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Koh Tachai Island to remain open for Scuba Divers


31 December, 2016, 11:28 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 663

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Koh Tachai Island will remain OPEN for Scuba Diving activity! After much confusion created by international media we can confirm that Koh Tachai Island will remain open for scuba diving day trips and liveaboards. Koh Tachai Island will be shut down for beach goers because of the growing number of tourist visiting this island day by day during the peak season. Only a couple of years ago ...

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Meet Gary, Cruise Director on Manta Queen 1 and PADI Dive Instructor with Khao Lak Scuba Adventures


12 July, 2016, 9:21 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 22

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Hey everyone my name is Gary and I am one of the Cruise Directors for the Manta Queen Fleet. I am originally from the north east United States. I grew up on a small island on the coast and have always been around salt water. I could never get enough of the ocean when I was young and that still hasn’t changed. It will be my 3rd season with Khao Lak Scuba Adventures on-board The Manta Quee...

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Meet Liya, recruitet from our talent pool last season and now a succefull PADI Dive Instructor at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures.


10 July, 2016, 9:40 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 51

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Hi I'm Liya, an PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor from Beijing, China. Fluently in Chinese and English I teach mostly PADI Open Water, PADI Advanced Open Water, PADI Nitrox, EFR and PADI Rescue Diver courses in Chinese. I did last year my PADI Divemaster Internship with Khao Lak Scuba Adventures on-board the amazing Manta Queen Fleet. It was an incredible experience and I met so many new ...

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Meet Hardik, new recruited PADI Master Instructor for ¨The Manta Queen Fleet¨


8 July, 2016, 11:24 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 52

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Hi Folks I am Hardik Datanwala and will be starting soon with Khao Lak Scuba Adventures as a PADI Master Instructor and EFR Instructor Trainer with 13 specialties including PADI Freediver. Wanna know more about Freediving ask for me ;-) In my past 4 years of teaching I have gained lot´s of experience around S.E.Asia in places like Tioman, Andaman Islands, Mainland India and in Thail...

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6 Reason why you should get into Scuba Diving


7 July, 2016, 9:44 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 362

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6 Reason why you should get into Scuba Diving 1. It's easier than you think Scuba Diving is not an extreme sport as many think. The only skills you need are being able to swim and breath. 2. You'll meet creatures you've never dreamed of Once underwater at the Similan Islands, you'll get to meet a dazzling array of fish and marine mammals. The Similan Island Marine Park ...

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Meet Anja, our German Sunhine on Manta Queen Fleet 3, PADI Dive Instructor with Khao Lak Scuba Adventures.


5 July, 2016, 10:49 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 66

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Today it is Anja, our Similan Island scuba diving expert. It is incredibly difficult to keep Anja out of the water, so we don't even try: Speaking English, French and German, she is an experienced PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and knows the Similan Islands like the back of her hand. Anja has dived around the world, from Galapagos and Yap/Palau/Chuuk to Egypt and the Blue Hole in Belize...

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Meet Jeff, Manta Queen Fleet Cruise Director and PADI Dive Instructor with Khao Lak Scuba Adventures.


3 July, 2016, 8:01 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 118

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Hi my name is Jeff. I am from USA east coast. This will be my 3rd season with Khao Lak Scuba Adventures. I'm a PADI Dive Instructor and Cruise Director with The Manta Queen Fleet. I speak English and a little Spanish. My diving history includes diving in South America, the Caribbean, South Pacific, Central America and various destinations in South East Asia. The Similan and Surin N...

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Meet Xavier, recruitet from our talent pool last season and now a succefull PADI Dive Instructor at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures.


2 July, 2016, 11:03 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 120

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Hi, I’m Xavier from Australia. Years of the corporate grind left me wanting more out of life, so I found myself taking a sabbatical in 2015 to become a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor with Khao Lak Scuba Adventures. Naturally, I fell in LOVE with the Similan Islands and the amazing people working at the dive centre. Every morning I wake up with a bright smile and can’t wait to get to w...

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Meet Svitlana, PADI Dive Instructor and dive staff member aboard ¨The Manta Queen Fleet¨


1 July, 2016, 8:19 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 317

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Hello! My name is Svitlana. I'm from Ukraine and I'm PADI Dive Instructor. Since I was a child I have been always passionate about the water. Thanks to my parents I always spent summer holidays near the sea. I've never been afraid of water, depth or current and even when fortune-teller predicted that I will drown in the ocean it couldn’t affect my passion. My scuba diving...

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Annual Marine Ecology Research Program by the Concordia International School Shanghai at Phi Phi Islands.


30 June, 2016, 8:03 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 300

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Annual Concordia School trip for 10 days 9 nights to Phi Phi Islands. While all her sisters are sleeping off the low season in dry dock and getting well deserved rest and servicing Manta Queen 3 is off to the south for the annual Concordia International School of Shanghai’s Marine Ecology Research Program. Every year for the last 5 years these awesome guys have been coming out to Thailand...

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Meet Nikita from the Ukrain, PADI Dive Instructor aboard The Manta Queen Fleet


24 June, 2016, 8:47 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 328

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Hello, my name is Nik, I’m Ukrainian. I’m telling this story to every diver (or not diver yet) who ask me about my diving career and also to those who are afraid of water. Now it’s your turn to read it. Since my early childhood I was always afraid of water. Never went swimming far away from the shore, and very nervous if I couldn’t touch the bottom with my feet, and when...

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Meet Joe, Cruise Director on Manta Queen 3 and PADI Dive Instructor


21 June, 2016, 11:45 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 332

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My name is Joe, Cruise Director on the largest liveaboard of The Manta Queen Fleet and PADI Instructor. After a truly amazing season in the Similan Islands, in which we had an uncountable number of encounters with huge Oceanic Manta Rays, it's the same old story in the five month off season. What can I possibly do to fill the time, and have it be even half as exciting or rewarding as tak...

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Meet Hungarian Geri, PADI Dive Instructor and dive guide on Manta Queen 2


20 June, 2016, 10:35 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 337

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My name is Gergo Borbely (Geri). I am a 28 years old Hungarian guy, who did’t have a clue what to do after university ....I used to work and live in Greece as a waiter, then in England as a barman...etc etc... before I decided to go to Hogwarts. But since Dumbledores death my parents thought it would be safer for me to be in Asia for a while. So I started diving, became a PADI Dive Instru...

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Meet Swiss Monja, PADI Instructor on Manta Queen 1


18 June, 2016, 10:52 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 482

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My name is Monja and I am from Switzerland. I am Swiss and I speak French, German and English. I have been working for the past 3 season on Manta Queen 1 as dive guide and PADI dive and Nitrox Specialty instructor. I am passionate about scuba diving, the sea and the Kingdom of Thailand, I am a PADI divemaster since 2010 and I I did my PADI Instructor Development Course back in 2014. I w...

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Meet Daren, ¨Team China¨ PADI Instructor at Manta Queen 3.


18 June, 2016, 8:27 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 479

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Hi my name is Daren from Taiwan. If you see a tall, black, handsome guy with big smiling Asian face around the Similan Islands, Yeap that's me!    As a PADI Diving Instructor I work with Khao Lak Scuba Adventures since 3 seasons and I will be next season too.   It's a really cool and an amazing experience to work on Manta Queen 3 with Joe, Anja, Jeff and the r...

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