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Underwater Photo Location: Koh Ma Reef, Koh Phangan

Underwater Photo Location: Koh Ma Reef, Koh Phangan

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This dive site is really unique. The site is a reef surrounding a small island that is attached to Koh Phangan by a sandbar that you can walk over. The reef is easily accessable by the shore or boat. What I really loved the most is the coral has nearly no damage which is quite unusual at sites in Thailand. The coral is very diverse, staghorn, brain, boulder, whip, fan - the list is endless and all in prisitine condition.
One amazing feature of the site is an anenome garden approx 30m square - I have never seen one like this before - you amost get vertigo diving through as there is nothing solid in sight to focus on and it is very shallow at 2-4m deep.

There are big shoals of fusilier, trevally and yellow fin barracuda and occasional green back turtles, black tip reef sharks. Every dive I have done there I have also seen blue spotted sting rays.

There is a dive shop situated on koh Ma called Phangan Divers and the staff there are very friendly and helpful.
Facts about Koh Ma Reef, Koh Phangan
  • It is in Thailand
  • Koh Ma Reef, Koh Phangan is in the South China Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-20 Metres 0-60 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
dayboatshorenight

Marine Life
smallsharksturtlescoralshoalsstinging

Diving facilities
airnitroxrepairshireinstructionguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
macroprocessingfilmpfriendlyphireinstruction

by Gabriele Pastonchi
Flabellina Rubrolineata laying eggs

by Stefan Follows
Night Rider. Common Seahorse: Hippocampus taeniopterus. Kit and settings used were EM5-NAEM5-iso 800-1/250-f6-12-50mm @ 43mm-Inon D2000-Inon UCL165. Love using B&W to try and bring somthing new to a common subject.

by Stefan Follows
Branching Sea Cucumber - Pentacta sp. EM5-NAEM5-Oly 60mm-1/250-f10-iso200-Inon D2000-Inon UCL165-2xH20 +5

by Stefan Follows
"But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose." Anne Bronte. Crown of Thorns - Ancanthaster planci. Mae Haad, Thailand-EM5-Oly 60mm-1/250-f6.3-iso100-Inon D2000-Inon UCL 165-H2O Tools+5x2

by Stefan Follows
"Ambition can creep as well as soar." Edmund Burke. Nudibranch - Cerberilla ambonensis. Mae Haad, Thailand-EM5-Oly 60mm-1/250-f8-iso100-Inon D2000-Inon UCL 165

by Stefan Follows
"A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at." Bruce Lee. Feather Star - Crinoid sp. Mae Haad, Thailand-EM5-Oly 60mm-1/250-f2.8-iso200-Inon D2000

by Stefan Follows
Slim slow slider. Flatworm - Pseudobiceros sp. Mae Haad, Thailand-EM5-Oly 60mm-1/250-f8-iso200-Inon D2000

by Stefan Follows
Slow but Steady ... Nudibranch, Head Shield Slug - Philinopsis pilsbry. Mae Haad, Gulf of Thailand, EM5-Oly 60mm-1/250-f8-iso200-Inon D2000

by Stefan Follows
Spellbound ... ! Crown of Thorns - Ancanthaster planci. Koh Ma, Thailand-EM5-Oly 60mm-1/250-f2.8-iso100-Inon D2000-Inon UCL 165-H2o Tools+5x2

by Stefan Follows
The Sound of Music ... ;)Nudibranch - Costasiella usagi. Mae Haad, Thailand-EM5-Oly 60mm-1/250-f8-iso100-Inon D2000-Inon UCL 165-H2o Tools +5x2

by Stefan Follows
Psycho Killer. Pink Anemonefish - Amphiprion perideraion. Mae Haad, Thailand-EM5-Oly 60mm-1/250-f11-iso100-Inon D2000x2

by Stefan Follows
Half Way ... ! Sea Pen Shrimp - Latreutes sp. Chaloklum, Thailand-EM5-Oly 60mm-1/160-f14-iso200-Inon D2000- -Inon UCL165-H2oToolsx2

by Stefan Follows
Half Way up the Stairs. Sea Pen Shrimp - Latreutes sp. Mae Haad, Gulf of Thailand, EM5-Oly 60mm-1/160-f8-iso200-Inon D2000-Inon UCL 165-h2o tools+5 x2

by Stefan Follows
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea - Vladimir Nabokov. Porcelain Crab - Porcellanidae sp. Ang Thong, Thailand-EM5-Oly 12-50-iso200-f8-1/250-Inon D2000x2-Inon UCL 165-h2o tools+5x2

by Stefan Follows
Crabbikins. Porcelain Crab - Porcellanidae sp. Mae Haad, Thailand-EM5-Oly 60mm-1160-f8-iso200-Inon D2000-Inon UCL 165-H2o Tools+5x2

by Stefan Follows
Head Case Nudibranch - Jorunna funebris Koh Ma, Thailand

by Stefan Follows
Gasp! Longfin Snake Eel, - Pisodonophis cancrivorus Mae Haad, Thailand

by Stefan Follows
Shine! Variable Fangblenny - Petroscirtes Variabilis Mae Haad, Thailand

by Stefan Follows
Softly Softly Hermit Crab - Diogenidae sp. Mae Haad, Thailand

by Stefan Follows
Smile and wave, smile and wave ... ! Porcelain Crab - Porcellanidae sp. Mae Haad, Thailand
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