Night dive in Pattaya

A night dive in Pattaya with an unexpected creature.

Besides the wreck diving an wreck dive specialties conducted in Pattaya, Marcus and me also made a Night dive for his Instructor Specialty rating.

During the dive we encountered this beautiful cone shell, a first time for me to witness a cone shell on the sprawl. I was very excited about this and was very glad that Marcus brought his camera, so the cone shell in full exposure can be shown on my blog!
Thanks to Marcus Han for the picture.
They can be very dangerous if they inject humans, so we stayed well out of distance of the shell.
It was a nice dive overall during which we saw various other fish and critters during the dive.

6 thoughts on “Night dive in Pattaya

  1. Diving, or lack of diving is depressing. I’m embarrassed to tell you how few dives I’ve done in the past 6 months. A combination of my regular dive buddy first having his driving licence taken for 6 months for speeding, then a bad back, then bad weather, then this military lockdown. And my other dive buddies wimp out when it gets slightly cold.

    A very sorry state of affairs 🙁

  2. Erm.., that’s not a “very dangerous if they inject humans” cone shell (Conus sp.). It’s a harmless volute. Very common around Ko Laan and Ko Saak…

  3. Hi,

    Thanks for that info, I’ll look further into that and will try some Fish ID sites to find a picture of the more dangerous ones.

    I’ve seen empty shells like this around but never a live one!

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