Master Divers does Queen »

We’d been racking our brains trying to come up with an idea for a movie that would tell the world a little about us. This is what we came up with. Enjoy ! Once you have finished, scroll down and you can see the out-takes too ! (Don’t forget to sign up to the RSS ...
Posted by: Ayesha Cantrell on April 6, 2011 @ 12:19 pm Edit This
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The Blue Spotted Ribbon Tail Ray »

Blue spotted ribbon tail ray   The blue spotted ribbon tail (Taeniura lymma) is a common species of stingray found from the tropical Indian ocean to the western pacific. It lives in reef habitats near to shore to depths rarely deeper than 30metres. It is relatively small for a stingray at only about 35cm across [...]
Posted by: Conservation Team on May 1, 2016 @ 3:17 pm
Filed under: Environmental/Conservation,Marine Life

Species of the Month: The Trigger Fish »

  The majority of dive sites here on Koh Tao are lucky enough to have a resident triggerfish or two. Out of a total of 40 species of Trigger, the three most common to Koh Tao are the Yellow-margin Trigger Fish (Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus), the Titan Triggerfish (Balistoides viridecens) and very occasionally the Clown Trigger Fish [...]
Posted by: Josh Stephenson on April 30, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
Filed under: Marine Life

Earth Day 2016 »

Historically, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the environmental movement of 1970. This was an important catalyst that increased public awareness and understanding of environmental issues which were previously unreported and thus widely underrated and unknown. It is a day to recognise the single planet we share as earthlings with all animals, all life forms [...]
Posted by: Josh Stephenson on April 25, 2016 @ 5:35 pm
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Global Overfishing »

  What actually is overfishing? Overfishing can take place in any body of water such as lakes, rivers, and of course our oceans, and is basically when too many fish are being caught for the ecosystem to manage. This leads to decreases in population sizes to a level where newly bred fish cannot replenish the [...]
Posted by: Conservation Team on April 14, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
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Thank the Tank »

  Scuba tanks are often taken for granted, and overlooked as an integral piece of diving equipment. They are seen as disposable, single use, dull and grey, and are often indistinguishable from one another. However, we rely on our tanks every dive to provide the very essential air we breathe. To dive safely, we should at the [...]
Posted by: Josh Stephenson on April 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Filed under: Equipment

Species of the Month: Nudibranchs! »

One of the Master Divers team’s favourite underwater creature is the Nudibranch; part of the sea slug family these shell-less mollusks come in all different shapes, sizes and colours. They can be as small as 6mm and as large as 31cm, they are found all over the world but they are most common in shallow, [...]
Posted by: Josh Stephenson on March 31, 2016 @ 4:15 pm
Filed under: Marine Life

Are Sharks Actually Dangerous? »

Sharks have long been feared as ocean predators for unjust reasons. This misconception is based on false information, poorly portrayed media and a certain popular 40 year old film called Jaws. Yes, sharks are apex predators and finely evolved to hunt aquatic prey, and should therefore be treat with respect and caution. However shark attacks [...]
Posted by: Josh Stephenson on March 25, 2016 @ 3:39 pm
Filed under: Diving on Koh Tao,Marine Life

We have a New PADI Master Scuba Diver in the House! »

Congratulations to Brian Leighton, now officially a PADI Master Scuba Diver! This PADI course gives recognition to the most dedicated, knowledgeable and well trained recreational divers. To attain this certification, students are required to complete 5 PADI specialty courses, and log 50 dives. That’s a whole lot of underwater time! Brian started his dive addiction at Master [...]
Posted by: Linzi Trafford on March 22, 2016 @ 4:05 pm
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What does ‘Environmental Migrant’ mean? »

Droughts, sea level rise, desertification and monsoons are just a few of the many reasons someone may become an environmental migrant. These factors all influence people’s way of life and can result in an area being unfit to live. Causing a necessity to migrate. Be it within the country itself to a different area or [...]
Posted by: Conservation Team on March 18, 2016 @ 5:17 pm
Filed under: Environmental/Conservation

Artificial Intelligence »

Artificial reefs are a whole lot more prevalent than they once were. Yet are they a good thing? I’ve dived numerous artificial sites in the last 18 months in various stages of development, but each dive raised new questions in my mind. Clearly the aim of each initiative is to have a positive effect on [...]
Posted by: Master Divers Team on March 3, 2016 @ 2:45 pm
Filed under: Environmental/Conservation
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