Posts Tagged "Southwest Pinnacles"

Big Hydroids; Hydrozoa

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in | Comments Off on Big Hydroids; Hydrozoa

These underwater photos are probably of big hydroids, although some might be Black Corals. They were all taken at relatively deep dive sites, away from Koh Phangan. We are looking mainly at the wonderful Samran and Southwest Pinnacles. As with many other hydroids, the naming of these colonial animals is not easy, as they are not common. But never fear, the Chaloklum Diving School team are working on...

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Java Rabbitfish; Siganus javus

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in | Comments Off on Java Rabbitfish; Siganus javus

Java rabbitfish are seen in smallish groups when we are snorkelling and diving around Koh Phangan, and in massive schools out at deeper water dive sites such as the Southwest...

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Mellow May time on Koh Phangan

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Mellow May time on Koh Phangan

Due to popular demand – well, for PADI Instructor Greg at least (!) – here’s an update from the mellow island. Koh Phangan can still be swelteringly hot (up to 41 degrees yesterday), but we’ve had a few milder days when it’s been possible to work gently without losing too many litres of water – Petra & Chaloklum Divings “trash hero” cold water dispenser has been taking a hammering as the dive centre team & customers compensate for water loss in an environmentally sound style! And we’re still waiting for the next consignment of the...

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The Diving School relaxes after a busy 2 weeks on Koh Phangan

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 1 comment

The Diving School relaxes after a busy 2 weeks on Koh Phangan

First of all, Cheerio from all the team at the dive centre to our good friends and number 1 Chaloklum Diving supporters Angie and Heinz. It’s great when we have our “regular” divers around, and can offer more variation in dive trips; this time we got out to Koh Wao Noi at Anthong National Marine Park for the first time in a few years, and had a great “day against debris” on Koh Phangan but sadly we didn’t manage to dive at Southwest or our beloved Samran Pinnacles as intended. Scuba diving and snorkelling conditions have been generally fine; especially at...

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The Chaloklum Diving Video Selection

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in | 0 comments

We are starting this page as a mix of Chaloklum scuba diving, Koh Phangan Marine Life and a mishmash of whatever looks interesting. If it becomes popular we might even refine it… SCUBA Diving through a bunch of Chevron Barracuda Video taken when diving through a school of these unfazed, photogenic fishies at Sail Rock in the Gulf of Thailand. Mr Sascha sings us a song on the Chaloklum Diving boat This is what a PADI Instructor has to do when he forgets a customers diving mask on a Marine Park dive trip!! The PADI Rescue Diver Course; how not to… How you don’t perform a...

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