Caesionidae, yellowback fusilier fishes

Diving at the Similan islands

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  • Our Saimai fixed on a mooring

    There are fixed mooring places with a buoy on the surface. so the boat must not anchor and damage the undersea coral reefs.

  • Heavy weather at Koh Similan

    Koh Similan is the largest island of this group of nine islands and Nr 8. As no one is allowed to live on the island, only temporary stays are permitted. However, spartan accommodation exists on Number 8, Koh Similan such as bungalow and tents.

  • A leopard shark at the morning dive

  • Harmless leopard shark

    Divers can come very close to this huge fish and shoot good pictures. This sort of shark does not have teeth just hard jawbones to crack shells and mussels.

  • Early morning capture

    Its the best change to capture Leopard Sharks during the early morning dive at 7.00 a.m. while they still are sleeping. This sort of fish aren't early risers.

  • Diving in the group

    Generally dive groups are not more than four divers, the instructor is diving in front, two are following and I'm shooting the picture. Diving alone is dangerous and against all rules.

  • Dive down fast, go up slow

    Dive down first to the deepest point then go up very slow as 10 meters in 2 minutes, thats the ideal diving profile.

  • Whitetip reef shark

    Reef sharks got very rare in Thai waters and at the Similan islands due the mass of diver tourists. This sort of sharks are very shy and swim away when we diver are coming. If you are lucky and patient to wait a few minutes, they will turn back and look…

  • A bigger whitecap reef shark

    Its quite difficult to capture sharks with a simple UW camera due their fast movements. This shark perhaps was as long as two meters. Fearless and curious, whitetip reef sharks may approach swimmers closely but are seldom aggressive unless provoked.

  • Watch the corals

    Corals crow up every where and its difficult sometime not to touch them by mistake. Unexpected streams can drift you towards corals and uncontrolled fin moves can destroy of damage parts of the beautiful fine corals or its sensible new grown up tops.

  • Dive partner

    Diving in a group is necessary and important for every bodies security. The dive partner always should swim in a short distance to the dive friend. If you loose your partner its a rule to wait one minute and the get slowly up to the surface.

  • Under water sea fan

    Most fish life can be watched at the coral reefs. The sea fan are found primarily in shallow waters, though some have been found at depths of several thousand feet.

  • The view from the ground

    After dive down to the ground the first view up to the surface. I can't stop watching the scenes over my head and would like to rest a while to soak up the underwater life.

  • Moray looks out the cave

    Most moray eels seldom leave their caves, but looking out whats happen. There also share one cave with other morays from other species.

  • Pterois known as Lionfish

    Pterois known as lion fish is a genus of venomous marine fish found mostly at the coral reef. The potency of their venom makes them excellent predators and dangerous to fishermen and divers. We divers do not come to close the beautiful colored fish can be…

  • Streaked Spinefoot fish in foreground

    A sort of a rabbitfish. Like all rabbitfish, it has venomous spines on the dorsal, anal and pelvic fins. It is a herbivore, feeding mostly on algae in shallow coastal waters, brackish lagoons and rocky or coral reefs.

  • Fish swarm over soft corals

    The corals give a source of food for Millions of fish.

  • Streaked Spinefoot

    This rabbit fish often occurs in small schools of up to 10 individuals or so, in shallow coastal waters, brackish lagoons and rocky or coral reefs. Found resting in midwater at depths of 2 to 6 m when not feeding.

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