The Mantas of Koh Bon


White Manta at Koh Bon Island, Thailand
White Manta at Koh Bon Island, Thailand

We've been diving in the region for more than four years now but we haven't been to one of the areas commonly regarded as one of the top dive destinations in the region: The Similan Islands off Thailand's West Coast. So we signed up with 'our' boat (this time as guests) and embarked on a multi day cruise through the Similan Islands seeing Mantas, sea horses and the usual bunch of rather odd shaped marine life. I have to admit that some dive sites seemed to ave more bubbles than fish but it's been a great experience and we've been lucky enough to see the the eponym of our dive boat: a White Manta. Enjoy the photos!