Diving and Snorkeling in Angthong Marine Park – Koh Wao

Diving and snorkelling in Angthong National Marine Park Thailand

Angthong Marine Park Koh Wao

Divemaster Trainee Sophie about her dive trip to Angthong Marine Park in the Gulf of Thailand:

So Wind finder said no, but the sun on the South East said, ‘oh, go on then’.
With perfect weather we prepared the guests, the equipment and climbed aboard Haad Yao Divers Boat; setting off on MY first ever journey towards two of more than 50 islands within Angthong’s National Marine Park. Continue reading

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There Are Too Many Unprofessional Small Operators in the Scuba Diving Industry

Dive Centers on Koh Tao Thailand

More than 50 Dive Centers on Koh Tao today!

The news that PADI are starting a program called the “Business Academy” to help dive centers presumably to make more money whilst providing better service. Continue reading

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Scuba Diving and Yoga. A Conscious Lifestyle!

Scuba Diving and Yoga

Diving Meditation

SCUBA DIVING AND YOGA ARE NOT JUST SPORT ACTIVITIES – THEY BOTH ARE WAYS OF LIFE. Lifestyles that brighten up the colors of the world around you, bring delicious richness into your daily existence and teach you to be a more conscious and conscientious human being.

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East coast dive sites of Koh Tao

Koh Tao dive sites Laem Tian and Shark Island

Christmas Tree Worms, famous on Koh Tao

Now that the Summer weather has arrive here on the South East of Thailand, what better way to spend your time than a full day trip exploring the underwater world of our neighboring island Koh Tao. Continue reading

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MAKRO Thailand is selling Shark Fin Products

Shark finning and shark fin soup in Thailand

Makro Thailand bi-weekly ad shark fin soup

As we all already know, the global population of sharks has reached a critical level. The more we are surprised and disappointed the Macro Thailand is now selling shark fin soup.

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Sophie’s first dive at Sail Rock – PADI Advanced Course

Dive Site Sail Rock between Koh Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

Sail Rock - Koh Phangan Dive Site

So, Koh Phangan, you hear all the divers talk; discussions and sales pitches which exceed the expectations of a dive. Upon their discussions of Sail Rock, they describe the site itself, the coral reefs, the plant life, the clear visibility, the thousands of fish that you are guaranteed to see; and yet, if you’re lucky enough, that one big one which is never to be mentioned out loud (sshhhhhhhh…the whale shark). Continue reading

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Refurbishment of the Haad Yao Divers Boat

Dive Boat Koh Phangan Haad Yao Divers

Our refurbished Dive Boat in Chaloklum Bay

October and November is monsoon and low season here on Koh Phangan. The ideal time to get our dive boat in the shipyard. Continue reading

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Whale Shark Spectacle at Sail Rock

Whale Shark at Dive site Sail Rock Koh Phangan Thailand

Whale Shark in shoals of fish

Whale Shark encounters have been a rare spectacle this year but since mid October Whale shark sightings at Sail Rock are increasing.
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PADI Open Water to Divemaster Internship

PADI Divemaster Training Haad Yao Kho Phangan

Divemaster Trainee Helen on the dive boat

If you have never dived before and want to become a PADI Divemaster then this unique Scuba Diving Internship takes you from a Non-Diver to a PADI Professional in just 3 month.

At Haad Yao Divers Koh Phangan we have been training PADI Professionals since 1997 and our highly qualified and experienced dive staff will help you get the most out of your dive training. Continue reading

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Dive Internship – Open Water to PADI Scuba Instructor

IDC Koh Phangan Open Water Training

IDC Candidates Dor, Sonia and David in the swimming pool

If you have never dived before and want to become a PADI Instructor then this unique Scuba Diving Internship takes you from a Non-Diver to a PADI Professional in just 7 month (PADI Standards require to have been a certified diver for at last 6 month prior to starting your IDC = Instructor Development Course). Continue reading

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