The Clownfish Release Video 2013 event took place on 30th March 2013 onboard MY Pimalai 8, MV Maya 2 and MV Moskito.
This year marks the ninth year that leading Thailand marine scientist Dr. Thon Thamrongnawasawat, Head of the Department of Marine Sciences at Kasetsart University and his team of marine scientists have volunteered their expertise to assist in the Clownfish Release Project which is supported by the Thai Department of Fisheries.
We are delighted that Project AWARE have chosen to feature Scubafish’s turtle-saving day in their latest campaign against marine debris. Pervasive debris kills wildlife, destroys habitats, and threatens our health and economy. Found in even the most remote ocean places, once underwater, debris can remain for generations.
Heading back from a day’s diving at Ko Haa, a small group of Scubafish divers were lucky enough to be able to rescue a group of Olive Ridley Turtles who had been badly entangled in a discarded fishing net.
We had just finished a beautiful day out diving at Ko Haa and were on our way back to Ko Lanta on MV Moskito, when our Captain spotted something unusual floating on the surface of the sea approximately 1km south-west of Ko Haa.
Whale Sharks are an endangered marine species – but here in Ko Lanta we are delighted to have been named as the top diving location in Thailand for Whale Shark sightings. These beautiful migratory animals can be found along the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and also in the Gulf of Thailand.
The Clownfish and Seahorse Release Video 2012 was filmed on 30th March 2012. Dr. Thon and his team of 10 marine scientists from Kasetsart University were joined by 30 volunteers and participants onboard Scubafish Dive Boats. They headed out to Ko Haa to release 200 western clownfish and 50 seahorses at Island #1 at Ko Haa.
To better recognise the achievements of those PADI Dive Centres and Resorts who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of diving, PADI Asia Pacific have announced the finalists and winners of this year’s PADI Asia Pacific Member Awards program which recognises the efforts of dive operators during 2009.
The PADI Member Awards program was based on nine separate Asia Pacific regions; a system that ensured PADI Members compete with other PADI Members within their own geographical region for one of five Awards.
Scubafish is proud to have become a member of Greenfins and to actively support the Greenfins Code of Conduct. Since being founded in 2004, Greenfins have been dedicated to protecting the reef’s of Thailand through raising awareness and teaching Reef Watch methods for ongoing monitoring.