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 ThailandThe clown frogfish is also known as the warty frogfish. The Latin name is Antennarius maculatus. It’s not easy to spot this predator on the coral reefs. The frogfish is a relatively small fish. They can reach a...
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...