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It’s the February update from Chaloklum Diving!

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Koh Phangan information | 0 comments

It’s the February update from Chaloklum Diving!

Whale Shark sightings, Anthong Marine Park trips plus a whole lot of Divemaster trainees! It’s been all action at Chaloklum Diving of late, as Koh Phangan is quite busy and the weather (touch wood!) has been behaving reasonably well… Up to a few days ago we were having regular Whale Shark encounters at Sail Rock – we’ve got some nice photos and a few videos on file, as well as a bunch of divers with happy memories! Diving conditions are a little rough out there at the moment but are forecast to be calming soon. Good news is that we’ve been able to start taking...

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December news from Koh Phangan

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 2 comments

December news from Koh Phangan

OK, so the weather was pretty dreadful around full moon party time on Koh Phangan, but for the last 2 days the sun has reappeared and the sea has gone flat. We are now getting used to this happening during our so-called rainy season. It’s amazing how quickly the Gulf of Thailand can change its character! So Chaloklum Diving are back in the water today with 3 PADI programmes, from beginner to professional.  Jan is a busy instructor with an Open Water Diver course plus Rescue Diver training with his and our friend, the Georgy Boy.  The man will be assisted by our dedicated...

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Floral Wrasse; Cheilinus chlorourus

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in | Comments Off on Floral Wrasse; Cheilinus chlorourus

Endemic to the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, this surprisingly attractive wrasse is commonly encountered at Koh Phangan dive...

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Bryde’s Whale; Mammalia

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in | Comments Off on Bryde’s Whale; Mammalia

Balaenoptera brydei is apparently the biggest whale from the Gulf of Thailand – we also can see Minke whales but have yet to get any satisfactory photo’s. These were taken after 2 SCUBA dives at Sail Rock, when 2 whales surfaced and swam around for a...

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Pseudobiceros fulgor

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in | Comments Off on Pseudobiceros fulgor

Pseudobiceros fulgor aka the “Brilliant Flatworm” seen on a SCUBA dive around Koh Ma, here on Koh Phangan. The nearest recorded specimen seems to be from Singapore – is this a first in...

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