The Longfin Batfish or Tallfin Batfish, are the common names given to the ocean species Platax Teira. Their appearance is striking and their nature very curious, so don’t be surprised if you find them tagging along on your dive, checking you out all the way!
Category: Marine Life
If a Crown of Thorns Seastar loses and arm, it can grow another one! It can even regenerate a whole new seastar from just one arm and a portion of the central body. It feeds by turning its stomach inside out and can eat its own body weight in coral in just one sitting!
To celebrate Shark Awareness Day, why not take the newly released AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Distinctive Specialty Course, with Scubafish, which will turn you into an advocate for shark conservation?
Scubafish daily takes part in The Thailand eShark Project, which gathers data from divers in Thailand and hopes to be the largest project undertaken in one country, by divers for shark conservation.
Over 70% of our planet is covered by the Ocean, which is home to 80% of all life. Therefore it goes without saying, that protecting sharks, as one of the main regulators within this ecosystem, is crucial to our life on Earth. In part, our existence depends on theirs.
Goby survival strategy If you’ve ever dived over a sandy bottom like the one in Ko Haa Lagoon, you may have noticed very small, blenny-like creatures dotted around the place, looking just like they’re discussing important events from the doorway of their houses (holes in the sand to you and I). These creatures are one…
That I would see an octopus on my fourth and final dive on my Open Water course could I never believe. To actually get to see one in real life and not just in a film was an amazing experience. To see it´s movement and behaviour under water just made me want to know more about this interesting animal.
Decommissioned in 2014, the RTN Kled Gaeow was purposely sunk via controlled explosion to create a new dive site . The 47 metre long wreck sits almost upright (20 degree list) facing north to south (bow-stern), some 800-1000m to the east of Piley Bay (Ko Phi Phi Ley).
Scubafish remains open all year round! From mid-May the weather can be a little unpredictable and we cannot guarantee that the boat will be able to go out every day, although most days should be possible.
The National Marine Parks Department has officially closed the Ko Lanta National Marine Park from May 16th – October 15th 2014, meaning that we are unable to offer trips to Ko Haa, Ko Rok or Hin Daeng & Hin Muang during this period. We are however, still happy to offer dives at the Ko Phi Phi dive sites departing from the north of the island (weather-permitting).
This year (2014) marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Clownfish Release conducted by Dr Thon and his team of marine scientists and supported by Pimalai Resort & Spa and Scubafish PADI 5 Star Dive Centre.
Scubafish are proud to be hosting a Shark Guardian presentation and awareness event tomorrow evening at their Headquarters in Kantiang Bay.
Shark Guardian will present their shark and marine presentation at Scubafish Ko Lanta, Thailand, on Sunday 2nd March at 19:30. Learn about sharks, their importance, different species, threats and conservation efforts. Updates on Spot the Leopard Shark – Thailand and Thailand eShark with simple ways for all to get involved in protecting our most precious species.