Posts Tagged "Open Water Diver"

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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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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Freediving with Chaloklum Diving

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in | Comments Off on Freediving with Chaloklum Diving

What is it all about ? Freediving is not the same as SCUBA diving in so many ways, because instead of relying on technology you are using only the abilities provided to us mammals by nature. The limits are those of your own body rather than your equipment, and the focus of the training is on understanding your body and learning how to release its full potential. And it’s way beyond snorkelling – rather than looking at the fish and corals from above we are joining them below, in our natural state. This sport is satisfying and fulfilling but in a totally different way. We offer a...

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A belated Chaloklum Diving update from a HOT Koh Phangan

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 3 comments

A belated Chaloklum Diving update from a HOT Koh Phangan

We blame it on the heat! It’s so been so hot during the day at the dive centre in Chaloklum that we have just enough energy to manage the day-to-day business, but serious stuff like writing a diving school blog tends to get put off ’til tomorrow… However, it’s not so hot on a morning now and the blog is definitely overdue, so here goes. Koh Phangan is for sure even more torrid than normal for this time of year, and with minimal wind it means that the Gulf of Thailand is super calm, making for some great diving and snorkelling. And so of course (as ever!) the island...

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PADI Open Water Diver

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in | Comments Off on PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver Programme The definitive beginners dive course usually works comfortably in about 4 days. It starts with some simple theory presentations (DVD’s plus personal classroom teaching) and shallow water training sessions (off the beach or in our training pool), and then 4 actual Open Water dives – the last 2 are usually conducted on a boat diving trip to one of the top dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand. When you have successfully completed this internationally recognised diving programme, you should have a proper understanding of how to make safe SCUBA dives...

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