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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


Open Water PADI Course, Dive with a smile! ;)

"Where to start? Our desire to start diving took us to Thailand Dive and Sail and what a choice it was! Having been on a SCUBA taster course that was absolutely rammed full of people, we were dreading not having enough attention when doing our Open Water PADI Course but learning with Clive and Ric at Dive and Sail couldn't have been more different or perfect! For a start we were the only two taking the course and it was amazing to learn in such a small group, it made it very personal and more meaningful! The two-on-one time made it easier and quicker to pick up all the skills and with the guys being so relaxed it wasn't a problem at all if we struggled to begin with! Although it might have been marginally cheaper to do the course in a big group, the satisfaction and personal feel was priceless and so worth it! On our first ever open water dives we saw some fantastic sealife and the days themselves seemed much more relaxed and it allows that extra flexibility when theres only 3/4 divers compared to the bigger groups. Great equipment nearly brand new, and absolutely tons of chilled out fun! Ric and Clive have been diving together for over 7 years and have been in the area even longer. They have a great partnership and dedicated team that have seemingly endless knowledge of the area and the best diving spots. They are honest and great fun all dedicated to helping everyone get the most from every diving experience. By the end you will feel like one of the team and never want to leave! Highly recommended! And remember... Dive with a smile! ;) "

★★★★★ by hs162 Berkhamsted, UK 28.07.2012


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Thailand Dive and Sail LogoThe philosophy behind Thailand Dive and Sail is to provide divers with the right trip tailored to their needs. Built up of a small team of experts who have dived in the Similans for more than a combined 25 years, our knowledge about this amazing Thailand diving destination is almost unrivalled. Read more about Thailand Dive and Sail


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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