Posts Tagged "Koh Phangan"

Update from a quiet Koh Phangan

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 in Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Update from a quiet Koh Phangan

Strange days…  Koh Phangan feels even more like a sensible place to be at the moment. In case you’re wondering, as it’s always been Chaloklum Diving policy, we intend keeping the school open. We can at least provide a diving and snorkelling service for the few folks who are left here! So, as always seems to happen, the diving conditions have now decided to improve even more, with much better visibility at Sail Rock and reports of good diving at Anthong Marine Park at last. At the diving centre our team have actually been quite busy over the last week or so with a bunch...

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Emperor Angelfish, Pomacanthus imperator

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in | Comments Off on Emperor Angelfish, Pomacanthus imperator

In nearly 30 years of diving around Koh Phangan we had never seen an Emperor Angelfish! In July 2019 on a great dive trip to Samran Pinnacle we were able to take a couple of underwater...

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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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Fan-bellied Filefish, Monacanthus chinensis

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in | Comments Off on Fan-bellied Filefish, Monacanthus chinensis

We find Fan-bellied Filefish on Koh Phangan dive sites under piers, on wrecks and wherever there’s shelter. They can be quite inquisitive – I’ve had one constantly sticking it’s nose in front of the camera lens as I tried to take underwater macro...

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Pectinia species

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in | Comments Off on Pectinia species

We have a few Pectinia species hard corals around Koh Phangan, here in the Gulf of Thailand. However we are not so sure which ones might actually be Pectinia paeonia rather than P....

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