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Weekly Diving Report – June 15th – 21st

Welcome back to the latest update on Koh Tao’s diving conditions. You might be surprised that we actually regularly share updates every Monday and yes, all the pictures in the following little video clip were taken during the last week.

Before we get into a more detailed report, sit back, relax and enjoy the video:


In the last week, we ventured out to quite some different dive sites, ranging from shallow dives at Aow Leuk to deeper dives at our local shipwreck, the HTMS Sattakut, or No Name Pinnacle.

Being located in such a popular dive destination, the local Koh Tao dive schools have done a lot of conservation work in the last decade and one of the most important ongoing projects is the restoration of our coral reefs around the island.

To alleviate the stress on the natural reef, local dive schools have installed a variety of artificial reefs around the island where coral fragments can be attached and start to re-grow.

One of these artificial structures can be found in Aow Leuk, a dive site which is popular for training dives of the PADI Open Water Diver course:



Our dive students also picked up some practical skills during the last week. In this shot, you can see one of our divers practising his underwater navigation skills with his buddy:



Before you start practising skills underwater, there are some other important things, every diver needs to learn. One of the first things is usually how to safely enter the water. Of course, this depends on the situation and from our boats we normally enter with the so-called ‘giant stride’:



Once you master all these skills and you have good buoyancy control, it can be quite fun to pick up a camera and start taking photos and videos underwater. And who knows, maybe you are a natural and your pictures come out like Dan’s latest macro shots… And if not, don’t worry – we can teach you all about how to take great pictures in the photography course!



We hope you enjoyed this review as much as we did and we look forward to seeing you back here next Monday!

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