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Xeno Crab on Whip Coral

Xeno Crab In The Unlikeliest Of Places

Let me preface this post with the following statement, "if you want to see Xeno Crabs, Phuket wouldn't be your first choice". These guys are more common in the Philippines or Indonesia, in fact that was the only place I'd seen them, before yesterday when I stumbled on one here in Phuket. The dive [...]

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Crinoid Squat Lobster

Crinoid Squat Lobster – Surfing A Feather Star

Sadly if you travel through certain places in Indonesia & the Philippines you will see an alarming trend with dive instructors, guides and photographers using their pointers, tank bangers and metal rods of all kinds to move critters to better spots for photos. Feather Stars, the thing the lobster is [...]

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Hairy Frogfish

Hairy Frog Fish & The Poke Urchin

Another great dive, another great find. Hairy Frog Fish, also know as a Striped or Striated or frogfish, Latin name (Antennarius striatus). These guys are not easy to find, I've seen one, ever, this one. Although he is not as hairy as they can get it was still a special moment for me under the water [...]

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Halloween Hermit Crab

Spooky Halloween Hermit Crab

If you have never seen a Halloween Hermit Crab before don't be too surprised, I've only ever seen them very far up into Myanmar, they definitely don't seem to be in Phuket waters or elsewhere I've traveled, but it wouldn't surprise me to find out they are a dime a dozen somewhere else in the world. [...]

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