Awesome Snorkeling at Bida Islands – The best of Phi Phi!

Snorkeling Koh Bida Lion fish Diving Thailand

The most southern sites of the legendary Phi Phi Islands are the Bida Islands. Many rank these as great as the Similan Islands.

During our two snorkeling stops our Professional Kon-Tiki snorkeling guides will teach you about the marine life you will encounter, the snorkeling equipment and how to use it as well as safety procedures.

Depending on currents, wind and weather we choose between Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai or even Hin Bida.

Once in the water they will glide with you over the coral reef, skin diving down to spot critters hiding in the corals, showing you their favorite fish. The reef is covered with all teh tropocal butterfly fishes feeding and also the beautiful damsel fishes. We find “Nemo” the clown anemone fish. A bit deeper you can spot the occasional lionfish searching for food by the protected reef. Often people also find leopard sharks sleeping in the sands and in rare cases great barracudas passing into the blue.

If you or your partner is already a certifed PADI diver or would like to try Scuba Diving, this is a amazing day for both of you!

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Never tried Snorkeling or just can’t get enough of Snorkeling?

Snorkeling Bamboo Islands, Phi Phi Islands

If this is your first time snorkeling or just a keen snorkeler, this tour offers the best Snorkeling! Our professional Kon-Tiki snorkeling guides will brief you about the marine life, corals and how to use all the Snorkeling equipment. They guide you along the reef, so you can always be close to our snorkeling guide. We snorkel at one of Thailand’s biggest coral reefs which are located by Bamboo Island! Big corals, clear water and rich marine life we have the perfect environment for great snorkeling. The size of the reef is 4 football pitches and the water depth varies from 2 to 10 meters. Here you can glide over one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the Andaman Sea combining marine life and all the colors of the rainbow. You get to explore Hin Klai or Ao Ling, where you can find a great diversity of soft corals and marine life. The dramatic rock formations create shelter for many different species of reef fish. At Koh Yung is our last stop, which offers a splendid variety of different types of corals and colorful reef fish. Check it out

A perfect trip for anyone who loves snorkeling!

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Weird creature of the month – July

Stonefish Stonefish Andaman Sea Thailand

The world’s most venomous fish – Stonefish!

The stonefish, also known as Synanceia are a part of the Synanceiinae family and can be found in the tropical water of Indian sea and some parts of the Pacific. The stonefish are a master of camouflage, it almost looks like a coral or a stone when they are totally still, and therefore really hard to spot. The scorpionfish are a predator and when it hunts it lay still for long times and waiting for a fish to swim by and then the stonefish strike, due to its bad develop swimming. When the stonefish hunts it can take fish that are almost the same size at itself.

If you for some reason will get stung by a stonefish the venom attacks cells, blood and heart which lead to great pain and can make us humans paralysis, in the worst case we will die. A healthy person will not likely die but need to seek medical care as soon as possible and might have to amputate body parts to stop the venoms spreading. The stonefish have thirteen spikes on there back that linked to tow venoms sacs filled protein venom that protects them. If the stories are true then it must be very, very painful to get stung.

“I got stung on the finger by a Stonefish. It feels nothing like a bee sting, imagine having each knuckle, then the wrist, elbow and shoulder being hit in turn with a sledgehammer in around one hour. Then about an hour later imagine taking a real kick to both kidneys for about 45 minutes so that you can’t stand or straighten up. i got sensation back in my finger after a few days but had recurrent kidney pains periodically for several years afterwards.” Rebecca, Sarah. “The Most Excruciating Pain Known To Man.” Scienceray. (29 Dec 2010): 1. Print. http://scienceray.com/biology/zoology/the-most-excruciating-pain-known-to-man

But the likelihood to get stung of a stonefish is small in relation how many stonefish there are out there.

Inexperienced divers in tropical water often mistaking the more common fish scorpionfish for a stonefish when they talking about what they have seen. The way to separate this two is that the scorpionfish have a shape of a “normal fish” with fins, tail and the mouth forward, when the stonefish have a rounder shape of the body and the mouth are in a more upper angel.

As a few final words, if you follow your training and do not touch anything under water you will be safe, you might swim by close to a stonefish without even know it. But if you by mistake, or in an emergency need to touch and grab hold of the corals, mind where you putting your hands.

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Kon-Tiki Krabi is giving their staff a challenge they can resist!!!

Christoffer and Olle Kon-Tiki Krabi project AWARE finathon

2 young and strong men with a lot of will power volunteered immediately to help our sharks get the attention they deserve.

The challenge is to swim from Ao Nang Beach, Krabi to Railay beach. This is approximately a swim on 4 km.

If we manage to get the full goal of 500 USD, then the boys will do the swim all the way to Poda Islands, which is approximately 8 km away.

This will of course be well documented by many pictures and videos along the way!

Join us in our goal to swim For Sharks either by donation or cheering for our boys on the beach!

http://finathon.org/kontiki

Here’s 3 reasons to get swimming to end finning:

– 1 in 5 sharks are threatened with extinction

– You can swim in a shark costume and no-one will think you’re crazy

– It’s FINtastic FUN

So lets Get Swimming to End Finning.

Kon-Tiki trainee Amanda

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Hey, let’s go!

My name is Amanda and I’m from Sweden and I have been having my internship on Kon-Tiki in soon three weeks, it feels just like yesterday that I was opening the door to kontiki dive center. This two weeks have going so fast, and it have being so fun to meet all the new people and all the stuff.

The thing I thinks the best here is that your days never are the same, one day you’re working in the shop and cleaning, paper work and things like that. And then the next day you are out whit the boat and snorkeling whit the guests. During my time here I Thailand I have learn to talk more English and a have grown as a person. Now it’s less than a week left in paradise and I know that I’m going to miss this so much!

I’m very happy that i got the possibility to have my internship her in Thailand on Kon-Tiki. Malene and the PADI dive masters and instructors – thanks for that you have taken care of me during my time here in Thailand.

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Andaman Sea fish

 

Amanda Trainee Diving

 

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