Pinnatus Batfish at the Surin islands

Some fishes you don’t see every day. These divers were on a liveaboard trip booked with Similan Dive Center and made a dive at the Surin islands national park. On their second dive of the day, they encounter this strange looking fish. The divers come here every holiday and made in total over 250 dives in the last 10 years and this was the first time they saw this fish. Back in the Similan Dive Center shop, they showed us the video and it was clear this is the Pinnatus batfish, also know as the also known as the Dusky Batfish or Red-Faced Batfish. 

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Similan Dive Center is a diving agency, run by a group of passionate local divers who come together to share our enthusiasm for diving as well as the love for nature. At Similan Dive Center, book from our meticulously handpicked and curated list of the most popular liveaboards and diving day trips.

With 19 years of experience, we offer a personal service, always trying to make that extra step. Get the best out of your diving holiday by contacting us by e-mail, telephone or just walk in at our shop in Khao Lak.


Similan Dive Center

67/7 Moo 5 Khuekkhak,
Takuapa, Thailand 82220
Phone: +66 831 761 306
Secondary phone: +66 76 490 965

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