Scuba Diving

Whale Sharks in the Gulf in May?

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Whale Sharks in the Gulf in May?

Chaloklum Diving wish you summer greetings from a typically peaceful, post-full moon party island. What’s not so typical is the fact that a bunch of Whale Sharks seem to have taken a liking to Koh Phangan’s top dive destination Sail Rock, and we’ve been seeing them most times that we make a diving, and snorkelling, trip out there. As it is also low season, it means that we have been neglecting our other favourite destinations – Anthong Marine Park and Koh Tao are still very much off the schedule although we have had some nice SCUBA dives at our local, Koh Phangan dive...

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Whale Shark at Marine Park !

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Whale Shark at Marine Park !

After a somewhat shaky start this month we now have some great diving conditions – with real blue water diving and even the appearance of a big whale shark at Hin Yipon in Anthong Marine Park – plus a Whale Shark video from our Divemaster to prove it! Of course we are still visiting the spectacular Sail Rock, but we also have a special dive trip in mind for Advanced Open Water divers and above – probably cruising up to Shark Island at Koh Tao for dive one, then down to the legendary Samran Pinnacles for number two… Of course all this ties in nicely with our current...

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A hectic SCUBA Diving week on Koh Phangan…

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 1 comment

A hectic SCUBA Diving week on Koh Phangan…

We’ve just had a really fine week of diving in the Gulf of Thailand – 6 days of dive trips to 5 different destinations – with good visibility, calm seas and hot, sunny days. After this January’s weather and conditions we were having some problems remembering how it’s meant to be – SCUBA diving on the paradise island of Koh Phangan! Anyway Jan and his team of divers have already moved on to experience the delights of Khao Sok National Park – we wish them a great time, with thanks once again for diving with us. This means that we can confidently say...

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An interesting start to the year on Koh Phangan

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

An interesting start to the year on Koh Phangan

Long time no hear, you might say, and indeed it’s been nearly 3 months since we last gave an update on Chaloklum Diving goings on. Our excuse is that (sadly) there wasn’t anything special about January from the diving and snorkelling point of view, and then February (happily) was surprisingly busy – to the extent that we didn’t have time to do more than run an efficient diving school for a fair length of time – which is what we enjoy best, of course! February has featured great visibility at most of the dive sites we visit, allowing us to make a number of trips...

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A bit of Real Rainy Season in the Gulf of Thailand!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 2 comments

A bit of Real Rainy Season in the Gulf of Thailand!

For the last few days we’ve had some authentic rainy season conditions on Koh Phangan – proper waves crashing on the beach, a serious wind blowing through the dive centre, a thoroughly bad-tempered cat, plus some torrential rain for good measure. The diving school stays open as ever, but it’s more for the PADI pro’s to socialise, complain about the weather and enjoy an excellent noodle soup from Mr Chai across the road – thankfully he is still open! Today is actually a lot calmer although still wet, and the forecasts suggest that the worst should be over –...

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Quiet times on Koh Phangan

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Quiet times on Koh Phangan

The Gulf of Thailand is calm, the weather is generally sunny (with the occasional serious shower), the SCUBA diving and snorkelling conditions are good and we even have whale sharks making appearances at Sail Rock. It’s such a shame that this time of the year is meant to be our rainy season!! Over the last few years we’ve been seeing this change in the weather – and now we’re trying to let divers know that there can be a chance of great diving on quieter dive sites at this time of year. Longer trips are off the agenda at present, so we’re not making any plans to...

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