Weekly Dive Report – May 5th – 11th

Welcome to our round up of what has been another fantastic week of diving on Koh Tao! We’ve had some slight swell and mild currents around the island this week, however visibility is still amazing, and we’ve seen more fantastic marine life yet again!

This week, we visited Chumphon Pinnacle, Southwest Pinnacles, White Rock & Twins.

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There was abundant marine life and many and various schools of fish, including some rarer spots such as this Lion Fish at Chumphon Pinnacle, and a beautiful school of Bat Fish at Southwest Pinnacles.

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We had several groups of divers on a whole range of activities ranging from Try Dives and Fun Dives, to Rescue Courses and PADI Specialties. Special congratulations to Hyejeong on completing her 100th dive with us!

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See you next week for more underwater fun! 🙂

 

Weekly Dive Report – April 29th – May 4th (be with you!)

Hi weekly dive site watchers! This week we have continued to be blessed with bright sunny skies, hot weather and lots of turtle sightings this week! Does anyone ever get bored or turtle spotting?! We certainly don’t!

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The dive sites we visited included the popular HTMS Sattakut, Mango Bay, and No Name Pinnacles.

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We had mainly calm conditions, abundant marine life, and once more some excellent visibility! Our favourite shots were of these cheeky wreck divers and this beautiful whip coral shrimp.

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Until next time, safe and happy bubble making! 🙂

 

Weekly Dive Report – April 21st – 28th

Another great week of diving here on Koh Tao. although we had some rain showers, the visibility has remained fantastic!

This week, we visited Japanese Gardens, Laem Thian, Mango Bay and the wreck of the HTMS Sattakut . 

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We had mainly calm conditions, with only mild currents at some sights. And as usual we spotted some amazing marine life. Our favourite spot this week was this Longfin Bannerfish snacking on a Jellyfish.

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The great conditions, cool marine life sightings and amazing visibility meant happy days for divers and snorkellers alike!

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See you next week for more underwater fun! 🙂

Weekly Dive Report – April 14th – 20th

Welcome to our weekly dive report. We hope you are now fully dried out enough after a weekend of Songkran fun to get back in the water for more dives! Dive sites we visited this week included Japanese Gardens, Twins, Chumphon Pinnacle, No Name Pinnacle and Laem Thien.

Whip Corals Koh Tao Diving on Koh Tao

 

Conditions this week were mainly calm with a little wind on the East coast, but waves were minimal. The visibility has been fantastic and our favourite shots this week were those that showed just how crystal clear the water was. Everything looked so pretty and colourful!

 

Rabbit Fish at Laem Thien Twins Dive Site Koh Tao

 

We think you’ll agree a tropical diving holiday is looking pretty appealing right now, yes?!

 

Join us next week for more…or even better, book your trip to Koh Tao and come join us in person!

 

Weekly Dive Report – April 7th – 13th

Our week was a bit wetter than usual thanks to Songkran celebrations, and a we celebrated with a couple of Whale Shark sightings in the lead up to Songkran itself! Another great week of diving on Koh Tao!

This week, we visited TwinsChumphon Pinnacle, Green Rock, Japanese Gardens and the wreck of the HTMS Sattakut . 

PADI Rescue Diver Course in Progress Diving on Koh Tao

We had mainly calm conditions, and lots of close ups of both divers and fish!

Sweetlips in the HTMS Sattakut Juvenile File Fish Koh Tao

We never tire of seeing Whale Sharks on our dives. Chumphon and Sattakut were the lucky sites this week. Fingers crossed this April is as good a month for these gentle giants as last year was!

Whale Shark on Koh Tao Whale Shark Koh Tao

See you next week for more underwater fun and photos! 🙂

Weekly Dive Report – 31st March – 6th April

We’ve had some slightly changeable conditions this week with some isolated rain showers through the day. Conditions have remained fairly calm though, although there has been some moderate swell at a couple of sites, as well as some thermoclines at the deeper sites.

This week, we visited Chumphon Pinnacle, HTMS Sattakut and Laem Thian Bay.

We had lots of new divers trying new activities this week. We had brand new divers giving diving a go for the first time on PADI Discover Scuba Diving programmes….

 

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Anemone Reef Scene

 

Seasoned divers trying their hand at PADI Digital Underwater Photography.

 

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Rabbit Fish Koh Tao

 

And others perfecting their buoyancy and trim on the PADI Wreck Specialty course.

 

PADI Wreck Specialty Perfect Buoyancy

 

All in all another great week at Master Divers HQ!

See you next week for more underwater fun and photos! 🙂

Weekly Dive Report – 24 – 30 March 2018

It has been baking hot as we make our way through peak heat season, and our divers have all been glad of the chance to descend underwater and cool down!

This week features shots from Chumphon Pinnacle, Japanese Gardens, Mango Bay, Shark Island and Junkyard.

Diving on Koh Tao

 

We found some great underwater models…

Dive Courses on Koh Tao

 

and some great marine life too!

Macro Marine Life on Koh Tao

 

OVER AND OUT UNTIL NEXT WEEK!

 

 

Weekly Dive Site Report – 25 – 31 August 2017

The weather recently has been particularly good in Koh Tao and the last week in August we visited the following dive sites;

Twins, Southwest, Mango Bay and Shark Island. All with good visibility and the majority with calm seas, as Southwest did have a moderate swell.

Underwater photographer, Rob Kelly at Koh Tao dive site, Twins

Great visibility at Koh Tao dive site Mango Bay

Marine life was plentiful with a White-eyed Moray Eel, an awesome sight of schooling Chevron Barracuda, a Blue-spotted Stingray hanging out with a Grouper and some Christmas tree worms.

White-eyed Moray Eel at Koh Tao dive site, Twins Schooling Chevron Barracuda at Koh Tao Dive site, Southwest Koh Tao dive site Twins and a Blue-spotted Stingray with a Grouper Christmas worms and Koh Tao dive site, Twins

Hope you enjoy the video and until next week people!

 

 

Weekly Dive Site Report 18 – 24 August 2017

Hi everyone and welcome to Master Diver’s weekly diving report, bringing to you all the news, from myself, Rob Kelly, about diving in Koh Tao this week.

This week’s worth of diving has bought an abundance of marine life to enjoy, with some very up close and personal encounters. We have enjoyed beautiful conditions at a broad range of the sites we have visited.

Divemaster Katie with a Batfish at Twins Dive site Koh Tao, Thailand Divemaster Brian with a Pufferfiash at Twins dive site, Koh Tao, Thailand

On a couple of days this week we had advance notice of minor squalls, resulting in slightly choppy surface conditions. Fortunately, with the heads up from our management team and the 30+ years experience of our legendary lead captain P.Dong we always managed to find the optimum dive location for our divers and customers who were snorkeling.

Highlights for this week in our photo blog are Japanese Gardens, Twins, Chumpon Pinnacle and the Koh Tao reef regeneration project called Junkyard.

Blue spotted Coral Trout at Japanese Gardens, Koh Tao Tahiland Barrel Sponge at Chumphon Dive site, Koh Tao, Thailand Longfin Banner Fish at Chumphon Dive site Koh Tao Thailand Finding Nemo at Twins Dive site Koh Tao Thailand

My personal favourite encounter this week, was a Green Turtle, fascinated by his reflection in my camera dome at Twins dive site, one that we often visit scuba-diving Koh Tao. We hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed diving these sites. See you next week!

Green Turtle encounter at Twins dive site Koh Tao, Thailand

Weekly Dive Reports – 29th June – 5th July

This report covers our trips from the 29th June – 5th July 2015, scroll down to find details of the conditions and the weeks highlights !

This Week’s Condition

This weeks conditions have been mixed, for most of the week it has been sunny with a few rain showers towards the end of the week, there has been a lot of high winds and choppy seas but we still got in some great diving in! Visibility was great on all dive sites! Due to the high winds we were limited to which dive sites we could visit; but we were able to get round the island to Hin Ngam and Aow Leuk and we also went to White Rock and Green Rock as well.

This Week’s Highlights

The highlights this week were a Giant Pufferfish, a family of Saddleback Anemone fish (Nemo), a Yellow Boxfish and a tiny crab taking cover in some branching coral.

 Giant Pufferfish

Saddleback Anemone fish

Yellow Boxfish

Hiding Crab

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