The Dive Blog

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Fantastic visibility at Sail Rock, with a visit from a Whale Shark making it a special day!

This week has seen the fantastic Sail Rock make a stunning return to form after weeks of lower than average visibility.

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Marco completes his PADI open water diving course.

I have recently had the pleasure of meeting with Marco and introducing him to the underwater world with an introduction to scuba diving at Mae Haad/Koh Ma beach.

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Ashley Hobbs and Laura Garber complete their PADI open water course

I would like to congratulate both Ashley Hobbs and Laura Garber who have just completed their PADI Open Water Diver across the past 5 days.

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A great PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience for Jodie, Paris, Sabrina & Julia

Congratulations to Jodie and Paris from England, and Sabrina and Julia from Switzerland who all completed their first diving experience with the ever popular PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.

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Deep dives with great vis aren't always the best...

Although the water depth barely exceeds 3m, a "muck dive" beneath Chaloklum pier is becoming an increasingly popular pass-time, particularly amongst Koh Phangan's dive staff.

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Mae Haad Beach still THE place to dive at the moment

Since the stormy weather a few weeks ago, most of the offshore dive sites such as Sail Rock and

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Video clip of Sea Snail jumping at Mae Haad, Koh Phangan!

I recently came across this (as yet unidentified)* Sea Snail during a recent dive at Mae Haad/Koh Ma. It was obviously aware of my presence as its elongated "stalk eyes" followed my movement.

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Booming trade in Shark Fin products in Southern Thailand

As the stress placed on worldwide shark populations reaches critical levels due to the demand for shark fin soup in Asian culture, a very sad story unfolded in the Southern Thai city of

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Hermit Crab attempts to evict a large Baler Snail..!!

A couple of weeks ago, whilst on the second of two dives at Mae Haad/Koh Ma with "buddy" Marcel Waldis, we came across the very unusual (and quite comical) sight of a White-Spotted Hermit Crab (Dardanus Megistos) seemingly attempting to wrestle a very large Indian Volute Baler Snail (Melo Melo) out of its shell..

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It's the early stages of the monsoon season, but still great diving at Sail Rock

Although the first signs of the monsoon season are upon us, with a mixture of overcast skies, moderate winds and scattered rain showers, the diving conditions at the wonderful Sail Rock continue to provide excellent diving.