"It is indeed a sad irony, that the success of a movie which tried to spread the message that clownfish should be left in peace has actually stimulated demand for them as pets, to the point where the very survival of the species is now at risk." - Pimalai Resort & Spa
As part of its efforts in promoting sustainable environmental development, the Pimalai Resort & Spa contributes actively in supporting the local authorities and, in conjunction with the Thai Fishery Department, sponsors the breeding and release of clown fish under the guidance of Kasetsart University marine scientist Dr. Thon Thamrongnawasawa. It became a yearly event with the ultimate aim of turning the stunning Koh Haa islands, due west of the resort, into a fish sanctuary for the enjoyment of all. This event is entering its eighth year and significant progress has been made in reintroducing this comical little fish into the Koh Haa waters. The island of Lanta itself and the other surrounding islands are truly in very good sake and offer a great paradise for snorkelers and divers alike.
“"We started our Nemo project not knowing how difficult it was to return something back to nature whose existence we had always taken for granted.”
From Krabi mainland, it takes about 1 hour by the resort boat to reach the Pimalai. It is worth bearing this "hardship" in order to find such a unique lost boutique paradise in tourist Thailand...