I booked the dive through Planet Scuba, the only diving operator certified to operate these dives.
I met with Khun Num, my dive guide, at 09:30 am at Siam Ocean World and got a good tour of the “back stage” sporting my Shark Diver visitor pass. Only Giant Groupers but no Groupies!! Most interesting!
The the moment I had been waiting for! The large tank ranges in depth between 3 to 5 meters and is populated by a large variety of fish but the real stars are 20 or more sharks. Primarily Sand Tiger Sharks (aka Ragged Tooth Shark) but with a number of Leopard Sharks, Black Tip Sharks, Nurse Sharks and Rays to complement the scene.
Diving by and over the glass tunnels and walls seeing wide-eyed visitors staring at you from the other side is a surreal experience especially when used to diving in the open sea. Having a three meter shark swimming by your face and giving you the eye can be slightly intimidating and generates a lot of awe for these beautiful animals.
Certainly this will go down in my list of memorable dives!