Posts Tagged "Koh Phangan"

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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Orange Sprawling Sponge, Clathria reinwardti

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in | Comments Off on Orange Sprawling Sponge, Clathria reinwardti

We have a large area of Orange Sprawling Sponge on the east side of Chaloklum Bay, here on Koh Phangan. It is located in several metres depth on the outside of the coral reef...

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Sinularia Soft Corals

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in | Comments Off on Sinularia Soft Corals

Sinularia Soft Coral can be found when we’re diving on most Koh Phangan coral reefs. However its relatively drab colouration means that it’s not often noticed on SCUBA dives… Following expert advice we have moved a few underwater photos from here to a new gallery for the genus...

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