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Should I Buy my Own Mask for Scuba Diving? What to Consider.

Should I Buy my Own Mask for Scuba Diving? What to Consider.

Should i buy my own mask for scuba diving? Maybe you are just starting to learn how to dive or you have been travelling around doing fun dives and are wondering if you should buy equipment or keep renting scuba gear. There is of course not just a straight answer. Scuba diving gear can by expensive and might be hard

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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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Black Water Photography: How to Capture like a Pro

Black Water Photography: How to Capture like a Pro

In my last blog I mentioned that I had tried a new style of diving known as black water diving. It was a very unique style of diving that offered some photographic opportunities I had never thought of. Drifting in a gentle current at night time with a set up of bright lights brings in a range of juvenile fish

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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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