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Crystal Dive Koh Tao • Leading Asia Pacific #PADI Dive Centre and Career Development Centre offering the full range of Scuba Diving Courses
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The Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray

One of the most abundant stingrays inhabiting Indo-Pacific reefs, the bluespotted ribbontail ray generally spends the day hidden alone inside caves or under coral ledges or other debris (including from shipwrecks), often with only its tail showing.

At night, small groups assemble and swim onto shallow sandy flats with the rising tide to feed. Unlike many other stingrays, this species seldom buries itself in sand.

The bluespotted ribbontail ray excavates sand pits in search of molluscs, polychaete worms, shrimps, crabs, and small benthic bony fishes; when prey is located, it is trapped by the body of the ray and maneuvered into the mouth with the disc. Other fishes, such as goatfish, frequently follow foraging rays, seeking food missed by the ray.

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The Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray

One of the most abundant stingrays inhabiting Indo-Pacific reefs, the bluespotted ribbontail ray generally spends the day hidden alone inside caves or under coral ledges or other debris (including from shipwrecks), often with only its tail showing.

At night, small groups assemble and swim onto shallow sandy flats with the rising tide to feed. Unlike many other stingrays, this species seldom buries itself in sand.

The bluespotted ribbontail ray excavates sand pits in search of molluscs, polychaete worms, shrimps, crabs, and small benthic bony fishes; when prey is located, it is trapped by the body of the ray and maneuvered into the mouth with the disc. Other fishes, such as goatfish, frequently follow foraging rays, seeking food missed by the ray.

Come Diving and Get Certified Today https://www.crystaldive.com/padi-diving-courses/

Subscribe to our Youtube channel for more marine life videos

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Plenty of marine life to be seen around Koh Tao

Koh Tao boasts over 20 great dive sites, offering something for everyone – from newly certified open water diver’s through to our most experienced recreational divers and PADI Professionals.

From deeper laying Advanced level Pinnacle dives, a 30-40 minute boat trip from Koh Tao, to the cluster of shallower sites sheltered around picturesque Koh Nang Yuan – the perfect backdrop for that surface interval in paradise.

Koh Tao offers wreck diving for the more adventurous, several sites boasting caves and swim thru’s for those with finely tuned buoyancy to the many beautiful bays, boasting stunning reefs and excellent macro opportunities for the enthusiastic underwater photographer.

Dive Koh Tao https://www.crystaldive.com/padi-diving-courses/

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Plenty of marine life to be seen around Koh Tao

Koh Tao boasts over 20 great dive sites, offering something for everyone – from newly certified open water diver’s through to our most experienced recreational divers and PADI Professionals.

From deeper laying Advanced level Pinnacle dives, a 30-40 minute boat trip from Koh Tao, to the cluster of shallower sites sheltered around picturesque Koh Nang Yuan – the perfect backdrop for that surface interval in paradise.

Koh Tao offers wreck diving for the more adventurous, several sites boasting caves and swim thru’s for those with finely tuned buoyancy to the many beautiful bays, boasting stunning reefs and excellent macro opportunities for the enthusiastic underwater photographer.

Dive Koh Tao https://www.crystaldive.com/padi-diving-courses/padi-speciality-courses/

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Hawksbill turtles, originally thought to be almost exclusively spongivorous, were later found to have a more diverse diet, feeding on sessile invertebrates such as sponges, zooanthids, soft corals, corallimorphs, ascidians and mobile invertebrates. Here is a Hawksbill turtle feeding on the tissue of a hard coral, the bubble coral. Feeding on bubble corals may relate to nutrition from their fleshy tissue, low bite-resistance from their soft skeletons and/or their copious mucus production. It is unknown how general this phenomenon is, and it is interesting to speculate on its possible ecological role in pre-modern times when turtles were more abundant than today

Dive Turtle Island: https://www.crystaldive.com/padi-diving-courses/padi-open-water-course/

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Hawksbill turtles, originally thought to be almost exclusively spongivorous, were later found to have a more diverse diet, feeding on sessile invertebrates such as sponges, zooanthids, soft corals, corallimorphs, ascidians and mobile invertebrates. Here is a Hawksbill turtle feeding on the tissue of a hard coral, the bubble coral. Feeding on bubble corals may relate to nutrition from their fleshy tissue, low bite-resistance from their soft skeletons and/or their copious mucus production. It is unknown how general this phenomenon is, and it is interesting to speculate on its possible ecological role in pre-modern times when turtles were more abundant than today

Dive Turtle Island: https://www.crystaldive.com/padi-diving-courses/padi-open-water-course/

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Rhizostome jellyfish at Chumphon Pinnacle Koh Tao

Chumphon Pinnacle is a very famous dive site in and around Koh Tao and second only to Sail Rock as the best site in the Gulf of Thailand.

Due to its proximity to the island – 12 km away which is around a 40 minutes boat ride – Chumphon is a haven for marine life!

Rhizostome jellyfish can swim relatively quickly. The mouth arms have an extensive system of canals. Through these water is pumped and particles of food filtered out.

The stinging cells are located on the "umbrella", but are so weak that they hardly irritate human skin.

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Rhizostome jellyfish at Chumphon Pinnacle Koh Tao

Chumphon Pinnacle is a very famous dive site in and around Koh Tao and second only to Sail Rock as the best site in the Gulf of Thailand.

Due to its proximity to the island – 12 km away which is around a 40 minutes boat ride – Chumphon is a haven for marine life!

Rhizostome jellyfish can swim relatively quickly. The mouth arms have an extensive system of canals. Through these water is pumped and particles of food filtered out.

The stinging cells are located on the "umbrella", but are so weak that they hardly irritate human skin.

GET CERTIFIED https://www.crystaldive.com/padi-diving-courses/

Subscribe to our Youtube channel for more marine life videos

+PADI +Crystal Dive Koh Tao#idckohtao #crystaldive #holidaykohtao #kohtaoholiday #kohtaotravel #kohtaobackpacker #thailandbackpacker #padi #kohtao #thailandtravel #travelthailand #travelkohtao #divingthailand #divinginthailand #diveinthailand #divethailand #thailanddiving #ecokohtao #travelasia #asiatravel

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The Lionfish - Pterois

What does it eat?

Lionfish are good hunters. They don't actually use their venomous spines to hunt. Once they are close to their prey they use their large pectoral fins to lunge at their prey and swallow it in a single bite. Some of their favorite food includes mollusks, smaller fishes, and invertebrates.

How venomous is it?

The spines of the lionfish have stingers that are used for defense against predators. The sting is quite powerful and can be dangerous to humans. A lionfish sting is very painful and can cause a person to get very sick including fever and having trouble breathing. Most of the time people don't die from a lionfish sting, however.

How big does a lionfish get?

Lionfish grow to around 12 to 15 inches long and weigh around 2 1/2 pounds. They can live 10 to 15 years in the wild. One of the most known species of lionfish is the red lionfish. It's known for its distinctive red, white, and dark maroon vertical stripes. These fish can have a number of spines and fins protruding, including 13 or more dorsal spines and dermal tassels above their eyes and below their mouths.

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The Lionfish - Pterois

What does it eat?

Lionfish are good hunters. They don't actually use their venomous spines to hunt. Once they are close to their prey they use their large pectoral fins to lunge at their prey and swallow it in a single bite. Some of their favorite food includes mollusks, smaller fishes, and invertebrates.

How venomous is it?

The spines of the lionfish have stingers that are used for defense against predators. The sting is quite powerful and can be dangerous to humans. A lionfish sting is very painful and can cause a person to get very sick including fever and having trouble breathing. Most of the time people don't die from a lionfish sting, however.

How big does a lionfish get?

Lionfish grow to around 12 to 15 inches long and weigh around 2 1/2 pounds. They can live 10 to 15 years in the wild. One of the most known species of lionfish is the red lionfish. It's known for its distinctive red, white, and dark maroon vertical stripes. These fish can have a number of spines and fins protruding, including 13 or more dorsal spines and dermal tassels above their eyes and below their mouths.

GET CERTIFIED https://www.crystaldive.com/padi-diving-courses/

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