Archive for the Marine Conservation Category

Do Your Part, Join Our Eco Dives with the Upcycle Program

Do Your Part, Join Our Eco Dives with the Upcycle Program

At Sairee Cottage Diving we are very excited about the conservation of our little island. We are involved in multiple eco projects on Koh Tao such as the eco water bottle and the monthly clean ups where dive schools unite to clean up the beaches and reefs around Koh Tao. Now we have an exciting opportunity for our fun divers.

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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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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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Ghost Net Clean Up Dive at Shark Island in Koh Tao

Ghost Net Clean Up Dive at Shark Island in Koh Tao

How we located and removed a large ghost net covering Shark Island. At Sairee Cottage Diving we pride ourselves on what we do and our customer satisfaction is very important to us. This quickly becomes obvious when diving with any of our dive masters who always try and find the best marine life and the harder to find critters for

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Free Drinking Water for everyone on Koh Tao, Thailand

Free Drinking Water for everyone on Koh Tao, Thailand

Free drinking water on Koh Tao or any location in Asia is a dream of many backpackers and tourists. Many of us are so used to having free drinking water in our own countries and it saves money on our travels. In many travel destinations, free drinking water that is clean is not always readily available, forcing tourists to buy

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Sunscreen – Should you use Sunscreen when Scuba Diving?

Sunscreen - Should you use Sunscreen when Scuba Diving?

"Wear sunscreen, if I could offer you only one tip for the future, sun screen would be it. The long term benefits have been proven by scientists." These are the lyrics by Baz Luhrmann to his song "Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunsreen". They sound like the advice your parents give you on a hot summer day. These days, most of

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Jelly fish are beautiful and an indicator of our Ocean’s Health

Jelly fish are beautiful and an indicator of our Ocean's Health

Jelly fish are beautiful, yet a sore reminder of our Ocean’s deteriorating health as their number increase is only partially a natural cause and mostly an effect of pollution levels increasing in our ocean.

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Whip Coral Facts – Did you know?

Whip Coral Facts - Did you know?

Hi and welcome back to another scuba diving blog for Sairee Cottage Diving, Koh Tao. This time I would like to discuss an issue not new to dive professionals. This issue is regarding the oceans Whip Coral. We all know not to touch coral for our safety and theirs. Corals take decades to grow so even if we break of

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Earth Day under way

Earth Day under way

HAPPY EARTH DAY! By the time you read this it will already be earth day. In fact, while you read this people all over Koh Tao will be performing beach clean ups or be out on the many dive boats preforming clean up dives all around the coast of our beautiful Island. For us on Koh Tao, it is a

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