Posts Tagged "Underwater photography"

Stichopus Sea Cucumbers; Synallactida

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in | Comments Off on Stichopus Sea Cucumbers; Synallactida

The Stichopus Sea Cucumbers are squat, square-profiled, thick-bodied creatures. You can see many of them when scuba diving on the reefs at our local dive sites. They are not easy to identify – amongst these underwater photos we might have a new species from Koh Phangan!! Stichopus chloronotus Commonly known as the spiky or black knobby sea cucumber - for obvious reasons. 3 Photos Stichopus cf. horrens An ugly, warty, pustulose beastie - seen on 2 occasions. 4 Photos Stichopus ocellatus A chunky beast - usually found around coral reefs, filter feeding away... 3 Photos...

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Caloria indica

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in | Comments Off on Caloria indica

Caloria indica is a small, busy Aeolid Nudibranch found in Koh Phangan waters. These underwater photographs were mainly taken at Sail Rock. We previously had them in the genus Phidiana – looks like they have...

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Low-seasonal Observations from a sultry Koh Phangan

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Low-seasonal Observations from a sultry Koh Phangan

After a surprisingly busy start to the month, it’s now low season. Koh Phangan is once again a peaceful, laid-back and very hot/humid island. Mae Haad Beach is fairly deserted and you can even drive around Thongsala without wondering where the next crazy driver is coming from! The SCUBA diving is still good – Sail Rock has excellent visibility, mild current and the occasional Whale Shark. Although Chaloklum Bay is a little cloudy (but still dive-able) the reefs at Koh Ma and Mae Haad are fine for Discover SCUBA Diving, long shallow fun dives, and snorkelling of course. As ever...

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A belated Happy New Year and Good Diving from Chaloklum!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

A belated Happy New Year and Good Diving from Chaloklum!

It’s a great relief to be able to offer good diving conditions this January. Looking back to the same time last year on Koh Phangan we were not so lucky! At the moment Sail Rock has clear water and little current, our local dive sites are clearing up – fine for dive courses and snorkelling already, and diving trips to the Marine Park and maybe Koh Tao are in the pipeline… And the dive centre is reasonably busy, principally with PADI Open Water Diver courses and fun diving trips. As ever we do also have some PADI Pro training on the go as the mighty Honza works hard to...

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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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