Fish at Sail Rock
Today we’ll be covering some of the fish at Sail Rock when diving with Asia Blue Scuba. Who knows, maybe 5 or 10 years from now they might not be here anymore.
In this post i’d like to cover just a few fish that your would normally see when diving here in Thailand and especially at Sail Rock.
This is one massive fish at Sail Rock which can be seen on many occasions. Despite the name, this fish is not a threat to humans at all since the Whale Shark is a filter feeder – one of only three known filter-feeding shark species such as the basking shark and the megamouth shark. It feeds on plankton including copepods, krill, fish eggs, Christmas Island red crab larvae and small nektonic life, such as small squid or fish. A true gentle giant and an amazing sight if you’re lucky enough to see one. If you want to see a Whale Shark then you have to dive at Sail Rock!
Blue Spotted Ray
This is a small ray with a size rarely exceeding 35 cm, they are usually found at a depth of 30 meters or shallower throughout the tropical Indian and western Pacific Oceans in nearshore, coral reef-associated habitats.
Titan Trigger Fish
This is a relatively big fish that can grow up to 75 cm. It feeds on sea urchins, molluscs, crustaceans, tube worms and coral. It often feeds by turning over rocks, stirring up sand and biting off pieces of branching coral. The Titan Triggerfish are observed as aggressive to other fish and divers who enter their territory so don’t let it’s beauty fool you, they might just attack if he’s space is being invaded. Stay out of their nesting funnel, that’s for sure!
This content was originally published by one of our PADI Divermaster candidates, Jean Pretorius. You can find out more about Jean by visiting his website.