Challenges – happiness – highlights

I hope you all had a good start into 2017 and I wish you a happy and relaxed New Year.

Already a while past since my last written lines. What have I done in the meantime? I could gain more experience, started with some free diving and as I promised you I also took some pictures.

Where to start? Well, first of all after two and a half month I feel really comfortable with snorkeling. At the moment the main reasons why not getting into the water is if I have the feeling it’s too cold. 😉 But don’t worry when you’re coming from a place where it’s about 0C° you won’t agree that the water is cold.

Now it makes me smiling when I can look at the first time snorkeler and see with what fears they are struggling and I still exactly know how it feels. I often offer people to show them around and already the feeling that they don’t have to swim alone makes them usually more comfortable. Last time I heard “I have never before seen my wife snorkeling like that” she was so happy and lost all her fears. For me it’s such a great feeling when I know at the end of the day that I could bring the snorkeling thing closer to someone.

MTurltey highlights of what I could see until know are definitely the turtles they are so cute and last week I hate the chance to see a spotted eagle ray. I would love to show you pictures of them but with the turtle I tried but you have to know that it’s a turtle on my pictures and for the spotted eagle ray I was swimming around with a customer and didn’t have my camera with me. But I have still some month left 😉 and I’m really looking forward that the manta ray season should start soon.

On our facebook page you can find some good pictures of turtles 😉

As you can remark I still have my problems to take good pictures… That’s why I like to start with an easy one, the Nemo fish. You can find him at many different places and he is not swimming away 😉 So for those who only now Nemo from the movie, first some Facts.

Nemo bigger

  • Nemo official name is False Clown Anemonefish or ocellaris.
  • Nemo is an Anemonefish and likes warm  water.  In the Atlantic for example you will  not find him.
  • They exist in different colors in the Andaman Sea mainly the well-known  white/orange color then black/white colour   and brown color.
  • Clownfishes with different colors can never be found in the same Anemones.
  • Only Clownfishes can live in the Anemones for all other fishes it’s poisoning.
  • Clownfishes can grow up to 11 cm.
  • All Clowhnfishes’s gender is first male and when they are mature they become females.

Koh Kam- central island

For those who are still not 100% sure if they want to go snorkeling we also have a very nice island hopping tour called Koh Kam. Maybe we can convince you there how beautiful the marine life is and if the weather and sea condition allow us we also have the chance to do snorkeling on this trip.


Snorkeling unimaginable?

I hope with the following lines I can change your mind and you come to explore this wonderful world with me! =)

I love sun, beach and warm water but fishes, as long as they are not too big and not coming too close I’m perfectly fine. Sometimes it’s just better when you don’t know what is below you then you can’t be afraid. But everything is going to be fine somehow I will manage this.


Massage hut on Koh Prathong

With those words I like to say hi to everybody!

My name is Adriana, I’m from Switzerland and doing an internship with Similancharter & Tour until the end of the season. More information about me you will get in the next weeks or by asking me directly on the tour.
I’ve been in Khao Lak for about six weeks and you may not believe it but now I really love go snorkeling and exploring the marine life. Especially our Surin Tour is great for green horns like me. I realized the fishes don’t do anything, some are really beautiful and as long as you are not touching anything nothing can happen.

First snorkeling experience

I can perfectly remember my first time snorkeling, I was super nervous and was really hoping that no customers going to ask me anything because I actually really have no idea about anything. On the boat they were just telling, if you are very lucky you’ll see a shark or a turtle. My reactions turtle oh so cute I really like to see one, shark oh no please I’m too afraid. I just went into the water when our snorkeling guide was shouting shark, shark, I was still busy by fixing my mask and just saw swimming something below me I still don’t know if it was the shark or maybe it only was a leaf but it was enough for me to almost panic. But hey I’m still alive ;). I wasn’t staying to long in the water and I also don’t remember what I’ve seen. -but no turtle-. After the tour I was asking my internship supporter how dangerous the sharks are and then realized they ‘re not at all. They’re more afraid of me swimming in the ocean. I felt a bit stupid and in the same time released that I don’t have to worry for the future.

Of course there are still some species I guess I would be a little bit afraid when I’m going to see them the first time but now I’m hoping at each snorkeling stop to be lucky and see a shark. How quickly an opinion could change. =) I also started to do some pictures under water but it is harder than I thought. But I am sure that until the end of my internship you’ll see here some amazing pictures of the marine life of Andaman Sea. =)

What do I like to tell you with that story? Being afraid should not be a reason to not trying it, if you really on the boat at into the water and you don’t like it at all just enjoy a lovely day on the sea. It would be such a big shame not seeing this wonderful underwater world.

Our team would love to bring those fascinating life closer to you.

See you soon.

Adriana snorkeling