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Marine Life

Marine Life

Have you heard the story about how Giant Manta’s like being tickled by a divers bubbles? If you have not, that’s good, because it is quite simply one of the worst myths to ever prevail in the diving industry, you are actually asphyxiating them, and this is why we created the “Marine Life” section, we hope to use this area to dispel myths and falsehoods about our favorite underwater critters and help promote fact based knowledge and safe diving practices so that we can protect the oceans most friendly, amazing and down right weird inhabitants.

Leopard Shark at Koh Bida Nok Marine Life

Are There Sharks in Phuket? Are They Dangerous?

Yes, there are sharks in Phuket. Phuket is blessed with most docile and placid sharks possible. From the teddy bear like Leopard Shark to the gigantic and graceful Whale Shark there is no better place in the world to fall in love with sharks. Shark attacks on divers are extremely rare throughout the world. In Phuket, and Thailand for that matter, have never had a documented case of an attack on a scuba diver. We love our sharks and you should too. Commonly Found Sharks Also known as a Zebra Shark, depending on where in the world you are from. The Leopard shark along with the Black Tip Reef Shark are probably the [...]

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Giant Moray Eel Aussie Divers Phuket- Marine Life

Interesting Eel Facts

Hardly I dive goes by in Phuket without seeing an eel. They are at virtually every know dive site. Here are some interesting fact about them. Here are some interesting eel facts for you. There is over 200 different species. Common eels in Phuket are the Giant Moray, Honeycomb moray, Zebra Moray, Ribbon Eel, Garden Eel and Fibriated Moray, White Eyed Moray. The biggest eel is the giant moray that can grow as long as 3 metres and weigh up to 30kg. The biggest being the giant moray. A baby eel is called elver. They can live between 3 and 36 years of age. Eels can travel up to 4000 miles to find a mate. They like the wa [...]

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Koh Bon Manta Ray Similan Islands Liveaboard Scuba Diving Marine Life

Manta Ray Party Happening at Koh Bon, Similan Islands

Book yourself a liveaboard trip now as there is a Manta Ray party happening at Koh Bon.Koh Bon is situated 20 km north of the Similan Islands. Divers are reporting of loosing count of the number of different manta rays circling the famous west ridge pinnacle. Some are say it is as many as 10 and others are saying more. All are saying that they are putting on an amazing show for all levels of scuba divers. Large groups of manta rays are no strangers to the region and numbers of 25+ at a time have been recorded just over the border in Burma. Phuket scuba diving liveaboard boats do have regular trips to the Burmese portion of the A [...]

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Eagle Rays Racha Noi Scuba Diving Phuket Aussie Divers Phuket Marine Life

Spotted Eagle Rays at Racha Noi Island

The stunning Spotted Eagle Rays are becoming a regular at Racha Noi Island. Right now at Koh Racha Noi, Phuket, Thailand we are regularly seeing whist scuba diving the beautiful White Spotted Eagle Rays. These are majestic creatures that are not all that common to the area. If found are normally at Racha Noi and Racha Yai Islands which are about 30 km south of Phuket. Belonging to the same family as the awesome manta rays. Eagle rays grow up to a maximum size of five meters in length and three meters wide. These gentle rays are very curious and usually stick around checking out the divers. Although they are usually seen alon [...]

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Green Sea Turtle Similan Islands Liveaboard Holiday Aussie Divers Phuket Marine Life

Are Turtle’s the Coolest Underwater Creatures?

See the coolest underwater creatures, our Green & Hawksbill Sea Turtle's whilst scuba diving in Phuket. Recently whist scuba diving in Phuket we have had many opportunities to dive with turtles. Each Time I have seen turtles they have the appearance of being the coolest creatures under the water. No matter how many scuba divers are around they never seem to get ruffled. They casually put on a show for scuba divers of all levels. Turtles can be a scuba diving instructors dream as the are reliably remain in the same territory. They remain mostly in shallow depths which make them easily accessible the those learning to scuba dive s [...]

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Moray Eel Racha Yai Scuba Diving Day Tip Phuket Aussie Divers Phuket Marine Life

When Scuba Diving in Phuket: What Will I See?

Here is a blog about some of the creature you will see when scuba diving in Phuket. Scuba Dive With Aussie Divers Phuket: contact us Whether you are learning to scuba dive with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving or the PADI Open Water Course or your are already certified and you are looking at doing a day trip or liveaboard adventure there are many amazing marine creatures to see under the water. Phi Phi probably has the most diverse range of marine life to see whilst scuba diving in the Phuket region. The diving especially around Bida Nok is world class and on any given day you could possible see some cool creatures. Creatu [...]

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Leopard Shark Shark Point Scuba Diving Phuket Thailand Day Trip Marine Life

Why We Should Help Save All Sharks

30% of sharks today are endangered. Here is a blog that will explain why we should help save all sharks. Phuket and its surrounding areas are fortunate to have some wonderful sharks to go diving with. Black Tip Reef sharks and Leopard (above) sharks are possibly the two most common. The Phi Phi islands often provide great sightings of Black tips with Palong Wall on Phi Phi Ley being one of the best. On a good day it is possible to see up to 20 or 30 sharks, which makes for an amazing dive. One of the best features of the black tips is that they are commonly located in shallow water and can be easily seen by even the most novic [...]

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