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Old Tanks Go Into Service as Artificial Reef in Thailand

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by Ex-Aquanaut, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Ex-Aquanaut

    Ex-Aquanaut Barracuda

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  2. funrecdiver

    funrecdiver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Thailand, Vietnam
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    Thanks for the update!

    OBTW, your web site is really looking great!
     
  3. Molecule

    Molecule BKK Divers

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: NE USA - BKK Thailand
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    Don't see, how deep they will be. Surely I will be interested to check them out in the future.
    Thanks!
     
  4. Bowmouth

    Bowmouth Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives:
    Location: Phuket and South East Asia
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    Pattani and Naratiwat have several artificial reefs now and they're all fairly close to shore. They've not been created with scuba divers in mind but are more to help creating a habitat for fish and for the benefit of the small-scale local fishermen.
    I've dived (and helped with creating) some of those reefs and must say that they're not all that much fun to dive on. The better diving for scuba divers is at Losin.
     
  5. katkohtao

    katkohtao Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Koh Tao and Bangkok
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    Hello,
    I see you write that the diving is not great but I'm interested in filming there.

    I need to rent tanks and a compressor, also need a boat and someone who knows where the reefs are. If you have any practical information it would help me a lot..
     
  6. Bowmouth

    Bowmouth Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives:
    Location: Phuket and South East Asia
    1,699
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    Hi KatKohTao,

    Sorry for my late reply.
    I'm working offshore in China and have little or no email access (hence my few contributions to SB lately..)
    I haven't dived off Pattani/Narathiwat for a few years now but remember that there's a (Thai) teacher (professor) working at the Prince of Songkla University in Pattani who is a diver and has a compressor on the University grounds. Forgot his name and have no contact details but it's a start! I think you may be able to contact him if you get the contact details of the university and give them a call.
    He can also arrange for a small (open) boat to take you to the local dive sites.

    Hope this helps.:)
     

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