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Divers videoed spearfishing in national park

This man (inset) and his diving companion under fire online after being seen spearfishing from this boat in Mu Koh Chumphon National Park in Chumphon province. (Photo grabbed from video clip of Tep Keerati Facebook page)

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Two divers have come under fire from social media after a video showing them spearfishing in Mu Koh Chumphon National Park in Chumphon province was posted online.

The clip, featuring the pair swimming with spearguns at Hin Pae, a popular diving site, on Tuesday drew a barrage of criticism and condemnation.

The video was posted on Facebook and went viral online.

Facebook user Tep Keerati wrote: “While my boat was moored at Hin Pae at 2.43pm (on Tuesday), I saw two divers acting suspiciously. I then used my mobile phone to videotape what they were doing, and found out they were using spearguns to catch fish in the national park. It’s a shameless act doing such a thing. They had at least five big pla mor. I took photos as evidence.''

He urged people to share his post and notify authorities to take action against the two men.


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Vocabulary:

barrage : a large number or amount of something, especially something bad like criticism - การระดมโจมตี

condemnation : a public statement in which someone criticises someone or something severely - การประนามหยามเหยียด

criticism : comments that show that you think something is wrong or bad - การวิจารณ์

diver : a person who works underwater, usually with special equipment - นักดำน้ำ

evidence : facts statements or objects that help to prove whether or not someone has committed a crime - หลักฐาน

moor : to attach a boat, ship, etc. to a fixed object or to the land with a rope, or anchor it - ผูกเรือ, จอดเรือ

shameless : without shame or feeling shy or being embarrased -

speargun (n): a gun which shoots spears (= long, pointed pieces of metal) and is used underwater -

suspiciously : in a way that makes you believe that something is wrong, dangerous or illegal - อย่างน่าสงสัย

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