scobby300x225Staff Party tonight! My favourite night of the year where we celebrate a job well done. From the housekeepers, and taxi drivers, the admin & the waiters, the cooks, the bar staff, the boat boys, the captains, all the DMs & Insts, the handymen & the gardeners, the equipment boys, the tank boys, & the shopgirls tonight we are all going to let our hair down & get together for a nice big soiree. There will be a lovely slap up buffet for everyone with a large selection of beverages available. Then the boys at Big Blue Movies have made a 20 minute VDO compilation of the last year which should be fairly entertaining. Then its Tequila time as we hand out this years Staff awards to those who’ve made a special contribution to all our success this year & then, well…  never really remember much after that but apparently there’s music & dancing. Lazy day tomorrow folks. No diving in the morning. Sleep in, thanks to all & Merry Christmas.

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kristiws300x225So the weather is still a little hit & miss but we have been assured that there is a change a foot and that monsoon is very nearly over. And because of the weather here in Koh Tao the diving has understandably not been the clearest but has been a little green as you can see in this photo taken yesterday. Crap weather, green water & Whalesharks! 2 of them!

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beach clean up300x225So while everyone else is off to Koh Phangan to party the night away at this month’s legendary Full Moon Party, us hard working souls at Big Blue Diving went to Hin Wong Bay to clean up the beach. Between 18 of us we picked up over 40 massive bin bags of rubbish! Now it’s not fair to assume that is all Koh Tao’s rubbish cos it’s not. The majority of the rubbish picked up has been crap that has made its way here from the mainland thanks to the recent storms we’ve had here over the last few weeks. So do hope all you revellers out there had a great night last night but hope even more you cleaned your crap up as you partied. You know what they say, “it aint a party till everyone’s put their shit in the bin!” They say that right? Been a very long time since I partied last!

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padi sdi ssi300x225There is no best scuba diving certification agency! Whether you choose scuba schools international SSI, PADI, BSAC, NAUI, CMAS, TDI or SDI instructors from all organizations should be able to teach you to become a capable and enthusiastic diver.  What may sway your decision is price & because PADI are the only agency where you are required to purchase your training materials it makes PADI the most expensive, and also the one that will add to your baggage allowance while travelling. All other agencies offer a rental service. you borrow the materials & give them back at the end of the course. But in the end, there is only one thing that lets you evolve into a great diver, and that is spending time under water, doing what you love best, be it watching fish, visiting wrecks, taking pictures or filming. The possibilities are endless!

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wsviz300x225Guess its been almost 2 weeks since we saw our last Whaleshark and bearing in mind the weather we have been having it isnt entirely surprising. Guess we figured that would be it on the Whaleshark sightngs for a while. So what a lovely surprise to see this little fella hanging out waiting for us at Chumphon Pinnacle yesterday, chilling out & waiting to hang out with the divers again. What amazing creatures they are. The Behemoths of the Deep.

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xmas300x225So with Christmas & New Year just around the corner its probably a good time to address a few of the usual questions we get about now. Yes we are open all through Christmas & New Year, no days off at all! & and yes the rains and crap weather will have stopped by then, always has so no reason why it shouldn’t this year either. Yes there will be a few parties you are more than welcome to join us for including our usual Christmas party where Santa always appears & yes it gets busy so definitely advise booking for anytime between 22nd Dec & 2nd Jan as soon as possible! Can’t wait to see you all this Christmas guys. It’s going to be so much fun!

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Similans300x225Our sister branch on the west coast of Thailand, Big Blue Diving Khao Lak, are offering a very special last minute 10 % discount for the Hallelujah trip departing on the 14th of December. The trip is 4 day and 4 nights and visit the Similans Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the world famous Richelieu Rock. We will also offer you free equipment OR free Nitrox for your cruise. Absolute bargain. Someones going to have an early Christmas present. Is it you? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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BBproie300x225They look super confident eh? And rightly so as these are 4 of the worlds newest SSI Instructors! Congratulations guys. 16 brand new Instructors on Koh Tao yesterday & 4 of them coming from the worlds largest SSI Training facility Big Blue Diving, or our professional training department Big Blue Pro spearheaded by the worlds most qualified SSI Instructor Trainers Simon Garrity & Iain Goodfellow. Congratulations everyone concerned. Now lets get those CV's out & start getting paid for Scuba Diving shall we?

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sunset300x225And on the 7th day… the sun appeared! That was quite possibly the most amount of rain we have had here in quite some years! But it appears to be over now. The weather forecast is for a few more patches of drizzle but nothing compared to what we’ve had here for the last 7 days. & the sunset for us last night & this morning its just another beautiful day in paradise. Anyone fancy a dive today?

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