December (18)

alex300x225Great write up from Jess, who was one of our recent Open Water Students-

"I worked myself up about all that could go wrong.
I lost count of how many times I peed in my wetsuit from the nerves.
I thought I had decompression sickness from a tingling knee injury the morning of the first day.
I swore I was going to die from a lightning rod when the storm came in.
After 4 days of shitting myself, (that I didn't literally do) we got through our Open Water Diving course. Now, we're licensed to dive up to 18 meters anywhere in the world!!

I cannot begin to describe how proud I am of myself. Whatever your fearful of, big or small.... don't rob yourself of the opportunity to see what you can actually take on!

Next goal: DiveMaster!"

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BBCa300x225A little tricky with high tide, but we did manage to clean half the beach, and then collect trash on the way back to Big Blue along the road. Then followed in the afternoon with a Sairee reef clean up dive. Big Blue Conservation would like to thank everyone that joined in to help us clean the environment that day. Great job guys, thank you..

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monsoon300x225It appears Monsoon may have finally hit us. Usually hits us early November with a heavy spell of rain & quite alot of wind, enough to make the Lomprayah Catamaran journey to Koh Tao an experience you would rather forget. But its always over by Christmas! So chances are we are in for a rather miserable December I'm afraid. But don't stress. It won't last long & the rains aren't your typical movie madness monsoons but rather a heavy dousing of prepissitation!

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nipples300x225Apparently if you rub your nipples hard enough & often enough a whaleshark will turn up! Big Blue Instructor Sonia Scott has been teaching this very important skill to all her students this week & low & behold look what happened in the end! 10 stiff nipples later & here comes our 30th Whaleshark in 30 days! Here's to stiff nipples & whalesharks!

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