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Crystal Dive > News Archive > 2016
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.. December 2016

 

Being An Advanced Diver
"Being able to dive deeper will open up more dive sites around the world. You can explore more wrecks, dive deeper...."
29-12-2016
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Becoming A Scuba Addict
"Scuba diving most definitely changed my wandering life of a traveller into an endless underwater quest...."
22-12-2016
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Know Your Fish
"There are more than 21,000 different fish species around the world, this makes it pretty tricky to be able to learn every one...."
18-12-2016
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Exposure Suits
"Ever wondered why you need an exposure suit when diving Koh Tao? After all the water is a lovely warm 30 degrees Celsius!...."
14-12-2016
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A Life Changing Experience
"Divemaster candidate, Kaj Bartele, talks about a life changing experience he had whilst scuba diving off Koh Tao...."
10-12-2016
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.. November 2016

 

Sharing Your Scuba Love
"Sharing stories of cute turtles, vibrant coral reefs and beautiful colourful fish will have imaginations running in no time...."
30-11-2016
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Muck Diving
"What is "muck diving"? Muck diving is usually found in sandy, silty bottoms, often situated away from the coral reef....."
25-11-2016
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Preserving Paradise
"There is nothing more saddening when you walk along a tranquil beach on Koh Tao than walking passed pieces of trash...."
17-11-2016
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Become A Master Scuba Diver
"You may be wondering what more you can do to enhance your skills. Behold, the Master Scuba Diver...."
12-11-2016
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Get Wrecked On Koh Tao!
"Get your fun fix under the water by diving Koh Tao's shipwrecks, three of which are close to the island and two more...."
08-11-2016
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Wanna Shoot Some Fish?
"Taking the Underwater Video course will teach you how to make interesting videos of your best shots and allows you to share...."
05-11-2016
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.. October 2016

 

Choosing The Right Mask
"Buying your own mask will probably be the first diving equipment purchase you make and one of the most important...."
31-10-2016
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My Journey to Become A Divemaster
"Being a Divemaster is hard work, but the satisfaction that comes at the end of each day cannot be rivalled with any other job....."
28-10-2016
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Flip-Flops
"When referring to 'wearing shoes on Koh Tao', you would be talking about wearing flip flops or some sort of sandal....."
26-10-2016
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Koh Tao's Artificial Reefs
"Artificial Reefs are human made structures, which are mostly built to provide marine life an area in which to live...."
16-10-2016
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6 'Must Do' Things
"What challenges can you set yourself now you have mastered the basics of scuba diving and tried your first adventures?...."
09-10-2016
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.. September 2016

 

Diving With Computers
"Changes to the PADI Open Water course, introduced in 2015, included embracing the new 'Diving with Computers' section...."
28-09-2016
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Starfish
"What are starfish? They're not really fish and they're certainly not stars. These ocean beings are not related to fish at all...."
20-09-2016
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Scuba Diving Bucket List
"Being a PADI diver is all about seeking adventure, diving into diverse and unique environments and exploring...."
15-09-2016
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Restaurants In Koh Tao - Mae Haad
"Even when you know your options it's not always easy to make a decision on where to eat when you don't know the area...."
10-09-2016
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Oceans Under Siege
"Marine debris is not only unsightly, it's dangerous to sea life, hazardous to human health and costly to our economies...."
05-09-2016
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Thai Fruit
"An assortment of delicious exotic, fruits all year round, that will delight your eyes and tantalise your taste buds...."
01-09-2016
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.. August 2016

 

Pokemon Go Lands on Koh Tao
"Staff, students and Interns have been spotted running along the beaches of Koh Tao hunting magical creatures...."
30-08-2016
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Tec 50 Course
"Certified Tec 50 divers are qualified to make multi-stop decompression dives using air, EANx and oxygen...."
28-08-2016
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The Marine Environment
"Throughout history, humans have submerged themselves in the marine environment for exploration...."
26-08-2016
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Scuba Diving Gap Year
"So, you are finally done with school or university and you're thinking about taking a gap year. There are so many options...."
24-08-2016
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The Wrasse Family
"The wrasse is a typically small & often colorful species of fish, found in the coastal waters of the world's major oceans...."
22-08-2016
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Tec 45 Course
"The Tec 45 sub-course of the DSAT Tec Diver course introduces Tec 40 divers to the first stages of full, technical deep diving...."
20-08-2016
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Flatworms
"Flatworms are soft bodied invertebrates and over half of them live as parasites. Some of them are very dangerous for humans...."
18-08-2016
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Tec 40 Course
"Ever thought to yourself 'One tank just isn't enough'? Ever wanted to dive deeper than recreational limits?...."
10-08-2016
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Decompression Theory (Part II)
"The scientists who changed how we understand decompression theory, and its subsequent development...."
06-08-2016
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From Sea To Symposium (Part II)
"Hawaii hosted this year’s instalment of the International Coral Reef Symposium, a global forum sharing ideas...."
02-08-2016

 

.. July 2016

 

Groupers
"There are a number of different types of groupers, and a wide range of them can be found right here on Koh Tao...."
30-07-2016
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Squid
"The best time to watch these fascinating but very shy critters from very close is during a night dive...."
27-07-2016
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Freediving on Koh Tao
"Crystal Dive is honoured to be Koh Tao's first PADI Free Diving Centre having been awarded the rating from PADI...."
24-07-2016
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Toxic Marine Life
"Did you know, there are more poisonous fish than venomous snakes in the world? There are 1,200 or so species...."
20-07-2016
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How To Plan Your Dive
"Do you remember when you did your PADI Open Water course and the instructor talked about how you could plan your dive?...."
18-07-2016
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Decompression Theory
"The story of decompression started in England in the seventeenth century and over the next 350 years...."
14-07-2016
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Mermaids - PADI Women's Dive Day
"As a female scuba diver, I think it's safe to say that we are all mermaids at heart. July 16th is PADI Women's Dive Day...."
11-07-2016
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The World's Oceans
"71% of planet earth is covered in water and yet there is still very little we know about what's under the surface...."
10-07-2016
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The Octopus
"Octopuses are highly intelligent, possibly more so than any other invertebrates. The exact extent of their intelligence...."
08-07-2016
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Amazing Shark Facts
"Why are sharks awesome, you may ask? Perhaps it's just because they look so super badass and cool...."
03-07-2016
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.. June 2016

 

Kids Can Scuba Too!
"Tired of family vacations and doing the same things every time? Why not try a scuba diving holiday with the family...."
30-06-2016
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Top Turtle Facts
"Turtles call the ocean their home and their favorite place is Koh Tao, home to both the Green and Hawksbill turtles...."
26-06-2016
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Being A Safe Diver
"Scuba diving is an enjoyable, relaxing and at times exciting sport but your first priority should always be your safety...."
22-06-2016
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Koh Tao Festival 2016
"The Koh Tao Festival is an amazing event organised each year by the Save Koh Tao group and the local community...."
18-06-2016
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Coral Bleaching, Koh Tao
"A recent topic of interest worldwide is coral bleaching with reports suggesting that large areas of the Great Barrier Reef...."
12-06-2016
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World Ocean Day
"Today, June 8th is officially World Ocean Day and gives us a reason to celebrate the ocean, and raise awareness...."
08-06-2016
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8 Awesome Marine Animals
"After a discussion that stretched over a few days, the easiest way to determine what Crystal Dive's favourite....."
04-06-2016
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.. May 2016

 

Macro Diving Koh Tao
"The little things that are much harder to spot can be just as rewarding and just as fascinating to see...."
31-05-2016
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7 Awesome Facts About Koh Tao
"Want some info on Thailand's world famous backpacking island of Koh Tao. Then you've come to the right place...."
26-05-2016
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Filefish, Koh Tao
"One of my favorite fish to see while diving is the filefish. The filefish is closely related to the triggerfish and pufferfish...."
17-05-2016
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Sail Rock, Koh Tao
"Sail Rock is undoubtedly the most famous dive site in the Koh Samui archipelago here in the Gulf of Thailand...."
09-05-2016
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Know Your Scuba Equipment
"As an Open Water diver, you have the skills needed to safely scuba dive. However, there is so much more to learn...."
03-05-2016
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.. April 2016

 

Earth Day 2016 - A Great Success
"On the 22nd April 2016, the community of Koh Tao participated in the biggest Earth Day celebration to date...."
26-04-2016
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Stingrays Of Koh Tao
"Stingrays are some of the more fascinating marine animals found in the waters surrounding Koh Tao...."
23-04-2016
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Earth Day 2016
"Earth Day is celebrated on the 22nd April every year, to build the world's largest environmental movement...."
20-04-2016
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Becoming An Open Water Diver
"Completing the PADI open water course is your gateway to a world of beautiful corals, colorful fish, amazing shipwrecks...."
15-04-2016
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Songkran Festival
"Songkran (Thai New Year), from Sanskrit meaning "to move forward", is a celebration signifying transformation and change...."
13-04-2016
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Pilot Whales
"Pilot Whales are members of the Dolphin family and you can definitely see why, as they effortlessly glide through the ocean...."
09-04-2016
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.. March 2016

 

Scuba Or Snorkel..??
"Making a choice between scuba diving and snorkelling on Koh Tao can be a difficult decision but it is hard to compare...."
31-03-2016
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The Buddy Check
"The pre dive safety check is the first thing you do once you are kitted up, whether it’s your first open water course dive or...."
24-03-2016
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Scuba Diving - A Healthy Hobby
"OK, so you're not going to become an Olympic athlete overnight, but scuba can improve your general wellbeing...."
18-03-2016
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The Moray Eels of Koh Tao
"Moray Eels are a family of cosmopolitan eels, therefore reside in tropical and temperate seas...."
16-03-2016
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The Visa Run Adventure
"The only downfall of staying on beautiful Koh Tao for an extended time is as a foreigner, you must make a visa run...."
12-03-2016
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Scuba Diving - Equipment Specialist
"There are essential equipment items such as regulators, BCDs and cylinders, as well as lots of accessory equipment...."
07-03-2016
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Blacktip Sharks, Koh Tao
"The blacktip reef shark is the most common shark seen in the waters around Koh Tao. Easily identified by its black fin tips...."
03-03-2016
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.. February 2016

 

It's A Dog's Life!
"Two of Crystal's most popular members of staff are 'Happy' and 'Biscuit', twin dogs that have grown up around the dive centre...."
28-02-2016
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Diving South East Asia
"Backpacking in S.E.Asia, there are so many great activities to spend your time and money on, but what about scuba?...."
21-02-2016
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Cleaning Up Koh Tao
"One easy way to raise environmental awareness is to undertake a local clean up of a beach or a dive site. In my time...."
06-02-2016
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Deeper Into Diving
"It was always my intention to become a PADI instructor when I left my old world so I took the step to move to Koh Tao...."
03-02-2016
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.. January 2016

 

Christmas Tree Worms
"These cool little creatures stand out amongst the corals due to their colours. Reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues...."
31-01-2016
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Junkyard Artificial Reef - 12 Months On
"It was my first day back on Koh Tao in 8 months. I'm not sure what I was expecting but I certainly wasn't expecting what I saw...."
26-01-2016
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Scuba Diving A-B-C
"Let's have a look at some of the specifics and break it down so you know what things mean in layman's terms...."
22-01-2016
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Koh Tao Turtles
"The Koh Tao Turtle Project is using citizen science to track and help identify turtles found around Koh Tao...."
19-01-2016
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Adventures In Diving
"Now you're a certified PADI Open Water Diver, you probably can’t wait for your next underwater adventure...."
17-01-2016
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Koh Tao Revisited
"The aim is to complete research that we can hopefully publish, but more importantly share with the world...."
13-01-2016
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PADI Freediving
"PADI, the world largest scuba diving training agency, made a huge step into freediving world announcing its brand new Freediving program...."
06-01-2016

 

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