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    KEEP DIVING... KEEP HOPE...

    This anemone suggests us to keep our fingers crossed or I dream…?... KEEP DIVING... KEEP HOPE... Sea anemone, order: Actiniaria⁠ Franck Fogarolo @thesmilingseahorse⁠ Koh Lipe, Thailand⁠
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    Fun facts about Nautilus...

    Nautilus is a cephalopod, a nearby relative of octopuses and squids. This creature can be found in the tropical waters of Indian and Pacific seas, close to the coral reefs, near depth areas of 300 to 600 meters. Nautilus are (like most marine species these days) affected by over-fishing and by...
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    Scorpion fish identification: stonefish vs devil vs scorpio

    How to differentiate stonefish from its more common cousins: the Bearded Scorpionfish and Devil Scorpionfish... This article is going to teach you how to differentiate the 3 most common species of Scorpionfish we encounter in the Andaman sea: Bearded Scorpionfish, Devil Scorpionfish and...
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    4th to 7th of December: A cruise fit for Royals...

    This weekend was a very special trip for the 4 guests who had the rare opportunity to have their very own private VIP cruise around the Surin and Similan national parks. Talk about exclusivity at its best! (sorry for the delay, I haven't posted this before the last trip... keep tuned for next...
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    Breaking news: a tiger shark has been sighted in Similan Islands in Thailand

    What a fantastic start to this much awaited diving season on Thailand's Andaman Sea! A Tiger shark has been sighted by several divers in Similan National park this week... A first time for Darren King and his buddies who has been diving in Thailand since 2005. "We dropped usual place in...
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    10 easy ways to protect the environment during your holidays

    Have you booked your dream holiday on the other side of the planet and feel a little bit environmentally guilty about it?... Here are a few ways for you to take care of your carbon footprint during your holidays, and then try to take those good habits home with you! BEFORE LEAVING, SAVE...
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    Best liveaboards offers for divers in Thailand (Promo special Covid-19)

    Before the reopening of the borders to Burma we will stay in Thai waters on the National Park of Surin Islands and Similan Islands. If you are a divers and already in Thailand, you will benefit from less strict measures and SUPER PROMOS and adaptable programs until Christmas. OR BEST PROMO FOR...
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    All about the magnificent Ribbon Eel

    The Marine Drag Queen... The Ribbon Eel is the only member of its genus. Scientists thought for a long time that there were 3 types of ribbon eel, the black, the blue, and the yellow species. But now we know they form a unique species changing sex and colour during its lifespan! Ribbon eels can...
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    How To Make your Life Easier When Diving In a Current

    Most of the best dives are in a location where you are likely to meet strong currents. Take as example our beautiful Mergui Archipelago: currents bring nutrients and therefore lots of underwater life. But, it can be tricky to navigate, especially if you can't drift with it because the underwater...
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    The Harlequin shrimp, cruel predators but endangered species...

    Like many other marine creatures, harlequin shrimp are suffering due to the intervention of humans in their environment. Global warming, pollution, coral bleaching events, changes to water chemistry, and fishing to name a few, are factors that threaten this gorgeous species. The deterioration...
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    Advice to keep your diving gear in top shape

    Once you invest in dive gear, you want it to last as long as possible. To do this, a vigilant maintenance ritual is essential! Here are some recommended steps: 1. Rinse it immediately after use This is the first very important step. After a dive, salt or chlorine could leave some harmful...
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    Rhinobatis: the Shark - Ray guitar shaped fish

    Guitar fish: guitar rays or guitar sharks? Guitar fish belong to the Rhinobatis genus. "Rhino" is the Greek word for Nose and "batis" the Latin word for ray. Guitarfish belong to the ray family but are often mistaken for shark or called guitar sharks. They have fins on their back making them...
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    Myanmar: the best kept secret diving destination in Asia

    Why you will love diving Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar: Every scuba diver wishes to one day be the first person to blow bubbles on a new dive site, but the reality of it is that there are very few remaining places on our planet that we haven’t yet discovered. The Mergui Archipelago might very...
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    6 days 5 nights Burma diving cruise: Explore Mergui islands

    Diving around Mergui Archipelago... Day 1: the meeting time at our Dive Shop is 12.00, so we will have time to try equipment before going to our boat MV Smiling Seahorse. Day 2: The first day will be in an area rich in macro life visiting High Rock or Rocky Point where we can often Spot Ray...
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    Hello all Scuba lovers!

    I am Camille, French lady, the owner of The Smiling Seahorse dive cruise company in Ranong, Thailand. I opened The Smiling Seahorse liveaboard to offer cruises in the most unexplored area of South East Asia and became quite the experts when it comes to diving in Myanmar! Proud mother of two I...
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    Liveaboard in Myanmar: 5 divers for the price of 4!

    Hi everyone, Trying to put a group together for a diving cruise in Myanmar to take advantage of this great deal! Either one of these two departures to benefit of this promotion: 6-11th of November and 13-18th of November Put a group together and get a great deal! For 4 paying divers, the 5th...
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    Liveaboard in Myanmar: 5 divers for the price of 4!

    Hi everyone, Trying to put a group together for a great liveaboard cruise in Myanmar, a still new destination of the beaten track. Either one of these two departures to benefit of this promotion: 6-11th of November and 13-18th of November Put a group together and get a great deal! For 4...
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    Instructor/ manager for liveaboard company

    Hello Instructors, Our company is growing and we will need a new instructor to join our fun team for next season (November- May). We are looking for an instructor who can teach EFR and EAN as a minimum. You're role will be guiding dives around Thailand and Myanmar and if you are the right...
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