Posts Tagged "Koh Phangan"

Astreopora Corals

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in | Comments Off on Astreopora Corals

Astreopora corals often grow into rounded shapes but can also have a laminar structure. They are not often noticed when diving – only really being interesting for macro underwater...

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Favites species

Posted by on Jul 17, 2020 in | Comments Off on Favites species

Favites species hard corals can have an encrusting style of growth but often also form large mounds. This seems to be the more common form around Koh Phangan. They are frequently seen at most of our dive sites, just not so easy to classify...

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Other Crater Corals

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in | Comments Off on Other Crater Corals

There seem to be many other crater corals in the genus Turbinaria. They are mainly identified by their growth forms and the style of the corallum. As we find out more about them we realise that the dive sites around Koh Phangan have a fair...

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Chaloklum Diving get back to work!

Posted by on May 6, 2020 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Chaloklum Diving get back to work!

So, we are very happy to confirm that the diving school is open again. We have the go ahead for SCUBA diving and PADI training, based here on Koh Phangan. As regards our big boat, we are still waiting to hear if it’s OK to go out for dive trips to Sail Rock and beyond. Of course we will let you know as soon as we know! We are not expecting a lot of action on Koh Phangan in the near future, so we’re planning to keep the team busy at least (!) with some promotions and activities over the next month. We’ve already posted on facebook that we’ll be offering free “try...

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PADI eLearning programmes

Posted by on Apr 27, 2020 in | Comments Off on PADI eLearning programmes

PADI eLearning programmes

How does it all work? – This fine idea means that you can save time for diving and enjoying your holiday by doing the theory part of your PADI course online, before you leave home to come to Koh Phangan. After enrolling online, this learning system provides you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct things that you might happen to miss, so that you can learn efficiently and at your own pace. When you arrive in Thailand the theory element of your diving programme is already...

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