Coral Nursery at The Andaman, Langkawi
There are many free activities at The Andaman and some of these are at their Coral Nursery. We were lucky to chance upon a session of building Coral castles which involves us playing with cement and dead corals! Here are some pictures!
Here’s our knowledgable instructor who is sharing with us how this Cement block and the mini Coral Castle that we are going to create is helpful to small fishes to hide from their predators. Corals can also grow on dead corals which are filled with nutrients.
It’s a hot hot day!
Here’s the coral nursery! Every day from 2 to 6pm, there will be instructor stationed there to assist you to snorkel inside the pond. I know, you must be thinking, snorkeling in this murky pond? Many of my friends are not too keen on it and so, off I went alone on this adventure!
Basically, participant will wear a life vest and snorkeling gear, stay afloat and breathe and keep your hands to yourself. The instructor will then pull you along while you enjoy the beauty of various corals and fishes! It was effortless and a lot of fun! It was really nerve wreaking in the beginning as I was trying to breathe, keep my hands to myself and avoid kicking / killing any corals.
But after a while when I began to relax, it was all really beautiful! I saw many types of corals, the brain looking ones, the ones where Nemo loves to hide in and those which will close and shrink when you float pass! There are really colourful too which you couldn’t tell from the surface! I also saw Sea Urchin, Clown Fish and Nemo’s Friend Dory. Yes, the forgetful blue fish. No idea what is it called! There are also many other fishes which looks like pomfret and ready to be steamed.
Can you spot Nemo? His whole family is there.
Some of the mini castles are here while the rest are out in the sea!
Will I recommend my friends to do this? Yes! I won’t mind going in again! It’s really beautiful!