Big Blue Diving - Koh Tao - Thailand - Jim Donaldson

Jim Donaldson

Thursday, 11 April 2019 14:22

Coral Fragging

If you are interested in saving the planet that's great, but just make sure you save it wisely. Heaven forbid you were to manufacture windfarms & then find out they cause Cancer, as Trump just did. If you want to know what to do then get trained in it first before you do more harm than good.

There is  exancellent article written here by the Conservation Team at New Heaven led by Dr Coral Cuddler himself Chad Scott, about what to do & what not to do when it comes to coral fragging. 

http://conservationdiver.com/coral-fragging-should-be-banned/?fbclid=IwAR2wi7TF8yw8etyX0R-SBLQKbeFGxX3P789an9GNtmeX8-GELCxQH4mtikA

Thursday, 11 April 2019 14:06

Fame at last!

Would like to offer our congratulations to one of our Big Blue Instructors of old, Richard Devanney who ran Big Blue Tech for us for a time, and who has just written and had published his first book.
If you’re considering learning to scuba dive, then Scuba Diving: Everything you need to know before taking a course, is the book for you. This short guide cuts through all the jargon and clears away the confusing information that you find online by getting straight to the point about how to become a scuba diver.

It assumes no prior knowledge of scuba diving and covers everything you need to consider before committing to undertake the first level of diver training, the open water diver course. Whether you intend to learn to dive on vacation or at home, this easy to read guide will be invaluable in helping you to choose the right kind of training for your needs. You'll learn what's covered on a course with the major training agencies such as PADI and SSI, how their training differs, and how this will affect you throughout your class. You'll understand the pros and cons of training part-time and full-time, and be armed with the right information to be able to choose a reputable dive center. keep a look out for it on https://www.amazon.com/…/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p…
& don't forget to leave a review!
An infinitely better read than the Open Water Manual!

Thursday, 11 April 2019 13:50

Songkran Koh Tao 2019

Its the most childish day of the year & we absolutely love it! Sawaidee Pee Mai, or Happy Thai New Year. Having fun is a big part of Thai culture, and having fun amidst scorching heat is no exception. The hottest month of the year, April sees the entire country go bananas in friendly water fights and street parties that last nearly a week, tho luckily here in Koh Tao its just for the day.

Contradictory to what you may have witnessed throughout Songkran, fun-loving Thais don’t just throw water at each other for no good reason (besides having a kick out of seeing other people soaking wet). The real meaning behind the splashes is to symbolically wash off all misfortunes in the past year, thus welcoming the new year with a fresh new start. Traditionally, Thais would politely pour a bowl of water on members of the family, their close friends and neighbours. As Songkran has taken a more festive note, a bowl becomes a bucket, garden hose and water guns, and the spirit of holiday merriment is shared amongst all town residents and tourists alike.

Thursday, 11 April 2019 13:34

Who's the new Big Cheese?

Just want to take a second to honor one of our longest serving members of Staff, Andy Campbell. With over 10 years service at Big Blue Andy has worked as a Divemaster, Instructor & Tech Instructor & for the last 3 years has taken the reigns of Big Blue Tech our Technical Diving department & steered us up up up & away! With 3 successive years as the award winning most Tech Diving certifications in Asia, Andy has been in the Philippines lately undergoing the gruelling Tech Trainer exams & we are very proud to let you all know that Andy passed and is now an SDI/TDI Tech Instructor Trainer. And not only that but because of this new prestigious title Lord Andy now holds we can start running Tech Instructor Courses at Big Blue Tech, Asia's leading Tech certification Training Center.

Thursday, 11 April 2019 11:13

Sexy Koh Nang Yuan

A secret waiting to be discovered and located only 15 minutes from Koh Tao. Nangyuan has one of the most beautiful beaches where you can sit and enjoy quiet sunsets on the beach, no cars or hustle or bustle.

It is place of tranquility and serenity and is a perfect place to unwind from the rigors of travel, or for the more adventurous a chance to dive into an exciting new experience.

 It is also home to some of Koh Tao's most popular dive sites, namely Twins, Nang Yuan Pinnacle, Green Rock, Japanese Gardens & White Rock.  

Wouldn't you like to be here? We're just a click away.

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