Reef Life of the Andaman - DVD

Second edition released April 2012

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Reef Life of the Andaman is an in-depth study of the marine life of Thailand and Burma (Myanmar), filmed over more than 1000 dives beneath the Andaman Sea at the Similan Islands, Phuket, the Phi Phi Islands, Hin Daeng/Hin Muang, the Mergui Archipelago and the Burma Banks.

Whaleshark from Reef Life of the Andaman DVDThe DVD features everything from manta rays to seahorses, whale sharks to shipwrecks. Along the way I describe the characteristics and fascinating behaviour of the huge diversity of marine life from this part of the Indian Ocean.

DVD Features (2nd edition)

  • Interactive menus - Choose scenes and subtitles.
  • Scene selection - Jump straight to 32 themed chapters.
  • Switchable subtitles
    • English narration
    • English common and scientific names
    • German narration (Deutscher Kommentar)
    • German names (Deutsche Bezeichnungen)
    • Spanish narration (Narración en Español)
    • Dutch names (Nederlandse Namen)
    • Thai names (ชื่อภาษาไทย & จุดดำน้ำ)
  • Dolby Digital soundtrack - Informative narration with musical backing track.
  • Running time: 1 hour 56 minutes.
  • NTSC format and region-free for international playback.
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3 (1.33:1)
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Marine Life Species Featured

Reef Life of the Andaman DVD features 213 different marine life species from Thailand and Burma (Myanmar). More than 100 tropical fish are identified and described, along with sharks, rays, moray eels, crabs, lobsters, shrimps, sea slugs, cuttlefish, squid, octopus, turtles, sea snakes, starfish, sea cucumbers, corals, worms etc..

The DVD makes an excellent accompaniment to the PADI AWARE - Fish Identification Specialty Course and many of the species and their close relatives are also found in other tropical seas such as the Caribbean, the Red Sea, the Maldives, South East Asia and Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The DVD makes a fine gift for scuba divers, aquarists, or anyone fascinated by the underwater world.

Dive Sites Featured

The DVD features footage from no less than 55 dive sites from Thailand and Burma (Myanmar), including the Similan Islands, Phuket, Phi Phi Islands, Hin Daeng/Hin Muang, Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago and the Burma Banks.

Second Edition - Released April 2012

Version 2, released in April 2012, is a major update to the original DVD. 6 minutes longer than the original, and nearly 2 hours in duration, it features several minutes of previously unseen footage. The narration has been completely re-recorded with updates and corrections, along with new information about the marine life. A subtitle track of the full transcript of the narration has been added, along with translations in German and Spanish. There are also subtitle tracks showing marine life names in English, German, Dutch and Thai. Finally, the video footage has been re-graded and enhanced using the very latest technology for the highest possible quality.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Nick Hope