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Similan Liveaboards: Choosing the best Thailand Liveaboards for you!

August 11, 2010
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Similan Liveaboards: Choosing the best Thailand Liveaboards for you!

There are literally oodles of Similan liveaboards to choose from, offering vastly different levels of comfort, itineraries, and prices. Here we’ll discuss how about how to go about choosing the best Thailand liveaboards for you, and outline a few of our top Thailand liveaboard choices. Similan liveaboards offer the best diving in Thailand and...
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Leopard Sharks in Thailand: The best places to dive with Leopard Sharks in Thailand

July 8, 2010
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Leopard Sharks in Thailand: The best places to dive with Leopard Sharks in Thailand

Leopard Sharks in Thailand are relatively easy to find if you know where to look. Here we’ll talk about the best places to dive with Leopard Sharks in Thailand as well as serve up some interesting facts about these creatures. Also known as Zebra Sharks (Stegostoma fasciatum), Leopard Sharks can grow up to three...
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Wreck Diving at Racha Yai: Phuket Wreck Diving Videos and Racha Yai wrecks

June 15, 2010
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Wreck Diving at Racha Yai: Phuket Wreck Diving Videos and Racha Yai wrecks

Here’re a couple of Phuket wreck diving videos showcasing the four wrecks at Racha Yai Phuket. When scuba divers talk about wreck diving around Phuket, the King Cruiser immediately springs to mind, but there are also four very accessible wrecks in the shallows off the east coast of Racha Yai. Wreck diving at Racha...
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Cave Diving in Thailand: Probably the best cave dive in Thailand! Includes cave diving video.

June 10, 2010
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Cave Diving in Thailand: Probably the best cave dive in Thailand! Includes cave diving video.

If you fancy doing a bit of cave diving in Thailand, the spectacular limestone uprisings bejeweling the Andaman Sea have plenty to offer. Check out the cave diving video we shot below. Koh Phi Phi is home to what we think is probably the best cave dive in Thailand. The Phi Phi Islands are...
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DAN Insurance Changes Coverage for Non-Diving Related Medical Emergencies and Travel Assistance

June 5, 2010
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DAN Insurance Changes Coverage for Non-Diving Related Medical Emergencies and Travel Assistance

A while ago DAN Insurance made a very important change to its non-diving related medical emergency and travel assistance coverage. Previously, DAN covered all professional members for non-diving related emergencies for the full 365 day of the term of their policy. For those who are not sure, professional members are members who work in...
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Video of Coral Bleaching in Thailand: Update 20th May 2010 for coral bleaching at Racha Yai and Racha Noi

May 20, 2010
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Video of Coral Bleaching in Thailand: Update 20th May 2010 for coral bleaching at Racha Yai and Racha Noi

We’ve all been worried about the latest coral bleaching in Thailand. All parts of Thailand have been affected including the Similan Islands, Phuket, Phi Phi, and the Gulf of Thailand. Coral bleaching at Racha Yai and Racha Noi has been happening for several weeks now. I’m no marine biologist but today, but with cautious...
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Similans Dive Video: From Similan Islands liveaboard MV Scubacat

May 14, 2010
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Similans Dive Video: From Similan Islands liveaboard MV Scubacat

The veteran Similans Islands liveaboard MV Scubacat operated a private Similans charter in April 2010. I went along as a personal underwater videographer to make a Similans dive video for the guests. The MV Scubacat is without doubt the most spacious Similans liveaboards cruising the islands. The dive deck is huge and there’s enough...
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Coral Bleaching in Thailand: Coral bleaching around Phuket

May 11, 2010
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Coral Bleaching in Thailand: Coral bleaching around Phuket

Coral bleaching in Thailand isn’t a new phenomenon but this year we’re seeing some of the most severe coral bleaching around Phuket for more than 20 years. For dive industry workers in Phuket it’s horrifying to see such a drastic change in the corals in such a short space of time. Since mid April...
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Richelieu Rock Thailand: The best dive site in Thailand

April 26, 2010
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Richelieu Rock Thailand: The best dive site in Thailand

Scuba divers excitedly salivate into their regulators at the prospect of diving Richelieu Rock Thailand. It is usually accepted without question as the best dive site in Thailand. We’re going to ask why so many divers get wood over this one tiny dive site, and try to establish why Richelieu Rock Thailand is purportedly...
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Wreck Diving in Phuket: Phuket wreck diving and the King Cruiser wreck, the best wreck diving Phuket has to offer

April 11, 2010
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Wreck Diving in Phuket: Phuket wreck diving and the King Cruiser wreck, the best wreck diving Phuket has to offer

Wreck diving in Phuket has several enticing options that can grab most scuba divers interest. The King Cruiser wreck is the premier Phuket wreck diving destination and measures a cool 85 metres from bow to stern. The King Cruiser sunk on 4th May 1997 after the captain somehow managed to crash into the only...
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Liveaboard Diving Thailand: Similan Island liveaboards or Hin Daeng liveaboards?

April 7, 2010
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Liveaboard Diving Thailand: Similan Island liveaboards or Hin Daeng liveaboards?

If you Google liveaboard diving Thailand, you’ll come up with thousands of different search results. There are two distinct choices when it comes to liveaboard diving in Thailand, Similan Island liveaboards or Hin Daeng liveaboards. Both the Similan Islands and Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are located in the Andaman Sea and geographically aren’t...
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Scuba Diving at Racha Yai Island, Thailand: Racha Yai scuba diving offers some of the best scuba diving around Phuket

April 3, 2010
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Scuba Diving at Racha Yai Island, Thailand: Racha Yai scuba diving offers some of the best scuba diving around Phuket

Here’s the lowdown on scuba diving at Racha Yai Island, Thailand. Located just a short boat ride from Phuket, Racha Yai is teeming with marine life and aquatic gems that are difficult to find anywhere else in Thailand. There are several wreck dives at Racha Yai sunk there to create artificial reefs to attract...
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Tips for Traveling in Thailand: Strange but true, travel information for Thailand

April 2, 2010
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Tips for Traveling in Thailand: Strange but true, travel information for Thailand

Ten top tips for traveling in Thailand. It might make you laugh but here’s some important travel information for Thailand compiled by a few expats. When you cross a one-way street anywhere in Thailand be sure to check at least five different directions before you step out from the kerb. Don’t look up when...
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Am I Bent? Do I have decompression sickness? Do I have the bends?

March 27, 2010
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Am I Bent? Do I have decompression sickness? Do I have the bends?

Am I bent, isn’t questioning male machismo sexuality and no, we’re not discussing fantasies about drunken man on man hot cock love action, although I wonder what visitors those few choice keywords will bring us. Am I bent, translates to do I have the bends? Have you as a scuba diver ever asked yourself...
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Moray Eel Attack: Moray bites diver and eats his thumb!

March 17, 2010
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Moray Eel Attack: Moray bites diver and eats his thumb!

It was reported in the media as a Moray Eel Attack or Moray Eel Attacks Scuba Diver! This was incorrect. The headline Moray bites diver was closer to the truth. But what about scuba divers feeding Moray Eels? Giant Moray Eels look sinister and menacing. They are the gangsters of the reef. Two meters of...
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Manta Rays and Whalesharks in Thailand: Where to find the big stuff scuba diving in Thailand

March 17, 2010
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Manta Rays and Whalesharks in Thailand: Where to find the big stuff scuba diving in Thailand

Of course, all levels of scuba diver salivate excitedly into their regulators at the prospect of spotting Manta Rays and Whalesharks in Thailand. Some divers are born lucky enough to have an experience with a Whalesharks and Manta Rays in Thailand on their first ever discover scuba dive, while for others it can take thousands...
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Hin Daeng and Hin Muang: The best place to see Whalesharks in Thailand?

March 13, 2010
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Hin Daeng and Hin Muang: The best place to see Whalesharks in Thailand?

Hin Daeng and Hin Muang translate to red rock and purple rock and are arguably the best place to see Whalesharks in Thailand along with Richelieu Rock. They and are located about 100km southeast of Phuket and around 60km south of the Phi Phi Islands. The red rock and purple rock refer to the...
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When to visit Phuket: High season or low season what’s the difference?

March 13, 2010
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When to visit Phuket: High season or low season what’s the difference?

So you’re wondering when to visit Phuket? The rainy season in Thailand has many different names. They include the green season, the low season, the monsoon season, and the summer season. Let’s be honest in this article and trim away any cunning marketing labels and call it what it is, the wet season. It’s...
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New Tattoos and Scuba Diving: Is it possible to dive with a new tattoo?

March 12, 2010
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New Tattoos and Scuba Diving: Is it possible to dive with a new tattoo?

Is it possible to mix new tattoos and scuba diving? Can you dive with a new tattoo? Many people say that you need to stay out of the sea for a couple of weeks to let the tattoo heal properly or the color can fade, scabs can form, infections can happen, or more. All tattoos...
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Work in Phuket in the Scuba Diving Industry: Insider tips and tricks for landing dream dive jobs in Phuket.

March 12, 2010
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Work in Phuket in the Scuba Diving Industry: Insider tips and tricks for landing dream dive jobs in Phuket.

So now you’re a dive professional you want to work in Phuket. You can now start looking for scuba diving jobs in Phuket and Thailand. Here are some insider tips for how to go about finding dive jobs in Thailand, and how to cut through all the red tape to work in Phuket legally.
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