Tag: Koh Phangan

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Crystal clear...

Sail Rock doesn't need to have great visibility to be a great dive, but when it does, it's something special...

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Gearing up at Mae Haad beach, Koh Phangan, Thailand

PADI Open Water Diver students preparing for a dive at the reef of Mae Haad beach.

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Sunset at Mae Haad Beach, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Another day draws to an end. A typical sunset view from one of Koh Phangan's nicest beaches.

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Silver Batfish (Monodactylus Argenteus)

Although often locally referred to as Silver Batfish, this species does not belong within the Batfish (Ephippidae) family.

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Six-Spot Goby (Valenciennea Sexguttata)

I found this Six-Spot Goby (Valenciennea sexguttata) for the first time around 25-30m at Sail Rock.

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Immaculate Goby (Valenciennea Immaculata)

When i first saw these little Gobies i almost ignored them as i was sure they were either Mural Gobies (Valenciennea muralis) or Nocturna Gobies (Amblygobius nocturna), both of which are quite common in this area.

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Five-Bar Shrimp Goby (Amblyeleotris Sp.)

The markings on this small (probably juvenile) Shrimp Goby, photographed at Mae Haad/Koh Ma reef, suggest it may be a Five-Bar Shrimp Goby (Amblyeleotris sp.), however its fin markings are similar to those of the

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Alan Duncan at Sail Rock.

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The air pocket at Sail Rock

Just to the left of "The Chimney" at Sail Rock is a tiny air pocket created by the divers bubbles. You can pop your head inside for the strange sensatation of being in air, 18m below the surface!

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Entering "The Chimney" at Sail Rock

A group of divers enter "The Chimney" at Sail Rock.