[singlepic id=3 w=320 h=240 float=left]August has come and gone and what an awesome month it was! The weather was superb and we were able to dive on the east coast of the island and explore some of the less dived dive sites
of Koh Tao like Hin Wong, Lham Tian, Ao Mao and Light House Bay. We were really busy with Open Water Diving Courses
as well as Advanced Diver and Rescue Diver courses this month. Laura, or as we like to call her, “Yeah Mate” joined our full time staff so we’ve added another girl to the team which we’re all delighted about.
[singlepic id=4 w=320 h=240 float=right]We had so many Irish and English divers during August it was like living back in Europe! Lots of family members and friends have been out to visit and it’s been awesome to have familiar faces around. Bear, Neil, Danny and Laura have been kept busy with Open Water Diver and Advanced Diver Courses while Chris has been teaching and leading fun divers while Sarah has been busy with lots of Fun Divers and Try Dives (DSD). We’ve had lots of families diving with us this month and we’ve even taught some Junior Open Waters. We also want to say a huge congrats to Rachel and Tamara who completed their SSI Dive Con Course
at the beginning of September. Well done girls!!
[singlepic id=16 w=320 h=240 float=left]Barry taught a BSAC Deep Diving Course
with Eva and Sarah at the end of the month. After two days of training dives at Twins and the Sattakut wreck they managed to get to 38m at the Trident! The Dive sites on Koh Tao have been teemed with life this month. The huge School of Bat Fish and Chevron Barracuda are still around Chumphon Pinnacle and we were even lucky enough to dive with a Whale Shark there during the middle of the month.
[singlepic id=19 w=320 h=240 float=right]Both Greg’s group of Open Water students and Sarah’s Fun Divers were delighted to be able to dive with it. It stuck around for the entire 45min dive. The turtle was hanging out on Hin Wong a lot along with the Razor Fish and Yellow Box Fish which made it one of our favorite dive sites this month. Light House Bay was flooded with life with a Jenkins Ray hanging out, Blue Spotted Rays, Moray Eels and Trigger Fish galore ready to fight to keep our Dive Masters on their toes.
[singlepic id=18 w=320 h=240 float=left]We had a superb dive on Green Rock at the start of the month watching a Golden Trevally hunting a school of Yellow Tail Barracudas. Green Rock is a fantastic dive site if the current isn’t too strong. The site is often visited by Whale Sharks during a plankton bloom. It was breath taking and we even managed to get some photos. Talking about photos; the Sattakut wreck has really taken off with life after it was moved last month
. There’s huge schools of Scad and Fusilier surrounding it, a huge Puffer Fish, Baby Banner Fish, a Jenkins Ray and a new school of baby Yellow Tail Barracuda all living in the wreck already. Check out the photos they’re all up on our Facebook page.