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Macro Diving on Koh Tao

I’m just looking through the passed years Daily Diving Reports to do a little round up of the best and I came across three posts that really do deserve a second look and a post in their own right. Why ?

Well there are lots of locations around the world that are renowned for their macro critters but Koh Tao is not one of them !  I am not about to claim that Koh Tao is littered with the tiny and wonderful – but they are there – and always a pleasure to find.

If you were here or live here then you are likely to remember the freak storm that we had towards the end of March.  We were left in the unusual position of having no one to take diving – so not to be put off – we took ourselves diving.  Wilco, who is the king of Macro, happily got out his camera and went a-hunting and came back with some fab shots over the few days.

You can see a bristle worm above and a cool looking file fish below – both of these came from a dive at Pottery Pinnacles which is a site some would have you believe is not worth visiting. We certainly challenge that opinion and not just with these two (maybe lucky finds).  On that same dive numerous puffer fish, sea hares, pipefish and other cool critters were seen.  Its even cooler at night!  But if you are still not convinced then check out the slide show from the 18th where many more nudis, seahores and anemone eggs were captured both there and at  Twins too.

Flabellina are always a pleasure to see and this one was spotted at Twins too on the 17th after a visit to Chumpon Pinnacle. 

It just goes to show that there are some real macro treats here – IF – you know where to look and have a good guide.


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3 Comments on Macro Diving on Koh Tao

  1. commented by steven on 4 November 2011

    That’s not a flabellina, it’s Phidiana Indica.

    1. commented by Ayesha Cantrell on 4 November 2011

      Thanks ……!

    2. commented by Ayesha Cantrell on 4 November 2011

      And ooops !

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