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Des Fuller is a special kind of customer.

Des Fuller is not just any ordinary customer, he is a man with many great life experiences behind him.

Des first emailed us here at S-6100 Aqua Vision, Krabi, Thailand about one month ago asking about doing the Padi Open Water diver course with us, we sent Des all the information and he chose to do the e-Learning option before coming to see us.
When Des arrived he had completed his e-Learning and breezed through the pool and Open Water dives and it wasn’t till after the course I learned about his diving past. Continue reading Des Fuller is a special kind of customer.

Ao Nang Local Islands

Sea Horse in Krabi
Sea Horse, Ao Nang “Local” Islands – June 2014
Small Colourful Reef Life at the Ao Nang Local islands. June 2014

The Ao Nang “Local” islands are a wonderful pearl in the Andaman sea, largely forgotten by guidebooks and magazines, and often sadly overlooked by divers and even some dive centers who prefer to visit the more famous and mass market sites at Phi Phi.

The Local islands are however great sites for all levels of diver, and are especially suited to macro life which make them a great place for UW photographers, with  many species of nudi-branchs and seahorses, as well as the chance for juvenile nurse sharks and bamboo sharks.  If Macro isn’t your bag, there are also large schools of juvenile reef fish to be seen, as well as all other reef visitors, and on rare occasions even whale sharks have been spotted visiting the sites.

Colorful Nudibranch at the Ao Nang Local Islands – June 2014

Although the visibility can be lower than the deeper water sites, it has improved over recent years since most of the construction and development projects near to the shoreline are finished, and if you’re lucky and plan your visit properly (best when the tides are mild), you might even get better vis (and definitely less crowded diving) than the dive-sites further away.

For more info on good times to visit check out the tide tables for the area at;
Ao Nang Tide Tables