Live aboard on The Junk

As a James Bond fan since kids ages I was absolutely excited to hear that my next live aboard vessel was a former 007 movie location of The man with the golden gun. The Junk was the cruising gadget of the villain Scaramanga played by Christoper Lee. We were picked up in Phuket,Thailand, in Patong bay going for a cruise in the Andaman Sea, covering the Similan Islands, Tachai Island and Mu Ko Surin underwater National Park. Read More …

Rare encounter: mating leopard sharks

During a morning dive we stumbled over two leopard sharks deeply engaged in their flirtation.
The male shark had snapped the tail fin of his loved one – I am sure he did that as tender as he could! Read More …

Short escape to Soma Bay

The Orca Divebase in Soma Bay near Safaga at the Red Sea, Egypt is a safe bet, as I already been there and was amazed by their quality of service, but this time I tried the Breaker’s Hotel for accomodation. Read More …