7 Dives - 2 Days / 1 Night

7 Dives - 2 Days / 1 Night

Stay overnight in the magical Similan Islands on the Liveaboard – 7 dives.
ONLY 13,900 THB

11 Dives - 3 Days / 2 Nights

11 Dives - 3 Days / 2 Nights

Cruising around the Similan Islands - Thailand’s National Marine park for 3 days...
18,900 THB

3 Days / 2 Nights - 11 Dives

3 Days / 2 Nights - 11 Dives

Experience the Similan Islands, Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock - 3 days / 11 dives.
22,900 THB

Fish and Coral Information

Soft Coral

Soft Coral

The Alcyonacea, or the soft corals are an order of corals which do not produce calcium carbonate skeletons and so are neither reef-building corals nor do they lay new foundations for future corals. Instead they contain minute, spiney skeletal elements called sclerites. Aside from their scientific utility in species identification, sclerites give these corals some degree of support and give their flesh a spiky, grainy texture that deters predators.

Unlike stony corals, most soft corals thrive in nutrient-rich waters with less light intensity. Almost all utilize zooxanthella as a major energy source. However, most will readily eat any free floating food, such as brine shrimp, out of the water column.

Many soft corals are easily collected in the wild for the reef aquarium hobby, as small cuttings are less prone to infection or damage during shipping than stony corals.

Nevertheless, home-grown specimens are both more ecologically responsible and more practical. Soft corals grow quickly in captivity and are easily divided into new individuals, and so those grown via aquaculture are often hardier and less expensive than imported corals from the wild.

Related orders in the subclass Alcyonaria include Sea pens, Sea fans, Sea whips, bamboo coral and xenias.

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