Posts Tagged "Local Dive Sites"

Axiidea; Burrowing Shrimps

Posted by on Oct 25, 2019 in | Comments Off on Axiidea; Burrowing Shrimps

Also known as Mud Shrimps, these decapods live only below the sand. This meant that when we encountered this one when diving in Chaloklum Bay, we had no idea what it was! Turns out that he’s from the Callianassidae family – a male Trypaea australiensis probably. It seems that members of this infra-order are not at all like your conventional Caridean...

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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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