Posts Tagged "Dive Sites"

Box Crabs; Calappidae

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in | Comments Off on Box Crabs; Calappidae

Box Crabs are also known as shame-faced crabs due to their appearance with pincers retracted. They have specially adapted claws for feeding on sea snails. Underwater photo’s only from Koh Phangan dive...

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Farewell to the Chaloklum Diving blog!!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Farewell to the Chaloklum Diving blog!!

It’s been low season for a while at the dive centre – time once again to think about all those jobs that we forgot to do. And we’ve realised that it’s over 9 months since we posted our last Koh Phangan update! On checking with our social media experts, it seems like blogs are not really the done thing any longer – therefore it’s got to be time for us to write the last post (a mournful trumpet blows in the background, etc…). Here we go:- Our nice new Chaloklum Diving sub-office, based on the main road is now finished and working. A little earlier than...

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Ellisellidae, Whip and Wire Corals

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in | Comments Off on Ellisellidae, Whip and Wire Corals

The Ellisellidae Octocorals are flexible but strong, with an internal skeleton made of a complex protein called gorgonin. Rarely seen on a coral reef, they are normally found on rocky, exposed dive sites. Ellisella and Junceella - Whip Corals These flexible Octocorals are found where the strong currents can run. 17 Photos Ctenocella - Lyre Sea Fans. Looking like a fan rather than a whip - more appropriately known as Harp Coral ....

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Viguieriotidae, Xmas Soft Coral

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in | Comments Off on Viguieriotidae, Xmas Soft Coral

Xmas Soft Coral has a quite different growth form from the Neptheidae soft corals. For whatever reason it is not a member of any suborder – a unique family! All these underwater photographs were taken at local dive sites in the Chaloklum Bay...

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Hormathianthus tuberculatus

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in | Comments Off on Hormathianthus tuberculatus

Many thanks to Joe Rowlett for identifying Hormathianthus tuberculatus for us. Up until 2018 this was another unidentified Sea Anemone – it’s great when we have some expert advice! No more than 4cm in size and photographed only at Koh Phangan dive...

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