TEAM SWEDEN RE-DEFINES “CONTINUINING EDUCATION” AT SAIREE COTTAGE DIVING

TEAM SWEDEN RE-DEFINES “CONTINUINING EDUCATION” AT SAIREE COTTAGE DIVING

[singlepic id=385 w=320 h=240 float=left]“I want to go deep.  I want to go deep inside of a ship wreck, and I want to do it all on Nitrox.”  This sums up the attitude that Tobbe Lundell and Linda Wessen took upon returning to Koh Tao. On their first visit to the island, they were initially apprehensive about diving and eased

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Starting 2014 at Full Speed!

Starting 2014 at Full Speed!

The New Year has come and gone and thus far 2014 has been great and it only holds more promise for us here at Sairee Cottage Diving.  As the island and the dive shop continue to grow in popularity, Sairee Cottage Diving has continued to evolve and expand in our effort to provide a great resort diving experience and top-quality

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Dive Master Training update!

Dive Master Training update!

Christmas! And what better way to celebrate the festive period by qualifying as a Dive Master. November and December have been a busy time for our Dive Master Instructors, Andy, Gordon and Neil. In the last few weeks we have had 9 new Dive Masters finish their training, and a further 6 who are just beginning their new adventure. So

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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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Dive Master Training Update Oct 2013

Dive Master Training Update Oct 2013

[singlepic id=359 w=320 h=240 float=left]High season, a notoriously busy time for many instructors working and living on Koh Tao, is normally between the months of July & August. So it was very refreshing when, at the beginning of September, many new dive master trainees(DMTs) signed up with us at Sairee Cottage and decided to take the first step on the

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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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