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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


A brilliant day out diving at the Boonsung Wreck

"We had a great day out with Thailand Dive & Sail for my boyfriend's birthday. We were picked up from our hotel in the morning and taken to White Sand beach. I happened to mention to Ric at Thailand Dive & Sail that it was my boyfriend's birthday and Ric had arranged a birthday cake for the morning! A lovely surprise and great start to the day. The longtail boat departed from White Sand beach which was fantastic as it is a nice and easy departure from a beautiful sandy beach (all the other diving boats depart from Taplamu which is a busy, noisy port). We had two great dives at the Boonsung wreck and Ric was an excellent dive guide. We saw loads of fish life including morays, cuttlefish, ornate ghost pipefish, unusual nudibranches, barracuda, trevallies etc. We were also treated to delicious food for lunch on the boat - just what you need when you're diving! The day ended with drinks on the beach. What a perfect day. Would highly recommend diving at the Boonsung wreck with Thailand Dive & Sail and will definitely be back for another trip."

★★★★★ by DXCLondon 03.12.2011

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