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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Jack DM Testomony »

Meet Jack, one of our newly qualified PADI Divemasters! Q 1. Where are you from? What were you doing before coming to Koh Tao? I live in East Anglia in England. Before I came to Koh Tao I finished my A levels and after a brief break went straight into a full time job for [...]
Posted by: Josh Stephenson on July 25, 2016 @ 9:22 am
Filed under: Go Pro

July 16th – PADI Womens Dive Day 2016 »

A year has flown by since we celebrated PADI Womens Dive Day 2015, with our girl powered blog focusing on the women of Master Divers. I for one, am proud to be around in an era where diving is so accessible to women, as this was not always the case! For decades, nautical folklore and [...]
Posted by: Linzi Trafford on July 19, 2016 @ 10:40 am
Filed under: PADI

Stay Scuba fit with Koh Tao Crossfit »

July 2016 marked the reopening of Koh Tao Crossfit, inspiring many of us to try Crossfit for the first time. Merty, who has previously enjoyed Crossfit in the US thought she would introduce the topic, and explain why it’s a great scuba fitness regime: ‘The image my friends back home have crafted of my life [...]
Posted by: Josh Stephenson on July 12, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Filed under: Koh Tao Life,Master Divers

Species of the Month: Blue Spotted Ribbontail Ray »

The Blue Spotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma) is a common species of stingray found from the tropical Indian Ocean to the Western Pacific Ocean. It lives in shallow reef habitats near shore to depths rarely deeper than 30 metres. It may be relatively small for a stingray at only about 35 cm across and 8o [...]
Posted by: Josh Stephenson on June 30, 2016 @ 11:07 am
Filed under: Marine Life

Is Scuba Diving Safe? »

Visiting the fascinating underwater world is an amazing experience, and also very safe provided that you follow some simple rules. Diving is relatively easy to learn, but do make sure you are trained by a reputable school with experienced staff. Proper training will also make you aware of the most common problems that you could [...]
Posted by: Josh Stephenson on June 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Filed under: Master Divers,My First Scuba Dive,PADI

How to be an Eco Traveller on Koh Tao and elsewhere »

  With all the excitement of travelling and endless adventures ahead of you, reducing your carbon footprint may be the last thing on your mind, but for the avid traveller it should be something to consider. Not just to reduce your own impact, but to ensure that the travellers of tomorrow can enjoy the same beauties [...]
Posted by: Conservation Team on June 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Filed under: Environmental/Conservation,Koh Tao Life

What is Coral bleaching? »

  To understand coral bleaching, first of all, we have to understand what coral actually is. Corals are animals. However, corals make a calcium carbonate skeleton that looks similar to a rock and have a symbiotic relationship with plant-like cells called zooxanthellae. Coral itself is actually a small individual soft-bodied organisms, called a polyp. A [...]
Posted by: Conservation Team on June 7, 2016 @ 9:16 am
Filed under: Environmental/Conservation,Uncategorized

Species of the Month: The Banded Sea Snake »

  Laticauda colubrine has a few different common names including  the Banded Sea Krait, Banded Sea Snake, Colubrine Sea Krait, and the yellow-lipped sea krait. They are easily identifiable by their distinct black bands encircling their light blue-greyish under-colour and yellow snout. Females are typically larger and can grow to around 150 cm in length, [...]
Posted by: Josh Stephenson on May 31, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
Filed under: Marine Life

A Day in the Life of the Master Divers Office Staff »

Most days start the same… you’re greeted by the shop dogs who are always happy to see you, especially if you have food for them! They come rushing towards you for a hug as they follow you into the shop! First things first, the animals need attention, so only after giving them some love and fuss it’s [...]
Posted by: Linzi Trafford on May 24, 2016 @ 3:05 pm
Filed under: Koh Tao Life,Master Divers

Do we still need NDL Tables? »

  Throughout the history of diving, decompression limits have been calculated using standard No Decompression Limit (NDL) Tables, the first of which were developed in 1908 by John Haldane after several experiments exposing goats to pressure. Since then, tables have been redeveloped and redefined to provide a model for safety limits within diving based on [...]
Posted by: Josh Stephenson on May 13, 2016 @ 3:10 pm
Filed under: Equipment
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