1) Families of clownfish live under a unique social hierarchy. The biggest fish on the anemone is the dominant female and the next biggest is her mate. If she dies, her mate will change gender and take on the role of the matriarch.
Rhinobatis: the Shark - Ray guitar shaped fish
Guitar fish belong to the Rhinobatis genus. "Rhine" is the Greek word for shark and "batis" the Latin word for ray.
In this article I wanted to present the various rays you can encounter in the Andaman sea. Most of the pictures below were taken in the Mergui Archipelago located off the coast of Myanmar and some in Surin and Similan islands in Thailand.
I will start with the rays spending most of their time laying on the sea floor such as the stingrays and then about the pelagic rays through the Andaman Sea: they swim mid water from the depth all the way to the surface and travel long distances such as eagle rays and Manta rays!
A favorite for many divers, we have a few interesting facts to share about this gentle giant: the whale shark! Everything you need to know about the largest fish on the planet.
"How much weight do I need?" "Should I take one more kilo to be sure?", "how do I know when I can shed one more weight from my belt?".
These are very common questions asked to dive professionals all over the world.
Good buoyancy control is a crucial part of diving which allows you to dive safely, while avoid damaging the reef or your equipment. When properly weighted, you will consume less air, and generally enjoy your dive more.
Although mastering this art requires time and practice, a very good place to start is with appropriate weighting!
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Our team of instructors: Elween, Julien and Simon are reporting with a short blogpost after every trip.
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