Humphead wrasse at Koh Bon

Humphead wrasse at Koh Bon The humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) is also known as the Napoleon fish, Maori wrasse or Napoleon wrasse. It mainly found on the  Indo-Pacific region coral reefs. This wrasse is the largest in the family of wrasses, they live up to 50...
Whale shark at Koh Bon, Thailand

Whale shark at Koh Bon, Thailand

The Whale shark at Koh Bon It was a nice day for diving this week. The divers went on a diving trip to the Koh Bon dive site. Koh Bon lays about 22 kilometers northeast of Similan islands number 9 and is part of the Similan islands national park. The dive site is well...
Coral banded cleaner shrimp

Coral banded cleaner shrimp

Coral banded cleaner shrimpAt the Richelieu rock dive site, it’s common to see the coral banded cleaner shrimp ( Stenopus hispidus ). This shrimp can grow up to 6 centimeters and has a specific color pattern. The arms and legs are banded with red and white with...

The Pinnatus Batfish at the Surin islands Thailand

Pinnatus Batfish at the Surin islands Some fishes you don’t see every day. These divers were on a liveaboard trip booked with Similan Dive Center and made a dive at the Surin islands national park. On their second dive of the day, they encounter this strange...
Mertens’ Carpet Sea Anemone at the Similan islands Thailand

Mertens’ Carpet Sea Anemone at the Similan islands Thailand

Mertens’ Carpet Sea Anemone at the Similan islands The largest species of anemone is the Mertens’ Sea Carpet Anemone, it can grow up to a diameter of to one meter. The Latin name is Stichodactyla mertensii.  As you can see this video, the anemone is home...
Frog fish at the Similan islands

Frog fish at the Similan islands

Clown frogfish at the Similan islands Thailand The diver who went on the liveaboard trip, shooting this video, has a good eye. The frogfish is a small fish and are masters in camouflage. They are hard to spot and mostly lay still and don’t move. The clown...
Moray eel at Boonsung wreck

Moray eel at Boonsung wreck

Honeycomb Moray at Khao Lak local dive site: Boonsung wreckBoonsung wreck is just a half hour boat ride from Pakarang Cape beach at Khao Lak. The wreck is an old tin miner which sunk in 1982. During the Tsunami in 2004, it was broken up in two pieces. Boonsung wreck...
Christmas tree worms at the Similan islands

Christmas tree worms at the Similan islands

Christmas tree worms at the Similan islands   A favorite subject for underwater photographers, the Christmas tree worms (Spirobranchus giganteus) can be found on the heads of the massive corals at the Similan islands. The two chromatically multicolored...
Sea turtle at the Similan islands

Sea turtle at the Similan islands

Hawksbill sea turtle at the Similan islands One of the most loved animals to see during your dive at the Similan islands is the Hawksbill sea turtle. They grow up 1 meter in length and weigh around 80 kg. The Hawksbill turtle feeds primarily on sea sponges but they...
Whale shark encounter

Whale shark encounter

Encounter with a whale sharkFor some divers it’s a life-changing experience at Richelieu rock. A dark shadow in the blue is coming closer: what is it? Then the contour get’s clearer and you’re standing eye to eye with the biggest fish on earth. The...