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Chaloklum Village is quiet once again on Koh Phangan

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 4 comments

Chaloklum Village is quiet once again on Koh Phangan

It’s the full moon party in a few days time on Koh Phangan, but it’s not super busy at the dive centre. As a consequence we’ve only been diving recently at our local dive sites and the wondrous Sail Rock (there’s a fine photo from Michi on our facebook page of the latest whale shark sighting there), However there should be a chance to go somewhere different that’s also nice for snorkelling once the party is over, such as the Marine Park or Koh Tao. We’re not getting bored at the diving school, needless to say! Michi has just finished an Open Water Diver...

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Other Cowries; Cypraeidae

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in | 0 comments

The more scuba dives we make with our cameras, the more strange things we photograph that we are not quite sure of, and so the learning process...

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Porcellanella species

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in | 0 comments

Found outside Mae Haad Reef on the West coast of Koh Phangan, one of the diving school’s favourite local dive sites. This species of Porcelain Crab seems to favour the skinnier type of Sea Pen; Virgularia...

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Costasiella usagi; Limapontiidae

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in | 0 comments

Costasiella usagi is another Opisthobranch seen only at Koh Phangan local dive sites. Remarkable for being “solar-powered sea slugs”; they can eat algae and transfer the chloroplasts to the cerata on their backs where they function as solar powered energy generators! For more info, check kleptoplasty on...

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Porcellanella picta

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in | 0 comments

A variety of Porcelain Crab, living only on Sea Pens. They can be found when scuba diving our local dive sites, out on the sand beyond the coral reef, but you must be calm and very patient to see them, as they are super...

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