Sairee Cottage Diving at Sail Rock

Sail Rock (Hin Bia) is one of the best dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand. Located 2 hours boat trip south of
Koh Tao. Sail Rock starts as a rock protruding from the surface and then stretches out underwater ending at a depth of 40m in the deepest parts. Sail Rock is like as oasis in the open water with many schools of small fish attracting the medium sized fish to school and in turn bringing in the large predatory fish.

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Tec Explore Event + Sidemount Diving

[singlepic id=253 w=320 h=240 float=left] This week the team joined the technical diving instructors at Bans Tec, to try different technical diving methods in a swimming pool, such as back mounted twin tanks, side mount and caving techniques. The traditional back mount system is two tanks worn on the back with independent regulators on each tank.  The sidemount system involves

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Bull Sharks Are Back!

[singlepic id=231 w=320 h=240 float=left]Recently we have seen a population of sharks return to one of Koh Tao’s premiere dive sites Chumphon Pinnacle. Being over 2 years since any sharks had taken up residency at Chumphon Pinnacle it is currently making for some fantastic diving thrilling divers of all levels from open water courses to experienced instructors. There are a

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Keep Koh Tao Eco Friendly Please!

Koh Tao already has programs in place to ensure the amazing island is kept as clean and tidy as possible today. These programs and operations have already had a massive positive impact on the Island! The yearly Save Koh Tao Festivals for example, have turned out to be a roaring success. Nevertheless, we should not, as individuals, all just sit back and let others do the work; everyone can do their bit to keep our angelic island growing and prospering year by year.

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Family Diving Holidays at Sairee Cottage Diving

Growing up I always knew I’d be a scuba diver. As a teenager already, diving became the way for me and dad to travel together. Scuba diving opens up a whole new way for families to travel and enjoy each other’s company. By having scuba diving as a common interest, myself and dad, can head away on family diving holidays together. In July this year, I did the Open Water Course with the Garner family, two girls aged 10 and 13 and their mum and dad. It was awesome! Read more […]

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July at Sairee Cottage

Two years ago, I would have laughed in your face if you had told me that I would call Thailand home. SE Asia seemed so far away and so remote. Let me start at the beginning: It all started last August when I finally realized that I needed a change of pace, a new location – something that would shake my world up. I was bored and walking around like a robot. Read the whole story here […]

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Sairee Cottage Diving Koh Tao – SSI Crossover

The idea of the SSI Crossover is not to teach already qualified diving instructors how to teach diving, they already know how to do that, but rather to introduce them to the SSI philosophy of teaching. You can choose to complete the SSI Cross over in Koh Tao as an internship, by following Neil on an Open Water Diver Course, and completing the theory during a couple of evening classes. It’s a great way to do the crossover “on-the-job” or if you have a busy schedule. Contact us for the next SSI Crossover date on Koh Tao […]

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April / May News

April was amazing for Whale Shark encounters. Our lucky divers managed to have loads of dives with them. Neil saw his first one in two and a half years on his second day back in the water. The highlight of the month April, for all our staff and customers, was Songkran, the Thai New Year which is celebrated by the whole island with a huge water fight […]

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Divemaster Training at Sairee Cottage!

Just finished school? Maybe you’ve graduated and just aren’t ready to start the dreaded 9 to 5 day in day out life yet? Or maybe you’re simply bored with your life as it is? Why not turn your life around then and add some pepper to the soup? Become a Divemaster on Koh Tao and enjoy the 101 benefits of living on a tropical island right under the sun, calling the warm sea water your office and the whale sharks your friends […]

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March at Sairee Cottage Diving

Diving in Koh Tao this March was fantastic! The conditions continued to improve, and we were so grateful that the weather was cooperating! Paddy and his group of fun divers saw spotted a Whaleshark and a Cobia at Shark Island. We have been hearing rumors that one of our DMT graduates, Sam, might be coming back for a visit sometime in April. Fingers crossed! […]

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