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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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Marine life behavior study for underwater photography

Marine life behavior study for underwater photography

In my last blog for Sairee Cottage Diving I wrote about some of the various ways that certain marine life defend themselves and the hazards that this could possibly present to divers and, even more so, to underwater photographers. I also wrote about how underwater photographers can take advantage of some of these strange defense techniques to get better photos […]

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Conserving Koh Tao to be the Best Island in Thailand

Conserving Koh Tao to be the Best Island in Thailand

I’m not gonna lie… I was late. I had stuff to take care of back home and I was late. I quickly put on a bikini and some shorts, picked up my dry bag and put on the symbolic green Eco Day Koh Tao t-shirt that was given for free to me at the beginning of my Sairee Cottage Diving […]

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Say NO to plastic straws as much as you can!

Say NO to plastic straws as much as you can!

Did you know that we are using millions of Plastic Straws in Thailand on a daily basis and over 1 Billion Plastic Straws each day all over the World? Plastic Straws are made from Polypropylene a by-product from Petroleum (the stuff that fuels our engines). Petroleum Plastics are designed to last forever… YES Forever! Plastic straws are a particular problem […]

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Dive Instructor Salary – How much income does a Diving Instructor make?

Dive Instructor Salary - How much income does a Diving Instructor make?

I get these questions a lot. “How much money will I make as a Dive Instructor?” or “Where do Dive Instructors get paid the best?” – “What is the yearly income?” – “Can I make a career out of being a Diving Instructor?” or “How much is a dive instructor salary?” I understand how important it is in making your […]

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Fish Self Defense

Fish Self Defense

Hello and welcome back to another one of my blogs for Sairee Cottage Diving, Koh Tao. This time I will be telling you about the various ways that marine life defend and protect themselves from predators. It is important for divers and, even more so, for underwater photographers to be aware of the signs that fish are telling us to […]

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A new year for Peach Snaps Underwater Photography

A new year for Peach Snaps Underwater Photography

Hello and Happy New Year! Welcome back to my blog and the first of 2017. This year looks like it could be a big year for Peach Snaps Underwater Photography. With a new team assembled and brand new camera equipment I am all ready to go. My new team members and business partners are PADI instructors Adriana Guerra and Maddy […]

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Underwater Macro Photography

Underwater Macro Photography

The underwater world is a beautiful place and it becomes more amazing the more often you go diving or snorkeling. For new divers, everything seen on a dive is of interest because it’s all new. For divers that have been diving a long time, many fish and coral species have been seen time and time again so to keep diving […]

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Underwater Photography – Share the Passion to Save our Ocean

Underwater Photography - Share the Passion to Save our Ocean

Although it is my passion, it has to be said that underwater photography is more important than most people realise in inspiring passion to save our ocean. There have been many discussions, most likely in most dive shops around the world, that stem from divers bragging about the delights of their daily dive to the rest of the staff that […]

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