Tag: Mae Haad

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Mae Haad Beach still THE place to dive at the moment

Since the stormy weather a few weeks ago, most of the offshore dive sites such as Sail Rock and

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Video clip of Sea Snail jumping at Mae Haad, Koh Phangan!

I recently came across this (as yet unidentified)* Sea Snail during a recent dive at Mae Haad/Koh Ma. It was obviously aware of my presence as its elongated "stalk eyes" followed my movement.

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Hermit Crab attempts to evict a large Baler Snail..!!

A couple of weeks ago, whilst on the second of two dives at Mae Haad/Koh Ma with "buddy" Marcel Waldis, we came across the very unusual (and quite comical) sight of a White-Spotted Hermit Crab (Dardanus Megistos) seemingly attempting to wrestle a very large Indian Volute Baler Snail (Melo Melo) out of its shell..

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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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As if the Mae Haad reef ecosystem wasn't under enough stress at the moment...!!

Following on from last year's mass coral bleaching (due to unusually high water temperatures) and the recent storm which caused extensive flooding across Thailand, it seems some people don't particularly care if Mae Haad/Koh Ma reef turns into a desol

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Mae Haad and Koh Ma still flying the flag..

Although dive conditions around most of the area continue to be poor in terms of visibility, Mae Haad/Koh Ma continues to provide one bright spot for our divers and students with decent visibility and plenty of marine life such as this large shoal of