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The Tomato Grouper section is now complete

I've just finished writing a description for one of the least wide-spread Grouper species in the area:

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The Clever Crab

Hot on the heels of the Cuttlefish pretending to be a Hermit Crab comes a short video clip of a Crab pretending to be a Starfish!!

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Cuttlefish Mimicking a Hermit Crab!!

A couple of weeks ago I came across this little Cuttlefish whilst taking photos of a group of Seahorses at Mae Haad/Koh Ma reef.

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Mission accomplished - I finally got the bizarre Long-Horned Cowfish..

During a long dive below Chaloklum pier a few weeks ago in search of an adult

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Even after a long break, it's never too late to rediscover SCUBA...

Congratulations to Stefan and Kati Zettler from Germany who together with Carlos Frederico Brandt from Brazil, proved the analogy that "learning to dive is like learning to ride a bicycle" ie. once you've learned how to do it, you never really forget.

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Yet another rare find, this time a new Triggerfish!!

This season has seen a surprising number of rarely seen, or even previously unseen, species in the local diving area, with Frogfish, new

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Another new Goby identified, this time at Sail Rock (surprisingly)

For all you millions of Goby nerds out there (you know who you are), i'm pleased to announce another "new" Goby species...

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Never mind the weather, Sail Rock was superb!

Despite the weather forecast being correct for a change, and the predicted stormy weather closing in, the conditions beneath the surface at Sail Rock could hardly have been better for Simon Francis' final dive before heading ho

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How long before Sharks disappear from the Gulf of Thailand....??

Yet another large haul of sub-adult and small juvenile Black-Tip Reef Sharks (Carcharhinus Melanopterus), some no more than 20cm in length, being processed in Chaloklum village.

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A very rare find at Sail Rock..!!!

This week saw a very unusual find (in local waters) at Sail Rock.

During a recent dive, instructor Woody Kennedy came across a very small, and very indistinct, Frogfish, most likely from the genus Antennarius.