As you look out to the sea from Bang Saphan Noi in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, there are three islands dotting the horizon, or rather one island and two rocky islets: from left are Ko Thalu, the biggest of them, and sister islets Ko Sang and Ko Sing that on this day lay veiled behind the sun's haze.
Undoing the damage underwater
Joining hands with experts, volunteer divers are helping revive marine life and rehabilitate coral reef damaged by rising tourist activity in the Andaman Sea. Late last month, over one hundred divers from Bangkok jumped off boats off Phi Phi Island and descended to the seabed to lay down concrete blocks, to which they tied iron bars and affixed fragments of coral grown in nurseries.
The book put together by marine biologist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat and his team of expert divers and scholars, Pakarang. Phangnga. Tsunami is not an ordinary title. Rather, it's a monumental undertaking whose objective is to provide readers with an entertaining and well-researched account of marine life found in the Andaman Sea.
Diving in the Similans
December is a great time to visit Similan National Park, a sure paradise for divers and nature lovers in search of unspoilt beaches. The park consists of nine islands off Phangnga Province and has been rated by US publication Skin Diving as one of the top ten dives in the world.
Dive time in Chumphon
Chumphon, 463 kilometres south of Bangkok , offers calm sea and clear visibility making it an interesting proposition for snorkellers and divers wishing to explore the underwater world.
Divers in Thailand find missing US World War 2 submarine USS Lagarto
Some 60 years after it went down, the USS Lagarto (SS-731) was located just weeks ago under 220 feet of saltwater in the Gulf of Thailand by a professional diver from Great Britain who recently reported his discovery through the U.S. Naval attache in Bangkok.
Thailand warns scuba divers to stop diving in Andaman Sea until November
Government officials in Thailand have warned tourists and dive boat operators to stop all scuba diving activities in the Andaman Sea until November.
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