Thailand

Underwater pictures from the dive sites Koh Ha, Koh Rok, Hin Nok and Hin Daeng/Muang in Thailand. We dived with Rainbow Divers which are located at the Koh Hai Fantasy Resort. Most dive sites are about 1-3 hours dive boat ride away from the island Koh Hai. The water is mostly not very clear but there is much life in the water. We had the great luck to meet a whale shark. Unfortunately I don't have pictures because the camera was in movie mode. See this little movie on YouTube. Due to problems with my back I left my big camera (16kg case) at home and took the small Sea & Sea DX-8000G with me. (63 Images)

CaveImage 1/63 Cave: View from a small cave to a rock wall above the water line. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007 BubblesImage 2/63 Bubbles: The air from the divers in the cave is creating a curtain of bubbles. Looks like diving in a jakuzzie. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007 ChimneyImage 3/63 Chimney: A special highlight of the dive site Koh Ha: One can ascend through a chimney from 15m to 5m depth. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007 Fish swarm in caveImage 4/63 Fish swarm in cave: A swarm of hatchetfish in the cave. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007 GorgonyImage 5/63 Gorgony: A nice big gorgony on a rock. Unfortunately I don't have a strobe. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007 CaveImage 6/63 Cave: Divers hanging around like bat on the cave entrance. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007
CaveImage 7/63 Cave: Black divers in a dark cave. Unfortunately the CCD chip of the Ricoh GX8 is very noisy at ISO higher than 400. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007 CaveImage 8/63 Cave: Escaping from the cave through a rock arch. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007 Glass fishImage 9/63 Glass fish: A swarm of little glass fish. With a strobe this would be a nice picture. Why did I left my big camera at home? — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007 PufferfishImage 10/63 Pufferfish: A pufferfish above a stone coral. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007 LionfishImage 11/63 Lionfish: A lionfish. Is it black or red? No light, no colours. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007 Fish swarmImage 12/63 Fish swarm: A swarm of yellow fish. I don't remember their name. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007
Crown of ThornsImage 13/63 Crown of Thorns: The crown of thorns belongs to the starfish. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007 Jellyfish with fishImage 14/63 Jellyfish with fish: This is rare: A big jellyfish with small fishes around and inside. I don't know if these fish are hiding themselves or the jellyfish is digesting them. I should have spent more time on this for taking pictures. I made only a movie. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007 ShrimpsImage 15/63 Shrimps: Two shrimps. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007 NudibranchImage 16/63 Nudibranch: A wart seaslug (Phyllidia ocellata) — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007 JellyfishImage 17/63 Jellyfish: A jellyfish that attacked my wideangle lens. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007 Moray EelImage 18/63 Moray Eel: Hmmm ... is it a not or leopard moray eel? — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007
Moray EelImage 19/63 Moray Eel: A moray eel — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007 LionfishImage 20/63 Lionfish: Lionfish — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007 LionfishesImage 21/63 Lionfishes: Three lionfishes — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007 Moray on a hookImage 22/63 Moray on a hook: Ouch! This moray eel wanted the bait on that hook. Poor biest. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007 SandraImage 23/63 Sandra: When angels are diving ... My girlfriend Sandra diving with knee protector. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Daeng, Thailand, December 2007 Glass fishesImage 24/63 Glass fishes: A swarm of glass fishes. Where are the colours? — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Daeng, Thailand, December 2007
SandraImage 25/63 Sandra: Sandra surrounded by sun glare. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Daeng, Thailand, December 2007 Glass fishesImage 26/63 Glass fishes: Yet another swarm of glass fishes pushing towards the corals for protection. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Daeng, Thailand, December 2007 BarracudasImage 27/63 Barracudas: A small group of barracudas. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Daeng, Thailand, December 2007 BatfishesImage 28/63 Batfishes: A swarm of batfishes crossing our diver group. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Daeng, Thailand, December 2007 AOWD algebra lessonsImage 29/63 AOWD algebra lessons: Deep dive algebra lessons for the advanced open water diver (AOWD). Multiplicative operations take precedence over additive operations. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Rok, Thailand, December 2007 BarracudasImage 30/63 Barracudas: A swarm of small barracudas. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Rok, Thailand, December 2007
Christmas tree wormsImage 31/63 Christmas tree worms: A whole population of christmas tree worms in a stone coral. The colourful spiral feathers are gills that they draw in rapidly when danger or a photographer approaches. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Rok, Thailand, December 2007 Giant clamImage 32/63 Giant clam: A giant clam. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Rok, Thailand, December 2007 NudibranchImage 33/63 Nudibranch: A wart seaslug with polyps. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Rok, Thailand, December 2007 Sea snakeImage 34/63 Sea snake: This poison sea snake just laid down for taking a nap. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007 Underwater landscapeImage 35/63 Underwater landscape: Pretty underwater landscape at the five rocks of the dive site Koh Ha. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007 Underwater landscapeImage 36/63 Underwater landscape: Pretty underwater landscape at the five rocks of the dive site Koh Ha. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007
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