Posts Tagged "Local Dive Sites"

Moon Crab, Ashtoret lunaris

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in | Comments Off on Moon Crab, Ashtoret lunaris

The Moon Crab is a type of swimmer crab, also adapted for digging in the sand. It differs from the family Portunidae in that all its back legs are...

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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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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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Auger Shells, Terebridae

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in | Comments Off on Auger Shells, Terebridae

Auger Shells are usually found out on the sand at Koh Phangan dive sites, looking like some kind of drill. They have a small poison dart that they use to stun their marine worm...

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