Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Hawksbill Turtle

The Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a very popular species among divers and snorkellers. It has a colourful shell and a beautfiul shape. It's found in tropical and sub-tropical areas seas and oceans around the world. They were hunted almost to extinction for their shells, but numbers have bounced back in recent years. They are omnivorous, eating soft animals such as jellyfish, as well as algae, sea grass and corals.

Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) Similan Islands, Thailand
A Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in Thailand
Credit: Yoichi Higashida
An adult Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
A swimming Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
Credit: Helen Holmgren
Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in Thailand
Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) at The Similan Islands
Credit: Helen Holmgren
Hawksbill Turtle at The Similan Islands
Hawksbill Turtle at The Similan Islands
Credit: Jane & David Williams
Hawksbill Turtle
A Hawksbill Turtle at Koh Bon
Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Subclass: Reptilia: Reptiles
Order: Testudines (Turtles)
Family: Cheloniidae (Modern sea turtles)
Genus: Eretmochelys (Eretmochelys)
Species: Eretmochelys imbricata
Average Size: 1 metre

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Hawksbill Turtle

Spotted in: Maldives Maldives
Diving from boat: MV Emperor Serenity
Trip destinations: North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll, Ari Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, Vaavu Atoll
When: Dec 2022
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Merdeka 3
Trip destinations: Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Koh Phi Phi
When: Aug 2022
Joel Rajesh
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Andaman
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
When: Apr 2022

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