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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


These guys are the best! They're still out there discovering new dive sites!

"Ric and Clive are the real deal. They're dive masters that have worked together on the same boat for 7 years. A rare treat in a business where the typical guide is traveling through during or after uni for 1-2 seasons. After so many years, it is clear they like each other and work well together which creates a really fun and great atmosphere on their boats. In my mind,critical for a great liveaboard experience. They love to dive and want to have the best dive every dive. Since they're still guiding on boats, they know what's going on day by day and where the best spots are. On my liveaboard trip to Mynamar and Thailand, they constantly discussed the conditions and adjusted the schedule for the best spots for conditions. If all the other boats typically dive a spot in the morning, they'll come in the afternoon and go somewhere else in the morning to avoid diving with the dozen other boats. This was more the case in Thailand than in Mynamar where it was just us and the occasional sea gypsie. Myamar is fairly virgin diving territory and having a good guide is critical. They've been running up into the arcipelago for 7 years, one of the longest I imagine. They're still finding new sites out there sharing these rare gems with their customers! "

★★★★★ by matthuang 08.03.2011

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