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Koh Tachai Island to remain open for Scuba Divers


31 December, 2016, 11:28 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 438

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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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6 Reason why you should get into Scuba Diving


7 July, 2016, 9:44 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 160

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


1 July, 2016, 8:19 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 135

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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 143

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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 167

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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 186

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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 192

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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 289

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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 292

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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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Meet Kate aka Long-Fin Bunny, PADI Instructor at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures


17 June, 2016, 7:51 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 214

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My name is Kate Kuzmianok, known as well as Long-Fin Bunny. I "discovered" SCUBA in 2011 and have been hooked since. Scuba diving has given me the opportunity to make some great friends, travel to some incredible places, and to continue to challenge myself with new diving experiences. I love to travel and one of my goals is to explore the world both above and below the waves. I love t...

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Meet our Swedish star Nathalie, PADI Instructor at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures


16 June, 2016, 6:34 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 226

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My name is Nathalie but everyone calls me NatNat. I'm 22 years old and a PADI Instructor with Deep and Nitrox specialty. I come from the icy north speaking Swedish and English. I've been working for Khao Lak Scuba Adventures for the two previous seasons. Before I came to Khao Lak I was traveling and fun-diving around South East Asia. On my spare time I like to sit in my hammock, day-...

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Meet Daria, PADI Instructor at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures


9 June, 2016, 6:22 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 301

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My name is Daria and I came here all the way from cold Poland. I am a PADI Dive Instructor and you can find me either underwater guiding dive groups on any of the Manta Queen boats or teaching PADI courses for Khao Lak Scuba Adventures. Diving is my passion, I breath and live sea water and can`t survive without salty breeze on my lips! From cold nothern seas, dark caves and world famous wrec...

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World Ocean Day, June 8th


8 June, 2016, 11:42 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 352

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World Ocean Day, June 08. 2016 Check out the central coordinating platform for today´s World Oceans Day.  

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Help Isla fight Myeloid Leukaemia


31 May, 2016, 11:24 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 447

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We heard very sad news from Koh Tao that one of our dive family is suffering. Our good friend and manager of Big Blue Koh Tao Jim Donaldson's beautiful little 3yr old daughter Isla has Acute Myeloid Leukaemia- any parents worse nightmare. We are trying to support the raise of money to help the massive financial costs of her medication, as unfortunately the insurance only covers in-patien...

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Fundraising event for Isla at Big Blue Koh Tao... and the winner of the Manta Queen 3 trip is?


30 May, 2016, 10:28 am  Author: khaolakscuba | View 283

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Expression of thanks from Jim, manager of Big Blue Koh Tao and father of Isla. So tonight's the night. Tonight all my friends, my colleagues, my island brothers and sisters, my Koh Samui family, my Thailand diving community, have all collaborated and donated some of the most amazing, luxurious, delicious, expensive prizes to a raffle which will hopefully generate financial assistance in our...

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