Porcupinefish, a type of Pufferfish are a regular sight whilst diving in The Andaman Sea. There are over 120 species of Pufferfish in all, and you can easily see several of them when diving at our regular Scubafish dive site, Ko Haa. But everyone’s favourite is the cute and curious Porcupine Puffer. These friendly fish…
Category: Reef Today
Wow, what a great way to kick off the high season here at Scubafish!
Yesterday, we made our first trip of the season out to world-famous dive sites Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. On the second dive at Hin Daeng, we descended slowly on the eastern side and had the pleasure of meeting a 4 meter long, juvenile, whale shark.
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!
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).
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.
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.
During the last few weeks, Ko Haa Lagoon has been visited by a juvenile Spotted Eagle Ray. Spotted Eagle Ray sightings are rare in this area. In the past when we have come across them, they have been shy and difficult to get close to. This one however, was anything but shy and our Scubafish team and their divers were lucky enough to get close enough to see it on many occasions.