Haa, off the coast of Koh Lanta (Thailand). A dive full of atmosphere, with this strange greenish light at the exit of the cave.
Koh Lanta, starting point for dives
The dives at Koh Haa will compensate for the disappointment of the new dives at Hin Deang and Hin Muang the day before ... The much-awaited mantas were not there, grrr!
Nice walks under the water however. Abundant and abundant wildlife, we do not know where to turn ...
A few dolphins accompanied the boat on the way back. Always a great moment!
Everyone is exhausted after the dives, and then someone shouts after seeing a fin in the water. All of a sudden, the whole boat wakes up and everyone rushes from one side to the other, overexcited ...
Today, so, dives to Koh Haa, three pebbles lost in the open sea south of Lanta. Fantastic ! I liked the site so much that I redo Thursday.
Underwater walk more peaceful and comfortable than in Hin Muang, because there is much less current. We finish for the landing in a coral garden full of life and colors. Unpublished scene: the hug, tentacles forward, two cuttlefish love ...
The "snorkelers", they enjoy the beach while we dive.
But the "highlight" of diving is the cave. The entrance is wide, easy to access, not too deep, within fifteen meters. Nothing disturbing or scary.
We go inside, behind the dive master, and it gets darker, even downright black, we only see the rest of the palanquée in shadows, and we go back slowly, slowly . Ten meters, eight, five ... Looking up, we can see the bubbles that burst the surface. Yes ! There is a surface!
And that's what's completely crazy. The "pchittt" stabs that swell and we can remove masks and regulators, breathe freely. We float under the rocky vault of a vast stone cathedral. With the green light coming from below, the effect is magical.
We distinguish, very high above, the stalagtites of the cave. We stay a few minutes chatting and watching the show before deflating the stabs and return underwater to the exit and continue the dive ...