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Juvenile Flatfish – Photo of the Month

Juvenile Flatfish - Photo of the Month

This month I have chosen this macro shot of a juvenile flatfish. It is only the second time I have ever seen one and it’s the first time I have got a shot of one. Like many juvenile marine species it spends its larval stage in open water often only found at night time. These flat fish go through a

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Safety First – How to be safe in Thailand?

Safety First - How to be safe in Thailand?

To go travelling for a few months, or to move to another place entirely and start a whole new life, is an amazing feeling. Faced with unfamiliarity often gives us mixed emotions, nerves and excitement but also it allows us that overwhelming feeling of freedom without safety in mind. You can do what you want, where you want, when you

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Healthy Planet, Healthy You: Avoid Single-Use Plastics

Healthy Planet, Healthy You: Avoid Single-Use Plastics

Those of us that are aware of our current natural global state will know that we, as human beings, are destroying the planet. Although most of this is out of our individual control there are things that we can do around the house and in our day-to-day lives that will make a big difference. Where ecology is concerned, every little

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Women in Diving: Through the Eyes of a Female Scuba Diving Instructor

Women in Diving: Through the Eyes of a Female Scuba Diving Instructor

I would like to raise a few points about women in diving and why this is even a topic. As female scuba diving instructors we see this all the time. Come down to the shop meet the students, and some male students will not only be shocked but can look absolutely horrified that they are about to put their lives

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Is Koh Tao Safe for Travelers? An Insider’s Perspective.

Is Koh Tao Safe for Travelers? An Insider’s Perspective.

It is impossible to not come across negative media attention when researching a trip to the beautiful island of Koh Tao. Just a quick search returns more terrifying articles than articles about actual life on Koh Tao. So when considering a trip to Koh Tao, you may have asked yourself, is Koh Tao safe for travelers? Let’s not pretend that

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Baking Soda – Great remedy against Reflux and Heart Burn

Baking Soda - Great remedy against Reflux and Heart Burn

To those divers out there that suffer from heart burn and acid reflux, i would like to give you some advice. I wouldn’t even think about setting off on a day of diving without the particular white powder that is baking soda (or sodium bicarbonate). This cheap easily found, powder is the best quick fix for acid reflux or heart

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Inward Lighting – Underwater Photography Tip

Inward Lighting - Underwater Photography Tip

Hi and welcome back to another one of my photography blogs for Sairee Cottage Diving. This time I will be talking about different ways to use strobes. For most underwater photographers, getting their first strobes is a big day. It means that from now on we don’t need to worry so much about white balancing the camera. We can also

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Strobe Accessories – Underwater Photography Tips & Tricks

Strobe Accessories - Underwater Photography Tips & Tricks

Hi and welcome back to my latest underwater photography blog for Sairee Cottage Diving. This time I will be talking about what kind of extra camera equipment we can attach to the front of our strobes. When using a strobe, even on low settings, the light can be too harsh and therefore over expose the main subject and add backscatter

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Diving at Home: The benefits and opportunities of Scuba Diving

Diving at Home: The benefits and opportunities of Scuba Diving

Hello and welcome back to another one of my blogs for Sairee Cottage Diving. This time I would like to give you a few you all a few tips on how you can keep diving even when your trip is over. You can also take your diving in different directions that can be far more rewarding than just fun diving

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From undecided to PADI Diving Instructor in Thailand

From undecided to PADI Diving Instructor in Thailand

This was the best choice I have ever made in my life and choosing the PADI IDC course with Marcel van den Berg at Sairee Cottage Diving on Koh Tao was an experience to never forget. This is my story from being undecided to PADI Diving Instructor… Why should you choose Koh Tao, Thailand for your Dive Instructor IDC Course?

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