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Guaranteed Whalesharks in Phuket?

Patong beach

Although we always tell Phuket divers that whalesharks cannot be guaranteed in Phuket, that is exactly what one dive centre was doing yesterday. It’s been a while since we’ve had so many whale sharks around in July. A good sign.

While in Patong beach this morning I took a couple of photos of the beach just to back up what I wrote yesterday about the great low season weather that we are having. These photos looking north and south show clear skies and a clean, uncrowded beach.

Patong beach can get a bit too busy for my liking in the high season but in the low season (I think I’m supposed to call it Green Season now) Patong beach is kept clean and is great for walking or running on. There are still some people around and all the bars and restaurants are open for business so there is no feeling of the resort being closed down for winter.

Still on the Phuket weather, we’ve had no wind for a few weeks but anyone in to kitesurfing will be glad to know that there is a steady 15 knots blowing since Thursday. I was at NaiYang beach yesterday and there were 6 kitesurfers on the water and a few more setting up.