Shin Wins National Photo Competition

Shin collects his award at TDEX

Shin collects his award at TDEX

New Heaven Reef Conservation Instructor, Sirachai ‘Shin’ Arunrugstichai, has just been awarded first place in the Thailand National Dive Expo Photo contest. And for winning he walked away with a new camera and 50,000 Baht!


We have long been proud of Shin’s amazing photography that graces our website and facebook pages. He has a great eye for detail, and his unique style artfully captures the essence of the work we do and the people doing it. The photo he submitted was titled “Once in the life time”, and is a shot of Goniastrea coral spawning in Chalok Ban Kao, Koh Tao in 2013. Shin captured the shot during our annual coral spawning and larval culturing program.

TDEX Winner, 2013

“Once in the life time”, Sirachai Arunrugstichai, 2013

We have always known Shin would go far with his photography, and now he has the awarded to prove it (the first of many we are sure). Our hats go off to you Shin, congratulations on winning, you deserve it!

You can see more of Shin’s amazing photography on his facebook site, be sure to click like so you can follow along with all his amazing shots. If you are lucky enough to come join our program on Koh Tao, then you can also get some tips and pointers from Shin, the underwater ninja.