Phuket Thailand's best scuba diving (+66) 0806 961 461
Killer Whale Spotted Off Patong

Killer Whale Spotted Off Patong

Orca Whale Spotted Off Freedom Beach Patong, Phuket

The Phuket Post reported that an Orca (Killer Whale) has been spotted off Freedom Beach, Patong on the 8th January 2016.

Freedom Beach is is situated near Tri Trang Beach on the southern edge of Patong Bay Phuket.

Freedom Beach Phuket Aussie Divers

Freedom Beach Phuket Aussie Divers

Phuket Post Report

The Phuket Post wrote;

The Orca or Killer Whales can be found in all oceans, from Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas. Killer whales are highly social; some populations are composed of matrilineal family groups which are the most stable of any animal species, but there is only one single Orca seen in the picture.

Suchart Ratthanareungsi, Director of the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) said, “It is surprising news that an Orca appeared in Phuket waters. It is now possible that they will be around Thailand’s waters more often.

“After we have checked on more details we will make a record of this sighting and make plans to protect them.”

Killer Whales Orca Aussie Divers Phuket

Killer Whales Orca Aussie Divers Phuket

Wikipedia

The killer whale, or Orca (Orcinus orca), is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. Killer whales have a diverse diet, although individual populations often specialize in particular types of prey. Some feed exclusively on fish, while others hunt marine mammals such as seals and other species of dolphin.

Killer whales are highly social; some populations are composed of matrilineal family groups (pods) which are the most stable of any animal species. Their sophisticated hunting techniques and vocal behaviours, which are often specific to a particular group and passed across generations, have been described as manifestations of animal culture.

Liveboard Trips

Previos sightings of Killer Whales have been in Burmese waters on a liveboard vessel. MV Mermaid claims to have seen three Killer Whales while snorkeling in 2013.

Book a Myanmar Liveaboard with Aussie Divers Phuket

By Darren Gaspari

Proud owner and active PADI Gold Course Director of Aussie Divers Phuket, a professional and awarded PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Scuba Diving Centre. Member of the PADI Advisory Board for the eLearning modules 2019 and 2020.

Hi, was This Page Helpful?
(No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Posted in News & Special Offers on .

A Diving Community In Phuket

Here at Aussie Divers we don't just consider ourselves a dive shop, we think of it as more, a big family of like minded individuals coming together to enjoy the marine environment here in Phuket & Thailand. We are always happy to chat with new divers or old, so please drop by the office anytime to see what is going on and if you have dived with us or want to dive with us than feel free to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our community Dive Blog and generally stay in touch & stay informed.

PADI Open Water Touch Scuba Diving Course Aussie Divers Phuket Courses

Free PADI Open Water Course Introduction

Thinking about learning to scuba dive? Don't know where to begin? Take the first step today with this limited time FREE offer from Aussie Divers! Start your PADI Open Water Course for free: Sign up here PADI & Aussie Divers are offering a 100% free online introduction to the PADI Open Water Course. You can now have an insight to the dive theory before committing or paying any money, start your PADI scuba education online today! This online PADI eLearning module covers the steps involved to become a certified diver, how to get the most out of your course & some basic aspects of the full PADI Open Water Course. You can s [...]

Read The Story
Free Pool Try Scuba Diver Aussie Divers Phuket Helpful Diving Info

Do I Need to Know How To Swim to Scuba Dive?

This is a question that I often get asked, and really it is not as simple as YES or NO. If you want to become a certified scuba diver by doing the PADI Open Water Diver Course, the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim 200 metres. This can be with any stroke. You also have to be able to tread water or float for at least 10 minutes. The reason for this is not for the fact that scuba diving requires you to swim. But rather it is for your and your groups safety. In the unlikely event that your BCD (Buoyancy Control Device) was to falter then there would be no device to kee [...]

Read The Story
Aussie Divers Luxury Phuket Day Trip Speedboat News & Special Offers

Luxury Scuba Diving Phuket

In March 2017 Aussie Diver Phuket purchased luxury scuba diving a 42' Sunnav speedboat. Powered by three 250 horsepower engines the it is the best way to hum along to you preferred dive site. It reduces travel time by as much as 60% compared to the bigger boats. Limited to only 14 paying divers and 4 staff Aussie Divers Phuket endeavor is steer away from the big boat diving and provide a more private level of diving. Tasked to avoid the crowds, staff have been able to in most cases to do this. The feedback for the 2017 -2018 season has been phenomenal. Not fixed to specific dive sites and with the boats speed and maneuvera [...]

Read The Story
Snappers Phi Phi Day Trip Scuba Diving Padi Aussie Divers Our Dives

Is Phi Phi the best day trip scuba diving in Thailand?

Here is why Aussie Divers Phuket think that Phi Phi may be the best day trip scuba diving in Thailand. Yesterday we went scuba diving with Jake and Tara as they did their PADI Advanced Open Water Course with Aussie Divers Phuket. We headed off to the Phi Phi Island group for two dives and a third dive at Shark Point on the way back. This was the second time Jake and Tara had done this trip, the first was a few days earlier for the PADI Open Water Course. The Phi Phi Islands are less than 3 hours day boat ride from Phuket in the south of Thailand. The first dive started at the north tip of Koh Bida Nok. The north face is a w [...]

Read The Story