Posts Tagged "Local Dive Sites"

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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April news – Koh Phangan

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

April news – Koh Phangan

As we approach the Songkran Festival on Koh Phangan, it’s a surprise to see that the island is far from busy. Having said that, it’s a not such a bad thing for the diving school as a few of our PADI professionals are taking short breaks in the near future. Diving-wise over the last month we’ve been making a lot more big boat trips than usual to Koh Phangan’s local dive sites, as the diving has been particularly good here a lot of the time. A Koh Tao trip remains a definite possibility but sadly we’ve not been getting any good reports from Anthong Marine Park for...

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Floral Wrasse; Cheilinus chlorourus

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in | Comments Off on Floral Wrasse; Cheilinus chlorourus

Endemic to the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, this surprisingly attractive wrasse is commonly encountered at Koh Phangan dive...

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