Koh Phangans Finathon

How many of you guys have dived Sail Rock and been lucky enough to see the magnificent Whale shark or the impressive underwater swagger of the Bull shark? if not then even more reason to help us protect the magnificent marine life around Koh Phangan.
Join Sail Rock Divers and friends of Koh Phangans Dive industry to help save our oceans, put a stop to shark finning and join our efforts in the global FINATHON.
15th of July we will be swimming the equivalent distance to Sail Rock from Chaloklam (approx 11km) in a relay style fun finathon.
After this we will be having a BBQ with all proceeds going to Finathon.

project aware

stop shark finning

Why are we doing this.

To put it bluntly, shark populations have been decimated. Globally. Tens of millions of sharks are slaughtered every year. Tonnes of shark fins are bought by restaurants everyday to keep up with the demand for shark fin soup. Shark populations take a long time to recover as they can take over seven years to reach maturity and they only produce one or two pups a year. Many species of sharks are listed as endangered by the World Conservation Union. In a few years many species of shark could become extinct if action is not taken immediately.

What will happen to the worlds oceans if sharks become extinct?

The large shark species are “apex” predators, they bring ecological balance to the marine environment, once they are gone, the effect will be catastrophic. If you remove apex predators from an ecosystem the result is the same as removing the foundations from a building – total collapse.

Balanced eco system
Shark eats fish,
Fish eat shell fish
Shellfish clean our seas
Unbalanced eco system
Fish have no predators
Fish eat too much shell fish
The end.

finathon

save our sharks

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Koh Phangans premier dive sites

Yet again the diving on Koh Phangan is just getting even better, check out the amount of fish in this video, this is a daily occurrence, huge schools of travel, snapper, fusiliers, bat fish and barracuda, we have already started this year with 3 whale shark sightings,diving koh phangan is one of the best dive destinations in thailand, another great video filmed by Evgeny

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Yesterdays Bull sharks at Sail Rock

Yet again another great days diving with our group from Switzerland, Knut and his team of divers from Red Fish Dive club Arlesheim have been diving with us for the last 4 days and have been lucky enough to see the majestic sharks on numerous occasions, today they are on the 3 pinnacle dive trip in search of the elusive Whaleshark, fingers crossed they are lucky enough to see one. Also today the speed boat is taking fun divers out to the rock so all dive sites are covered. This is another short video filmed by Evgeny at sail rock, diving Koh Phangan just doesnt get any better.

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Another month of Shark action at Sail Rock

What a great month we have had at Sail Rock divers, september was fantastic with Whaleshark sightings and daily bull shark sightings sail rock has definitely made its mark as a world class dive destination. We are lucky to have our videographer back from a months holiday in russia which means we can post our daily sail rock news, Koh phangan diving has gone from strength to strength  with the abundance of marine life and amazing coral formations. Just check out the video and have a look for yourself. sign up for one of our many Padi diving courses on koh phangan and get your open water at sail rock.

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