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Starting another 2 week Instructor Development Course with our very own in house SSI Instructor Trainer Iain Goodfellow. Seems to me in this increasingly crazy world we live in that quitting your job, selling your house, living on a tropical island & getting a job in a pair of boardies is the only sane decision. "Book a ticket get a visa pack abag & it just happens". Big Blue Diving, changing lives for the better for 25 years.

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We're on a roll. Seems to me everywhere we go diving of late a Whaleshark turns up! Got some very happy customers at Big Blue today after everyone on our diveboats yesterday got to dive with a Whaleshark.

Celebrating 25 years Big Blue Diving- Making dreams come true since 1991.

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It is always inspiring to see someone we taught at Big Blue Diving take their passion for the ocean to a new level. TranslucenSea was founded by Georgie Brown, a 21-year-old girl from England with a passion for our seas and oceans. She set out to start a straight-talking clothing company that helps clean up our oceans, with clothing that is about more than just looking good. All of TranslucenSea’s clothes are made from recycled cotton, recycled polyester blend or 100% organic cotton. We love you Georgia Brown for starting this amazing company and we are all very proud of your efforts. www.translucensea.com

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So another great day working alongside the Coral Gardeners, to establish a new artificial reef. the more artificail structures we can put in the sea hopefully the quicker marine critters will move in & soon it will become a man made artificial reef, hopefully releiving other Divesites around Koh Tao of the pressures of over diving. Coming together once again as a community for the oceans. Great work everyone.

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Very happy to have M.V. Enzo back from the ship yard. Once every year we will send all our boats off to the yard for about a month to have what can really only be called a health check & a beauty scrub. We check the engines, the pumps, the compressors, the generators, the rudder & all the little bits & pieces in between. Once all that has been taken care of we will then strip the boat of its existing layer of paint & then repaint the whole boat & make any cosmetic repairs that need to be made. The whole job takes about 4 weeks from beginning to end & then by the time the boat gets back to Koh Tao it’s like looking at a brand new toy. Welcome back Enzo. We have really missed you.

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BBC300x225What a great day of working together, Big Blue Diving, joined the local dive schools to be a part of Eco day, Get Involved Koh Tao Project.
A day filled with Environmental lectures, artificial reef building, clean up diving, and Drupella snail collection. Followed by a joint party, to celebrate together all our success. Thank you Rachel, our in house Marine Biologist, from Big Blue Conservation, & to everyone that took part in that great day. Remember Think Globally. Act Locally.

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Celebrating 10 years of working at Big Blue Diving...
The legend that is Mr. Simon Garrity! He has actually worked for Big Blue for longer than 10 years but his year or so slumped over the bar half naked at stupid o'Clock in the morning as the self proclaimed Bar Manager is a period he can't actually remember & none of the rest of us were even here for! So the man was a Big Blue legend before he'd even properly worked in the diveshop.
Now bearing the weight of so many countless certifications behind him, Simon can confidently call himself the worlds most experienced SSI Instructor & Instructor Trainer & is an SSI Instructor Examiner as well as the leading Instructor for the highest amount of Recreational Certifications for not just Big Blue Diving, but also for the whole of SSI worldwide. Thats got to make him therefore one of the most experienced Scuba Diving Educators in the world. The Lionel Messi if you like of the football world... and Big Blue Diving... his Barcelona!

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Celebrating 25 years of making lives better! We’ve touched lives, we’ve changed lives. We have made many happy memories, friendships and relationships together and we have made many dreams & encounters come true. Thank you to everyone who has passed through our doors. Whether you came as a guest or you were part of the operation. It’s been a truly amazing 25 years serving you and we look forward to doing so for 25 years more.

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Turtles like all marine reptiles need to come up for air in order to survive, so to be able to rest for the night. They slip in to a deep meditative sleep, slowing their heart rate to just 1 beat every 9 minutes. This means suddenly coming awake from light disturbance can be deadly, they would go into shock, and might not reach the surface in order to take a breath. So please be responsible when night diving on your Advanced Course around Koh Tao's sleeping Turtles.

 

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