Posts Tagged Diving

5 Reasons to Try Scuba Diving in Thailand

5 Reasons to Try Scuba Diving in Thailand

Why learn scuba diving? It may be to explore a new world, to travel to new places or to experience what it is like to be weightless just like an astronaut! If you are still wondering why, below are 5 reasons to visit Koh Tao to try scuba diving on your next trip.

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Smoking and Diving

Smoking and Diving

[singlepic id=373 w=320 h=240 float=left]“Sorry – no smoking allowed on our boat,” is what you’ll hear if you try and light up on our boats here at Sairee Cottage Diving.  While many other dive shops on Koh Tao allow you to smoke on their boats, that’s just not that case with us.  It’s not that we’re anti-smoking (I’m a smoker

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Back from Diving in Burma!

[singlepic id=363 w=320 h=240 float=left]Sometimes it’s important to stop and get away from it all even if you live on a tropical island!  So that’s what we’ve just done. We took a 8 day trip around practically undiscovered dive sties in the Burmese waters of the Mergui Archipelago.  The trip -run by our friends Camille and Frank from The Smiling

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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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Crossover and Divemaster update

Crossover and Divemaster update

What’s been happening during July and August? First of all we would like to say congratulations to Linda on completion of her SSI Dive Master course. Linda started with us in May and then took a little break to Borneo to check out the diving there. She came back in July and spent a great 2 weeks with Neil to

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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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Dive Master Update June!

[singlepic id=347 w=320 h=240 float=left]With so much going on at Sairee Cottage Diving with dive professional training it’s been a while since we had an update on the blog. First up we have Stefan & Anne from Germany and Ruben & Diana from Mexico who are in the final stages of finishing their SSI Dive Master [singlepic id=349 w=320 h=240

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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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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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Neutral Buoyancy…

[singlepic id=310 w=320 h=240 float=left]In my opinion, the greatest feeling in the world. Without getting rude… The Padi videos start with the phrase “flying underwater”…Never a more truthful word spoken. The feeling of Neutral Buoyancy whilst diving is second to none. The main thing that got me addicted to scuba diving. I always mention to my students that it wasn’t

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