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. December 23 to 30, 2007, 62 photos.

Cave: View from a small cave to a rock wall above the water line. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/1521 s, F/8.1, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, December 23, 2007 05:34:13

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. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/470 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, December 23, 2007 05:34:56

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. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/164 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, December 23, 2007 05:39:21

Fish swarm in cave: A swarm of hatchetfish in the cave. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/14 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, December 23, 2007 05:42:24

Gorgony: A nice big gorgony on a rock. Unfortunately I don't have a strobe. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/105 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, December 23, 2007 07:38:47

Cave: Divers hanging around like bat on the cave entrance. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/153 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, December 23, 2007 07:43:03

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. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/98 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, December 23, 2007 07:44:54

Cave: Escaping from the cave through a rock arch. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/204 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, December 23, 2007 07:47:10

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. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/46 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, December 23, 2007 07:55:06

Pufferfish: A pufferfish above a stone coral. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/98 s, F/4.2, 16.6 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, December 23, 2007 07:59:40

Lionfish: A lionfish. Is it black or red? No light, no colours. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/73 s, F/3.4, 12 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, December 23, 2007 08:03:22

Fish swarm: A swarm of yellow fish. I don't remember their name. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/143 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, December 23, 2007 08:24:24

Crown of Thorns: The crown of thorns belongs to the starfish. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/105 s, F/2.7, 7.2 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, December 23, 2007 08:32:19

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. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/290 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Monday, December 24, 2007 04:30:32

Shrimps: Two shrimps. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/91 s, F/8.0, 17.4 mm, ISO 200, Monday, December 24, 2007 04:32:31

Nudibranch: A wart seaslug (Phyllidia ocellata) — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/14 s, F/10.1, 10 mm, ISO 200, Monday, December 24, 2007 04:40:41

Jellyfish: A jellyfish that attacked my wideangle lens. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/811 s, F/8.1, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Monday, December 24, 2007 07:01:25

Moray Eel: Hmmm ... is it a not or leopard moray eel? — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/49 s, F/6.0, 10.6 mm, ISO 400, Monday, December 24, 2007 07:11:20

Moray Eel: A moray eel — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/56 s, F/11.2, 12 mm, ISO 400, Monday, December 24, 2007 07:35:28

Lionfish: Lionfish — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/105 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Monday, December 24, 2007 07:43:06

Lionfishes: Three lionfishes — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Nok, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/411 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Monday, December 24, 2007 07:48:13

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. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/64 s, F/3.7, 13.5 mm, ISO 400, Monday, December 24, 2007 07:52:34

Sandra: When angels are diving ... My girlfriend Sandra diving with knee protector. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Daeng, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/111 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, December 25, 2007 04:58:59

Glass fishes: A swarm of glass fishes. Where are the colours? — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Daeng, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/52 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, December 25, 2007 05:02:20

Sandra: Sandra surrounded by sun glare. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Daeng, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/2000 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, December 25, 2007 05:14:29

Glass fishes: Yet another swarm of glass fishes pushing towards the corals for protection. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Daeng, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/46 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, December 25, 2007 05:16:47

Barracudas: A small group of barracudas. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Daeng, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/290 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Tuesday, December 25, 2007 05:28:52

Batfishes: A swarm of batfishes crossing our diver group. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Daeng, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8, 1/190 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Tuesday, December 25, 2007 05:30:50

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. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/271 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Thursday, December 27, 2007 04:47:05

Barracudas: A swarm of small barracudas. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Rok, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/870 s, F/3.6, 12.8 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, December 27, 2007 05:25:27

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. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/870 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, December 27, 2007 05:26:56

Giant clam: A giant clam. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Rok, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/271 s, F/3.6, 12.8 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, December 27, 2007 05:28:44

Nudibranch: A wart seaslug with polyps. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Rok, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/80 s, F/3.8, 14.2 mm, ISO 200, Friday, December 28, 2007 05:26:05

Sea snake: This poison sea snake just laid down for taking a nap. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/661 s, F/3.6, 12.8 mm, ISO 400, Friday, December 28, 2007 05:51:24

Underwater landscape: Pretty underwater landscape at the five rocks of the dive site Koh Ha. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/811 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Friday, December 28, 2007 05:59:42

Underwater landscape: Pretty underwater landscape at the five rocks of the dive site Koh Ha. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Koh Ha, Thailand, December 2007. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/1741 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Friday, December 28, 2007 06:01:31

Banner Fish: Unfortunately these two bannerfish were no longer nicely swimming side by side as soon as I approached them. One of them turned away. Hin Nok, Thailand. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/204 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Friday, December 28, 2007 08:20:14

Moorish Idol: A mooris idol fish is feeding on the algae growing on a rock. Hin Nok, Thailand. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/411 s, F/3.7, 13.5 mm, ISO 400, Friday, December 28, 2007 08:32:31

Cavern Diver: A diver with a not so ideal trim inside a cavern. Hin Nok, Thailand. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/250 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Friday, December 28, 2007 08:36:53

Cavern Diver: Meeting other divers in this cavern. Hin Nok, Thailand. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/46 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Friday, December 28, 2007 08:38:10

Moray Eel: A moray eel is looking out of its dwelling hole. Hin Nok, Thailand. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/64 s, F/6.6, 12.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 04:12:37

Hatchetfish: A swarm of hatchedfish above a coral reef. Hin Nok, Thailand. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/271 s, F/3.6, 12.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 04:21:39

Scorpionfish: A nice group photo of a scorpionfish and a wart slug. Oh would that be a good image if I had my big camera with the strobe with me and not just this crappy Sea & Sea DX-8000G. Hin Nok, Thailand. RICOH Caplio GX8, 1/200 s, F/6.4, 12 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 04:39:19

Sea Cucumber: A sea cucumber with tentacles. Hin Nok, Thailand. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/204 s, F/3.1, 10 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 04:45:21

Lionfish: A black lionfish. Maybe it was red, but the colour red is missing because I didn't have a flash with me. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/290 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 04:57:22

Fish soup: Swimming in salty fish soup. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/710 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 05:04:29

Scorpionfish: A nice and big scorpionfish. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/143 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 05:06:17

Fish: Just a group of fish facing towards the current. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/217 s, F/3.4, 12 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 06:52:20

Slug Race: Two slugs are racing each other through the entire coral reef. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/32 s, F/8.1, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 07:02:39

Moray Eel: A moray eel is looking out of its hole. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/56 s, F/6.4, 12 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 07:13:25

Fisch Swarm: Just a swarm of fish. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/440 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 07:24:11

Clownfish: These nervous clownfish never stand still. Using a camera with shutter lag (like this one) one has to shoot randomly one picture after another and hope that at least one is good. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/217 s, F/6.2, 11.3 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 07:27:00

Butterflyfish: Small butterfly fish hiding between the branches of a coral. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/91 s, F/6.2, 11.3 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 07:27:59

Glassfish: A swarm of glassfish is hiding the coral reef. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/64 s, F/3.0, 9.3 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, December 30, 2007 05:05:33

Coral Trout: Just a nice coral trout that didn't like to be photographed. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/164 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, December 30, 2007 05:24:58

Coral Garden: A nice garden of corals with diver bubbles in the background. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/440 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, December 30, 2007 05:25:47

Batfish: A swarm of batfish. Oh, this would be a nice picture with the proper camera gear! RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/125 s, F/3.9, 15 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, December 30, 2007 05:28:45

Pufferfish: Portrait of a giant pufferfish. Also this would be a niche picture with a proper camera. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/52 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 161, Sunday, December 30, 2007 08:06:02

Coral Trout above Anemones: A coral trout swimming across a meadow full of anemones. This dive site is remarkable. There are only two rocks. One is full of anemones and the other has none on it. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/34 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, December 30, 2007 08:16:32

Wart Slug: That's a wart slug. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/32 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 125, Sunday, December 30, 2007 08:22:04

Two Wart Slugs: These are two wart slugs of another species. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/36 s, F/5.2, 7.9 mm, ISO 125, Sunday, December 30, 2007 08:23:18

Cleaning Shrimps: Two cleaning shrimps are waiting for their next cleaning job. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/36 s, F/5.2, 7.9 mm, ISO 183, Sunday, December 30, 2007 08:27:45