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April news – Koh Phangan

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

April news – Koh Phangan

As we approach the Songkran Festival on Koh Phangan, it’s a surprise to see that the island is far from busy. Having said that, it’s a not such a bad thing for the diving school as a few of our PADI professionals are taking short breaks in the near future. Diving-wise over the last month we’ve been making a lot more big boat trips than usual to Koh Phangan’s local dive sites, as the diving has been particularly good here a lot of the time. A Koh Tao trip remains a definite possibility but sadly we’ve not been getting any good reports from Anthong Marine Park for...

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A belated Happy New Year and Good Diving from Chaloklum!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

A belated Happy New Year and Good Diving from Chaloklum!

It’s a great relief to be able to offer good diving conditions this January. Looking back to the same time last year on Koh Phangan we were not so lucky! At the moment Sail Rock has clear water and little current, our local dive sites are clearing up – fine for dive courses and snorkelling already, and diving trips to the Marine Park and maybe Koh Tao are in the pipeline… And the dive centre is reasonably busy, principally with PADI Open Water Diver courses and fun diving trips. As ever we do also have some PADI Pro training on the go as the mighty Honza works hard to...

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December news from Koh Phangan

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

December news from Koh Phangan

OK, so the weather was pretty dreadful around full moon party time on Koh Phangan, but for the last 2 days the sun has reappeared and the sea has gone flat. We are now getting used to this happening during our so-called rainy season. It’s amazing how quickly the Gulf of Thailand can change its character! So Chaloklum Diving are back in the water today with 3 PADI programmes, from beginner to professional.  Jan is a busy instructor with an Open Water Diver course plus Rescue Diver training with his and our friend, the Georgy Boy.  The man will be assisted by our dedicated...

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The Dive School Autumnal Report

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

The Dive School Autumnal Report

After a relatively hectic August on Koh Phangan, September has not turned out to be a busy month for the dive school – although as so often happens, we’ve had some great SCUBA diving and snorkelling to offer. OK – so the local diving, especially at Mae Haad Reef and Koh Ma, has sometimes been affected by the prevailing South-westerly wind but Chaloklum Bay has remained calm – continuing fine for PADI courses, SCUBA reviews and for Nick to do some underwater photography… Our biggest frustration has been that Anthong Marine Park has had consistently great...

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Where does the time go on Koh Phangan?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Where does the time go on Koh Phangan?

Well, it feels like just a few weeks since we last posted a Chaloklum Diving blog but it’s actually nearly 2 months – we must be having too much fun! August has been a busy month as per normal, although the weather has been a little shaky at times, and it’s been great to get out to Anthong Marine Park on a regular basis again – with generally fine diving and snorkelling. We were surprised when conditions went down at Sail Rock a week or so ago, but are happy to say that they were back to 20+ metre vis and gentle current yesterday. Diving trips to Koh Tao have not been...

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High season approaches on Koh Phangan

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

High season approaches on Koh Phangan

Hello again from Chaloklum Diving in July. We already have half a year behind us full of fun diving at Sail Rock with loads of Whale shark sightings. But we are also really looking forward to what will happen in the next six month of this year. High season is coming – we are all looking forward to being very busy and seeing all the happy experienced divers or our newly certified beginners who joined a PADI Open Water course. But more than that we also have some upcoming events we would love to tell you about: There is the PADI Women’s Dive Day on the 15th  of July. We are going to celebrate...

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