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Trigger Happy - Titan triggerfish Koh Bon Pinnacle

Titan triggerfish, Balistoides viridescens, SEE & SEE DX8000G, Koh Bon Pinnacle, Similan Islands

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Category: - underwater
Photographer: - view all photos of Ric Parker
Location:Similan Islands Thailand
Dive Site:Koh Bon Pinnacle
Description:Although usually wary of divers, during mating season Titan triggerfish are known to agressively guard their nests. The triggerfish will face the intruder, the dorsal spine will rise and the fish may roll onto its side for better vision. Titan triggerfish are well known to be agressive around Koh Tao, not so much around the Similan Islands. When faced with an agressive triggerfish it is best to swim away from the nest on your back and put your fin up if the fish attacks. They can inflict serious injury.
Species:Titan triggerfish - view all photos of Titan triggerfish
Scientific:Balistoides viridescens
Camera:SEE & SEE DX8000G
Strobes:YS-110 alpha
Lens:SEA&SEA Wide-Angle Conversion Lens
Shutter Speed:1/60
Post Process:No


Great Liveaboard Experience

"When we decided to go dive the similans, we searched the internet, lookin' for some good operators to go and dive with. That's how we found "Thailand dive and sail with a smile ;-)" on tripadvisor. Dive with a smile was exactly what we got. We started emailing and got very fast and good responses. We had a lot of questions 'coz we were about to go on our first liveaboard, but Sam, who we were emailing to, took the time to give us all the answers we needed. She also assisted us on bookin the boat and things like that. So the good feeling started allready at home with the communication on e-mail. Unfortunaltely, due to circumstances, we had to postpone our holliday and had to re-arrange our trip,... But this was no problem for "Dive and sail" and they helped us out perfectly. Always a smile :-) btw: Sam is female hahaha ;-) In Thailand, one day before the trip, Rick picked us up to try all the equipment before we get of on the liveboard. The first meeting was again... with a smile and a very warm feeling. We met Sarah, our diveguide. It was sheer coincidence she was Dutch, what off coz was easy for us Belgian divers :-)..... . So we spend the next 5 days with her on the boat and underwater. Sarah has a very warm heart and she will do anything to feel you comfortable. When you forget something, she will get it for you, even when she must take of her diving gear again haha. We did no course with her, but I can imagine that she's an instructor with a lot of patience. So if you feel insecure about that... ask for Sarah! She showed us loads of things underwater during the trip and made our first liveaboard one not to forget. She really is a good dive guide who showed us many times things we would easily have overlooked shouldn't she have pointed it to us. Nudibranches, shrimps, even a seahorse we saw. So, our honest advise, if you plan on diving the similans, get in touch with dive and sail, they surely will help you out.And if you're lookin' for a good guide, go, go dive with Angelina Jolie, as the other guides on the boat sometimes called her...... ;-) Thanks Sarah for the guiding and maybe we meet again!"

★★★★★ by zondagskindje 19.04.2013


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Ric Parker
Ric Parker

“My story of getting into scuba diving, and then shark conservation, is a story that starts with me ‘not’ getting into scuba diving, mainly because of a fear of sharks.

Back in 2001 I had been in Thailand for 3 weeks and was snorkelled out. I was really nervous about the diving... Read more...

Ric Parker
Clive White

Clive has always had a close affinity with the sea; he grew up in the south of England from the age of 12 and the sea was never far away.

The ocean beckoned from a young age and he spent a lot of his childhood either sailing or windsurfing... Read more...


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