Discover Scuba Diving in Koh Tao and be amazed!

Discover Scuba Diving in Koh Tao and be amazed!

Hi everyone, I’m back again with another blog for Sairee Cottage Diving Koh Tao. We encourage you to come and discover scuba diving with us. There are a few ways for you to remember your amazing diving experiences in the beautiful waters surrounding Koh Tao. Obviously, diving is an incredible way to spend your time and always a memorable one,

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TEAM SWEDEN RE-DEFINES “CONTINUINING EDUCATION” AT SAIREE COTTAGE DIVING

TEAM SWEDEN RE-DEFINES “CONTINUINING EDUCATION” AT SAIREE COTTAGE DIVING

[singlepic id=385 w=320 h=240 float=left]“I want to go deep.  I want to go deep inside of a ship wreck, and I want to do it all on Nitrox.”  This sums up the attitude that Tobbe Lundell and Linda Wessen took upon returning to Koh Tao. On their first visit to the island, they were initially apprehensive about diving and eased

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Starting 2014 at Full Speed!

Starting 2014 at Full Speed!

The New Year has come and gone and thus far 2014 has been great and it only holds more promise for us here at Sairee Cottage Diving.  As the island and the dive shop continue to grow in popularity, Sairee Cottage Diving has continued to evolve and expand in our effort to provide a great resort diving experience and top-quality

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Dive Master Training Update Oct 2013

Dive Master Training Update Oct 2013

[singlepic id=359 w=320 h=240 float=left]High season, a notoriously busy time for many instructors working and living on Koh Tao, is normally between the months of July & August. So it was very refreshing when, at the beginning of September, many new dive master trainees(DMTs) signed up with us at Sairee Cottage and decided to take the first step on the

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Whale Shark at Chumphon Pinnacle

Whale Shark at Chumphon Pinnacle

[singlepic id=353 w=320 h=240 float=left]Todays trip, 11th September, was planned to dive Chumphon Pinnacle first dive and then to the HMTS Sattukut for the second dive. [singlepic id=354 w=320 h=240 float=right]The highlight of this trip was a 5m Whale Shark that was swimming around the pinnacle around 12m and then coming regularly to the surface.  [singlepic id=355 w=320 h=240 float=left]We

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Not got enough time or money for Advanced courses???

Not got enough time or money for Advanced courses???

[singlepic id=163 w=320 h=240 float=left]Why not consider an adventure dive? I always liken the open water diver course to completing your driving test. Sitting with your instructor learning all the essential skills you must know to become a safe and confident driver. The similarities when becoming a diver for the first time are very similar. Let me explain…When I learned

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It’s Never Too Late to get into diving!

[singlepic id=338 w=320 h=240 float=left]Meet Brian Baxter, 56 from Australia (aka Scuba Smurf). Brian has spent most of his working life outside of Australia, has travelled and lived a pretty adventurous life. There aren’t many people that I have met who can match what extremes Brian has done. He has climbed mountains, flies and jumps out of planes for fun.

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Not So Low Season!

[singlepic id=335 w=320 h=240 float=left]To take a term from a Tourism Australia advert “Where the bloody hell are ya?” As Koh Tao moves into May and June the pace winds down with fewer tourists on the island, the reason for this? We are not quite sure! We think it has to do with the west coasts monsoon; many people are

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PADI and SSI

[singlepic id=203 w=320 h=240 float=left]There are HEAPS of different diving agencies in the world that promote different types of diving – commercial, recreational, and technical diving.  Examples of these agencies include PADI, SSI, CMAS, SDI, BSAC, and NAUI.  At Sairee Cottage, we mainly teach PADI and SSI courses. One common question we receive is, “What exactly is the difference between

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New Instructors and Divemasters at Sairee Cottage Diving!

[singlepic id=315 w=320 h=240 float=left]Huge congratulations to Sanne Lammerink and Gareth Jameson and Robin Saldanha on becoming our latest SSI Open Water Instructors. All three of them began their diving with us last year and have progressed all the way to becoming polished dive professionals, with experience leading and teaching divers!  It’s a real pleasure seeing folk come and learn

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