Tag: Aow Leuk (Koh Tao)

Local Koh Tao dive/snorkelling site.

Local Koh Tao dive/snorkelling site.
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Tim Preuster catches the diving bug!

Congratulations to Tim Preuster from Vienna, Austria on the recent completion of his PADI Open Water Diver course.

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Duskytail Grouper (Epinephelus Bleekeri)

This Duskytail Grouper (Epinephelus Bleekeri), photographed at Aow Leuk Bay demonstrated a trait which seems to be almost exclusive to this species, and the closely related

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Lars Rasmussen completes his PADI Master Scuba Diver course

Congratulations to Lars Rasmussen from Denmark on the completion of his PADI Master Scuba Diver course, the highest non-professional diver rating in the PADI system of diver education.

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Team Mason's Arms dive Koh Tao!!

On 20th April 2011, the Shaun Meany, owner of The Mason's Arms English pub joined his nephews Mike and Max and also step-daughter Bow for a great day of diving at Koh Tao.

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Orange-Striped Goby (Amblygobius Decussatus)

This Orange-Striped Goby (Amblygobius Decussatus) was photographed at Aow Leuk Bay, Koh Tao.

So far, this species appears to be a relatively uncommon Goby in local waters.

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Aow Leuk Bay - Koh Tao

Aow Leuk bay, situated at the south of Koh Tao, is a perfect site for snorkelling and swimming, as well as an ideal diver training site.

More experienced divers will also enjoy diving here as it offers plenty of healthy corals and interesting marine life. Due to its shallow, sheltered location, long and relaxing dives are always possible here.

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Starry Pufferfish (Arothron Stellatus)

A Starry Pufferfish (Arothron Stellatus) rests beneath a large Table Coral at Aow Leuk whilst enjoying the attention of a pair of

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Signalfin Goby - female (Coryphopterus or Fusigobius Signipinnis)

It seems that the main difference between male and female is that the male has a slightly larger and more "pigmented" dorsal fin. This one, photographed at Aow Leuk appears to have a less colourful dorsal fin, so it's likely to be a female.

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Red-Margin Shrimp Goby (Amblyeleotris Rubrimarginata)

A Red-Margin Shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris rubrimarginata) clearly displaying the red "margins" along the edges of its fins.

This individual was photographed at Aow Leuk, Koh Tao.

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Dragon Goby (Amblygobius Phalaena) - Light Variation

This is the lighter variation of the fairly common Dragon Goby (Amblygobius phalaena), photographed at Aow Leuk, Koh Tao.