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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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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It’s Never Too Late to get into diving!

[singlepic id=338 w=320 h=240 float=left]Meet Brian Baxter, 56 from Australia (aka Scuba Smurf). Brian has spent most of his working life outside of Australia, has travelled and lived a pretty adventurous life. There aren’t many people that I have met who can match what extremes Brian has done. He has climbed mountains, flies and jumps out of planes for fun.

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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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Wreck Diver Specialty

Last week, weI conducted a Wreck Diver Specialty Course in Koh Tao, with two divers – Anders and Nic. We had an amazing time! We started the course by reviewing and discussing the first half of the knowledge reviews. Luckily for us, we started our course on a Wednesday. Wednesdays at Sairee Cottage are also known as Wreck Wednesdays, which means that we spent the afternoon diving the two wrecks located in Koh Tao – the MV Trident and the HMS Sattakut 742.

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Successful Underwater Clean Up

[singlepic id=271 w=320 h=240 float=left]This month the Dive Masters, DMTs, and a few customers from Sairee Cottage Diving completed clean-up dives at two dive sites in Koh Tao. The shop closed (like most of the island) for November as it was low season and monsoon season. The monsoon never really came, but the winds changed and blew a lot of

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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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High Season Divemaster Training

We’ve had an awesome high season at Sairee Cottage Diving in Koh Tao this year. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our divemaster Trainees, who chose to come diving with us this summer.. All of our dive master trainees completed their Nitrox and Deep Specialties with our diving instructors and were able to dive with Nitrox for FREE during their training.

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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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