Tag: Chaloklum Bay (Koh Phangan)

The most northerly bay on Koh Phangan island and location from which the majority of dive boats embark on their daily trips. Also the location of The Dive Inn main shop.

The most northerly bay on Koh Phangan island and location from which the majority of dive boats embark on their daily trips. Also the location of The Dive Inn main shop.
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Panoramic view of Chaloklum pier

A panoramic view of Chaloklum pier as seen from the beach.

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Black-Blotched Porcupinefish (Diodon Liturosus)

A pair of approachable Black-Blotched Porcupinefish (Diodon Liturosus) photographed beneath Chaloklum pier.

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Grey Bonnet Snail (Phalium Glaucum)

The individual in this photograph was one of two relatively large Grey Bonnet Snails (Phalium Glaucum) found on the open sand area approximately 100 - 200m from Chaloklum pier.

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Black Nudibranch (Dendrodoris Nigra)

A Black Nudibranch (Dendrodoris Nigra) photographed beneath Chaloklum pier.

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Black Nudibranch (Dendrodoris Nigra)

A Black Nudibranch (Dendrodoris Nigra) photographed beneath Chaloklum pier.

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Variable Fangblenny (Petroscirtes Variabilis)

A Variable Fangblenny (Petroscirtes Variabilis) makes good use of a discarded Coke can beneath Chaloklum pier.

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Rough Atagema Nudibranch (Atagema Intecta)

A Rough Atagema Nudibranch (Atagema Intecta) found below Chaloklum pier.

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Hairy Sea Hare (Bursatella Leachii)

A colourful Hairy Sea Hare (Bursatella Leachii) photographed in very shallow water beneath Chaloklum pier.

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Black-Blotched Porcupinefish (Diodon Liturosus)

Although often quite shy, this Black-Blotched Porcupinefish (Diodon Liturosus) photographed beneath Chaloklum pier seemed very relaxed when approached.

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Chaloklum pier

Although the water depth barely exceeds 3m, a "muck dive" beneath Chaloklum pier is becoming an increasingly popular pass-time, particularly amongst Koh Phangan's dive staff.