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Crystal Dive > News Archive > 2015
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.. December 2015

 

Nudibranch
"Nudibranchs are one of my favourite things to find while diving, the real hidden treasures of the ocean...."
18-12-2015
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Tips For Scuba Beginners
"Are you thinking becoming an open water diver? Do you want to get ahead of the game? Here are a few tips...."
13-12-2015
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Rainy Days on Koh Tao
"Everywhere in S.E.Asia gets a good dose of rain at certain times of the year and Koh Tao is no exception...."
07-12-2015
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.. November 2015

 

PADI Instructor Course Koh Tao
"Bored with life in the fast lane? Had enough of the suits and stress? Become a PADI Scuba diving Instructor on Koh Tao?...."
28-11-2015
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Building a Future for Coral Reefs
"What is the benefit of artificial reefs and do they add to or detract from the environment where coral reefs develop?...."
27-11-2015
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Yellow Boxfish
"The Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion Cubicus) is a member of the Boxfish family and grow no larger than 45cm...."
21-11-2015
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Scuba Myths Busted!
"Although Scuba diving is becoming more popular worldwide there is still myths out there that put some people off...."
18-11-2015
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Thai Food
"Thai cuisine is, in lots of ways, different from what we know in the Western world. Rich flavors and different fresh ingredients...."
14-11-2015
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PADI Divemaster - A Day In The Life
"Unless scheduled for the office, our first duty is to set up the morning boats so they are ready to depart the pier by 7am...."
12-11-2015
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Exploring History
"Mother Nature has created many beautiful animals and corals. From the majestic Whaleshark, to the Great Barrier Reef...."
05-11-2015
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Scuba Diving Facts
"What does SCUBA stand for? What's the deepest dive? Who invented scuba diving? How old do you have to be?...."
03-11-2015
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.. October 2015

 

Halloween - Horrors Of The Deep!
"As it's Halloween today, for a bit of fun here is a countdown of some of our favourite 'Horrors of the Deep'...."
31-10-2015
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Pufferfish
"There are 4 different species of Pufferfish found in Koh Tao. Pufferfish are medium to large-sized fish...."
28-10-2015
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Top Tips #7 - Hand Signals
"There are lots and lots of different signals varying from "I am OK" up to "massive shark" and everything in between...."
26-10-2015
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Koh Tao Nightlife
"After a long day of diving, or a busy few days completing one of the PADI courses, everyone need some chill out time...."
22-10-2015
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The Whaleshark
"One of the perks of living on Koh Tao for 17 years is I've seen my fair share of Whalesharks, although I had to wait...."
20-10-2015
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The New PADI Open Water Course
"The PADI Open Water Course is the most popular and famous entry level scuba diving course in the world...."
14-10-2015
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Scuba Diving For Dummies!
"Here's some advice for all your wannabe Scuba Divers, "Do’s and Do Nots" for new scuba divers...."
12-10-2015
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Crystal Dive on the ABC Network
"Kailash joined his dad, Nathan, as presenter on the ABC program 'Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin'...."
08-10-2015
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Junkyard - Our Own Artificial Reef
"Junkyard Reef is our very own artificial dive site. The site is situated 400 meters off shore and is approximately 10 metres deep...."
04-10-2015
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Becoming An Advanced Diver
"The idea of the PADI Advanced Open Water course is to 'advance' your scuba diving training and experience...."
02-10-2015
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.. September 2015

 

Boat Diving
"Getting to know the correct terminology and parts of a boat is important for both new and experienced divers...."
30-09-2015
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The Barracuda
"In the waters off Koh Tao we see a few different types of Barracuda; Yellow Tail, Chevron and the Great Barracuda...."
28-09-2015
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A Knotty Problem
"Knots have been used by man since nearly the dawn of time. We have three core knots that are useful to know...."
26-09-2015
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The Final Test!
"The last bit of your paperwork is signed off by your mentor. You're a PADI Divemaster! But wait, there's one more test...."
24-09-2015
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Making A Splash!
"Making an entry into the water is a very easy skill to accomplish but you are given a lot of choices. Which one is the best?...."
22-09-2015
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Discover Snorkeling Koh Tao
"There are many ways to discover what hides beneath the surface of Koh Tao's waters, snorkeling being one of them...."
20-09-2015
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The Banded Sea Snake
"The Banded sea snake or krait is the most common sea snake in SE Asia and the only type that you will see in Koh Tao...."
17-09-2015
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Hovering
"Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience weightlessness? To defy gravity through a new world...."
15-09-2015
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The Importance Of Sharks
"Movies have portrayed the shark to be an animal that should be feared, but sharks are one of the most important creatures...."
08-09-2015
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Rescue Ready
"Do you feel like a competent diver? Ready for a new scuba diving challenge? If so, you can push your skills to a different level...."
06-09-2015
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A Divemaster's Day Off
"Working on the DM team you get two days off a fortnight; my first thought was "what can I do other than dive on Koh Tao?...."
03-09-2015
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The Most Influential Man In Scuba
"Jacques Cousteau is one of, if not the most influential person in the history of exploring the underwater realm...."
01-09-2015
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.. August 2015

 

Diving Koh Tao - Top 5 Dive Sites
"Interested in diving Koh Tao but would like to know a little more about the dive sites this beautiful little island offers?...."
31-08-2015
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Keep Diving!
"So now you have "Your PADI" and are an Open Water diver. Unfortunately your holiday is coming to an end...."
30-08-2015
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Top Tips #6 - How To Clear Your Mask
"Many new scuba diving students find clearing their mask of water somewhat of a challenge the first time they try...."
28-08-2015
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The Turtles Of Tao Island
"One of the most loved creatures in the oceans around the world is the Sea Turtle. Here on Koh Tao we have several...."
26-08-2015
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Preventing Seasickness
"If you are unfortunate to be one of those people who suffer from sea sickness, you should not let it put you off diving...."
24-08-2015
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Reef Check - Eco Diving Course
"After finishing the Reef Check course I now know, among other things, why people get excited over 'slugs'...."
22-08-2015
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Neuer PADI Open Water Kurs
"Der PADI Open Water Kurs ist seit Jahrzehnten der wohl bekannteste und populärste Einsteigerkurs...."
19-08-2015
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Nitrogen Narcosis
"Ever felt a little "tipsy" underwater or had an unusual sense of euphoria during a dive? Then you have probably been narked...."
16-08-2015
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Top Tips #5 - How To Use A Compass
"Need help with getting from A to B? Having trouble finding your way round? Learn how to use an underwater compass...."
14-08-2015
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Finding Nemo!
"The Clownfish is common to the dive sites of Koh Tao, with this fish, made popular by the 2003 animated movie...."
13-08-2015
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Surface Marker Buoy (SMB)
"The surface marker buoy, known as the SMB, or most commonly of all, the 'safety sausage'...."
09-08-2015
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Diving Thailand
"Thailand has some of the best dive sites, with its warm tropical waters home to an amazingly diverse marine world...."
06-08-2015
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The Buddy System
"As scuba divers, the buddy system is ingrained into our brains from the minute we start our open water course....."
03-08-2015
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Koh Tao's Triggers!
"There are around 40 species of Triggerfish worldwide. They're beautiful fish with various colourful markings mainly consisting...."
01-08-2015
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.. July 2015

 

Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan
"Once a month on the night of the full moon, travellers from all over the world congregate for the world's most famous beach party...."
30-07-2015
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Top Tips #4 - Efficient Finning
"Finning underwater is one of the most basic scuba skills. As long as you’re going in the correct direction...."
27-07-2015
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Becoming A Divemaster
"After a few months, I headed straight back to Koh Tao where I enrolled on a Divemaster Internship program with Crystal Dive....."
24-07-2015
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Be Like A Fish!
"Free diving at Crystal Dive. Put a mask on, hold your breath for a while and discover Cousteau’s "Silent World"...."
21-07-2015
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From Sea To Symposium
"Over the last few years, Crystal Dive and Eco Koh Tao have been working on a wide variety of conservation programs...."
18-07-2015
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Discover Scuba Diving
"Ever wanted to try something new but were just a little too unsure about it? How will you know whether you will like it or not?...."
15-07-2015
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The Safety Stop
"An essential part of any dive is the safety stop, a skill that is introduced to every open water diver...."
11-07-2015
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The Odd Couple - Goby & Shrimp
"Gobies can be seen on many of Koh Tao’s dive sites, always having their faithful companion by their side, the Shrimp...."
08-07-2015
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The World’s Most Versatile Camera
"Thirteen years ago Nick Woodman founded GoPro after he became frustrated with the inability of conventional camera...."
05-07-2015
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Top Tips #3 - Why Is Buoyancy So Important?
"Scuba divers, who have perfected their buoyancy skills glide through the water effortlessly, conserve their air more...."
02-07-2015
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.. June 2015

 

What Is A Dive Log?
"As scuba divers we use and maintain a dive log, often referred to as a log book, to record information related to each dive...."
30-06-2015
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Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
"Do you often wonder what aquatic creatures come out at night but are too afraid of the thought of swimming in the darkness?...."
28-06-2015
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Need Direction In Your Life?
"Knowing where you are and where you want to be underwater can be the difference between a poor dive and a great dive...."
22-06-2015
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Extend Your Limits!
"Every certified diver knows there are limits to the time you can spend underwater. Air supply is the most obvious one...."
06-06-2015
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Be AWARE!
"Are you interested in becoming an eco friendly diver? Crystal Dive is heavily involved with Marine conservation...."
03-06-2015
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.. May 2015

 

Why Get Your "PADI" on Koh Tao?
"I've witnessed many people walk in to Crystal Dive and the very first thing they ask is "I want to get my PADI"...."
31-05-2015
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Top Tips #2 - Having Trouble Equalising?
"As a PADI Dive professional one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is "does scuba diving hurt your ears?...."
27-05-2015
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Wreck Dive - HTMS Sattakut
"Interested in diving Shipwrecks? Koh Tao’s main Wreck dive is the HTMS Sattukut, an ex Thai Navy ship sunk in 2011...."
25-05-2015
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PADI Deep Diver Speciality
"In my eyes this course is crucial for any recreational scuba diver who dives regularly. We teach students how to plan...."
22-05-2015
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Top Tips #1 - Improve Air Consumption
"Ever wish you could get an extra 5 minutes underwater? I always seemed to be the first one running low on air...."
18-05-2015
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.. April 2015

 

Eco Diving Internship
"I'm halfway through my time with Eco Koh Tao, Crystal Dive Resort's in house marine conservation team...."
27-04-2015
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Earth Day - 2015
"Earth Day is an event celebrated in over 190 countries. People from all over the globe come together to organize events...."
22-04-2015
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Just Add Water!
"Songkran, a tradition that has been around for many years, originally meant pouring water over the Buddha for good luck...."
21-04-2015
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Living The Dream - Part 4
"Within a few days I realized my PADI Divemaster course and time spent working at Crystal Dive had prepared me well...."
17-04-2015
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Living The Dream - Part 3
"After a few days enjoying Koh Tao, I hadn’t realized how little of this beautiful island I had actually seen...."
12-04-2015
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.. March 2015

 

Living The Dream - Part 2
"Choose life. Choose sand & sea. Choose scuba. Choose Crystal. Choose sunsets. Choose cold beer. Choose island life...."
29-03-2015
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Living The Dream - Part 1
"I quit my job, bought a ticket to Thailand, had the time of my life completing an Instructor Internship program...."
21-03-2015
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Crystal Teams Up with Jeff Corwin
"We were contacted in late 2014 by the team from "Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin", we were delighted to be involved...."
11-03-2015
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Shark Island
"We had 2 fantastic dives at Shark Island and Hin Gnam yesterday afternoon. Vis has improved...."
04-03-2015
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Eco Koh Tao's Snail Mission!
"Eco Koh Tao and Crystal Dive have teamed up to go on a mission. A "Snail Mission"...."
01-03-2015

 

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