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, 63 Images.

Image 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 — RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/1521 s, F/8.1, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, December 23, 2007 05:34:13

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

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

Image 4/63: 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

Image 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 — RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/105 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, December 23, 2007 07:38:47

Image 6/63: 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

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

Image 8/63: 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

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

Image 10/63: 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

Image 11/63: 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

Image 12/63: 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

Image 13/63: 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

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

Image 15/63: 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

Image 16/63: 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

Image 17/63: 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

Image 18/63: 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

Image 19/63: 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

Image 20/63: 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

Image 21/63: 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

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

Image 23/63: 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

Image 24/63: 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

Image 25/63: 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

Image 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 — RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/46 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, December 25, 2007 05:16:47

Image 27/63: 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

Image 28/63: Batfishes

A swarm of batfishes crossing our diver group. — Sea & Sea DX-8000G, Hin Daeng, Thailand, December 2007 — RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/189 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Tuesday, December 25, 2007 05:30:50

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

Image 30/63: 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

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

Image 32/63: 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

Image 33/63: 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

Image 34/63: 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

Image 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 — RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/811 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Friday, December 28, 2007 05:59:42

Image 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 — RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/1741 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Friday, December 28, 2007 06:01:31

Image 37/63: Banner Fish

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/204 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Friday, December 28, 2007 08:20:14

Image 38/63: Moorish Idol

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/411 s, F/3.7, 13.5 mm, ISO 400, Friday, December 28, 2007 08:32:31

Image 39/63: Cavern Diver

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/250 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Friday, December 28, 2007 08:36:53

Image 40/63: Cavern Diver

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/46 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Friday, December 28, 2007 08:38:10

Image 41/63: Moray Eel

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/64 s, F/6.6, 12.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 04:12:37

Image 42/63: Hatchetfishes

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/271 s, F/3.6, 12.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 04:21:39

Image 43/63: Scorpionfish

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/204 s, F/6.4, 12 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 04:39:19

Image 44/63: Bernd & Sandra

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/153 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 04:40:32

Image 45/63: Sea Cucumber

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/204 s, F/3.1, 10 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 04:45:21

Image 46/63: Lionfish

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/290 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 04:57:22

Image 47/63: Fishsoup

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/710 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 05:04:29

Image 48/63: Scorpionfish

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/143 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 05:06:17

Image 49/63: Fishes

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/217 s, F/3.4, 12 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 06:52:20

Image 50/63: Slug Race

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/32 s, F/8.1, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 07:02:39

Image 51/63: Moray Eel

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/56 s, F/6.4, 12 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 07:13:25

Image 52/63: Fisch Swarm

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/440 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 07:24:11

Image 53/63: Clownfishes

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/217 s, F/6.2, 11.3 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 07:27:00

Image 54/63: Butterflyfish

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/91 s, F/6.2, 11.3 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, December 29, 2007 07:27:59

Image 55/63: Glassfish

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/64 s, F/3.0, 9.3 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, December 30, 2007 05:05:33

Image 56/63: Coral Trout

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/164 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, December 30, 2007 05:24:58

Image 57/63: Coral Garden

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/440 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, December 30, 2007 05:25:47

Image 58/63: Batfish

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/125 s, F/3.9, 15 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, December 30, 2007 05:28:45

Image 59/63: Pufferfish

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/52 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 161, Sunday, December 30, 2007 08:06:02

Image 60/63: Coral Trout above Anemones

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/34 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, December 30, 2007 08:16:32

Image 61/63: Wart Slug

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/32 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 125, Sunday, December 30, 2007 08:22:04

Image 62/63: Two Wart Slugs

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/36 s, F/5.2, 7.9 mm, ISO 125, Sunday, December 30, 2007 08:23:18

Image 63/63: Cleaning Wrasses

RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/36 s, F/5.2, 7.9 mm, ISO 183, Sunday, December 30, 2007 08:27:45