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Fan Corals and Diver, Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand


Fan Corals and Diver, Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand – image © Chris Mitchell

Unarguably the best dive site in Thailand, Richelieu Rock is a horseshoe-shaped sea mount that harbours all kinds of life within its walls and attracts big pelagics outside them. There is also spectacular coral life with fans and soft corals growing in abundance all over the Rock. (Thailand, 2011)

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Welcoming Committee, Lamalera, Alor, Indonesia


Welcoming Committee, Lamalera, Alor, Indonesia – image © Chris Mitchell

One of the unexpected joys of diving is meeting people you’d never otherwise encounter – whether it’s guests on the liveaboard or locals at the village. These boys rushed our tender as we came in to see the traditional whaling village of Lamalera in Indonesia’s Alor region. (Alor, 2009)

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Jacks At The Table, Hafsa Thila, Maldives


Jacks At The Table, Hafsa Thila, Maldives – image © Chris Mitchell

While corals in the Maldives have been badly hit by El Nino and other climate events, the fish life is abundant with big schools of fish a common sight. Hafsa Thila is one of the most popular dive sites in the Maldives for just this reason. (Maldives, 2011)

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Diver with hard corals, Tubbataha Reef, Philippines


Diver with hard corals, Tubbataha Reef, Philippines – image © Chris Mitchell

More famously known for its vertiginous walls and the chance of seeing Big Stuff, the UNESCO-protected Tubbataha Reef also has a smorgasbord of healthy corals in the shallows (Tubbataha Reef, 2015)

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