On the 12th of October 2016, Scubafish undertook the massive operation of Marine Park clean up. In conjunction with Pimalai Resort & Spa over 30 divers and snorkelers headed to the stunning Koh Haa where marine debris was removed, buoy lines were set and safe swim zones were implemented. The following day the beautiful islands of Koh Rok received the same treatment.
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.
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.
This year, Earth Hour takes place on Saturday 29th March 2014 at 8:30pm. Join millions of people across the world who switch lights off for an hour.
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.
This year The Clownfish Release is on Saturday 22nd March 2014 and Scubafish are delighted to be supporting ‘The Clownfish Release Project 2014,’ organised by Pimalai Resort and Spa.
The event will be held at the beautiful islands of Ko Haa. It will be slightly different this year, as the Clownfish are going to be released at Ko Haa Lagoon and unlike previous years, they will be released into shallower waters. They will be released at a depth of 5 metres to allow participants who are non-divers to view all of the action.
The 11th LAANTA LANTA FESTIVAL, takes place 7th, 8th & 9th March 2014.
This festival is held every year in March, in Lanta Old Town, Ko Lanta Island. The festival is a wonderful celebration of harmony and a chance for locals and visitors to enjoy the unique culture, which still exists on this beautiful, unspoilt island.
In a world where culture and religious differences often divide communities and countries, Ko Lanta provides the proof that people of diverse and varied ethnic groups can live together in peace and harmony and, have been doing so for hundreds of years. Lanta Old Town has a history dating back 500 years. Ancient Chinese style houses can still be seen there.
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.
This year, the Loy Krathong Festival takes place on Sunday 17th November. Loy Krathong Festival, also known as the Festival of Light, is the most beautiful and picturesque of all Thai celebrations. The festival takes place on the evening of the full moon of the twelfth lunar month (usually in November.) It takes place at this time, because there is the highest tide of the year, known as the ‘great flood season.’
‘Loy’ means ‘to float’ and Krathong refers to the lotus-shaped floating decoration. A traditional Krathong is made from a slice of the trunk of a banana tree. It is then decorated in elaborately folded banana leaves, flowers, three incense sticks and a candle. Some people place, on the Krathong, a nail clipping and some strands of hair, as a symbol of letting go of negative thoughts. A coin may also be included, as an offering to the water gods. Firstly, the candles and the incense sticks are lit and then the Krathong is carefully set afloat on a river, canal, pond or estuary. It is the custom to take part in this festival with your loved ones and to make a silent wish, as you let go of the Krathong.
World Oceans Day is held annually on the 8th June. It aims to raise awareness of the challenges that humanity face in it’s quest to protect the World’s Oceans.
On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honour the mass of water that links us all together; for what it provides for humans and for what it represents. We must thank The Ocean Project and The World Ocean Network for helping to promote and coordinate this event since 2002.