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Tony Hillocks finishes his PADI Advanced Open Water course...

Hello readers...you must excuse me for not blogging sooner but I have been so busy with work and there has just not been enough hours in the day! Now that’s out of the way I will continue ;o)

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Water Spout near Sail Rock, Koh Phangan

Congratulations to Russell Hopkins today as he completed his "deep dive" at Sail Rock and has attained his PADI Advanced Open Water certification... Well done mate and a great couple of dives to share with you...

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Is the storm over...?

Without wanting to tempt fate, it would appear that the recent storm is finally over. It's still a bit gloomy and overcast, but looking out from the pier at Chaloklum the sea appears calm.

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Koh Phangan's latest PADI 5 Star Resort...

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Today, March 31st 2011 has proved to be a memorable date

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Great looking clothes, supporting excellent causes..

Quite a few years ago, i had the pleasure of spending some of the best months of my life as a "research assistant" with biologist Michael Scholl's White Shark Trust, based in Gansbaai, South Africa.

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Stormy days do not affect the teaching team here!! PADI Enriched Air Diving course is currently running .

Well, a week of unusually bad weather has left the island in turmoil.
Regular power cuts, no fresh produce and eggs are worth the price of gold..!

On the upside, I can report that the Dive Inn has escaped the flooding, thanks to Jim and his drainage trench (dug in the pouring rain)..

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First Gallery created on The Dive Inn Facebook page

I finally managed to figure out how to upload stuff to The Dive Inn's new Facebook page, instead of it always going through my personal page.

I was so chuffed i decided to create the first photo gallery, so do the right thing and check them out. You know you really want to...!!

Here's the link

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A definite increase in Whale Shark activity..

At last, there's been a noticeable increase in Whale Shark sightings in the area this month.

I just processed and "mapped" the spots for a Whale Shark encountered at Chumphon Pinnacles, Koh Tao on the 11th March and another encountered at Shark Island, Koh Tao on March 22nd.

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Day 1 of my TEFL course...

Although this evening i've been busy working on the Snapper section of the Marine Life gallery, this morning and afternoon i finally got started my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Langua

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Sexy Snapper update...

Sexy Snapper update...

Ok, after a couple of days of toil, i've finally completed the Brown-Stripe Snapper (Lutjanus Vitta) s