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Big Blue Diving Resort - Koh Tao - Thailand

News 2017

Is it hard to learn to scuba dive?

ssi diving courses300x225As active recreational pastimes go, scuba diving is one of the easiest to learn. While you’re gliding around enjoying the underwater sights, you’re engaged in only three basic skills: floating, kicking and breathing. Of course, there’s more to it than that — becoming proficient at using the equipment and developing knowledge of scuba concepts and safety procedures — but if you can breathe through your mouth, chances are you can learn to scuba dive.

The necessary skills are not tough for most people to master. During scuba certification class, you’re taught the effects of increased water pressure and safe diving practices. You rehearse equipment-related skills in a controlled water setting until you feel comfortable, as well as practice what to do if things don’t go as planned.

The bulky scuba gear worn by many divers may seem intimidating, but learning to use it is straightforward. If you’ve snorkeled, you’re already familiar with the mask, snorkel and fins. The scuba unit consists of an air cylinder containing compressed breathing gas, buoyancy compensator (BC) jacket to help you float on the surface and maintain your desired depth underwater, and a regulator for you to breathe through. The exposure protection keeps you warm when diving in cool-water environments.

You don’t need to be a strong swimmer or an athlete to scuba dive, but some degree of comfort in the water certainly helps. Even if you enter scuba training with less than total confidence in your water skills, by the time you receive your first certification card, your comfort level will be greatly increased.

Learning to scuba dive is mostly a matter of attitude. If you are motivated to step through the door into an exciting new world, then the experience will prove both energizing and confidence-building.

Living the dream while Diving with Whalesharks.

vdows300x225Great to be able to inform you that the biggest fish in the sea is getting spotted around Koh Tao at various dive sites. A couple of days ago we saw one at Sail Rock & yesterday there were 2 seen at the best divesite in the Gulf of Thailand Sail Rock. And heres a great shot of Big Blue Movies Videographer Zach filming one. Not a bad way to earn a living!
Amazing creatures Whalesharks. They are officially recognised as the largest fish in the ocean, biggest one ever recorded was just under 20 meters long, they eat the smallest fish in the sea Krill & Plankton. A must see on any serious divers bucketlist, Koh Tao has become one of the worlds most popuar locations in which to encounter one & of course Big Blue Diving has become the Koh Tao most popular Dive center with whom to dive with.
Big Blue Diving, crossing items off your bucketlist since 1991!

Diving with Whalesharks at Shark Island today.

antws300x225SO we hd a great spell of these creatures just before Christmas & the conditions on Koh Tao now are as perfect as theyre ever going to be to have these majestic beasts back again. So who better to spend your morning with than this magnificent creature? Whaleshark spotted today at Shark Island. Have you ever dived with a Whaleshark? Don't you think its about time you did? We are diving everyday, come and join us! Free Whalesharks!

Conditions on Koh Tao after the floods

stefan300x225Koh Tao conditions:

As people are still asking what kind of effect the heavy rain at the beginning of january had or still has on Koh Tao here's an update.

Koh Tao is made of rocks and sand. The inner part of the island is rocks and all the buildings are constructed on pillars on the rocks. On the beach area the ground is naturally sand. Because of that all buildings on the beach area are on pillars that go two meters deep into the sand.

When the heavy rain comes a lot of the sand is washed away into the ocean.

This is absolutely normal in every monsoon - some years heavier and some years weaker.

But due to this construction no resorts or other "real" builidings were affected or even "destroyed" as many people think.

A few beach bars were damaged as they are not so strong being constructed of wood. But most of them are already reconstructed, as they are cheap and quick to build.

The sand that was washed away, was already brought back after a few days by the natural high tides and by relocation of some of the sand from the beach.

Now everything on Koh Tao is absolutely back to normal and beautiful as ever.

Where the Bloody Hell are you?

where300x225The rains have stopped
We bought you a beer
The floodings over
& we've had the dogs shampooed
we've saved you a spot on the beach
& we've got the sharks out of the pool
We've got the geckos off the walls
& your DM is getting the boat ready
your longtails waiting
& your green thai curry is about to be served
We filled up your tanks
Visibility is amazing fish are everywhere.
We've been doing this for 25 years
So come on guys,
Where the bloody hell are you?

TripAdvisor-2015 - Big Blue Diving

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