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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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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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3 Top Dive Courses for all New Divers to Try and Continue Improving on

3 Top Dive Courses for all New Divers to Try and Continue Improving on

Once you complete your PADI Open Water Diving course, there are many more skills to learn and new types of diving to try out! The top dive courses are summarised below to give you a starting point at where to begin. These are specialty courses designed to give you as a diver more experience and a specific field or type

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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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Sea Urchins around Koh Tao – What you should know

Sea Urchins around Koh Tao - What you should know

We have all seen plenty of them while diving and I’m sure many of you have had the misfortune of having to pick their spines out of your skin at some point. Be it from not looking where you’re walking in shallow water or from brushing up against one while diving, we know they hurt and that we don’t want

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5 Buoyancy Tips – Perfect your Buoyancy as a Diver

5 Buoyancy Tips - Perfect your Buoyancy as a Diver

It can be frustrating if you do not have expert buoyancy control, especially when starting out as a new diver. Follow these 5 buoyancy tips and you are well on the way to perfecting the art of flight underwater. Buoyancy is often compared to as the feeling of flying.

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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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