Tag: Chumphon Pinnacles (Koh Tao)

Koh Tao offshore dive site.

Koh Tao offshore dive site.
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Beneath the Dragon!!

View from beneath the Ocean Dragon as a group of divers prepare to board after diving at Chumphon Pinnacles.

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Rock formations and canyons at Chumphon Pinnacles, Koh Tao

Situated to the north west of Koh Tao, Chumphon Pinnacles is undoubtedly one of the most famous and popular dives sites in the area.

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Great Barracuda (Sphyraena Barracuda)

This small, 1 - 1.5m Great Barracuda (Sphyraena Barracuda) appeared at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan in late December 2010.

This is by far the least commonly encountered species of Barracuda in local waters, so hopefully this one will stick around for a while.

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Great Barracuda (Sphyraena Barracuda)

This photo shows the imposing Great Barracuda (Sphyraena Barracuda) in far greater detail than the grainy image taken at Angthong Marine Park.

The Dive Inn wishes to thank James Hubrecht for allowing the use of this photograph.

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Whale Shark T-045

Unfortunately, this photograph of Whale Shark T-045 shows the damage being caused by the piece of rope attached around the base of her tail. The cut at this point is already deep, and the rope could potentially remain in place for a number of years...

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Whale Shark T-045

This left-side photograph of Whale Shark T-045 gives a good view of her unusual line patterns.

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Whale Shark T-011

4-5m female Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus) T-011 photographed during a fantastic encounter at Chumphon Pinnacles, Koh Tao.

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Whale Shark T-011

4 - 5m female Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus) T-011, photographed during a fantastic encounter at Chumphon Pinnacles, Koh Tao.

Also visible in this photograph are a group of both juvenile and adult Cobia (Rachycentron Canadum).

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Round Batfish (Platax Orbicularis)

A Round Batfish (Platax Orbicularis) comes unusually close to the camera during a dive at Sail Rock.
This individual was one member of a small group which set up residence at Sail Rock during 2010.

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Round Batfish (Platax Orbicularis)

An adult Round Batfish (Platax Orbicularis) showing the features that distinguish the species eg. the round body shape, "bump" protrusion on the forehead (present on adults), yellow fins with black margins and markings, black bar though eye and behind head, small black scattered spots on the body.