I was in Koh Rok snorkelling with a bunch of experienced free divers – they kept telling me the amazing creatures they could see at the lower depths.
But even though I couldn’t very far down, there were these giant clams with big purple, green or electric blue lips, quite near the surface.
A free diver from Australia told me that their existence denotes a healthy ecosystem.
We took a day trip to Koh Roc from Koh Lanta, an island in Thailand’s Andaman Sea.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome shots!!!
These are so beautiful! 🙂
Great shots. Beautiful colors.
My little underwater camera camera didn’t really do justice to the colours; they were as brilliant as many of the tropical fish…
Wow.. You could say you for few minutes lived in a healthy ecosystem :p .. have a good one and great shots. 🙂
Healthy eco-systems are getting in short supply, especially in Thailand, and Asia in general. This was in 2011, by January of 2014 everywhere we went appeared to be damaged (although hopefully not here). That was the month when the pollution from China reached epic portions and spread all around the world.
Great pictures showing wonderful color. My husband I saw them while snorkeling by Moorea and Bora bora. Beautiful creatures.
I felt like I was 2000 leagues under the sea, swimming around with Captain Nemo. Somewhere I have a video of one of these giant clams trying to eat my husband – I’ll try and add this at some point!
I think that’s a wonderful idea. There is a wonderful world under the seas that not everyone can see first hand. I myself love to dive, just to be there to look and to explore.
Those are awesome! What a great thing to see.
It was a privilege to see such unusual sea creatures.
very kewl 😎