Tag: Shallow Inshore Reef Areas Occasionally

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Sail Rock's amazing marine life!

A diver swims headlong into a huge school of Big-EyeSnapper(Lutjanus lutjanus) at

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Narrow-Barred Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson)

This Narrow-Barred Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson), photographed at around 25m off the Camel Humps on Sail Rock's south-west corner, appears to have had a very lucky escape!

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A large adult Talang Queenfish (Scomberoides commersonnianus) at Sail Rock

A large adult Talang Queenfish (Scomberoides commersonnianus) at Sail Rock.

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Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricata)

This photograph of a small Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricata), busy feeding on some soft corals at Laem Tien Bay, Koh Tao, clearly shows the two claws on the fore-flippers.

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Christian Botterud with a Hawksbill Turtle at Laem Tien, Koh Tao

Christian Botterud observes a Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricata) up close at Laem Tien, Koh Tao during his

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John Moate completes his PADI Open Water Diver course

Congratulations to John Moate from England on completing his PADI Open Water Diver course.

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Big-Lip Damselfish (Cheiloprion  Labiatus)

A Big-Lip Damselfish (Cheiloprion Labiatus) photographed amongst the branches of a Table Coral (Acropora sp.) at Mae Haad/Koh Ma.

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Duskytail Grouper (Epinephelus Bleekeri)

In this photograph of a Duskytail Grouper (Epinephelus Bleekeri), photographed on the outer reef slope at Mae Haad/Koh Ma reef, the translucent pectoral fin, unmarked anal fin and the yellow/blueish colouration of the

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Teira Batfish (Platax Teira)

When Teira Batfish (Platax Teira) congregate in large numbers such as this school at Sail Rock, they provide a spectacular and unforgettable diving experience.

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Teira Batfish (Platax Teira)

Instructor Marcel Waldis enjoys an excellent photograph opportunity with a young adult Teira Batfish (Platax Teira) at Sail Rock.