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!
Category: Diving News
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.
On March 21st, 2015, a group of marine scientists along with the help of Scubafish dive teams and volunteers will release 200 Western Clownfish into the Ko Haa Lagoon.
The Clownfish Release Project is generously funded by the owner of Pimalai Resort and Spa, Khun Anurat Tiyaphorn. The actual research is lead by Dr. Thorn Thamrongnawasawat, Head of the Department of Marine Sciences at Kasetsart University and supported by the Thai Department of Fisheries.
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).
Scubafish staff have all at some time experienced seasickness, whether it be themselves, or one of their divers not quite making it and vomiting over our fins. Sufferers really do suffer, become as weak as kittens, and the grey-greenish pallor spreading over their faces foretell of the unpleasant events to come!
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.