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    Koh Tachai
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    Painted spiny lobster (Panulirus versicolor) 4 more images

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Below were some of my dive sightings:

    a. Painted spiny lobster (Panulirus versicolor). The absence of claws separates them from other lobsters.

    b. Unidentified pipefish.

    c. Bearded scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis barbatus) inhabits coral reefs where it lies motionless.

    d. Clearfin or White-lined lionfish (Pterois radiata) hides under ledges and in caves by day, comes out @ dusk to feed on small crabs.

    e. Banded boxer shrimp (Stenopus hispidus). A common cleaner shrimp with spiny, bristly body and chelipeds (blue).

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    Masked porcupinefish (Diodon liturosus) 4 more images

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Below were some of my dive sightings:

    a. Masked porcupinefish (Diodon liturosus) inflated because our dive guide, Sing disturbed it by holding & compressing lightly.

    b. Unidentified crab.

    c. Long-arm feather star (Lamprometra palmata) up to 30 arms, variable white & red patterns, used to cling to & move along substrate.

    d. Giant clam (Tridacna squamosa) close-up.

    e. Squat lobster (Galathea sp), most are observed in the nooks of sponges & in branching coral colonies.

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    Harlequin sweetlips(Plectorhinchus chaetodontoide) 4 more images

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Below were some of my dive sightings:

    a. Harlequin sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodontoides) hovering under ledges. Feeds primarily @ nite on crustaceans, molluscs & fish.

    b. Camouflage grouper (Epinephelus polyphekadion).

    c. Golden trevallies or Pilot jacks (Gnathodon speciosus) are piloting sharks, rays or groupers & live among jellyfish tentacles.

    d. Bluefin trevally (Caranx melampygus).

    e. School of Longfin batfish (Platax teira) feeds on zooplankton & jellyfish. They are not shy at all & swim with marine turtles.

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    Our western style breakfast onboard

    by kelnsha Written Feb 17, 2007

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    We looked forward to every meal we had onboard because they were so tasty and the menus were different for each meal. The style was different too.

    There were different types of seafood, vegetables, meats, salads, potatoes and soup cooked in both western and Thai style. We did not get sick of them throughout our 4 nights stay onboard.

    All of us enjoyed our meals very much with the sound of wave and beautiful sunrise/sunset accompanied us for our breakfasts and dinners.

    Favorite Dish: It has to be their Tom Yam soup! In fact, all their food was so yummy that I had no time to take pictures except for the last day breakfast!

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    Casino at night onboard The Really Wicked Witch

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There is nothing much you can do except night dive and learning some new card games onboard your dive boats.

    Dress Code: No dress code for this casino ship.

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    The Really Wicked Witch 4 more images

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The package price is competitive and the schedules can be found from their website. The boat is big enough unlike some other smaller dive boats which tend to roll more and make you feel sick...

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