Posts Tagged "night diving"

PADI Speciality Training Courses

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in | 0 comments

PADI Deep Diver Speciality Course The PADI Deep Diving programme is for Advanced divers who want make dives in the range from 18 down to 40 metres depth. It’s an exciting and adventurous course, covering the important concerns of deeper dives, including special diving equipment, deep dive planning and safety issues, decompression sickness and gas narcosis considerations. Many of the great wreck and deeper dive sites around the world require this certification level if you want to go diving there. It’s also a basic prerequisite for anyone intending going on to do some Technical...

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Great Diving Conditions after the Full Moon on Koh Phangan

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Great Diving Conditions after the Full Moon on Koh Phangan

It’s 2 days after the full moon party and the sea in our corner of the Gulf of Thailand has turned a beautiful shade of blue. Nick was out beach diving at Mae Haad Reef with Padi Divemaster trainee Scott today (getting that underwater map finished) with some excellent visibility, and our boat made a dive trip to Sail Rock, where it was “like an aquarium”! And, as per normal Koh Phangan is quiet! – It does seem like great diving conditions turn up too often when there’s only us to appreciate them. Is there anyone out there want to go to the Marine Park…,...

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Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Lysiosquilla maculata

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in | 0 comments

The spearing mantis shrimp is reasonably common in the waters around Koh Phangan. They are cautious creatures so it’s only calm, slow, observant divers who spot their eyes poking out of the sand. It was years until we had a chance to photograph these mantis shrimps out of their burrows – in both cases they were digging a new...

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Sand Bass; Psammoperca waigiensis

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in | 0 comments

Not seen often when we’re out diving as they are nocturnal in habit. It has a similar body shape to the barramundi but differs in having wider-set nostrils and and smaller...

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Porcupinefish; Diodontidae

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in | 0 comments

Closely related to Pufferfish but with large spines that stick outwards when they inflate. They are nervous creatures, most often seen when we’re night diving. Blotched Porcupinefish; Diodon liturosus This is a thoroughly nervous fish, but still commonly encountered because they cannot move so quickly... 16 Photos Black spotted Porcupinefish; Diodon hystrix This fish is not as common as its blotched relation....

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