Hawksbill Turtle @ Phi Phi Island
One of the most fascinating creatures that a SCUBA diver or snorkeler will encounter at some time during their underwater experience will be the marine sea turtle. Of that family of Cheloniidae, the most beautiful is, without question, the Hawksbill Sea Turtle! With their raptor-like beak (hence the name) and its notably sharp cutting edge, their luminescent and colourful carapace (shell), the fin-like arms which differ from other marine turtles by reason of a pair of claws on each arm, and the saw-like appearance of its shell margins, the hawksbill is easily identified. The hawksbill exists throughout the world in the form of two subspecies….the Atlantic and Pacific subspecies E. i. imbricata and the E. i. bissa here in the Indo-Pacific region, which includes amongst others the andaman sea area where Snippy's Snaps Diving and myself are located (Phi Phi & Phuket). You can have multiple encounters with these beautiful creates during our dives.
Underwater World Blogs
These blog section gives you insights in the beautiful underwater world and its inhabitants. Some related to projects and activities of Snippy's Snaps Diving, or about interest of the diving staff.