National Geographic published our Project Removing abandoned Ghost and Fishing Nets. Abandoned Fishing nets are a killer for our reefs. Due to it entangles into corals they’ll choke get broken off by surge of waves. reef resident fish are getting entangled and die. Read more on
Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) is an Endangered species worldwide! Often mixed up with the Leopard Shark due to its Pattern. It’s called Zebra shark because as a juvenile it does have the black and white stripes of a zebra. This Zebra #Shark is 2,5m in length and is nocturnal laying on sandy patches and the seafloor during daytime. Unlike a Media lie that “all sharks have to swim” here is proof that many Sharks don’t have to. The zebra shark is oviparous which means the female lays eggs. Taken by #Underwaterphotographer#DanielSasse#Scubadiving#Aonang#Krabi
On a scuba dive at the Marine national Park Phi Phi Islands on 20th August 2015 we have found an illegal set Fishing Cage. A Lot of fish have been trapped inside and it was attached with a big rope to a Coral, either by scuba or surface supply divers! Fish cages are not allowed 3 nautical miles around the MN-Park Borders! Thanks a lot to Stefan Heinsen for the great Camera work and Anett for helping out! Also a big thank you goes to project abroad research divers!
Thats how a Frogfish walks (swims)
Manta Ray Show
Because we humans burn fossils so fast the CO2 level in the Oceans rise Anemones become acid and Nemo has problems to locate predators.
According to numerous studies, if ocean acidification continues at the current rate, clownfish could experience significant sensory impairment. Since clownfish rely on their auditory and olfactory capabilities to evade predators and locate appropriate habitats, there is much indication that ocean acidification will negatively affect their population numbers. Signs appearing here! 6 years ago we had many more anemones and Nemos here!
PLEASE reduce your carbon footprint!
Here comes the Movie of our 2nd CleanUp day at Phi Phi Islands. Project Abroad and Poseidon Dive Center as well as many other Organizations and divers joined forces again. a big THANKS to everyone! It was a great day but a SHOCKING result! Guess how many kilogram of rubbish we removed in 2 days……???
Amazing Marine life at the Phi Phi Islands National Marine Park! A huge school of Yellow tailed Snappers and in between juv. Barracudas! #scuba
We didn’t see the king Cruiser Wreck either cause too many Fish in our way! 😉
Nemo in real life!
Today we rescued about 60 starving Fish from dying in an abandoned Fish cage which was illegally set way inside the Marine National Park laying on Corals which were damaged as well! Fortunately we found it by chance cut it open and released the Fish!
It was so amazing when they were released it gave me big jiggle and it seemed like they said Thank you before they left!
A small Movie of it will follow soon!
When do People finally understand that a Reef is Millions of $$$ more worth alive then dead???
The Project Abroad & Poseidon Dive Center rescued a young Green Turtle from drowning in an abandoned and drifting Net at Phi Phi Islands. Poor fishing practices are mostly the reason.
If we carry on fishing like we do at the moment there is NO fish left in 2048 how old your kids will be by then or yourself?
Right did you look further?
We are 8 billion people in this world no stopping of having kids. In 10 year’s we will be 10 billion people, ever thought of how to feed them? 8 mio die per year because of starvation already.
If we mess with the oceans marine life, soon there is no life anymore
All life comes from the ocean, called evolution.
The End of the Line! watch it!
and it is exactly like this, I dive since 16 years and have a huge number of dives and it decreases by day.
So a lot of people ask me: why don’t we farm fish like pigs or cows?
Not a good idea either to farm fish because, what do fish eat?
Fish eat other fish and where is the Fish-food coming from?
To produce 1000 kg of tuna you need 3000 kg of food (other live fish) where do they come from?
They come from the open Ocean so calculate how long that lasts if you need 3 times the amount of what you get out!
Another part is that a lot of people do not know that 80% of all fish are monogamy so they look for one partner in their whole life and if one of them gets eaten or caught the other one will never reproduce and or die as well.
We kill 100 mio sharks per year, for their fins.
Per second around 3,6 sharks get killed and 0,94 get born.
We take them out more than 3 times faster than they can reproduce.
We need the sharks it’s a reef cleaner, it eats old and sick fish
If we don’t have a reef cleaner anymore we kill the reef cause corals get overgrown by slime alga.
Do you know how many % of Oxygen we have in our air?…..
See 90% of all people do not know!
21% O2 is in our Air
Where does it come from?
Trees most people say.
We would not have enough trees in this world to produce that amount of O2
75% of our earth surface is water.
How much O2 is getting produced by trees?
How much O2 do you need per Breath?
so there you go….do the math without the O2 production from our Ocean
Shall I tell you a good story in between?
We have a nudi branch here which only has to eat one time in its entire life.
it eats corals so perfectly off and plants it in its tentacles so they grow and give food nutrients salts and minerals to the nudi.
It’s called “Blue Dragon”!
They are so much more advanced under water than we are
I guess you love Dolphins right?
Another story made up by the medias cause in reality they are not as lovely!!!!
Just one example: an Orca (Killer Whale) is the biggest of the Dolphins Family.
Back to our Sharks.
Women often ask me…..can I go diving because I have my period…..do i attract sharks then?
I always say then….I hope so 😉
But actually it’s the opposite
Another common misunderstanding about Sharks we get told by the Medias.
Yes its true they can smell a drop of blood in 1 mio liter of water but they would never come close as long as it is human blood, they do not like it! What do you do if don’t like your food in your mouth?! You spit it out don’t you?
That’s why 8 of 9 attacked people survive. The shark just try’s and spits you out again
How many people get killed by cats?
300 per year…a tiger are a cat isn’t it?
9 people get attacked by a shark per year
More people get killed by a falling coconut
or a soda pop machine
and many more people get killed by starvation 8 mil to be exact no one cares!
Just amazing what TV and Medias do to us
On top of that
Corals can only cope with 32.2°C of Water temperature everything above that, they’ll get stressed and die! We had this 2 years ago 10% of all our corals are brown and dead. It comes back but very slowly
How fast does the fastest Plant on Land grow and what is it?
The Bamboo, it can grow up to 10 cm a day!
So how fast is the fastest growing Coral and which one is it?
The Staghorn Coral and it grows 1 cm a YEAR!
On top of that:
We humans produce such a huge amount of rubbish, per person about 2.2 kg every single day.
2.2 kg x 8billion people x 365 days = 5,8 billion tones of rubbish
We humans already throw 8.1 mio tons of rubbish in the oceans every year! There is more plastic in the water than plankton! Broken down to so small pieces that our eye can’t see it!
So eating Fish is healthy isn’t it? At least that’s what the Medias are telling us to do!
We need the Ocean it protects us!
We live in such abundance that we don’t see it anymore! So much food, water, electric…..etc. all the time.
So whats the solution to this?
- Buy fish once a week (not 5 times) from sustainable resources.
- Lower your own standards.
- Turn off the water while soaping under the shower.
- Turn off lights which are not needed.
- Leave your car at home and take a walk or a bicycle.
- Don’t go to the Gym by car and then sit on the bike.
- Do not throw your rubbish over board or on the side of the street.
What Poseidon Dive Center does:
i could cry everyday about us stupid humans but that aint help…what helps is this!
- Educating our divers and guests!
- We sell our Best of underwater pictures; from the income of the pictures sold we’ll build & protect artificial & natural reefs! www.dani-sasse.de Have a look and please support us!
- Artificial reefs are great because they not only protect the fish from fisher nets they also reproduce quicker as well as Corals can hook onto the artificial reef quiet easily. It’s maybe only a drop of cold water on a hot stone but at least
- Farmed Fish and Turtle release.
- Replanting of knocked over Corals by anchor or humans stand on them.
- Setting buoys so Boats not have to anchor anymore.
- Fighting for proper Fishing laws in the Marine National Park
Best of Underwater Photography by Daniel Sasse
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Clown Trigger Fish @ work!
Award Winning Picture by Daniel Sasse
We fish 80.000.000 Tonnes / Year 22.000.000 Tonnes is caught by chance and gets back into the water dead!
80% of all Fish live Monogamy!
If we carry on Fishing like we do at the moment there is NO Fish left in the year 2048!
We kill 100.000.000+ Sharks / Year just for there fins!
We throw 8.100.000.000.000 billion Tonnes of rubbish into the Ocean every year!
There is already 6 times more plastic in the water than Plankton!
We have 21% Oxygen in our air only 4% is made by Trees the other 17% is made by Corals! Our Body needs 4% of Oxygen every breath.
so now tell me how “intelligent” we humans are?!
Finally our new Boat has arrived!
She is called Poseidon 1. On the way to Krabi to get it ready in hopefully 10 days! Like it? We do very much!
There will be a Lounge with Music a Bar as well as Hot Water Showers & Toilets. More comfort is almost not possible! 😉
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My Entry at the Marine National Geographic Photo Contest 2012!
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Scuba Diving Law of Boyle & Mariotte in a practical Example! A bubble-ring is expanding towards the surface.
Hey there green thumbs!
A couple of days ago we did our October Underwater Clean up day! Successfully we get less and less ropes and nets!
We went out for Scuba-Diving on the 12.09.2012 to our local Island Reefs to do some clean up, small rubbish bags and plastic. But we were overwhelmed when we saw a big net about 30m in length and 15m in width stretching and hanging over the pinnacle at Koh Talu at our first dive site!
Fishing in these waters can cause problems like this because the fishermen throw the net, which will too often get entangled into corals! They will then just abandon the net and leave it on the reef! This not only leads to death for so many fishes and other marine life, such as turtles and cuttlefish, but also causes serious damage to the coral life. If not removed, more and more marine life gets entangled and dies from starvation and suffocation!
Many People don’t know that most of our Oxygen gets produced by Corals, but if they are stressed by a net they will die, fishes will move away and the whole reef becomes a “Serengeti Desert”.
Corals are the slowest growing creatures in the world! Some of them will only grow as slow as 0.01 millimeter per year, even the fastest growing corals only grows about 1 centimeter per year. But they can die in a day!
We removed the net as carefully as we could to not break more corals than had already been damaged and I was glad to have 4 other divers with me to help take care of it! I couldn’t have done it myself! Thank you very much to Jai, Roxanne, Happy and El! With all 5 People we were not able to remove the net on our first dive so I took the guys back to our boat and returned to remove the rest of it by myself!
When we did our second Dive at Koh Meaurai which was supposed to be a Fun dive we came across another huge net about 20m in length and 10m in width, lots of dead fishes entangled and struggling ones too! We carefully cut out those that were still alive, but, sadly, they were few! There was a tasseled Scorpionfish entangled in the net; Scorpionfish are very dangerous and it’s even more dangerous to cut them out of the Net but fortunately we could manage without getting stung!
We managed to get the two nets on the boat and once back on shore, we ensured proper disposal.
I wish something could be done urgently to improve and implement better fishing practices, not just in Asia but throughout the world, in order to maintain and preserve our fragile and diverse marine life system!
This morning was a wonderfull morning we released 86 turtles which were one year old from a Turtle farming station! I wish the small turtles lots of luck and hopefully we will see you underwater again!!! Take care my friends!
Welcome to the NEW Poseidon Dive-Center Ao-Nang!
We have a new Address!
If you have any more questions do not hesitate to contact me and let me know!
Have a great day!
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Poseidon CMAS/TDA 5***** ITCMaster Dive Academy has a New Location
New Address of Poseidon Dive Center:
81000 Ao Nang / Krabi
Now its even easier to find us!!! We are still on the Main Street. Just follow the Mainstreet towards Nopparat Beach and just before you pass the River bridge you will find us on the right hand side! Thats it!
From Krabi Airport just take a cab for about 600.- THB or a Mini Bus for about 250.- THB. The cheapest solution is the Airport Bus which runs every 20min and will cost around 150,- THB.
Tell the driver that you want to go to Ao-Nang Poseidon Dive-Center that should know every Taxi driver, if not just print the map and show the driver!
If you own a GPS device try out our coordinates.
Latitude: 8° 2’17.88″N